Rob Ford just pwned us again

So, the latest video is out.  It’s embarrassing, of course.

But, I don’t think he was drunk, I think he was high. That drunk and he’d be slurring his words.

The next video, though. Now, that was perhaps even more important.

Scenario:

Rob Ford immediately came out of his office to address the media.

He owns this. The media is waiting, hanging, we’re hanging on his every word. How will he react? How will he justify this video? Will he resign (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, of course not, you fool!)? What, what will happen next?

It’s the Rob Ford self-pity party. And we’re all invited.


Script:

And, ACTION!

I’ve seen the video.

<Dramatic pause. Look up, make confused, sad faces. Try to cry. Cry. CRY DAMMIT!!>

I’m embarrassed. I’ve made mistakes. Blah, Blah, Blah. I don’t know what to say.

<Dramatic pause, Shit, I can’t make myself cry. Keep looking confused and pathetic. Really pathetic. Got it? I SAID PATHETIC!>

I hope you never have to go through that or be in that state. Obviously I was extremely inebriated.

<That’s right, drunk. You only smoked crack that one time. That’s your narrative. Stick with it. Dramatic pause. Brilliant, you did it! You made it about caring/pitying you. You rocked it. Now, don’t laugh or smile. I know you’re happy with yourself. You should be. But, don’t let them see it…>

Slow, pathetic walk away.


It’s amazing that he put a sad face on for his media performance and was clearly trying to make himself cry for the additional pity (much like Flaherty’s dramatic “choking up” over the whole thing ) and couldn’t.

Impressive performance.

Almost flawless.

If only he could have had some tears streaming down his face. What a sight he would have been. We’d all have to feel so bad for him. We’d all have to feel so bad for having felt so angry with him… How is such a buffoon such a brilliant tactician?

If you don’t think he’s just laughing at all of us, check this photo out. It was in yesterday’s Globe and Mail. Yes, that’s right. AFTER he told us he smokes crack in drunken stupors.

After.

This is just a game to him. And we’re all playing along.

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The media has become complicit in allowing Ford to drive the narrative. I don’t know what the solution is. But I know it’s a problem.

Everyone, everyone will see the video of him being all embarrassed and pathetic.

Fewer will read the analysis of it or him.

Even fewer will have meaningful conversations about it in person or on social media.

He controls the messaging, and we let him, again and again…

Where’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving commenting on the obvious fact that he drove drunk to Taste of the Danforth? Where are the considerable Conservative voices condemning him as righteously as they did Justin Trudeau and others for smoking some pot? Where’s the money in Toronto saying, get rid of this guy?

They won’t, of course. Oh sure, Sue Ann Levy and Jerry Agar will say some stuff about how Ford has lost them. But, they’re media. They don’t matter. They’re just parroting what material Ford gives them like other media.

But, they also share the same base. And, that base isn’t moving.

I’ve said it before and will say it again. Toronto will vote him back in. What was Ford Nation’s reaction after seeing the video: “What? That’s like me every Friday night? What’s the problem? He’s just like me. I love this guy!”

Toronto knew Ford was like this already. And voted him in anyway. They will again. Yes they will.

But, he, since it’s all a pointless game, enjoy this little remix of our crack smoking mayor.

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marco

Communications in social services/social change, immigration, diversity & inclusion in Toronto. Wannabe librarian, interested in nonprofit tech innovation.

Communications in social services/social change, immigration, diversity & inclusion in Toronto. Wannabe librarian, interested in nonprofit tech innovation.

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