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Jon Stewart skewers Mayor Ford over alleged crack video, drinking

Jon Stewart mocked Mayor Rob Ford on his apology over his past "mistakes." COURTESY: YOUTUBE

The alleged crack video scandal surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continues to be fodder for late night talk shows.

Jon Stewart spent several minutes skewering the mayor Monday night, zeroing in on the apology he delivered on his radio talk show Sunday on Newstalk 1010, which was also televised.

He poked fun at Ford over a bombshell statement by Toronto police that they have a video that media reports have said appear to show Ford smoking crack cocaine, and making racist and homophobic remarks.

Stewart said that in Canada “that’s referred to as a hat trick,” and then made fun of Ford’s promise to no longer appear intoxicated in public but to drink at home.

Ford had said the alleged video did not exist, and denied that he smoked crack cocaine.

But the police statement about the video went international, as news outlets as far as India, Europe and Australia carried coverage of Thursday’s revelations.

Other talk show hosts, including Jay Leno and Howard Stern, have also made Ford the butt of recent jokes.