That Time Vice Paid A "Hacker" $5,000 For A Fake Rob Ford Story
That Time Vice Paid A “Hacker” $5,000 For A Fake Rob Ford Story
It was one of their biggest Canadian scoops. They didn't know they were being conned.

At a quarter past noon on November 5, 2013, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford casually admitted — after months of denying it — that, yes, he had smoked crack cocaine. This had most likely occurred, he quickly explained, in one his drunken stupors.

Nearly three hours later, as reporters stood crushed against the glass wall of Ford’s office, tensely awaiting entry to what promised to be one hell of a press conference, Vice dropped a bombshell: “Rob Ford’s Office Hired a Hacker to Destroy the Crack Tape.”

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