10.27.2011 07:36 AM

Reward (updated)

One hundred bucks for whomever sends me the Rob Ford tape! No questions asked!

UPDATE: Okay, this is getting expensive – the ever-news-hungry Ladurantaye at the Globe has said on Twitter that he’s tripling my offer.  Holy smokes! This is getting expensive – or, at the very least, not unlike Fleet Street before the NOTW implosion.  In any event, I will top (not by much) whatever Ladurantaye offers.

After all, it’s a tape that will help to defeat Rob Ford in the next mayoralty race, so it’s worth the investment, wouldn’t you say?  Adam V. or Josh M., care to participate, here?

20 Comments

  1. Dave M says:

    A tape that will help defeat Rob Ford in the next race for mayor?

    I don’t think you’re going to need the tape. He’s doing a fine job of defeating himself whether you have a hard copy of the tape or not..

  2. Ted says:

    Maybe he called them from his cell phone while driving and giving the finger to another mom and her kid.

  3. smelter rat says:

    How did the 911 call from the dying cop get released within hours of his death? No one questioned that one.

  4. Michael S says:

    $500 to the cop charity of your choice and it will show up anonymously in your inbox. Trust me on this one.

  5. GPAlta says:

    No matter what Rob Ford’s version of events is, the video tape clearly shows that he clearly knew that this was not a police emergency, but he called 911 two times anyway, and tied up emergency dispatchers and police officers who may have been needed for a real emergency. He should be charged with mischief, and then the tape will be presented in court.

    • Ted says:

      Instead, the Fords are escalating.

      Now it is not an ambush, but according to Doug, Rob was “attacked” and his daughter (who the CBC claim was not even outside) had to run away screaming and in tears.

      • JenS says:

        But, to their credit, they have learned that perception is reality, and that, for reasons I don’t understand, Joe Public will hear their lies and believe them outright. So, it’s not the truth that matters anymore, but rather the ability to get your lies out first.

        Depressing as hell, no?

  6. JenS says:

    There are several problems with the blog post you link to, Gord, not the least of which is that it says Ford used no profanity, when Ford himself admits he dropped the f-bomb. Hard to take any of it at face value when it gets that simple central fact wrong.

    That said, I’m not a fan of TV shows, or even real reporters, ambushing someone — even someone I dislike as much as Rob Ford — at their family home. If you are attempting an interview or a skit based on a person’s public persona, you do it in a public place, not at their home. I was equally annoyed when I heard The Star had been going to individual cops’ homes for ambush-style interviews.

  7. Ted says:

    Probably, but which law and who can bring a remedy?

    The police say they can’t because of privacy laws which implies there is no specific prohibition on its release, but that it may contain personal information which would violate Ford’s rights if released. Would Ford actually sue or would the appropriate Privacy Commissioner attempt a penalty? Yes in the former; probably not in the latter.

    Could a journalist publish it or a transcript of it? I think so.

    Would a government authority, such as the Mayor, attempting to block publication of it constitute an infringement of free expression Charter Rights? Probably.

  8. Ted says:

    You lost me at “http://bcblue”.

  9. smelter rat says:

    He called 911 and then left before the police arrived (watch his press conference, it’s on U Tube. Some emergency.

  10. Michael S says:

    Release The Tape, Rob!

  11. Justin says:

    Rob ford is a liar, plain and simple.

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