Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gordon in the morning: Oh, Jesus

Gordon's page leads off today with some unspeakable grot by Emily Nash:

WHITNEY Houston eerily told pals she felt her "time was coming" and spoke of "seeing Jesus" in the hours before her death, it emerged last night.
Although this is the part of a long churn through the casket that leads the story and provides the headline, it's incredibly vague:
Last Friday — the day before she was found slumped in the bath of her Los Angeles hotel suite — she told one friend: "I'm gonna go see Jesus. I want to see Jesus."

And on Saturday, with her death hours away, she reportedly said: "You know, he's so cool. I really want to see that Jesus."
There's no indication of who these "friends" are.

Ah, but hang on a moment - we can turn to Sun editor Dominic Mohan to help here, can't we? In the face of suggestions that his paper constantly invades the privacy of others and makes up "pals" to cover their tracks, Mohan had a simpler explanation at the Leveson enquiry:
He asks about the phrase "pals say". Mohan says that phrase is an attempt to disguise the source of a story which will sometimes have come from the subject.
That must be it. Of course, I'm not implying that Emily Nash and Gordon Smart are running stories given to them by the Late Whitney Houston from beyond the grave - that would be ridiculous. No, clearly, it's the other figure in this story who must have leaked to the paper. This "Jesus" guy. It's the only explanation, right?

Unless it's a load of made-up bollocks that is just being flung into the paper to fill the dwindling days.