TORONTO - I call it as I see it, Mr. Mayor, and will continue to do so.
No matter how mad you get at me.
And in an unsolicited call to my cellular at about 6 p.m. Sunday, Mayor Rob Ford clearly indicated how irate he is.
It was not a robocall, but Ford live and furious.
"I am so f------ mad at you right now," he screamed, berating me over the line.
When I told him "I don't care," he became even more enraged.
He said "I am so f----- -angry" several times as I stepped away from the dinner table to take the surprise call.
It seems he was upset about my Thursday column.
In it, I called him out for what I thought was an unfair lambasting of a city employee caught in a picture appearing to be asleep--particularly when he himself has been embroiled in many controversies.
He took offence.
It seemed he was particularly upset about references to mentioning "Garrison Ball-gate and ass-gate."
He was fuming, profane and belligerent.
"Don't write lies," he said. "You know that stuff is lies. You know I wasn't drunk at the Garrison Ball and that I didn't grab that woman's ass."
I wasn't at either event. I don't know what transpired.
But what I have written and said in the past is I have seen no proof of either and have spoken to many people personally who claim they did not see impropriety by the mayor at either.