We're still a little confused as to why The Sun thinks that the revelation that Amy Winehouse does drugs is worth clearing the front page for: didn't we already know this?
Of course, it dresses this up as a concerned friend rather than a gawping bystander poking the fuck-up with a stick:
Because, of course, her family and friends don't already know she's addicted.
And, the trouble is, that beyond 'this is a video of Amy doing what we've already told you she does', there's little to add, beyond describing what's on the video:
Funny name for a kitten.
To pad out the story some more, The Sun consults experts:
Amongst these 'experts' is
- so, presumably, this makes her the paper's crack expert?
Simms tells what it's like being a crack addict:
It's not clear if this was drug-driven paranoia or dealers coming to settle debts.
Simms doesn't have very much to add, so the paper also consults
He's worried that this makes kids thinks drugs are alright:
They see Amy Winehouse doing well and winning awards, then smoking crack.
She’s sending out the message that it doesn’t affect her career.
So, in effect, The Sun shouldn't be trumpeting about her drug-taking as it sends out the wrong message?
There's room for one more expert. Who to ask?
Jane also wants Amy locked up:
While it might be insane to smoke crack, can you actually be sectioned for taking drugs?
Never mind, Jane has got another idea:
To hammer into her thick skull that she’s lucky enough to have a healthy body and mind that she’s wilfully choosing to destroy.
Ah, yes. Take her to see some sick kiddies. That'd make all the difference. (And, probably, scare the sick kiddies.) If that fails, it's either got to be National Service or a referendum on the European Treaty.
Thank God the Sun has experts on hand. Otherwise we might think they were just publishing sensationalist froth.
Drug addict takes drugs. Hold the front page.