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Extra, Extra: Media Ethics, High School Football, and Target in Canada

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A screenshot of the Star‘s video of Mayor Rob Ford making death threats.

  • The Star‘s public editor has a really interesting analysis of the paper’s decision to pay $5000 for that video—you know, the one of the mayor making grotesquely specific death threats while apparently bombed out of his mind.
  • Meanwhile, NOW‘s Jonathan Goldsbie has put together another sort of analysis. Using pictures from social media, he was able to chart the mayor’s physical appearance over the course of a political mixer. (At the same party, according to the Star‘s sources, Ford was deemed too intoxicated to meet Stephen Harper.) You can actually see the mayor’s face get redder and redder as time progresses.
  • CTV has a rare glimpse inside Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, where Ford coached football until the school board banned him from doing so.
  • Things aren’t working out so well for Target’s Canadian operation. The company is apparently having trouble figuring out how we shop.

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