The shocking new Rob Ford video, in which he says “I need f—ing 10 minutes to make sure he’s dead” [UPDATED]
Just after noon, the Toronto Star released this Rob Ford video, in which an enraged, erratic mayor screams threatening and violent utterances, including “I need fucking 10 minutes to make sure he’s dead.” It is unclear who the “he” is, and the context on the video is also a mystery.
Shortly after the Star published the clip, Ford emerged from his office to speak to the assembled crowd of reporters. Clearly emotional, the mayor explained he was “extremely, extremely inebriated” when the clip was taped, but wouldn’t give any further context. “All I can say is, again, I’ve made mistakes,” he said. “It’s extremely embarrassing. The whole world’s going to see it. You know what? I don’t have a problem with that. But it is extremely embarrassing.”
Considered the “third video” in the parlance of our times (the first is the infamous one that is in possession of police, the second is the one Bill Blair referred to at his press conference last week), the clip first appeared in truncated form on the Toronto Sun‘s website alongside a story that someone was looking to sell it for thousands of dollars. The Toronto Star, in a pretty wild departure from its previous ethical stance, admits to purchasing the video, although it’s unclear who the seller was.
The full version, which you can see above (or at the Star here), is more violent and outrageous that the clip published initially by the Sun, but it also more vexing. A source “close to the mayor” went on record with the Sun, saying the video “looks a lot worse than it really is…[Ford] sometimes goes off on tangents.” The rage-filled behaviour of the mayor in the video “is also consistent with several conversations I’ve had with Ford in which he used similar inflammatory vernacular,” said the source.
Here is a full transcript of what is said in the video:
FORD: ‘Cause I’m going to kill that fucking guy. I’m telling you it’s first-degree murder.
MYSTERY VOICE: Mike Tyson!
FORD: But I’ll fight him. I’ll [something squeaky, exasperated and unintelligible]
A DIFFERENT MYSTERY VOICE: Gimme the phone.
FORD: No holds barred, brother. He dies or I die, brother. Brother, you’ve never seen me fucking go. You think so, brother? But when he’s down, I’ll rip his fucking throat out. I’ll poke his eyes out. I will, fuck, when he’s dead, you help make sure that motherfucker’s dead. I need fucking 10 minutes to make sure he’s dead. It’ll be over in five minutes, brother. If I’m done in 10 minutes.
MYSTERY VOICE: After you win—
FORD: It’ll be a bad scene. I am a sick motherfucker, dude. Like, no one’s going to fuck around with me. My brothers are, don’t tell me we’re liars, thieves, birds? It hurts. That little prick’s a racist fuck, daddy. [garbled] Randy walks [garbled] 80-year-old birds. This shit, brother. I just need to go fucking by myself in my fucking underwear. I want to go with this guy. I need 15 minutes, that’s all. No fucking interference, brother. If I win, I will fucking donate.
MYSTERY VOICE: These kids are pros, buddy.
FORD: Yeah? No problem, bro. No problem. I need 15 minutes. I need 15 minutes.
MYSTERY VOICE: Too much time.
FORD: No, no, no.
MYSTERY VOICE: Five minutes.
FORD: No, no, no. Not going to do it for five. No, no, no, no, no. Not doing it in five. I’m going to prepare for it. I will call it. And I will fucking be in that ring.
40 thoughts on “The shocking new Rob Ford video, in which he says “I need f—ing 10 minutes to make sure he’s dead” [UPDATED]”
“wow, this came out of nowhere”, said no person familiar with #TOpoli right now.
Wrong. This is typical behaviour for the crowd that the Ford brothers ran with in Etobicoke back in the day.That crowd harbored a deeply racist, sexist and homophobic streak in their character. Together with a spoiled rich kid / above the law attitude. Those of us who grew up in that neighbourhood at that time know the truth about the Ford brothers. The rest of you are just waking up to it.
I don’t care.
I’m more concerned about the cost of living crisis, Oil fracking and the continued demise of the aboriginals, and you know….Important things in the world.
I don’t care.
I DON’T CARE
I DON’T CARE
He was paid to do a job, His personal life is no one’s business but his own. He can smoke all the rock he wants as long as he isn’t using my tax dollars to do so. CAN WE HAVE AN ADULT CONVERSATION ABOUT RECREATIONAL DRUG USE PLEASE? We ruin people for sexual conduct and consumption but give people medals for going to 3rd world counties to kill strangers because someone told them to.
Is this the Twilight Zone?
I have had my Facebook Timeline for almost 7 years now. I bet you can find me saying something obscene like “COME AT ME BRO I’LL RUIN YOU” He’s a human being. He comes from our schools and churchs and places of employments. This is the best we got folks. This is the best we can do
It’s not the politician’s it’s Humanity. You’re all Rob Ford and the first rule about Humanity is you don’t talk about Humanity.
… did you actually read my whole post? Particularly the part after the quotation marks? By adding ” …. said no person familiar with #TOpoli” at the end, I was being sarcastic. Kinda like saying “Stephen Harper’s gov’t is very transparent … said no person ever.” Get it?
what about his involvement in the Sandro Lisi case? This is SO much bigger than just Rob Ford’s personal problems. Furthermore, the world is capable of dealing with more than one issue at a time
Drunk, you got to be kidding, he is high as a kite not from drinking, he is a crack head and needs help and he needs to go.
Sorry. No insult intended. It was perhaps an awkward way to say I supported your remark.
Ive never been fussy on Ford but this is just shit talk and the guys in the background are getting him going even more ..like reread this its not rite but its babbling BS!!
Frankly, I don’t give two shits about what he does on his own time. He is a human being with his own thoughts, flaws and prejudice like the rest of us. If he gets the job done, great he should keep it up. If not, he should be sent out. But turning this into a character assassination doesn’t help anyone. In fact, it just shows how easily swayed and stupid you are if you cant just see this man for his work performance (I am not saying he is great at his job or not, but that is what people should be talking about, and not some private clip of him ranting like a dumbass)
What an upstanding citizen. I’m sure glad he’s my mayor.
So, going by your logic, he could even murder someone, as long as he does a good job as mayor, that’s all that matters to Toronto.
Clearly, someone who does crack, and has regular “drunken stupors”, cannot carry out the job they are tasked with to the best of their ability. That is the issue. Not to also mention, the fact he has lied repeatedly to the public. Kind of destroys any little credibility he ever had.
To any rational person with the ability to think, he clearly is not capable of doing his job.
Try telling this to your employer because the records show he was in his drunken stupor while attending events as Mayor and he met Mr. Lisi during business hours. Or, think about how you would feel if your children came home from school to report these sorts of activities about the principal or a teacher. In any event, it appears that the job is too stressful for Rob Ford and he turns to substances and substance abuse to cope. So, in addition to the lying and drug use, for the sake of his health and his family he needs to resign and get well.
“CAN WE HAVE AN ADULT CONVERSATION ABOUT RECREATIONAL DRUG USE PLEASE?”
Apparently, we cannot. It’s more like, you want to do crack and not run a city of three million people? Have at it. You want to run a city of three million people? Don’t do crack.
If someone is doing crack, and has regular “drunken stupors”, they cannot do their job properly.
Goddamn, some of you people are morons. This has got to be Rob Ford himself., Would not surprise me.
And, if those are the issues you care about, news for you, it has nothing to do with municipal politics. Moving on…..
What it shows is a pattern of behaviour that is not conducive to being the Mayor of a large sity and the leader of a $10B organization. Also, alcohol and drugs have a way of loosening our inhibitions and restraint and out comes the inner person. This is not pretty.
Demented. There is no way this freak show’s children are safe.
Wow… all those mentions of ‘brother’… clearly that armwrestle with Hulk Hogan has gone to his head.
you mean first rule of ford club is don’t talk about ford club. you’re supporting a crony and your blinders won’t let you realize that.
This isn’t recreational substance abuse. This guy has a serious alcohol problem that’s for sure and he adds to that, occasional crack use. Im saying occasional because no one who is truly addicted to crack can stay that fat. To add to that, there is a very real possibility that he’s a criminal as well.
The first rule about Humanity is that you do talk about Humanity.
@anthonysantangelo:disqus Open your eyes.. this is a lot bigger than just a domestic squabble! Have you been watching television? (Im pretty sure you probably see this in passing and change the channel) Our reputation as a city has been tarnished… even worse we have onlookers from around the world laughing at us as a nation. I am a proud Torontonian/Canadian and have to say…I am embarrassed to have an ambassador like Rob Ford running our city. Come on people… stand up for where you live!!!
Shame Shame to the person who recorded this clip it’s very clear that you have turned this clip into something that it was not intended to be. Obviously you should lose your place of associating with the Ford family. You were welcomed into their space and this is how you honor them?? Karma will find you..
That ain’t booze talking. High as a kite!!
The really fun thing about politicians: they’re so full of themselves that—no matter what they’ve done—they never see the need to resign and go hide on the far side of the globe for ten years.
He has to be on speed or coke in this video. Just like poor Chris Farley on coke.
Likely end up with the same fate – if he stays that unhealthy.
I care. I care because anyone who thinks smoking crack is a good idea lacks the judgement and brains I want in someone who is supposed to lead. I want my politicians to be SMARTER than me… not dumber.
I’m really glad YOU can tell ME what I am capable of doing. I drink more than Rob Ford, My blood has it’s own thc concentration level. Yet I still somehow manage to get my day done effectively, A day consists making important decisions affecting 1000’s of others.
It’s funny this wouldn’t be a problem if it was Prozac or Xanax.
That was the stupidest comment I ever read.
Toronto’s Rob Ford and Alberta’s Ralph Kline, What’s the difference? Ralph did not admit he made mistakes. ,,, “There is no better test of a man’s integrity than his behavior when he is wrong.” Marvin Williams.
Holy shit. After that sad, disturbing interview with Robs mother and sister it’s pretty clear why Rob is as messed up as he is. What a weird clan.
Wow, you are just seriously demented if you believe all the sh*t you are laying down here.
The flaw in your thinking is thinking someone can be that drunk and that stoned and still possibly have good work performance. Have you not followed that Ford has been missing from city hall during work hours frequently? Meeting up with Sandro during work hours? Holding newser after newser after newser to admit his own inebriation? Those are happening instead of the mayor doing work. Not the media’s fault; these are serious things. Ford HAS no work performance as Mayor at this point.
Instead of just talking out of your ass how about you back up your opinion. That’s how debates work. If you’re going to appear more intelligible and straight minded maybe you should try communicating in a way that doesn’t reinforce my hatred for humanity’s stupid bullshit.
Back up my argument? Okay, but first let’s look at some of the stuff you’ve said without backing it up.
1. We ruin people for sexual conduct and consumption but give people medals for going to 3rd world counties to kill strangers because someone told them to.
2. I drink more than Rob Ford, My blood has it’s own thc concentration level. Yet I still somehow manage to get my day done effectively, A day consists making important decisions affecting 1000’s of others.
3. This is the best we got folks. This is the best we can do (referring to Rob Ford).
4. That was the stupidest comment I ever read. (That’s your whole post in response to someone else.)
5. I don’t care.
I DON’T CARE
I DON’T CARE
So you don’t follow your own rule.
As for my contention that:
“you are just seriously demented if you believe all the sh*t you are laying down here.”
I just backed it up.
“And I will fucking be in that ring.”
He’s clearly imitating Hulk Hogan, this just confirms the witch hunt that’s been going on.
So Keith, tell us, how has Rob Ford’s alcohol abuse affected you personally? Rob Ford is arguably one of the better mayor’s we’ve had. I won’t defend his character for a second, but as a mayor, he’s actually delivered on his promises and you’d be daft to deny that.
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