So how did Mayor Rob Ford celebrate International Freedom of the Press day?
He made a proclamation, refused to talk to the press, and b-lined it for the exit. This, just days after after admitting to threatening Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale. Keep in mind that no one asserted Dale was trespassing when walking around behind Ford’s property, no one countered Ford’s threatening behaviour, and it was obviously Ford who made a call using the then-stolen property acquired through intimidation.
Putting icing on the cake, Ford said he wouldn’t be part of any media scrum that had Dale in it, and this isn’t the first time he’s directly excluded media from City Hall. In fact, not even the second time.
This could all be described as deeply ironic, if only it weren’t Rob Ford making a mockery of it all.