John Stackhouse, Editor-In-Chief of the Globe, is interviewed about the Ford family story. Honestly, he sounds MUCH more reasonable and convincing than does Doug Ford. And Stackhouse is not nearly as smooth and slick as Doug is. I have to believe Stackhouse.
It is unfortunate that the Globe's sources want to remain unnamed because of their fear of the Fords' powerful influence. But this is not new in journalism. Historically, people in power have always scared their enemies into silence, but that has not prevented journalists from reporting on important stories. News organizations have to rely on journalistic integrity to gain the trust of the public. I have no reason to doubt Stackhouse or the Globe and Mail.