Jon Stewart skewers Toronto Mayor Rob Ford over alleged crack video, drinking

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Jon Stewart skewers Toronto Mayor Rob Ford over alleged crack video, drinking

The alleged crack video scandal surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continues to be fodder for late night talk shows.

Jon Stewart spent several minutes skewering the mayor Monday night, zeroing in on the apology he delivered on his radio talk show Sunday on Newstalk 1010.

He poked fun at Ford over a bombshell statement by Toronto police that they have a video that media reports have said appears to show Ford smoking crack cocaine, and making racist and homophobic remarks.

Stewart said that in Canada “that’s referred to as a hat trick,” and then made fun of Ford’s promise to no longer appear intoxicated in public but to drink at home.

"You realize 'From now on, I'm just going to get (expletive) up at home' may not be the answer to either your substance abuse problems or your job as the guy who runs Toronto," he said.

Ford had said the alleged video did not exist, and denied that he smoked crack cocaine.

But the police statement about the video went international, as news outlets as far as India, Europe and Australia carried coverage of Thursday's revelations.

Other talk show hosts, including Jay Leno and Howard Stern, have also made Ford the butt of recent jokes.

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  • Stephen  Redgrave
    Stephen Redgrave
    November 05, 2013 - 12:22

    In all fairneass to Rob Ford--he could have been working on a (poorly directed) "anti-crack" public awareness video. we won't know for sure until we get to see the video. Perhaps it wasn't crack cocaine, but rather,that other stuff dealers try and pass off as crack --in that case, that mayor would be 100% truthfull. Either way , he's a likeable guy just like Marion barry. As far as Toronto Police Chief Blair is concerned --lets not forget the G-20 so fast!! I respect all policemen and women --Blair is my only exception, guilty of asault, kidnapping, torcher and a host of Charter violations. useing Blairs own method of "coviction by personal opinion" he is in many opinions a convict with a massive rap sheet. He can thank the comonwealth for bringing civility to our judicial system

    • Doug Rowe
      November 05, 2013 - 12:56

      'Whaaat???? Did somebody just accuse Chief Blair of being an arsonist? [torcher]