Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald

[URBAN NOTE] "The Rob and Doug Ford Radio Recap: “Great Day For Democracy” Edition"

Torontoist's David Hains recapped the two-hour talk show on Newstalk 1010 run every Sunday afternoon by Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Doug. Last Sunday's was the first after the court ruling overturning his

It's a minor piece of comedy.

It’s the Rob and Doug extravaganza! The mayor’s Sunday radio talk show is usually filled with blustery anger, but was yesterday’s also tinged with joyous outrage, given Friday’s verdict? Find out below, in our recap.

1:07: Rob kicks off the show by congratulating incoming Premier Kathleen Wynne. Later in the show, he says he’ll ask her for subways.

1:13: Doug Ford says Friday was a “great day for democracy,” and that the Ford family have “always been strong believers in democracy and the judicial system.”

1:15: Council speaker Frances Nunziata (Ward 11, York South-Weston) says she was disappointed that some members of council tried to position themselves for more power in anticipation of the vacant mayor’s seat. “Disgusting,” she says.

1:16: Doug talks about how councillors have wanted to become Budget Chair in the wake of Mike Del Grande’s resignation, and then deflates Nunziata’s point about disgusting power-hungry politicians: “You lobbied me too to be the chair.”

1:18: Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” brings the show back from commercial. The people want cowbell, folks. Cowbell, cowbell, cowbell.

1:19: Rob reads a variation on his speech from Friday, saying he wants to spend the next six years getting the job done and building consensus. Rob is much better speaking extemporaneously than from prepared notes, and so this comes across as terrible radio.
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