Fords downfall gets global attention
Posted in the Georgetown Forum
#1 Dec 3, 2012
When a Superior Court judge ruled on Monday that Mayor Rob Ford must vacate his seat within fourteen days, media around the globe stepped up to cover the unusual ruling.
The BBC and the New York Times offered readers to-the-point coverage of the final lap of the case that found Ford guilty of violating conflict of interest rules.
The Associated Press also chimed in with a story that appeared in several newspapers including the Washington Post.
The Economist took an editorial stance and had no qualms about writing about how they felt about the controversial mayor. They stated that Ford was largely the architect of his own downfall, and added that his bombastic, polarising manner has prompted remorseless opposition. It details the various mistakes they feel Ford has made and explains how the turmoil surrounding him will negatively impact the city.
Even the sarcastic Vice magazine, usually focused on international arts and culture, couldnt pass up a chance to poke fun at the decision and ruffle a few feathers with its claim that the city had fired the best mayor of all time, touching on the fact that Ford was a constant source of comedy and surprise.
Correction: This article was edited from a previous version that mistakenly said Mayor Rob Ford stepped down from his position. In fact, a Superior Court judge ruled that Ford must vacate his seat within fourteen days.
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