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The Week In Review: Daniel Dale Shouldn't Be Covering Rob Ford

If what Rob Ford has been saying about Daniel Dale is untrue, as Dale insists, then I don't blame the reporter for initiating legal action in an effort to protect his reputation. However, I do take issue with his insistence that it's fine for him to remain on the city hall beat for the Toronto Star while he does so. A reporter should be as impartial as possible, which means at a minimum he should have no obvious conflicts with the subjects he's reporting on. And there are few conflicts more obvious than being on the other end of a lawsuit with someone. Dale can't provide objective coverage about Ford at the same time that he's suing him.
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The Star's Vendetta Against Ford Is Hypocritical Claptrap

Mr. Dale now has indicated that he will sue Mr. Ford on the basis of his comments on my show, with the support of his employer. Anyone who has had small children knows the concerns of lurking strangers, and all of us who have been hounded unmercifully in our homes by the media know how unutterably provoking it is. The notion that the mayor had insinuated that Dale was a pervert was a confection uniquely of his colleagues at the Star, and he has his colleagues to thank for whatever stigmatization he feels he has suffered.
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Ford Nation Comes Out To Help

Someone is looking to raise $50,000 to help Toronto Mayor Rob Ford pay his legal bills. A campaign on the crowd funding website Indiegogo alleges the mayor has been unfairly targeted by “special inte...
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Nothing To Say, Big Guy?

TORONTO, Cananda - Rob Ford is not commenting on a libel notice brought against him by a reporter who claims the Toronto mayor made remarks on TV that amounted to an accusation of pedophilia against h...
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Ford Calls Out Toronto Police Chief

TORONTO, Canada — Toronto's embattled mayor claimed in an interview aired Monday evening that some of his recent controversies are rooted in political differences with police Chief Bill Blair over bud...