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Rob Ford crack admission among top 2013 apologies, Time says

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has made Time magazine's list of "Top 10 Apologies" of 2013, slotting into the number 2 position behind celebrity chef Paula Deen but ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama.

Magazine notes 3 separate Ford mea culpas

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford confessed to smoking crack cocaine after months of denials. (Canadian Press)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has made Time magazine's list of "Top 10 Apologies" of 2013, slotting into the number 2 position behind celebrity chef Paula Deen but ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama.

In a year-end feature called Top 10 Everything, the magazine cited the embattled mayor for confessing to smoking crack cocaine, as well as apologies for making a vulgar comment about his wife on live television and knocking over a city councillor during a Toronto council meeting.

Ford's troubles have been a popular topic in U.S. media, including on news programs, morning shows and with late-night comedians.  

Others on the Time list and what they were apologizing for include:

  • Actor Alec Baldwin (homophobic slurs).
  • Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis (insulting jurors).
  • News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch (political cartoon in the Sunday Times).
  • JCPenney (store changes that angered customers).
  • Oprah Winfrey (accusing a store clerk of racism).
  • CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta (previously opposing medical marijuana).
  • 60 Minutes (retracted report about attack on U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya).
  • Obama (Obamacare's failings).
  • Paula Deen (racial epithets).

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