Sometimes I wonder just how crass the press can be. Yesterday, after press reports that singer George Michael had been found unconscious at the wheel of his car with drugs and alcohol in his sytem, George issued a strong denial.
Now, we don’t know what the truth, or otherwise of the press reports are. However, reports today tell the following story,
George Michael was so wasted when paramedics found him slumped in his car they wheeled a TROLLEY to the driver’s door, it emerged yesterday. They had to support the sweating star as he stumbled out of his Mercedes in the early hours on Sunday... Witness Naz Adil, 28, a minicab driver, revealed the singer was “comatose” as he was helped from his motor in North West London. Naz said: “He looked really out of it. When the paramedics saw the state he was in they wheeled a trolley up to the car. He had to be helped by two paramedics and a police officer.”
A 25-year-old teacher called Jennifer raised the alarm after she saw George’s car swerving. Jennifer said: “He was veering as he came up to the lights. Then he stopped and didn’t start off again. I got out to check. He was wasted, I saw a police car and flagged it down.”
As I say, we have no idea if there is any truth in these reports whatsoever (the press tell so many lies, it’s pretty much impossible to know what to believe). However, if these reports are true – and I emphasise the word, “if”, and we take George at his word that he had no drink or drugs in his body, then surely this story deserves some sensitive handling?
However, if’we’re looking to the press for sensitive, measured reporting, I guess we’re going to be disappointed. What was the headline to accompany the above report?
George Michael is off his trolley
How crass can you get?
Having said that, there’s nothing wrong with a little humour. A few lines in today’s Mirror newspaper report made me laugh. The Mirror asks – SO JUST WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH HIM? Their possible answers include – he possibly just had a James Blunt CD on in the car😉
And, as for the reports that Sony BMG have threatened to sack George, well I’m sorry, but that’s laughable. They have an unnamed “source” at Sony BMG quoted as saying – We will have to seriously consider his future with us. Oh please! And what future would that be? George’s contract with Sony BMG is just about to come to an end!