WASHINGTON — The Rob Ford saga has received more intensive media coverage in the United States than any other Canadian news story since the turn of the century, newly released media-monitoring figures suggest.
If the Toronto mayor were an advertiser trying to buy up all the global media space he occupied over the month of November, it would have cost him $1.1 billion, says the Influence Communications analysis, released to The Canadian Press.
Ford’s headline-making streak continued Wednesday.
Newly released court documents suggest Toronto police, in the throes of a drugs-and-guns investigation, overheard alleged gang members on wiretaps suggesting they had images of Ford using drugs that could be used for blackmail purposes.
That revelation was made on a day in which Ford landed a weekly gig on a U.S. radio show titled “Sports Junkies”; commented on the controversy over the Washington Redskins’ NFL team name; and made a Time…
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