If David Miller, the former mayor of Toronto (and purported socialist) had been caught on tape smoking crack and spewing racial epithets, and Gawker were fundraising $200,000 to get a copy of the tape, they would have raised the money in a single day and we would all be watching it on the Internet, alongside the video of David Miller's resignation.
Funnily enough, I was walking through the Junction a few weeks ago, and David Miller walked past me. He smiled, and I wished I had said, "we miss you!". Miller was far from perfect, but he never made Toronto the laughing stock of the world. Oh but he also raised taxes so he's the devil.
I really do wonder, what would it take for "Ford Nation" to lose faith in this clown? Given that he's really a cipher for alienated rage, I suppose the answer is nothing, but you are welcome to venture forth in the comments!
But back to my original point. The reason there is a Ford Nation is because a lot of people here, in fact, about a third of Torontonians, are always out for blood, and they are nearly all completely on the right side of the political equation. I often try to ask myself, why are these people so angry, but in that anger comes an incredible amount of reality-bending motivation.
How many people on the left could you imagine seeing a video like that of David Miller and then trying to argue it was doctored? And yet this is the standard line, as though these drug dealers sat some guy in front of a green screen and then CGI'd Rob Ford into the video!! Can you imagine how insane that sounds? It would be cheaper to just outspend him in the next civic election!
No the "left's" actual tactic was to try to have him legally removed from office, which failed. If the video is real, Rob Ford did this to himself, and not the staff at ILM, who created it while on a break from the latest Star Wars film.