You are right, most of the sites I found (slightly different search terms, but similar results) did end up linking to boing boing, so fair is fair on that point.
Journalism includes opinion pieces, every newspaper runs opinion pieces every day. And those opinion pieces may not use terms like “bumblefuck” but they have, recently and regularly, called for Ford’s resignation, said he is damaging to the city.
Here are some quotations from Canada’s largest newspapers:
“Toronto deserves better than a raging bull as mayor.” (Toronto Sun editorial)
“But Toronto remains stuck with this particular warlock, and it will be for some time to come.” (Toronto Star editorial)
“Like so much of what the man has said and done over the past few weeks, it was a confusing and sad spectacle.” (Globe and Mail editorial)
“The travesty of his mayoralty must end, now, with his resignation. If he refuses, more drastic measures may be warranted.” (National Post editorial)
“Raging bull,” “warlock,” “confusing and sad,” and “travesty,” are arguably harsher than “laughable bumblefuck” which at least accused the mayor only of incompetence, not of criminality or malice. This is what journalists do, they tell the truth and they give opinions.