I just couldn't wrap my head around how a rag can forgo basic journalistic integrity to publicly trash their mayor to such a degree.
… or did they?
Besides conjecture from the two reporters who have shown considerable bias against ford in the past no one has seen the video.
They have seen a video … how is that "conjecture"? If they made these statements without having seen an actual video, their careers would be over once found out. They may have a bias, but it's a major stretch for them to outright lie and stake their livelihoods on said lie.
Doesn't it strike you as odd that there's so much paper and time wasted on something that is likely a hoax? There's much bigger issues our msm should be focusing on.
"Likely a hoax" is your call, not mine nor that of several others. On balance of probabilities, I say likely not a hoax.
Can you only looks at the facts of an issue without inserting your own impressions?
Fact: the first to view and report on the video was Gawker - a New York based site with no skin in the game, and they probably couldn't have named Toronto's mayor two months ago.
Fact: Ford has a history of erratic behaviour, coupled with a history of alcohol addiction.
Fact: Ford has a history of telling outright lies, even when faced with incontrovertible evidence. ("I was never charged with DUI in Florida" … "Oh wait, I was but I forgot that time" - forgot a DUI charge? Really?)
Fact: The Star can't afford the $200k to buy a video, and they would be devastated if they were to face a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit. Ford hates The Star, so why doesn't he go ahead and put the final nail in the coffin?
When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.
When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.