Canadian journalists have moved the goalposts in pursuit of alleged Rob Ford crack scandal

So distressing do I find the Rob Ford spectacle that covering a terrible murder trial in Ottawa, as I did for a couple of days this week and last, came almost as a reprieve, a step out of the gutter.

It is diminishing even to watch the daily unfolding of the story, the latest installment of which late Friday saw the Toronto Mayor belatedly deny that he uses or is addicted to crack cocaine.

Gawker: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Says He No Longer Smokes Crack Cocaine