WATCH: Ford brothers launch new YouTube show

The mayor and his councillor brother's new web show is called "Ford Nation"

Rob Ford and Doug Ford
(Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is turning to YouTube to spread his message to the Ford faithful.
He and his city councillor brother Doug are launching a new show on YouTube on Monday called ``Ford Nation.`` It comes months after a Sunday radio show the Fords hosted was ended, and after their Sun TV show (also called Ford Nation) went off the air after just one episode.
The online endeavour will give the scandal ridden mayor a chance to sound off on city hall issues while also campaigning for re-election next fall.
In oe of the first clips posted, Ford explains why he lied at first about his crack cocaine use.

A video channel called ``Ford Nation Rebuttal`` dedicated solely to countering the new Ford show has already sprung up.
Ford`s Internet premiere comes as the mayor faces new questions about his conduct on a recent trip to the Vancouver area.
A report in Saturday`s Toronto Star cites an unidentified witness who alleges Ford appeared impaired and was ``talking gibberish'' at a pub in Coquitlam shortly after he was ticketed for jaywalking.
Ford has yet to comment on the Star's story.

 As the brothers celebrate the launch of their show, the mayor will be a topic of discussion in Ottawa.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and the city's integrity commissioner will preside over a gathering at Carleton University to evaluate Ottawa's ethics code.
The event is titled, ``Could Rob Ford's Antics Happen in Ottawa?''
Ford has become an international celebrity and the subject of fierce media scrutiny after admitting to having smoked crack cocaine and to showing up in public drunk.

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  1. Only Common Sense posted on 02/10/2014 06:40 AM
    Can one assume that this advertising will fall under the guidelines for allowable election expenses?

    Hmmm ....
    1. don was right posted on 02/10/2014 09:27 AM
      @Only Common Sense Hmmmm Yutube is free, so what s your point?
    2. Only Common Sense posted on 02/10/2014 10:02 AM
      @don was right Sorry, "don is wrong" - this is advertising time - plain and simple.

      Although it is nominally "free" it is considered as advertising costs "in kind" under the legislation. It must be filmed, it must be uploaded, etc. ... all of which are real costs.

      Read a little ... learn something.
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 02/10/2014 10:10 AM
      @Only Common Sense Wow....that really is being tight-assed, if at the most we're talking about is MAYBE $40 to do something on YouTube.

      Whereas, the continued coverage by the Star is way above that. Whether the coverage is bad or good, publicity is publicity. Are you going to count that too?
    4. Only Common Sense posted on 02/10/2014 10:14 AM
      @Karl Burgin Apples and oranges argument, Karl.
      Youtube is not in any way, reporting ... it is entertainment and publicity ... newspapers are mechanisms of reporting.

      A world of difference unless you are the chief apologist for the Thug brothers.
    5. Karl Burgin posted on 02/10/2014 10:30 AM
      @Only Common Sense you call what the Star does as reporting? Don't make me laugh...
      Do you count Robin Dolittle's book tour 'Crazy Town', with the coverage of Rob Ford, as publicity or reporting?

      There is no need for apologizing. Ford is getting all the free publicity that would make other seethe with envy. One media guest on 1010 made the point that the constant coverage on Ford would equal $1.1 Billion. And that's through the newspapers- not anything necessarily Ford did himself.
      And this YouTube phase isn't anything different. Ford, by himself, cannot market himself to this extent. But you an thank your "newspaper" reporting for contributing in a big way though.....

      I'm no apologist...I'm just calling it like I see it.
    6. ted posted on 02/10/2014 12:45 PM
      @Karl Burgin $40? Umm nope. You've got an HD camcorder, lights, possibly makeup. All at the expense of the Fords. Even if you already had this stuff at your disposal you still have to declare it as an election expense.
    7. Karl Burgin posted on 02/10/2014 01:41 PM
      @ted Yeah....that's really stretching to make a point.
      I was exaggerating when I said it would cost $40- didn't think I was going to be taken seriously there.
      But besides that, the point DON AS RIGHT was making, was compared to the amount of money going into actually campaigning, this is probably peanuts.

      Remember, Ford's campaign was audited last time, on the account that he over spent. Because a sore loser complainer. When they audited his expenses, they found nothing wrong, and that his paperwork was impeccable.
      So really, we're griping over nothing.
  2. Rob Ford's Cadillac posted on 02/10/2014 07:46 AM
    The show should be called 'Thugs'.
    1. REALITY BITES posted on 02/10/2014 08:22 AM
      @Rob Ford's Cadillac Or "You Crack Me Up".
  3. Ruth posted on 02/10/2014 08:37 AM
  4. Lisa posted on 02/10/2014 08:52 AM
    Why? Dumb and Dumber---just goes to show if you have money you think you are invincible. Enough already...haven't you embarrassed your family enough..not to mention the city of Toronto.
    Disappear already.
  5. Lisa posted on 02/10/2014 08:52 AM
    Why? Dumb and Dumber---just goes to show if you have money you think you are invincible. Enough already...haven't you embarrassed your family enough..not to mention the city of Toronto.
    Disappear already.
  6. justsaying posted on 02/10/2014 09:12 AM
    I find it amazing that Ford Nation is not replying to these posts, and are not defending the Fordster...I mean fraudster..

    Guess they have had enough of him too, or else they'd be posting their rants, defending the indefensible....(though that's Doug's full time job now.)
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 02/10/2014 10:11 AM
      @justsaying No worries JUSTSAYING....I'm here.. ;p
    2. Mark7 posted on 02/10/2014 01:24 PM
      @justsaying FORD MORE YEARS here still and accounted for. We just get tired defending against the hate.
  7. DW posted on 02/10/2014 09:44 AM
    What no orange jumpsuits? Strictly low definition computer trash for shut-ins and the mentally impaired
  8. arthur posted on 02/10/2014 09:48 AM
    this family has no shame. no shame at all.
    It's going to take a while but this city needs to rid themselves of these 2 and needs time to heal
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 02/10/2014 10:23 AM
      @arthur There's a simple solution. If you don't like it, don't watch it.
      Obviously this isn't everyone's cup of tea. I'm not even sure if I will watch it. Only because I support him anyway, and I don't need any convincing. If the 'mushy middle' are curious, then they will watch. And Adam Vaughn will watch too- as much as he hates the Fords, he can't seem to get enough of them either.
    2. Mark7 posted on 02/10/2014 01:27 PM
      @arthur the ole tired line of "time to heal" is beyond cliche. What does anyone need to heal with in regards to Mr. Ford? Where is the logic in that? He has caused me no pain, yet helped the bottom line.

  9. JC posted on 02/10/2014 09:55 AM
    it's satisfying knowing as the lead detective said last week the investigation is ongoing regards to Ford. tells me they are watching all his movements and will act when they feel the time is right. that's assuring!
    1. Mark7 posted on 02/10/2014 01:28 PM
      @JC Our continuing advancement towards a police state is NOT assuring to me.
    2. JC posted on 02/10/2014 03:14 PM
      @Mark7 if we were advancing towards a police state. some cop or concerned citizen would of by now taken Rob out behind the shed and laid a whoppin on him. I mean just laid a beating on him and his brother for mouthing off the police services.
      unfortunately they have to restrain themselves in this situation and follow the rules. pity!
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 02/10/2014 04:49 PM
      @JC Really...i highly doubt that.
      Ford would tackle them to the floor before they got close enough.
  10. Rob Ford's Cadillac posted on 02/10/2014 10:59 AM
    I think it's hilarious that these two morons began their on-air career at Newstalk 1010, then, after getting the boot, moved on to an illustrious career at the Sun News Network that lasted...wait for it....ONE SHOW..and now, have sunk to the level of YOUTUBE (!) to get their trashy lies out. They're sinking to Krusty The Clown levels of desperation. And I love it! The more they open their fat, corrupt mouths, the more us NON-right wing, extremist, Tea Party North folk will get our wish for a Mayor with a brain.
    1. don was right posted on 02/10/2014 11:08 AM
      @Rob Ford's Cadillac youe mean commie left wing Chow? Or the guy who doesnt want to confuse the facts with the evidence? Tory who wants to spend billions putting condos on Ontario Place. It will be interesting to see how many people watch this once YouTube updates the stats.
    2. Peter posted on 02/10/2014 11:11 AM
      @Rob Ford's Cadillac Thank you for your comment Rob Fords Cadilac

      I am hoping that a new Mayor Ford bobble head will be released.
      Mayor Ford could create even more revenues for charity. Let the next bobble head be a blockbuster !
      - Good going Mayor Ford.

    3. Rob Ford's Cadillace posted on 02/10/2014 11:27 AM
      @don was right The only people watching it will be idiots like you, Peter, Karl Burgin and all the other brainless gimps who can't turn away from a train wreck. After the first webisode tanks, you and your extremist friends, in desperation, will surely mount a campaign to bring back hanging, abolish education and reform municipal elections so only the dumbest criminals can run for a seat. Of one.
      Little brown shirts like you don't even understand the irony of your authoritarian tendencies yet have the gall to call Olivia Chow a 'commie' (LMMFAO). Read a book, go away, and leave the running of the city to people with an education greater than grade school. Oh, and get off the pipe.
    4. Karl Burgin posted on 02/10/2014 12:03 PM
      @Rob Ford's Cadillace You're still on the road. You must be loaded- with the price of gas being $1.30/L.
      Oh, and I don't have to worry about the YouTube thing tanking. Here's how it probably would go:
      *The people who support Ford would probably watch it. And their opinions wouldn't change.
      *The people who hate Ford won't watch it. And whatever he says wouldn't changed their opinions about the mayor
      *The "mush middle" will watch it. Depending on how convincing the brother are, will probably convince them to vote for the mayor
      *The media will most definitely be watching- to report anything the mayor says or does, that qualifies as "juicy"

      Therefore, the media is probably the only group that this will benefit.
      But overall, the YouTube thing is no biggie. I may watch a segment here or there, but as I said, I don't need convincing.
      But you should probably pull up a chair CADILLAC- it may do you some good to watch.
    5. Mark7 posted on 02/10/2014 01:34 PM
      @Rob Ford's Cadillace Good ole hate spewing and ranting you. Those who do not agree with you are " The only people watching it will be idiots", "all the other brainless gimps", "and your extremist friends"?!!

      How do you think anyone can take you seriously with these multiple insults/rants? You sound like a communist in the making. Follow my way or you are wrong and despised.

      Sad world you live in.
  11. Peter posted on 02/10/2014 11:01 AM

    The Ford Nation show is an excellent publicity advantage for Mayor Ford.

    - What other candidates for Mayor have thought of this great idea? - none.

    As reluctantly admitted by many media, Ford is a celebrity. He has great influence, and rightly so for being the best fiscal mayor Toronto has ever had.

    Other mayoral candidates don't have the energy or creativeness or skill like Mayor Ford has to pull off a Youtube show like this.

    With Mayor Ford's high popularity rating of 43%, that leaves the other prospective mayoral opponents with not much room left to get a majority. You could say that any Ford Hater can only choose a minority "loser" candidate.

    Youtube Ford Nation could possibly go viral. That would suck for any other mayoral candidate who isn't even trying to make an impression.

    Good going Mayor Ford!

    Thank you NewsTalk 1010

    1. Sonny posted on 02/10/2014 11:16 AM
      @Peter Lastman & Miller had approval ratings in the 70s before winning reelection!
  12. Karl Burgin posted on 02/10/2014 12:39 PM
    OK people, let's please set the record straight. CFRB DID NOT ditch the Fords. It was agreed upon to end the show by both the Fords AND CFRB. And the show was slated to end by the end of December anyway- only because Ford was going to run again, and he couldn't have a radio show going at the same time.

    Here are two separate sources that reflect this:
    Rob Ford radio show signs off
    Decision to end show was 'mutually determined,' station says....
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Coun. Doug Ford and NEWSTALK 1010 have mutually agreed to end the brothers’ weekly radio show.

    Unless people these days cannot read, they are going to totally bypass the news, and keeping spewing such meaningless bullcrap. Again, CFRB didn't kick the Fords out- the decided TOGETHER to end the show. That's point #1

    #2: @EDWIN
    "The Mayor, calling the media maggots..."
    So I guess we're going to discount the fact that the mayor apologized for that statement not even 2 seconds after it came out of his mouth (even though the statement is true- look no further than the permanent scrum that exists in front of the mayor's office- seems maggot-like behaviour to me).
    And the mayor/brother are bullies? How can they be bullies when city council spat in the face of democracy, and stripped the mayor of his powers? How can they be bullies if whenever Ford says "A", that council votes "B"- even though "A" would be good for the city. You really need to brush up on your Webster's dictionary, and familiarize yourself with the definition. And don't even get me started with the Star....threatening to sue the mayor for a word he never said. But let's not go there....

    #3: @ARTHUR
    CFRB didn't ditch the Fords. Please read the above headlines and links before applying words to lips. And I heard it from the radio manager's lips when he was at the Sunday round table last year, with Tory and Moore at his side. So please don't tell me how I heard different.
    As for Robin Dolittle's book- what is the point of publishing a book, much of which we already know from the so-called "news reports" over the last few months- but as to which no defense has been offered.
    The point of the book is meaningless as far as I see it- other than a shameless self-plug for the Star. The trip to the Stewart show in the U.S. is testament of that fact. I've heard the interview with Tory on Friday with Dolittle- and the self-righteous attitude is appalling. And she wonders why there is such a hostility towards the media...
    Go ask the workers at Steak Queen, when the media tried to interview them after the latest Ford video. They booted them out.....
    Or the bar in BC, of which, because of the Star, they are now being looked at "closely" by the BC liquor board.
    The Star aren't bullies you say. Yeah I'm sure- because the last two examples I ave sure seems like it.
    1. Peter posted on 02/10/2014 12:50 PM
      @Karl Burgin Yes, you are absolutely correct Karl. CFRB did not ditch the Fords.
      CFRB didn't kick the Fords out - they decided TOGETHER to end the show.
    2. arthur posted on 02/10/2014 03:35 PM
      @Karl Burgin good lord Karl you are such an idiot. i mean an absolute bumbling moronic idiot. you don't think i read that before?
      you're picking and choosing what you want to believe now from what 1010 says. you agree with that statement so you believe it? others re: Ford that 1010 might say you don't agree with you would say B.S.
      what do you think 1010 would come out and say we ditched the Fords get lost Rob and Doug?
      The Fords have been looking for an avenue ever since to spout their bullsht. you think they would just give up 2 hrs of air time on 1010? now their trying to spout the bullsht online to whomever will listen (most likely you Karl)
      It's like when a company lets go senior management a generic statement is released to the rest of the workforce, that senior manager or whatever
      might of screwed up but the statement would say "John Smith is leaving the company to pursue other interests"
      haha Karl are you a teenager? you're not an adult i can tell by your writings. no intelligence or experience just a jackoff who knows sht..
      Karl goes out and finds the article that 1010 posted on the Fords leaving the show and he pastes here.... haha
      Karl 1010 is part owned by a much larger corp Bell. they are not going to associate themselves with a crackhead... duhh.. capiche?
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 02/10/2014 04:35 PM
      @arthur You really are trying my patience.....
      The freakin' manager of the station said so. There was a contract between the two of them. CFRB could not release the Fords, even if they wanted to. The station manager got so many questions on this, he decided to answer it. If you do not believe me, and think I'm just making this up, or making excuses, call CFRB, text them, or email, and they themselves well you.

      I knew there was going to be somebody that would read the facts, but create their own logic, so their hated spiel would make sense. And my friend, it seems that you are it.
      It would help if you listened to the news once in a while, instead of your extreme left-wing propaganda.
      And it doesn't matter if Bell owns CFRB moron. A contract is a contract. Unless they broke some CRTC rules, of which they didn't, they cannot end the contract, unless its of a mutual agreement.

      Go get your head checked out, then learn to read actual facts and not fiction, before you come belittle me, and make yourself look like a fool in the progress.
  13. Walter Keriloff posted on 02/10/2014 02:20 PM
    After months of insisting he had been truthful in the midst of a drug scandal, Toronto's scandalous mayor has admitted he lied to the public because he was embarrassed....BECAUSE HE CONTINUES TO LIE TO ALL OF US WEEK AFTER WEEK, WE MUST ASSUME HIS WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN AN EMBARRASSMENT.....
    1. Mark7 posted on 02/10/2014 02:38 PM
      @Walter Keriloff Sounds like all Fiberals tactics for decades yet they get voted in. So what is your point? What are you trying to say? Sounds like fluff to me.
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 02/10/2014 03:29 PM
      @Walter Keriloff SIGH....ok, I'm gonna play spin doctor here.
      Ok, so you say that Ford is a constant liar, unable to tell the truth. If I'm interpreting your statement incorrectly, please let me know.
      So, if Ford is incapable of telling the truth, isn't his admission to smoking crack, a "lie" in itself- and that he didn't smoke crack.
      Because the mayor being a constant liar, but admitting to doing drugs, is in itself another lie. Which means he isn't a drug user.

      I'm just toying with your head there, but if you follow the logic, that YOU and the others are presenting, that Ford is a constant liar, THAT is the twisted world in which you will end up. The truth of course, lies somewhere in between the two ends of the extreme- and as a supporter of Ford, I'm willing to find out what that is.
      You statement however, speaks of mindless diatribe of BS spew. When you make dumb blanket statements like that, and you follow that sort of logic, it ends up proving that you are in support of the mayor.
      Think through the spiel, before you spew it.
  14. DW posted on 02/10/2014 03:39 PM
    Another none-day at City Hall. Why should I go there?

    Vital policy, nope!

    Planning, nope!

    Industrial strategy for the city, nope!

    Transportation planning for the new Pickering Airport into Toronto, nope!

    Industrial harbour revitalization, nope!

    Affordable housing ideas, nope!

    Anti-drug and poverty strategy, don't even go there, nope!

    Retail revitalization for the downtown, nope!

    Translink, what dat?, nope!

    Flood control planning, yeah we do sit on the Metro Conservation Board, nope too complicated!

    Water system renewal, leave that for someone who spent more than a week at university, nope!

    Ontario Place, nope!

    Extension of the Yonge subway, too complicated, too much to read while driving, nope!

    Urban intensification, say it slower, nope!

    But will inspect a backed up toilet and cockroaches..............handout some fridge magnets and take calls from football players.

    And gotta write a cheque for $109, how do you spell Coquitlam?

    Mr. Priorities is on the job
  15. don was right posted on 02/10/2014 08:46 PM
    10,000 views after 12 hours. Not bad at all.Put that in your pipe and smoke it you commie pinkos. Yes you Olivia, Shelly, Janet, M Layton, Adam the whole sorry lot of you. The same bunch who fervently hoped rainbow fags would derail Sochi. In the words ( mispelled) of a left wing commie poster earlier LMFAO
    1. don was right posted on 02/10/2014 09:05 PM
      @don was right Flags - darn spell check. No offence inteneded. Except of course to Olivia etc etc etc
  16. Mister K for Canada posted on 02/10/2014 09:57 PM
    Here’s a secret sampling from future shows:

    “Which one of you is Tweedledum and which is Tweedledee?” — Adam in Wonderland.

    Fords (together): “Shaddup, you Cheshire Cat!”

    “Who should play you guys in the upcoming blockbuster movie Crazy Town, based on the blockbuster book by that blockbuster Star reporter?” — Robyn of Yonge St.

    Mayor Ford: “Thanks for the maggoty question, Robyn of Yonge St. By then, I’ll be so skinny, they’ll need to get Brad Pitt.”

    Doug (laughing): “Then Angelina Jolie can play me. (Turns serious.) We aren’t prejudiced, folks, gender-wise.”

    “I’m confused, is it ‘buck-naked’ or ‘butt-naked?’” — Betty from Butte.

    Doug. “Let me undress, I mean address, that, Rob. I don’t care what you call ‘em. Middle-aged men with pot-bellies should not be prancing down the street buck-naked or butt-naked or ass-backwards or cheeks-to-jowl or tail-waggin’ or booty-shakin’ or heinie-hangin’ or keester-askew or rump-a-dub-dub or naked as a jaybird …”

    Mayor Ford: “Jeez, jaybirding! Watch it. Don’t jaybird. Cops are everywhere.”

    “What was in those packages you picked up at parks and gas bars and such?” — Billy from College St.

    Doug: “Don’t answer that, Rob. You know, folks, I wish our police spent as much time chasing the bad guys as they do tailing the mayor. Holy smokes, folks, I thought that Cessna was gonna land on the roof.”

    “Where are you guys on the political spectrum?” — Karina from Kiev

    Doug: “Well, Rob here’s a big social liberal …”

    “NO! NO! NO!” — Kathleen from Don Mills.
    1. don was right posted on 02/10/2014 10:01 PM
      @Mister K for Canada Kathleen on a country road takes on the black Escalade - THAT i woudl watch
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 02/11/2014 11:40 AM
      @Mister K for Canada Those ideas are actually quite good- and funny. ;p
      Would be great for political satire....
  17. DW posted on 03/06/2014 06:32 PM
    Saw Mayor Buffoon today inspecting a building with an army of City staff.

    What a waste of money and time.

    And then he goes to the truck he rides around and hands out Ford Nation shirts. I hope these are expensed properly and the donation properly recorded. Was this City business or Mayor Buffoon campaigning??

    Say speaking of donations, will Dovigi of the GFL garbage contract be giving a $1000 this year like he did in 2010??
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