Exclusive - Robyn Doolittle Extended Interview Pt. 3

  • Aired:  02/06/14
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In this exclusive, unedited interview, "Crazy Town" author Robyn Doolittle lays out the difficulties in ousting Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (3:00)

WHY IS THERE NO MECHANISM? I KNOW THEY HAD A CITY COUNCIL

VOTE, WHY IS THERE NO MECHANISM TO FORCE THIS PERSON TO, I JUST

FEEL LIKE IF YOU'RE A CAPTAIN OFA SHIP AND PEOPLE THINK YOU HAVE

A PROBLEM WITH ABUSE, THEY CAN FORCE YOU.

>> I HAVE A NERDY ANSWER TO THAT.

>> PLEASE.

>> SO THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, THE ONLY ENTITY THAT CAN REMOVE

ROB FORD. THEY CAN GIVE OUR MUNICIPAL

GOVERNMENT THE ABILITY TO REMOVEHIM, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD

REASONS WHY THEY'RE NOT GOING TODO THAT.

OUR PROVENCIAL GOVERNMENT IS A LIBERAL GOVERNMENT.

BIG OPPONENTS OF ROB FORD BUT LEFT AND RIGHT PEOPLE AREN'T

REALLY ON BOARD WITH THAT IDEA AND THE REASON IS THAT IF YOU

CHANGE THE LAWS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR POLITICIANS TO OUST

OTHER POLITICIANS THIS EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCE IS PROBABLY NOT

GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN, BUT YOU MIGHT HAVE PEOPLE TRY TO REMOVE

PEOPLE FOR POLITICAL REASONS. LIKE WHAT HAPPENED WITH BILL

CLINTON.

>> I DON'T REMEMBER THAT.

>> OKAY. SO THAT'S THE REASON WHY PEOPLE

ACROSS THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM WERE RELUCTANT TO CHANGE THE

MECHANISM SO CITY COUNCIL COULD EASILY REMOVE ITS MAYOR IF IT

GOT IRRITATED WITH HIM.

>> WHAT IS YOUR MEDIA LIKE UP THERE?

ARE THEY LIKE, ARE THEY CONFLICTBASED LIKE OURS?

I'M TALKING ABOUT THE NEWS MEDIA.

OR DO THEY ALSO EXERCISE RESTRAINT?

>> I TALK ABOUT THAT IN THE BOOK.

VERY RECENTLY EVOLVING TO AN AMERICAN-STYLE, THANK YOU,

AMERICA.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> WHERE WE'RE SEEING LIKE TALK RADIO, I TALK ABOUT IN THE BOOK

HOW I THINK TALK RADIO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS BECAUSE THE

FORDS, THERE'S TWO, A BROTHER ASWELL WHICH WE DIDN'T GET IN TO

BUT THAT'S IN THERE, WILL SAY THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE AND LOOK

IN THE CAMERAS AND YOU KIND OF TALK ABOUT IT AS FACT.

THERE'S NOT THAT SORT OF PAUSE OF FACT CHECKING.

AND WITH TALK RADIO THOSE ERRORSBECOME TRUE.

>> AMPLIFIED.

>> RIGHT.

>> THEN YOU CAN GET YOUR OWN NEWS CHANNEL, DO THE WHOLE

THING, YEAH.

>> AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE AN ENTITY THAT THEY'RE CALLING FOX

NEWS NORTH, A RIGHT WING CHAIN OF NEWSPAPERS STARTED A TV

STATION CALLED FOX NEWS, IT'S GOING THAT WAY FOR BETTER OR

WORSE.

>> YOU'RE GOING TO START GOING IN THE

[BLEEP]SOON. IT'S AN ABSOLUTELYCRIPPLING PHENOMENON THAT

PARALYZES A COUNTRY'S ABILITYTO ADDRESS ITS OWN PROBLEMWHICH IS

THE STORY OF ROB FORD.

>> THEN WE WILL NEED A DAILY SHOW TO POINT OUT THOSE

HYPOCRISIES. [APPLAUSE]

>> CRAZY TOWN,

ON BOOK SHELVESNOW, ROBIN DOOLITTLE!

[APPLAUSE]

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