An "ambush." An "attack."
I, like the folks at Toronto Life was initially sympathetic to Rob Ford's response to his encounter with Marg Delahunty. He said it was dark, people were yelling "We've got you Rob Ford!" He's had some death threats in the past. His six-year old was with him and she was scared.
But it was all lies.
Yes. There was an encounter that morning. It was already bright out. She's a comedienne in costume with a camera crew. (Very few assassins come at you with plastic swords and a film crew.)
Look at the video. He's grimacing and asking if he can get to his car before giving up and stalking back into his house.
Ask yourself: If this woman had just sent his daughter into the house screaming, would this rage-prone fuck-head of an incompetent mayor have been quietly hissing that he just wanted to get into his car? I certainly wouldn't be doing that to someone who had just traumatized my kid.
Do you think Mary Walsh would be pushing on with her Marg Delahunty routine after she'd just sent Ford's daughter shrieking with terror into the house?
Rob Ford is a lying sack of shit. But we already knew that with his (far more important and far more blatant) lying about how he'd cut taxes without cutting services "Guaranteed."
And now he's saying that he didn't berate and curse at the 911 operator. Of course he did. He claims he was swearing but at no one in particular.
Did you see his nauseating, self-pitying orgy of bullshit with the press later? What a contemptible, cowardly, buffoon. "I've been doing a great job running the city." More fucking lies. The police told him to call 911 when he feels threatened? So, you felt genuinely threatened by the camera crew as they were packing up to leave? (He pretends he doesn't even remember whether they were still there when he got back into his car at 8:30 to go to City Hall to fuck up the city some more.)
And of course, his miserable fan-base lap it all up. Stupid shits. These people are shameless liars and self-deluders.
Speaking of which: So Chief Bill Blair, the lying thug, backs up Ford? He listened to the of Ford's 911 call? So fucking what? In the "lying thug" link you can see how worthwhile Blair's interpretation of actual recorded evidence is. Given the fact that Blair's police force is the only city service that didn't have to cut its budget, it isn't outlandish to speculate about collusion (and pressure on the offended 911 operators).
Sorry Rob Ford and Bill Blair. But when you blatantly lie about really important stuff, it destroys your credibility on pretty much everything else.