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Toronto City Mayor Rob Ford reacts as the amendments pass in the debate over the Scarborough Rapid Transit Options at Toronto's city hall on Tuesday October 8, 2013
Toronto City Mayor Rob Ford reacts as the amendments pass in the debate over the Scarborough Rapid Transit Options at Toronto's city hall on Tuesday October 8, 2013
(Chris Young for The Globe and Mail)

When Rob Ford’s angry, neither friend nor foe is safe

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Joe Warmington is one of Mayor Rob Ford’s most consistent defenders in the media. The Toronto Sun columnist often backs Mr. Ford when he is in the headlines – which is quite a lot – and he enjoys an access to the mayor that few other journalists get. As the mayor’s brother Doug puts it, they have a unique relationship.