The Toronto Star obtained yet another video of Rob Ford, this time in some sort of drunken rage against someone for something or other. Or as they put it, "Toronto’s mayor is seen gesturing wildly, ranting gibberish and pledging to “kill that f---ing guy … first-degree murder,” in a dining room sometime in August.
Jon Stewart was probably right the other night when he posited that this was not going to end well. Some type of intervention is probably long overdue.
Rob Ford , the mayor of Canada’s largest city, has been caught on video in an impaired rant saying he is going to kill someone and “rip his f---ing throat out.”
Ford slurs his words as he staggers around an unknown dining room, apparently high, ranting gibberish and gesticulating wildly.
“I’m gonna kill that f---ing guy. I’m telling you, it’s first-degree murder,” Ford rages as someone in the room secretly uses a cellphone to film the chief magistrate’s addled tirade.
Moments after the Star published the video online, Ford emerged from his office and apologized.
“The Toronto Star just released a video that I was very, very inebriated.”
“All I can say is, again, I’ve made mistakes. I just wanted to come out and tell you I saw a video. It’s extremely embarrassing. The whole world’s going to see it. You know what? I don’t have a problem with that.”
“I hope none of you have ever or will ever be in that state. Obviously, I was extremely, extremely inebriated.”
The target of the mayor’s anger in the video is not in the room and is not known to the Star.
“I’ll rip his f---ing throat out. I’ll poke his eyes out. . . . I’ll make sure that motherf---er’s dead,” Ford says, then hitches up his pants as if bracing for action.
His ire appears to be directed at someone who has called him, and brothers Doug and Randy, “liars, thieves.”