IlGreven: So, $200K to known drug dealers, all for a scoop? And they're scamming their own readers into it?...Really, if you gave to this but didn't give to the Red Cross after the tornado hit, I don't want to know you.
stealthd: Ford is an ass, but you're RAISING MONEY TO GIVE TO CRACK DEALERS.
skinink: Nick Denton and Gawker Media sure as hell don't need to crowdfund for 200 grand. They're just too cheap to pay for it out of pocket.
Gunny Highway: Deadspin is worse than ESPN, Francesa, and Virgil. Combined.
TheSelphie: skinink: Nick Denton and Gawker Media sure as hell don't need to crowdfund for 200 grand. They're just too cheap to pay for it out of pocket.This, wtf.
moops: Gunny Highway: Deadspin is worse than ESPN, Francesa, and Virgil. Combined.What about rotten.com or Ogrish?
Bill_Wick's_Friend: stealthd: Ford is an ass, but you're RAISING MONEY TO GIVE TO CRACK DEALERS.Yes. And?It's not like the money is being traded for crack. These particular crack dealers have a commodity in their possession that both parties have essentially agreed is valued at six figures.I would be more concerned about the allegations of the mayor giving money to crack dealers in exchange for crack.Rob Ford gets caught doing drunken, racist, sexist, impolitic things all the time. Usually it's "deny", followed by "sheepishly admit", followed by "because fark you, that's why. i'm the mayor. get out of my office". Assuming this is true (and it does seem from the Gawker and Star reports to be true) and assuming Gawker raises the money (and this seems likely given their current daily take) his time I don't think "because fark you I'm the mayor" is going to be good enough to get him out of the soup./not giving them any money/did give to red cross in OK
stealthd: It's still bad guys getting money for being bad guys.
jaytkay: stealthd: Ford is an ass, but you're RAISING MONEY TO GIVE TO CRACK DEALERS.This Kickstarter campaign proves that Rob Ford is worse than crack dealers.We all knew this, but now it has been scientifically measured.
Bill_Wick's_Friend: who chose Calgary as the new home? BC too far away to travel?
whatshisname: Bill_Wick's_Friend: who chose Calgary as the new home? BC too far away to travel?They're probably headed for Fort McMurray. Good luck to them.
GavinTheAlmighty: Note that Ford has been very, very careful not to say that the video doesn't exist; only that the allegations are "ridiculous". OF farkING COURSE they're ridiculous. The mayor of the fourth-largest city in North America is allegedly a crackhead. That's crazy-ridiculous! But it doesn't make it false. Things can be both ridiculous and true.I haven't contributed anything, not because I have a problem with giving them money (I do, but the alternatives of them holding onto the videotape and therefore being able to blackmail the mayor are worse) but because we don't know for certain if $200K is the confirmed asking price or if it's just an arbitrary number that they're going to use to negotiate. We also don't know if the video still exists - these are crack dealers we're talking about, not exactly a paragon of business integrity and intelligence.The video existed for sure - that's why Ford hasn't sued anyone into oblivion yet, because he knows that if he does, the video can be produced as evidence. But does it still exist now? We don't know. We're just going on the words of the Gawker and Star reporters. Not a huge problem for me - Donovan and Doolittle are great reporters - but still, they don't have the video in their possession.Allegedly there's a whole lot more to the story coming out, involving other people. The video will surely make its way out.
ruta: whatshisname: Bill_Wick's_Friend: who chose Calgary as the new home? BC too far away to travel?They're probably headed for Fort McMurray. Good luck to them.Yeah, a Somali crack dealer saying he's going to Alberta to start a crime-free life is like a gambling addict saying he's going to Nevada to quit gambling.
Electrify: GavinTheAlmighty: ...Allegedly there's a whole lot more to the story coming out, involving other people. The video will surely make its way out.Apparently if the deal goes south, they are donating the money to a charity which helps people with addictions.
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