TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford wasn’t talking Monday about his irate, expletive-filled call to a QMI Agency columnist.
But Coun. Doug Ford was downplaying the call to columnist Joe Warmington.
As QMI Agency revealed Monday, Mayor Ford called Warmington Sunday night and yelled at him for a critical column he wrote last week.
“I am so f---ing mad at you right now,” Ford told Warmington.
“I am not the only one that is pissed at you ... there are others.”
When he arrived at City Hall around 12:30 p.m. Monday, Ford refused to talk about the call.
“That’s a private conversation between Joe and myself,” Ford told reporters as he walked into his office.
Ford ignored questions about whether the call was appropriate or whether the mayor should be threatening reporters.
A mayor’s office source speaking on background said Warmington’s phone number was on a callback list of people who had called Ford.
“That’s why he called Joe,” the source said.
On Monday, Coun. Ford said he had spoken to Warmington.
“It is just one of those things, they had a little disagreement,” Ford said. “They have a close relationship him and Joe, that’s really what it comes down to.
“They like each other, they had a disagreement - very simple. They have a unique relationship, Joe is one of the few reporters that can call Rob anytime.”