Rob Ford's week gets rougher

Nov 18, 2013

Just when you thought this story couldn't get any weirder, a video shows embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford bowling over a council member during a motion of debate yesterday. City councillor Pam McConnell appeared to be the unintended casualty of Ford running down the aisle, unexpectedly, as tension mounted in the room.

But some people chose to see it instead as: Rob Ford tackles another Toronto city council member during today's meeting.

Or, if you're Buzzfeed: Watch Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Tackle A Toronto City Council Member.

Obviously, there were just so many amazing reactions, we couldn't pick just one.

Thomas Mucha at the GlobalPost expressed gratitude: "Thank you, #RobFord. Love, the journalists everywhere."
Maria Vultaggio at the International Business Times made a good point: "You know who you're def. having a better Monday than: Rob Ford."
Tony Karon at Al Jazeera English got patriotic: "Oh, Canada!"
John Vogl at Buffalo News had a stroke of genius: "The Bills' next game is in Toronto. Someone please, please, please send Rob Ford an XXXL jersey to wear."
Jared Keller with Al Jazeera America concluded: "Today is an amazing day for Rob Ford GIFs."
McKay Coppins at Buzzfeed went musical: "He came in like a wrecking ball."
S. Mitra Kalita at Quartz found the silver lining: "Canadians (finally) gone wild"
Richard Florida at The Atlantic turned sarcastic: "We'll just work around him ... yeah right ..."

Relatedly, and on a more serious note, the National Post's Andrew Coyne writes, "Rob Ford doesn’t need to hear ‘get help.’ He needs to hear ‘get out.’" Further explaining, Coyne tweeted, "Here’s my attempt to come to grips with what went on this aft. In all honesty, I don’t think it does it justice." Colleague Bruce Arthur said, "In another monster Ford column, @acoyne cuts through the bullshit." The Atlantic's Richard Florida came to a decision after reading it: "The Rob Ford Show finally jumped the shark."

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