Rob Ford has never been one to let facts get in the way of his version of events. How long did it take him to finally admit that he had smoked crack? Here’s another example of Robbie ignoring evidence in an attempt to smear a Toronto Star reporter. The following section has been extracted from a CBC News report on an interview between Conrad Black and Toronto’s titular mayor Rob Ford:
At one point in the interview, Black asked Ford about media intrusion on his family’s privacy, and Ford singled out Dale for an incident that happened in May 2012.
Ford had confronted Dale outside the mayor’s west-end home in an adjacent park — a section of which the mayor was looking to buy.
“Daniel Dale is in my backyard taking pictures. I have little kids. He’s taking pictures of little kids,” Ford said. “I don’t want to say that word but you start thinking what this guy is all about.”
Dale said that at no time did he ever take any photographs of the mayor’s family, house or even his property — and a police investigation bore that out.
When asked directly about the Dale comments, Mayor Ford said at a press conference that he stood by his words in the interview.
“I stand by every word.”
Robbie, the whole city knows you don’t like The Toronto Star, but to suggest one of their reporters is a paedophile is low even for you. Despite the existence of a police report (see bolded section above) you stand by your comments. Then again, even though you knew of the existence of a certain tape, until the police announced they had retrieved a copy of it from a hard drive, you denied there was such a tape. So what’s it going to take this time before you retract your accusations?
News flash Robbie: You’re mayor in name only and no matter how much huffing and puffing you and your brother do, that ain’t gonna change. You’re old news. Stop trying to draw attention to yourself.