Michael Phelps: Puppy torturer!
Come on, people, all he did was smoke some weed.
The brutal exposure and possible arrest of alleged pothead Michael Phelps, probably the best athlete on earth, demands fresh attention to old questions: Why is marijuana still illegal in the United States? And why do we prosecute people for using the herb? As the world now knows, poor Phelps was chilling with a few friends and a glass bong when caught on camera -- which would have been no problem had London's News of the World tabloid not published the photo, described as follows in the accompanying news story: "This is the astonishing picture which could destroy the career of the greatest competitor in Olympic history." -Joe Conason