Earlier today, Toronto mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine during one of his “drunken stupors.” Which naturally invited comparisons between him and another crack-smoking mayor, the illustrious Marion “Bitch Set Me Up” Barry:

But Team Barry didn’t take kindly to WaPo’s side-by-side comparison, and a Twitter fit was pitched:

But if Barry’s people are looking for sympathy on Twitter, they’re not likely to find much of it.






Twitchy coverage of Marion Barry

  • Maxx

    Hey Barry nut huggers, you want to espouse the difference between the two men?
    Fine. One man handed out free turkeys….

    …the other mayor ate ’em.

    There’s your difference.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      Did one of them throw the turkeys out a helicopter?


      • TomJB

        Did he have to bomb a new Walmart that had the audacity to try and set up shop in DC?

        • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

          Did one of Barry’s nutjob friends or acquaintances do that?

          • TomJB

            oh no, just continuing the WKRP meme… see Dr Fever’s line after Les is cut off from his live broadcast :)

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Surrealism meets reality. Ahhhhh Loni.

      • Zane Henry

        “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly” – Arthur Carlson, Gen. Mgr. WKRP

  • BlueGood

    Well it appears Mr. Barry and Mr. Ford have a lot more in common than meets the eye….

  • TJ

    Other than both doing crack like 10% of the population they have nothing in common. One is a communist and one is not.

    • TomJB


  • BoscoBolt

    Anyone who smokes crack is a low-life loser – they all deserve to be lumped together.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Smoking crack is nothing but trouble!” Sincerely, Richard Pryor

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “Crack is whack!” Sincerely, Whitney Houston

    • BruDog1970

      It’s a helluva a drug
      Sincerely, Rick James

  • Michelle ✓classified

    “MB’s Tweet Team” Oh noes! That soundz serious ‘n sh*t.

  • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Ah, but did Barry say, “yea I smoked crack, but I was totally smashed when I did it”?

  • BAW

    I don’t know:

    “Bitch set me up.”
    “It was during one of my drunken stupors.”

    Both are very memorable crack smoking Mayor lines. We have a line and a come back for all occasions.

  • HanaFiveO

    LOL, that’s too funny.

    Hey if the crack pipe fits….

  • fishbonehead