It takes two people - "THOMAS WHITAKER and BEN ASHFORD" - to bring a report about Kate Moss taking drugs at Davinia Taylor's "30"th birthday party at the weekend back to the Newton entertainment bunker, which seems a surprising level of manning for a story which cheerfully admits it involved nothing more taxing than copying down something off the internet:
Perhaps it took two people to try and work up the suspense in the piece - from the headline through the byline, it's forty-eight words before you discover they're talking about poppers, which, as the paper admits in the end, aren't actually illegal to take:
Indeed, the paper actually uses the word "cocaine" (which is illegal, and she wasn't using) before it gets to "poppers", and then concludes with a not-entirely relevant reminder of something Kate Moss did ages ago:
Which isn't, of course, relevant but is just there to make Kate Moss look like she might be a bit shady. Fancy dredging up shame from the past to end an article on a 'can you trust them' note, eh?
In 1987, The Sun paid a million pounds to Elton John following false allegations that he had his guard dogs silenced so their barking didn't disturb him.