L.A. CITY HALL: Jimmy Kimmel show, tongue-in-check segment, comparison/contrast, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti: "Jimmy Kimmel pits Toronto Mayor Rob Ford against L.A.'s Eric Garcetti" ....
* Los Angeles Times: "Jimmy Kimmel pits Toronto Mayor Rob Ford against L.A.'s Eric Garcetti" - From the LAT:
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show Monday to promote his hometown, but ended up getting stacked up against Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Ford -- who gained international fame last year after media reports of public drunkenness and his admission to smoking crack cocaine -- had paid a visit to L.A. City Hall earlier Monday, but Garcetti, in Mexico on a business trip, was nowhere to be found. Ford told reporters that he makes it a point to visit the city halls of places he visits to "pop in and say hi."
On the set of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" the talk show host made it a point to highlight the striking contrast between the two mayors, introducing Ford as someone who has "tripped, bumped, danced, argued and smoked his way into our national consciousness," Kimmel said.
Kimmel then launched into a tongue-in-cheek segment of compare-and-contrast, hoping Garcetti might adopt more of the bombastic flair of his Toronto counterpart. "This is Eric Garcetti meeting some supporters, picnic of some kind," Kimmel said, holding a photo of Garcetti wearing a crisp blue shirt and tie under red apron as he leans over a table to give a formal handshake to a man.
Cut to a photo of Ford dancing with two women wearing feathered headdresses "There's you with your supporters," Kimmel said................