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Michael Phelps and his Bong
Michael Phelps and His Bong
Recently Michael Phelps has made a bad decision that will force him to stop swimming for a couple months. The reason he can’t swim for a couple of months is not injury related, he decided to smoke some marijuana. Here are two completely different newspaper perspectives on the event.
According to “Associated Content” he just wanted to have a little fun when a “friend” took the picture of him. And that’s not the worst of it. The “friend sold the picture to publicity magazines and is now probably rich, but for Phelps he has a major loss of sponsors and three month suspension. Subway restaurants are disappointed in their athlete but as most Americans are willing to accept his apology. This article is from a left wing perspective saying that it’s not that big of a deal.
According to the “Washington Times” Michael Phelps made a dumb mistake. He has earned so much and kids look up to him it was a stupid idea to smoke marijuana. Many young swimmers look up to Michael Phelps because he is a swimming legend, but now they will all be disappointed when they see a photo of Michael Phelps holding a bong. This article is from a rightwing perspective.
Both writers have two different perspectives on the same story. It doesn’t mean that one is right or one is wrong it means that both writers see the event differently.
Article posted February 8, 2009 at 07:04 PM •
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