Lately in the news, some mayor smoked crack, the scandal lasted months with the Bob first denying and then admitting his acts.
The part I think blows is the part where the media focuses so much on this relatively insignificant story when there are so many other things to report. Even on this Bob Ford himself, why not talk about his policies and what he's been up to as mayor of Toronto for example.
I think most of the North American "news" outlets don't really care about that. What they really want is a sensational story that's easy to follow with actions that are Biblically offensive.
Even a segment on The Daily Show sided with the whole "Christian values are paramount" concept. Because of the crack smoking, he should step down and promise to follow a 12 step program.. . and never drink again. (I watch that show religiously and it's usually much better than this).
This reminds of that guy that was president of the U.S.A. and got so close to being impeached for having sexual relationships with someone who was not his god given wife. Or David Howard who had to resign for other people's ignorance and witch burning fright of learning new words.
This is part of the problems with politics these days, the reporting of it targets easy and sensational crap that people buy like it's crack cocaine. Most politicians cheat on their wives and do drugs, it's not news nor newsworthy. If they do their job properly, then those problems don't really concern the general public. Unless politicians are supposed to be like angels, held up to a standard so high they shouldn't need drugs ?
The cherry on the cake is when "the news" asks the important question:"What's behind Rob Ford's 'mind-boggling' PR strategy?"
The strategy, if any, is that North American big medias cannot be bothered to report on things that aren't gossip to a point that Bob Ford can have such a strategy and even come out on top. In other words, the question asked by CBC (and others) is the problem.