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Twitter reaction to the Rob Ford substance abuse story

As expected, reports this morning of Rob Ford's alleged alcohol problems dominated online discourse from city hall observers and concerned citizens. Naturally, a report of this nature is likely to generate debate about what exactly falls within mayor's private business and what we as citizens and Ford's employers have a right to know.

Some corners are questioning the ethics of reporting a health problem while others say issues that have the potential to impair the mayor's ability to effectively perform his duties should be public knowledge.

Unlike the immediate fallout from other Ford scandals, comments for the most part urged caution, stressing the seriousness of alcohol abuse and its effects on the sufferer and their family.

Here's are some of the best Tweets from earlier this morning. Add your thoughts below.

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.

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