Doug Ford creates simulated news to counter media that 'isn't going to give us a fair shake' - 2018-05-03
A microphone-toting reporter stands by the side of the road, her hair whipped by the wind, as if breathlessly reporting breaking news. Clips show Doug Ford addressing the media at a press event. There are interviews with "ordinary citizens" at an auto body shop and a pub, shots of concerned voters at a town hall-style meeting.
The report on the Ontario Conservative Leader's electricity-rates announcement this week looked and felt like an actual TV-news item.
But the video was not produced by a television station or working journalists.