If at first your apology doesn't work then try again - only do it properly the second time. That appears to be the case with Rob Ford's apology to Daniel Dale. Ford's first apology wasn't accepted but on Wednesday, his second try, was.
It would appear Toronto's Mayor, Rob Ford, has been given advice to call off the dogs of a libel suit by apologizing to the bringer of the suit, Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale. But Dale was not impressed by an attempt at apology by Ford Tuesday.
While Toronto Mayor Rob Ford would not repeat his claims that Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale was hanging over his fence taking pictures of his kids in May of 2012, on Friday brother Doug was willing to say Dale was "lurking" and peering over the fence.
Earlier this week Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stood by his suggestion that a reporter he found researching a story on a public lot in behind his home in 2012 was taking photos of his kids. Today he stood by his implication that Daniel Dale is a pedophile.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have dragged himself down to yet another low when, on a taped interview airing Monday night, he implied a Toronto Star reporter was a pedophile. There's no substance to the allegation but that seemed immaterial to Ford.