WATCH: Ford brothers to host YouTube series

''Ford Nation'' launches Feb. 10

They've hosted shows on radio, TV and now the Ford brother are taking on YouTube.

The mayor and his councillor brothers are launching a web series, "Ford Nation". The premiere episode will be posted online February 10th.

The mayor's office says the series will allow viewers to hear from Rob and Doug Ford "directly and unfiltered".

The brothers will tackle topics from "politics to sports and community." They're also encouraging members of the public to submit questions by email.

A promotional clip posted to the channel opens with the brothers trading barbs about their weight in front of a rumpled backdrop, featuring a nighttime shot of Toronto's skyline and the words "Ford Nation".

"You got a big belly on ya, you must be eating something. What's your favourite food", Rob Ford asks his older brother. "Hold on", retorts Doug Ford "that's the pot calling the kettle black."

The mayor goes on to say that he helps everyone, regardless of political allegiance. He asks to be judged on his record, not his personal life.

The mayor's office says volunteers will help produce the show.

The Ford brothers ended a more than year-long run with Newstalk 1010's The City in November 2013.

Later that month, they hosted a TV show on Sun News Network. "Ford Nation" was initially announced as a series, but after the first episode aired, network Vice President Kory Teneycke called the show a one-off.

The hour-long program took five hours to record and eight hours to edit. Tenycke said the process was just too expensive to keep up.

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  1. Tommy posted on 02/06/2014 04:43 PM
    how long will this last? 2 weeks?
    1010 kicks them out. One episode on Sun news.
    give it up! it's over for Laurel & Hardy.
    it aint funny, it aint factual it's just crappers talking crap
    1. donny p. posted on 02/06/2014 05:01 PM
      @Tommy When CFRB booted their lying asses off the air after selling their soul and losing all their media credibility at the cost of their ethics and values, the Brothers Ford lost their free election campaign platform where they could attack, slander, and libel their opponents with impunity, lie to Toronto voters, and generally get their propaganda out at no cost and risk. They tried to regain their media platform on Sun Activist TV, but that didn't work out, so the corrupt brothers are going to Facebook, hoping to attack their enemies like they used step will be those robocalls from the Ford assholes.

      I hope the kids go bankrupt downloading all that crap into their I-holes. These morons never pass up a free opportunity to libel, slander, and attack...I know a couple of retards that will "like" and follow them...
    2. Tommy posted on 02/06/2014 05:14 PM
      @donny p. 2 weeks and it's back to robocalls :)
    3. Angry Bill posted on 02/07/2014 03:59 PM
      @donny p. Meh, 1010's media credibility is fine. Never once did 1010 claim that the Ford brothers' views were their own. All 1010 did was to give them a platform and supply them with the rope to hang themselves, if they so chose. It's all about the ratings in the radio business. Don't make the mistake of believing 1010 did this for ideological reasons.
    4. Karl Burgin posted on 02/07/2014 04:31 PM
      @Tommy Correction but 1010 didn't kick them out.
      The CITY was meant to last till January anyway. And the early exit was MUTUALLY agreed upon. CFRB had no legal bearing to kick the Fords out on their own, as they had a legally binding contract.
    5. donny p. posted on 02/07/2014 04:47 PM
      @Karl Burgin BULLSHIT! And Conrad Black "resigned" from The Order of Canada. You're so full of crap that your face is brown.
    6. Karl Burgin posted on 02/07/2014 04:51 PM
      @donny p. Until you learn to read, you will always be in denial
  2. Gagnam boy posted on 02/06/2014 05:25 PM
    Wow, great news! I can't wait to watch it regularly and listen to Lefties and sicko queer screams of pain and suffering while pulling their underwear in a knot!
  3. DW posted on 02/06/2014 05:29 PM
    Will Shemp play the third stooge?
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