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Express Newspapers And The McCanns

by | 13th, March 2008

daily-express-mccann1.jpgTHE Guardian notes on the Express Newspapers:

A spokesman for Express Newspapers declined to comment on the removal of the articles from the company’s websites.

The Express once featured the Madeleine McCann story on its front page. Not any more.

An email from the Daily Express online editor, Geoff Marsh, quoted on the website, said: “For operational reasons, some articles previously available on have been temporarily removed. I’m afraid I can’t go into any more detail.”

Carter-Ruck partner Adam Tudor, who is representing the McCanns, told last week that the complaints against Express Newspapers were ongoing.

However, it is thought the case could be settled imminently.

What will happen when the matter is settled?

Despite the removal of references to Madeleine, she remains one of the most popular online search requests among both titles’ readers, taking up five of the top nine searches listed on the Express website, including the top three. Princess Diana comes fourth.

On the Daily Star’s website, four of the 15 top searches listed are about Madeleine.

Has this story of missing child run out of steam? Should Anorak continue to cover its treatment in the media, this single thread story that became a media feeding frenzy? The child remains missing. For all the stories and all the sensation, no newspaper has discovered what happened to the child.

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