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Rob Ford ducks CBC muckrakers, call the cops—and we feel surprisingly sympathetic (until we see the video)

Did you hear the news about Rob Ford and the CBC interview? No, not that one. Not that one, either. Apparently, the mayor was recently ambushed outside his home by a This Hour Has 22 Minutes “news” team and, uh, he called 911. Of course, it’s easy to claim this as evidence of Ford’s evasion of the spotlight or his inability to relax and poke fun at himself. And maybe it is. After all, awkward 22 Minutes interviews are something of a Canadian tradition (along with self-deprecation and apologizing, natch). But the mayor has been the target of death threats recently, so we’re going to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one. But that doesn’t mean we’re not looking forward to tonight’s 22 Minutes episode. Because we are. (UPDATE: This sneak peek of the clip diminishes our sympathy. Also, Ford said it was dark. It wasn’t. Busted.) Read the entire story [CBC] »