The travails of Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto continue to catch ABC's attention. Neal Karlinsky filed on Wednesday; David Wright now, with a highlight reel of apologies. Wright did that lazy thing that his colleague Jonathan Karl did on Wednesday, and Robin Roberts did last week. He ran a clip of Comedy Central's Daily Show to signify the buzz around the mayoral story. To reiterate: Jon Stewart is a satirist of the news, so a Stewart clip is not necessarily a validation of any given story's importance; sometimes it is a marker of its stupidity.
It being Friday, ABC also assigned Nick Watt to his usual Instant Index round-up of video that is neither newsworthy because it is important, nor because it reflects the journalistic judgment of ABC News -- but because it went viral. Meet Jean-Claude van Damme and friends.
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