In this case, of course, a tape exists somewhere of the call. We could check to see what he actually said, if that tape were made public. And Rob Ford is the one with the power to make the tape public. The police won’t release it because of concerns about Rob Ford’s right to privacy. But he could waive those rights, if he wanted to. And if he is telling the truth, then he should want that tape released, because it would prove him right, humiliate the CBC and provide the possible basis for a libel lawsuit against them.