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The New Yorker thinks Toronto is addicted to Rob Ford

The Mayoral elephant in the room has been staring us down for some time now, but today even the New Yorker accused us, more or less, of being addicted to our own City Hall circus. Quote the New Yorker: "It is one thing for a politician to spectacularly unravel while in office, and quite another for voters to want more. And yet Ford bobbleheads are selling well in Toronto. Everyone wants a Ford selfie. At his rallies, adoring crowds chant, 'Ford More Years.' We've become a city with an addiction of our own."

Also referring to Toronto as "the Six," the magazine runs down some of our major mishaps, from 2014's Ford Fest chaos to Doug Ford's suggestion that you can be racist against apples, and posits that Robyn Doolittle's Crazy Town might be the most apt nickname for our troubled city. As Ford enjoys high poll rankings and I consider the pros and cons of updating our best and worst Rob Ford merch list with ever-expanding limited edition swag, maybe it is time to check ourselves in Rob Ford rehab. Or hit replay on the latest video incident.

Image: Chris Bateman/blogTO


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