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article imageRob Ford: 'I need f***ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead'

By Andrew Moran     Nov 7, 2013 in Politics
Toronto - Two Toronto news media outlets have released a video clip of Mayor Rob Ford showing him in the middle of a tirade on how he needs "f---ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead." The video was recorded on an unknown person’s smartphone.
Just when everyone thought the worst was over in Toronto, a new video has popped up and has begun to make the rounds. The one-minute video depicts the mayor going on a rant in an unknown living room and gesticulating in a heated and intense manner.
“I’m gonna kill that f---ing guy. I’m telling you, it’s first-degree murder,” Ford said in his tirade. “I’ll rip his f---ing throat out. I’ll poke his eyes out. I’ll make sure that motherf---er’s dead.” He added that he is a “sickmotherf---er” and needs “to go f---ing by myself in my f----ing underwear.”
At one point, Ford said all he needed was 15 minutes, but was told by an unknown voice that it was too much time and five minutes was a better length. Ford responded, “No, no, no. Not going to do it for five. I’m gonna prepare for it. I will call it. And I will f---ing be in that ring.”
It is unclear as to who the target of the vitriol language is or who Ford is speaking with – there are at least two other people in the video; the person holding the camera and someone else located elsewhere in the room.
A source close to the mayor told the Toronto Sun that it “looks a lot worse than it really is.” Joe Warmington of the Sun noted that the mayor’s behavior in the video is consistent with similar anger he has shown him in past conversations.
The clip was being shopped around by someone who wanted to make a few thousand dollars. The Sun noted that it did not purchase the video or enter into negotiations. The Toronto Star, however, made the decision to acquire the video.
Speaking to a horde of reporters outside of the Mayor’s Office shortly after the video was published Thursday, Ford called the video “extremely embarrassing.”
“I saw a video, it is extremely embarrassing, the whole world is going to see it - I don't have a problem with that,” stated Ford. “Obviously, I was extremely, extremely inebriated. Again, I've made mistakes, all I can do is reassure the people, I don't know what to say.” (comments via Don Peat’s Twitter feed).
The video comes after Ford admitted to smoking crack-cocaine.
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