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Rob Ford says he was 'extremely, extremely inebriated' in new video

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes a statement to the media outside his office at Toronto's city hall after the release of a video on Thursday Nov. 7, 2013. A new video surfaced showing Ford in a rage, using threatening words including "kill" and "murder." Ford said he was “extremely, extremely inebriated" in the video, which appeared Thursday on the Toronto Star’s website. The context of the video is unknown and it's unclear who the target of Ford's wrath is.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS, CHRIS YOUNG — AP Photo
November 07, 2013 - 12:05 PM

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he was "extremely, extremely inebriated" in a video that surfaced Thursday.

The video — posted by the Toronto Star and the Toronto Sun on their websites — shows Ford using threatening words, including "kill" and "murder."

At one point in the video, Ford says he'll "make sure" the person is dead.

The mayor told reporters moments after the video was posted that he was "extremely" embarrassed.

The context of the video is unknown and it's unclear who the target of Ford's wrath is.

Ford admitted Tuesday he has smoked crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor", but said he's not stepping down.TORONTO — A new video has surfaced showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford using threatening words including “kill” and “murder.”

The Sun says a source close to the mayor said that it “looks a lot worse than it really is.”

The Sun says Ford’s behaviour is also consistent with several conversations one of their reporters has had with the mayor in which he used similar inflammatory vernacular.

Ford admitted Tuesday he has smoked crack cocaine in a “drunken stupor,” but said he’s not stepping down.

- The Canadian Press

LINKS:

Ford's family denies he's an addict or alcoholic; blames unforgiving critics - The Canadian Press

Toronto Star explains decision to pay $5,000 for video of Rob Ford's rant - The Canadian Press

Timeline: The Rob Ford video controversies - The Canadian Press

Rob Ford in video rant - Toronto Star

Rob Ford can’t be saved; can Toronto?: Hume - Toronto Star

Full Pundit: There will never be another Rob Ford - The National Post

 

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