What was the purpose of Ford’s late-night sojourn to a Toronto jail? We may never know. (Although the timing, just weeks before the crack video allegations were first made, is notable.) Ford refused to answer questions about it, and then accused the Globe reporter of harassment.
Once upon a time, it was only Toronto Star reporters accused of harassing Ford. But after this Globe report, and this from the Toronto Sun, the accusation will have to do triple duty.
Deny, deny, deny. And when you can’t deny any further, you accuse someone of harassment and shuffle the cards again. It’s the way things work in Ford’s city hall.
Nothing about the visit to the Toronto West Detention Centre was above board. It was a dubious and questionable appearance for a mayor, for a friend of an inmate, for a member of the general public.
Not that it matters to Ford. Few rules or regulations exist that can’t be bent with the right sort of response. Deny, deny, change the story. Shuffle the cards.