WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Junkies have done it again, folks.
The fatal foursome from Prince George’s County, Md. made national news … in Canada.
This time, it was different though, as their faces were actually plastered on television screens, in living rooms from coast to coast, of our neighbors to the north.
The Junkies have received media attention from all over, ever since booking Rob Ford to make weekly phone calls into the show, but on Thursday, the Toronto mayor delivered a response which would earn the Junkies face time on Canada’s “Global News” and “Entertainment Tonight — Canada.”
Asked for comment on pop superstar Justin Bieber finding a steady current of recent controversy, Ford said on 106.7 The Fan:
“You know what, he’s a young guy. At 19 years old, I wish I was as successful as he was,” the mayor said.
“He’s 19-years-old, guys … think back to when you were 19.”
Although the storyline in Canada immediately took the form of two media asteroids crashing into one another, defending Bieber is just another testament to the transparency of Ford — the ‘crack-smoking’ mayor of Toronto — the latest exhibition of his genuine nature, and almost honorable, even.
If not Ford, who else could sympathize with Bieber and his narrative run amok?
‘Growing child star with too much cash treats the world as his playground, free from law or order,’ you might read.
The truth is, no matter how much it flies in the face of intuition — hand-crafted for us by the media we consume — if we know not Bieber or Ford personally, then we know not truly what’s in their souls.
Their hearts could be laced with evil, just as they very well could be with good intentions.
It’s almost crazy to think, that a predominantly sports talk radio station, based in the capital of the United States, could play such an intricate role in disseminating information about the mayor of a major city situated across an international border, some 500 miles away.
In some respects, the Junkies are a safety preserver for Ford.
When dodging inquiries into his personal life has become a daily occurrence for him professionally, Ford perhaps views his recurring sports talk radio appearances as a reprieve from the madness.
Know this: the Junkies have annexed an insulated shell far removed from Toronto, within which Ford feels comfortable moving freely — free from the constant whirlwinds of potential political agenda — as they stand to gain or lose nothing from any utterance.
To many, the mere notion of the Junkies being the preferred media conduit for Rob Ford may sound preposterous.
But to me, and to anyone who’s followed their illustrious careers with any degree of consistency, this is just another feather in the cap of the only guys to ever successfully assume Howard Stern’s time slot, in any market, anywhere.
[Fast forward to 2:20 mark to see the Junkies. View full newscast over at Global News.]