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Gawker's John Cook, the editor who first broke the news of the video in which Rob Ford smokes what appears to be crack cocaine
2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Fordgate is a classic example of new media leading the old. U.S. producers are smart enough to realize that Canadians represent a major chunk of the North American consumer base, and there's very little commercial downside in giving them what they want. Especially when their own media won't. With the Gawkers of the world happily pillaging their readers, revenue, and reputation, decency debates are a luxury Canada's old guard media establishment literally can't afford.