The Toronto media just can’t help themselves when it comes to piling-on Toronto mayor Rob Ford as this latest attack on him via his family shows.
It started with this story by the Toronto Star’s Katherine Dunn about a dumb Tweet Ford’s niece, Krista Ford sent out:
An hour after police held a news conference to warn women about a series of sex assaults in two Toronto neighbourhoods, Krista Ford, daughter of Councillor Doug Ford, offered her own advice.
“Stay alert, walk tall, carry mace, take self-defence classes & don’t dress like a whore,” Krista Ford, niece of Mayor Rob Ford, wrote on Twitter just after 6 p.m., adding “#DontBeAVictim” and “#StreetSmart.” (see here)
Where do the media now draw the line at family members when used to go after politicians – 3rd cousins fair game?
The ‘winner’ though for the creepiest angle of ‘reporting’ on this non-story goes to City News Toronto’s anchor Roger Petersen who confronts Krista Ford on Twitter where he proudly defines himself as “daddy” (see here) in his bio.
Does Petersen follow Krista Ford on Twitter? How many other young women does he do the same with?
And how do you think he would like it if someone did this with his family? It’s far time the media stopped and thought about what it would be like having the shoe on the other foot.
Going to go out on a limb and say they probably wouldn’t like it so much.