Pubdate: Wed, 16 Jan 2002
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2002 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Omar van den Berg
Note: parenthetical remark at end courtesy of newspaper editor.


Don't you think this entire media frenzy over Prince Harry smoking 
marijuana and having some beers is getting blown out of proportion?

At a very vulnerable age he had to deal with a divorce, the death of his 
mother and scandal after royal scandal. People should be praising his 
strength rather than punishing his curiosities.

Is this what our society has come to? Calling a youth in pain "Harry 
Pothead" and an "addict?"

Shame on all the sensationalist newspapers and television stations, which 
aren't thinking of the feelings of a young man who has seen more in 16 
years than any of us will see in a lifetime.

Hey, Harry, come visit me and smoke all the pot you want, nobody will say a 
thing (it's legal), and you can cry on my shoulder as well. I had problems, 

Omar van den Berg

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

(Don't you think you're taking the whole thing far too seriously, yourself?)
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