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Gawker: Toronto's Mayor Smokes Crack

Gawker reporter John Cook says he's seen the video.  The Toronto Star says they have too and promises that there is "much more to come."  (Tipped by JMG reader David)

UPDATE:  The Toronto Star has posted their story but emphasizes that they had "no way to verify the authenticity of the video."
Two Toronto Star reporters have viewed the video three times. It appears to show Ford in a room, sitting in a chair, wearing a white shirt, top buttons open, inhaling from what appears to be a glass crack pipe. Ford is incoherent, trading jibes with an off-camera speaker who goads the clearly impaired mayor by raising topics including Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and the Don Bosco high school football team Ford coaches.

“I’m f---ing right-wing,” Ford appears to mutter at one point. “Everyone expects me to be right-wing. I’m just supposed to be this great.…” and his voice trails off. At another point he is heard calling Trudeau a “fag.” Later in the 90-second video he is asked about the football team and he appears to say (though he is mumbling), “they are just f---ing minorities.”

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