QUOTED: Doug Ford unleashes his best playground insults on reporters
When you go back at the media, man, they’re like a bunch of little, sucky little kids—they whine and cry and moan and they sensationalize and they lie through their teeth.
—Councillor Doug Ford, bringing a schoolyard flavour yesterday to the ongoing war between the Fords and the media during the Newstalk 1010 radio show he hosts with Mayor Rob Ford. Doug said he and Rob are “the only two elected officials in recent memory” who “talk back to the media,” which is why they’re the target of so much scrutiny. In the span of two weeks, journalists have accused Rob Ford of jumping the queue for road repairs, using city resources for his youth football team and misrepresenting the cost to taxpayers of a city-led trip to Chicago; the mayor, in turn, called journalists “pathological liars” and all but accused them of spying on his house. Amid the childishness, it was staunch Ford ally Denzil Minnan-Wong who adopted a parental tone—he told CBC’s Matt Galloway on Friday that the mayor needs to be more careful about how he conducts his affairs, and should just generally “smarten up.” [Newstalk 1010]
Update: Doug Ford is still quite angry.