June 2nd, 2013
01:17 PM ET

Media chase Toronto crack video

A Canadian newspaper faces backlash over reporting amid a widening mayoral scandal. Howard Kurtz talks to Toronto Globe and Mail editor-in-chief John Stackhouse.

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  1. personal training long island

    This is an incredible story. This guy is in trouble. How did this guy get elected?

    January 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  2. adulling

    If you burn this guy and don't try to help him u are all wrong! Nobody did anything to that bum Marion Barry of Washington D.C. caught with some who're and smoking crack... just because this guy is white causes it all to be sensationalism. The crooks and crack pots would be you members of the worldwide order of yellow journalism...

    October 31, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Reply
  3. David Balcon

    Two errors in your report yesterday morning. First, the intro referred to the Toronto reporters (who viewed the alleged video) as being incorrectly with the Toronto SUN while the titles under the video correctly identified them as working for the Toronto STAR. Second, your intro said you'd talk with the editor of Toronto's largest [circulation] newspaper but that too is the Toronto STAR (the newspaper that corroborated the Gawker story and began the reporting frenzy on this story) and not the GLOBE & MAIL, the newspaper that your interviewee John Stackhouse works for. With such basic errors in fact, one really begins to wonder about other stories on your show (which I watch or record religiously)!

    FYI The Toronto STAR and Toronto SUN are the city's two local newspapers, while the GLOBE & MAIL is a Toronto-based newspaper that is published across the country as "Canada's national daily newspaper", as is the NATIONAL POST.

    June 3, 2013 at 8:26 am | Reply
  4. Canuck1138

    There is no proof. The "Video" has NOT surfaced.
    The Toronto Star said, that a Un-named source said that Mayor Ford ordered documents and emails to be destroyed.
    Two people within Toronto City Hall have come forward, and said that this was not true.

    The Toronto Star also said that from a un-named source, in a meeting that Mayor Ford stated the address of where this "video was/is".
    Again another member of the staff in City Hall said that this was NOT true.

    They have also tried to link Mayor Ford to the murder of a former player Kwado (Kojo) Mensah of the foot ball team he coached.
    Toronto Police have stated that Mayor Ford has no links to the murder of Kwado (Kojo) Mensah.

    June 3, 2013 at 3:20 am | Reply

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