To start off, I’m not going to completely defend Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s response to the CBC’s 22 Minutes stunt pulled in his driveway as I think he over-reacted but the CBC was completely in the wrong for confronting him on his property in the first place.
To make matters even worse, the CBC are now reporting that 911 dispatch “sources” are saying that Ford was abusive and swore:
‘Sources say Ford turned on the dispatcher, yelling: “You … bitches! Don’t you f–king know? I’m Rob f–king Ford, the mayor of this city!”’ (see here)
Problem is that this was not true according to this Globe article:
A police source said the mayor got impatient and called the 9-1-1 service a second time and got into a heated discussion with the dispatchers.
The source, who is familiar with the events, disagreed however with a CBC Radio report that said Mr. Ford had used profanities in his discussion with the dispatcher. (see here)
This is extremely serious on two fronts. Did someone in the Toronto Police Union leak personal and private information to the CBC and if they did, did the CBC not confirm it before running the story?
Also: Check out the CBC running a ridiculous poll asking if Ford should apologize to the 911 operator here
Update: The Toronto Sun is also reporting that the CBC ran a false story here