Even Mayor Rob Ford’s political opponents are accusing NOW Magazine of going too far because the free weekly magazine published an altered image of the mayor holding a gun to his head!
The picture accompanies an editorial by former transit chair Adam Giambrone that accuses the mayor of destroying his own political future.
Even Giambrone has Tweeted to say he wishes the magazine did not publish the picture.
Many people agree, saying NOW Magazine has gone too far with this one.
“I thought it was in poor taste, whether they like the mayor or not, putting a picture like that really sends a strong message of almost an intent that they shouldn’t be putting out there in the public,” one person said.
But others say it’s no worse than other ‘tweaked’ images of Ford the weekly magazine has published in the past.
“When he first got elected, they had a picture of him superimposed on a fat body. that might have been going too far”….
NOW Magazine also published another picture in March, of Ford superimposed on an overweight body with nothing on but boxers.
So, did NOW go too far this time, or does ‘freedom of the press’ cover fake, disturbing pictures, too?..
Read the full article in question here.