Someone is having fun with Rob Ford’s YouTube channel:
The Google Ads that pop up at the bottom of the screen when you watch Toronto’s internationally controversial mayor, Rob Ford, on his YouTube show Ford Nation are, well, hilarious.
(Keep in mind, these are all actual and completely unaltered screen grabs from the Ford Nation episodes on YouTube).
- We have the bold “High style" notation below the face of the mayor who famously admitted to smoking crack cocaine "in a drunken stupor";
- There is the stark “No home is safe" ad beneath Rob and his city council brother Doug, two of the most polarizing political figures in Canada;
- The “Justin Trudeau poll" ad reminds us that some accounts of the Rob Ford crack video had him slurring homophobic slurs about the Liberal leader;
- “You just know they’ve got to be evil," is a headline under the Fords that will resonate with his vociferous opponents;
- The “Police training" ad could be seen as a nod to the Fords’ contention that Toronto’s chief of police Bill Blair is a bad top cop who has squandered money investigating the mayor and came up short.
Can it all be coincidence?
Or has the genius of Google Ads managed to tell the raucous, rollicking story of Rob Ford in just five commercial plugs?