The producer, in turn, asked CNN's Canada reporter about it. The Canada reporter—and this was a pretty fucking big mistake—called a source who used to work in Ford's office. Within 40 minutes, word had gotten back to me that "CNN called Ford's office asking about a crack tape."Thanks CNN. Who would have thought that the stenographic reflex was so ingrained?
Hey you know who else deserves a shoutout? Remember at the end of last year when Judge Hackland ruled that Rob Ford violated the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and ordered him out of office? And then three Ontario Appeals Court justices overturned that ruling on a bizarre and contrived technicality? Yeah, really served the public interest there guys, I hope you're all proud of your work, bending rational thought into funny pretzels in order to save this guy.
And, of course, I blame Obama.