Rob Ford on CBC's **Metro Morning
Matt Galloway grilled Rob Ford on CBC Toronto's Metro Morning
radio show this morning.
Ford was visibly shaken by Galloway's refusal to let him deflect the serious questions about his drug use, criminal connections and the ongoing police investigation. Galloway was also quick to fact check some of Ford's oft repeated claims. At one point, Ford seemed ready to end the interview.
Galloway: "Why should anybody trust anything that you say?
Ford: "I have a proven track record of 14 years of success"
Galloway: "And part of that track record is you lying about smoking crack, lying about a reporter being in your backyard … lying about saying you weren't going to drink anymore, and you were caught again drinking …. So based on that, why should anyone trust anything that you say?"
Ford: "Was I perfect? No. I'm not a criminal … I haven't been charged with anything. Don't call me a criminal, Matt, because I'm not a criminal."
Ford also restated his demand that if police have a tape of him smoking crack, it should be released. He said he wants to know how much police are spending investigating him.
Galloway then continued to ask Ford about his record in office: "You've admitted to buying drugs, you've admitted to smoking crack … those are behaviours I think that a lot of people would characterize as criminal and as not becoming the office of mayor. Do you think those behaviours should be considered alongside the rest of your record?"
Ford: "It's part of it. What you're saying has been said for the last year, over and over. People are blocking it out. If people want to judge me on my personal life, go ahead, people are going to judge me on my record."
Great interview technique from a Matt Galloway. He's a pro.
But does Ford Nation even listen to CBC Radio? I suspect not.#TOpoli #CBC #RobFord