In a story that should normally rank alongside bears defecating in the woods, a bag of cocaine has been found around the Capitol in Washington DC.

Yet the media has leapt on the incident, with Fox News airing a breaking news alert which breathlessly announced the development. It was left to programme anchor Jesse Waters to quickly clarify that the drugs had been found at the Capitol police headquarters — which are several blocks away from the Capitol building. Of course, this didn’t stop him from alluding to Hunter Biden’s recent visit to Congress to suggest that the President’s son may have been to blame.

Hunter was also the subject of suspicion when cocaine was found at the White House last year. Given the hard-partying reputation of Congressional and White House staffers — and even, apparently, some members of Congress — the accusations against Hunter Biden are perhaps unfair. Political workers taking drugs — whatever next?