I'm about a third of the way through Crazy Town: the Rob Ford Story, and one thing that strikes me is the amount of work the author Robyn Doolittle, a reporter for the Toronto Star, did in tracking down this story before it exploded. She was hindered by substandard public information laws in Canada, official cronyism and intimidation, and also by concerns about the public interest in exposing a politician's private life. So, looking back, Gawker's claims to have broken this story and its ridicule of these print journalists seems especially hollow and shitty. If the book gets into any of that pissing match, I'll report back.

ETA: "Ridicule" may not be accurate. Thanks to Magister and GP for their comments.