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Extra, Extra: Doug Ford Is 100 Per Cent Wrong, a Wide Swath of Freezing Rain, and a Mayoral Election Debate

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

Photo by Alfred Ng, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.


  • OgtheDim

    CITY TV ground breaking way = something involving Rogers Cell phone customers.

    • vampchick21

      Rogers must now secretly offer holograms to select cell plan customers. Damn you Virgin! You promised ME holograms damnit!

    • dsmithhfx

      To max out their data plans in 20-minutes…

    • Matt Patterson

      “Rogers customers can dial in to choose their favourite candidates. Dial 1 for John Tory. Dial 2 for John Tory. Dial 3 for John Tory…”

  • vampchick21

    Why is Ford even showing up for a debate?

    • dsmithhfx

      Subway subways subways! I saved a billion dollars! We’re doing great! Employment is up! 150 cranes!

      Next question.

      • vampchick21

        I’ve never once watched a political debate, but this time…this time, I HAVE to watch. If only to see if he’ll a) show up, b) actually answer questions, c) answer coherently

        • Mojo

          Yup, pretty much where I’m at.

        • dsmithhfx

          He stuck to his mantra in the last election and basically did not respond to questions/remarks from either the presenter or the other candidates. But this time he’s being coached by Dougie instead of Nick Kouvalis, so it could get a lot more interesting. Maybe he’ll play the victim card, maybe he’ll show up three sheets to the wind.

        • estta

          a) Maybe, b) god no, c) does Ford Patois count as coherent?

        • 4ChanApologist

          d) answer truthfully

          • vampchick21

            Yeah, no. That ain’t happenin.

    • wklis

      Will leave if a certain Toronto police detective will pass on questions.

    • DaveWilliamscheemissManana

      Well, to paraphrase Loudon Wainwright III, – “There’ll be drinks before debate, and wine with debate, and after debate drinks.”

    • TheSotSays

      He wants to have a good laugh when Mrs. Jumper Jack introduces herself.

      • vampchick21

        Go bother someone else. You bore me.

        • TheSotSays

          And here I thought for a brief moment I was going to make you the happiest NDP bint in the world.

          • vampchick21

            What part of go away you bore me are you having difficulty understanding?

          • TheSotSays

            In 1986 just before he died Tommy Douglas called on up and coming socialist, Jack Layton, to help him write an NDP Party Guide titled “How to Score at the Convention.” Tommy got a very rough ride from Aimee Semple McPherson in 1933 and he wanted to save the young commies from meeting his own frustrations.

            I have a copy of the guide and here I am working systematically and methodically through the almost biblical suggestions of Jack and Tommy and getting nowhere. Alas and alack.

          • vampchick21

            Go away. You bore me. Google those phrases and read the definitions until you fully grasp them. Then just go away.

          • TheSotSays

            Can you tell us how much you weigh?

          • OgtheDim

            Now that’s the sort of line that once it gets crossed, gets you a flag from me.

  • atomicnumbermuncher

    “Ground-breaking” for local news is the over-the-hill anchor trying to decipher a tweet from @spongebob69

  • dsmithhfx

    He said he would keep taxes low. OK so he lied. He said it, and that’s good enuf.

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    I’m appalled she told him he’s “awesome”.

  • Steve Fleck

    “So the Fords are not even going to try pretend he wasn’t drunk in the latest tape?”

    That’s right. With the ever-changing Ford “strategy”, it’s now time to turn the question back on the questioner – “were you drinking last night?” – from Rob Ford to “hey, he’s part Irish” – from Doug Ford, in an attempt to normalize it all. Of course, it was not so long ago that the mayor, “Never drank” and an even shorter time ago that he was, “100% done with drinking. Guaranteed”! That Ford supporters don’t see this as a massive credibility and responsibility fail, is beyond me. Wow. The bar is pretty low!

  • tomwest

    “ground-breaking way for viewers to interact with the broadcast” = “viewrers have to dig a tunnel into the studio”

    • dsmithhfx

      And get a free subway!

      • TheSotSays

        Or get a few hundred bucks a month knocked off the rent of a 3 bedroom apartment by sticking the general taxpayers with the bill.

        • tomwest

          What are you on about?

  • AllanG

    Trying to hold the Fords to their word is just another form of bullying. The Fords are above questioning and anyone who does question them should be sued. They are above us all. We should get down on our knees when they are in our presence.

  • Notcleverguy

    I promise I will never make fun of the Fords again……………..Done, Ford style!

  • Alex

    Rob and Doug Ford would lie for just about anything.
    These are the dirtiest politicians this city has ever seen!