During a bizarre weekend faux apology, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he never intended on embarrassing the city. And yes, this is a bit of a relief, considering his actions over the course of his mandate have suggested otherwise.
But as he says, you can't change the past. And even his attempts to ignore the past, or at least clear his browser history, doesn't change the fact that Ford, and through him Toronto, has become a laughingstock.
Take the comedian news anchor Jon Stewart, who has previously chortled at Toronto's "crack mayor." On Monday, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart again pointed its mocking finger in our direction.
Stewart keyed onto the revelation that Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair has confirmed the existence of a video reporting to show Ford smoking from a crack pipe.
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