UPDATE: Ford brothers take shots at media in return of The City
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford & his brother, councillor Doug Ford wasted no time taking shots at the media in the return of their show, The City on Newstalk 1010.
After taking a moment to recognize the loss of Peter Pavlovski, a TTC worker killed on the job Friday, the Ford brothers launched skewered the media who've been critical of the mayor in recent weeks.
They took aim at the Globe & Mail who first raised questions about the mayor using city resources to help run the football team he coaches. Doug Ford says the Globe is "trying to out-Star the Star".
Rob Ford challenged reporters to go toe-to-toe with him in an election campaign & said he'd be willing to debate the unnamed reporters anytime.
Doug Ford says reporters who've been hounding his brother "don't believe in democracy" & are only interested in chopping down the mayor's agenda.
The Ford brothers' 1st guest was Canadian hockey great Paul Henderson. Henderson says he "cannot believe the nit-picking" that is fired at the mayor & encouraged Rob Ford to "keep doing what you're doing".
The mayor joked that someone might file an integrity complaint against him for encouraging people to buy Henderson's book "The Goal of My Life" about the game winner of the 1972 Summit Series. Rob Ford admits he hasn't read the book, but says he will.
The City airs every Sunday 1-3pm on Newstalk 1010