Shortly after Toronto Police said they had in their possession a video allegedly showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, the mayor himself admitted it to in a surprise announcement. He blamed reporters for not asking the right questions, a statement that was swiftly rebuffed by Toronto Star reporters. 

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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.