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Madeleine McCann: Our Maddie And Amanda Platell Knows

by | 26th, July 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

THE SUN: “McCanns’ delay on Maddie files”

LAWYERS for Kate and Gerry McCann are still waiting to see Portuguese police files on daughter Madeleine’s disappearance, their spokesman said yesterday.

Clarence Mitchell added: “We hope to get notification from the court early next week.

DAILY MAIL: “Platell’s People: Is this the best way to help Maddie?”

It’s Amanda Platell. Let’s have a heated debate about our Maddie. Platell is watching the parents:

With a face like stone to hide a breaking heart, Gerry sat clutching his wife’s hand under the table. ‘It has been devastating to witness the detrimental effect being named as suspects has had on the search for Madeleine,’ Kate said. But there was more than sorrow behind those tear-filled eyes. For the first time since their daughter went missing, there was bitterness, too.

For the first time? Amanda knows:

Instead, the McCanns seem set on revenge. Revenge against the Portuguese police who launched the biggest missing child investigation in its history. Revenge against the former head of the investigation, Goncalo Amaral, over his book about Madeleine, even though he has already been sacked, discredited and disgraced.

But if they win in court the parents have more money to pay the private detectives to look for their daughter

So why not?

And revenge against the media – yes, the same media that with the help of hired PRs they used ruthlessly, relentlessly and understandably to try to keep their daughter’s face in the public eye. How sad.

They used the media? Indeed. Not that the media used them to sell papers and to show how much they cared. Tsk! As if. Platell gets things in perspective in her column on the, er, McCanns. Sad:

Their PR Clarence Mitchell insists: ‘The only thing they care about now is finding Madeleine.’ So surely this is the time to go up a gear in that quest and not allow themselves to become bogged down in lengthy compensation cases. How does that help to find Madeleine?

It might get them some money; the lawyers will work pro bono; it keeps their daughter in the news; it gives hacks something to write about… You want more reasons, Amanda?

It wasn’t just their precious daughter that was missing at Monday’s press conference, but also any reference to their own behaviour on that dreadful night when they went out wining and dining and left their beloved children untended in an unlocked holiday flat.

Round and round we go…



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