With this piece from reporters Kevin Donovan and Jennifer Pagliaro, it’s clearly obvious that there is nothing the Toronto Star thinks off-side when it comes to attacking a politician they hate:
Mayor Rob Ford pushed and scuffled with fellow rehab residents and was so verbally abusive that he was kicked out of his group therapy program, according to people who have knowledge of his two month stay at GreeneStone.
For this story, the Star has obtained accounts of Ford’s time in rehab from three people with knowledge of his time there, including a fellow patient, and from others, including a staffer, who provided accounts through an intermediary. Due to concerns over publicly breaching the confidentiality of the treatment facility, the sources asked that their names not be published. (see here)
Think about the standards of privacy at this treatment centre when they have staff (see list here) who will run to the media with confidential medical information.
And if you think there was any push-back from the Star’s media competition, guess again – I haven’t seen a word.