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Madeleine McCann: Daily Express Editor Stands Down And a Joke

by | 16th, May 2008

find-madeleine.jpgMADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

THE GUARDIAN: “PEOPLE”

Meanwhile, a current editor, Peter Hill of the Daily Express, stood down yesterday from the Press Complaints Commission, not entirely coincidentally following the company’s recent £550,000 payout to the family of Madeleine McCann for publishing false stories about them.

The donation, right?

The PCC’s chairman, Christopher Meyer, had said Hill’s position was under review following the Express’s apology

THE IRISH TIMES: “Comedy controversies: all in the worst possible taste – Some of the gags that attracted most opprobrium.”

Sean Hughes on Madeleine McCann

At a show last year, Irish comic Sean Hughes noted how the parents of missing child Madeleine McCann had visited the Pope in the Vatican. “I know the Pope was in the Hitler Youth, but I don’t think he has anything to do with Madeleine’s disappearance,” he said.

A joke should be funny. Try this one, or this one. Or this one

Subsequent newspaper reports struck the tone “comedian thinks Madeleine McCann is game for a laugh”, and RTÉ’s Liveline programme fielded phone calls saying the comic should have been banned from performing in Ireland.

Hughes should be ignored – becsue he’s not all that funny.



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