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The Wall Street Journal introduces Rob Ford to America (Nutcracker cameo and all)

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With all of Rob Fords supposed middle finger flipping, parade skipping and tantrum throwing, not even the often staid Wall Street Journal can resist writing about his antics. The paper recently published a story on the “300-pound former city councillor and labelling-company heir” that focuses on Ford’s flamboyant style and is accompanied by a truly wonderful photo. Although the paper made more than a few errors (not least by making Giorgio Mammoliti sound like a voice of reason), the article does contain a memorable quote from councillor Josh Matlow. The mood among many Toronto voters, he says, is a “combination of buyer’s regret and the shame one feels when waking up with a hangover and seeing they have a tattoo on their forehead.” And now that tattoo is splashed all over the Wall Street Journal. Read the entire story [Wall Street Journal] »