...In an era where fear and paranoia are rising quickly, telling the truth (any kind of truth) is a revolutionary act. For a pol to do so in a Western country like Canada – and in a determinedly socialist city like Toronto – is so unusual as to be exceptional.See also - Toronto Star essentially says: "Poor people support Rob Ford because they're stupid, unlike us sophisticated downtown elites, who are smart for voting for politicians who want to tax us to death."
The press Ford gets may be debatable, but not his authenticity. We wonder why, for a guy not implicated with receiving any form of graft, he got caught up in such a vicious media-based attack. Or perhaps that's the point ... he just isn't dirty enough to be bought and was thus stepping on the wrong toes, as strange as that may sound to some.
h/t Blazing Cat Fur