After months, the man is finally where he needs to be. His blatant alcoholism, substance abuse, prejudice, and all out immaturity make it amazing that he was ever even elected mayor of Toronto.
Not only that, he’s caused one of the biggest stirs in our country’s media history, and has likened our political media coverage to the abysmally sad levels of the American celebrity. When a Canadian politician makes SNL’s Weekend Update, described as “when a Canadian stops being polite and starts getting real,” you know this is something we must shake our heads at (although I’ll admit I found the joke funny).
Now, we must celebrate. This adult/troubled teenager has finally accepted his condition and has checked himself into rehab. Now, he will receive the psychiatric help he needs. He and his family will hopefully be more at peace. He won’t receive as much media attention and have his face pointlessly plastered all over the news! But . . .
Earlier in the month, multiple news outlets across the country reported that Rob Ford had been “spotted” in Bracebridge. That’s right, “spotted.” As if rehab has transformed him into some wild, endangered animal that the press is trying to capture.
CBC reported that he was still in rehab, but that being off-property was considered essential to his continuation in the program. A couple cheerful photos of him have surfaced.
While these may or may not be attempts to show the world the supposed progress he’s been making, I’m irritated that the press is seizing every opportunity to headline Ford.
People, give him a break! The guy is in rehab now, so leave him alone. His story has been stretched to the point of exhaustion. Yes, he’s made some bad decisions, but give him the time to peacefully complete his rehabilitation before you, once again, spearhead him with ridicule, and plague readers with so-called “news” they shouldn’t care to read anymore.