Rob and Doug Ford taking talents to YouTube with ‘Ford Nation’ show

Matthew Coutts
Daily Brew

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is taking his talents to YouTube.

On the same day that Ford proclaimed "Bob Marley Day," news came down that the long-awaited "Ford Nation" YouTube channel would soon become a reality.

In the teaser posted to Youtube, Rob and his brother, Coun. Doug Ford, are seen sitting together smiling. At one point Rob teases Doug about the size of his belly. Doug then repeats the Fordian claim of "pulling their hands out of the cookie jar."

The first full segment is expected to be posted on February 10. Just in time for campaign season.

This is the Ford brothers' third foray into self-promotion. The pair had a long-running afternoon talk show on Newstalk 1010 radio, before it was cancelled in November following revelations the mayor had smoked crack cocaine and then lied about it.

They were then given their own program on Sun News Network, which was cancelled after one episode. Rob also made weekly appearances on a Washington, D.C., sports radio program called The Sports Junkies, where he made quite an impression by offering advice such as, "Women love money. Give them a couple thousand bucks and they are happy."

Ford made headlines this week when he said he wasn't going to attend the World Pride festival held in Toronto this June and that he was "not going to change the way I am."

Tune into Ford Nation. Brought to you by the people who made the Star Wars Kid a celebrity.