As the Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign rolls towards reaching the goal of $200,000 to spring for the alleged video of Rob Ford smoking crack, there appears to be a few snags. Gawker editor John Cook who is one of the three people in the world claiming to have seen the video, released a statement Thursday evening that there has been no contact with the owner of the lurid video since May 19th.
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On top of that, a commenter on the Gawker update has linked to a cached job posting in search of a Rob Ford Look-a-like to appear on camera "smoking a cigar and chuckling..." The posting is more than a year old however and it's hard to imagine a performance could be so convincing that two Toronto Star reporters would risk, well everything in breaking the story in print.
Still, no end to the twists in turns in this surreal start to the summer for Canada's largest city -- silence from the "accused," a show of brotherly love, and a fired chief of staff.