For Whatever Reason, Phelps Is Still In Bubbling Water

February 04, 2009 |

The fallout from bong water-gate continued last night and into this morning in the national media.

There seem to be two streams of thought about the hit heard ’round the world.

Some national writers, such as the Washington Post’s Michael Wilbon, are really holding Phelps’ feet to the fire and not giving him a free pass. Other media members either don’t seem to care or feel like the whole incident has been blown out of proportion. My opinion lies with the latter.

It’s amazing to me that Michael Phelps is being lambasted on message boards while nobody is talking about the rat fink who took the picture of him in the first place. This dude violated Phelps’ privacy and whored himself to any media outlet willing to listen. Who ever snapped the photo of Phelps is certainly a first-class jerk, and I’d bet my car that he was smoking weed too.

Of course, we all know that the picture landed in the slimy mits of the British tabloid News of the World. You know, the prestigious periodical whose feature story just a few weeks prior was titled “Good News, Girls…Kate Moss Has Cellulite.”

And now South Carolina is threatening legal action against Phelps. Wh-whaaaat?!

“Our narcotics division is reviewing the information that we have, and they’re investigating what charges, if any, will be filed,” said Lt. Chris Cowan, a spokesman for Richland County Sherriff Leon Lott.

Unbelievable. These cops MUST have something better to do with their time. How about catching a few drunk drivers, preventing a robbery, or solving a murder? This is a simple case of some idiot trying to steal the spotlight and get his name in the papers by piggy-backing on somebody’s fame.

Let’s check out some of the leading crime stories from Richland County, shall we?

Police seek men involved in Columbia robbery, assault. Suspects are still at large.

South Carolina man found strangled in his own home. No arrests have been made.

Burned body found, police look for clues.

It took me all of three minutes to compile that information using a simple search of The State, a South Carolina newspaper. And these crimes happened either last night or yesterday. Maybe this moron should focus on solving serious crimes instead of trying to bust a guy for ripping a bong hit at a college party.