I’m starting to agree with the whole “leave Rob Ford alone” argument
It’s not that I’m convinced that this whole thing is a left-wing conspiracy, and it’s not because I think the poor guy has suffered enough. No, the reason I wish this train wreck would come to an end is because it’s exhausting.
“This is as bad as it’s going to get,” I told myself this morning for the eleventh day in a row. “Nothing’s going to top these new allegations. I can totally read the news tomorrow without fear of finding out about something worse.”
I hope that doesn’t sound flippant or insensitive. This is a very serious issue, and it grows more serious every day. I think we as a city are entitled to a real resolution, and I’m holding out hope that we’ll get one.
But in the meantime, it’s getting tough to keep up with the latest awful developments. The backlog of news reports in my Pocket queue is getting bigger and more demoralizing by the day.
Ford supporters are quick to argue that it’s the media, not the mayor, who are making this city look bad. They’re wrong, of course, except in the sense that mayor’s radio show counts as a part of the media. But their argument does have a certain emotional appeal. This city would look just fine, after all, if the media would simply abandon their public obligations and leave the Fords alone, if only for a day.
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