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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Reporter To Use Smack On Camera

A Dutch television reporter plans to smoke heroin, take LSD and binge drink as part of a program on issues of concern to young people.
The show's in-studio host, Sophie Hilbrand, will interview guests about drug use and abuse, while Wesselink appears in segments taped in the field as he experiments with drugs and liquor. Another reporter, Ties Van Westing, will do segments about engaging in sex acts, but not on camera.

For one episode, Wesselink, 26, plans to smoke heroin, said Ingrid Timmer, spokeswoman for the show's producer, BNN. For others, he plans to go on a drinking binge in a series of pubs and to take the hallucinogenic drug LSD — on his couch under the supervision of his mother.

"It's not our intention to create an outcry. We just want to talk about subjects that are part of young people's lives," Timmer said. (source)

Of course it's their intention to create an outcry. It's also their intention to legitimize the use of illegal drugs -- heroin and LSD possession is illegal in the Netherlands. Previously, the show did a segment on how to have sex in a nightclub. They probably didn't intend to create an outcry with that, either.

All of which proves the point that people who believe in nothing will believe in anything.

h/t media bistro