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Madeleine McCann: Greedy Newspapers Banking On Maddy In Brussels, And Naming Rights

by | 9th, August 2008

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

DAILY EXPRESS (front page): “MADELEINE: I SAW HER ON MONDAY”

“Guard tells police she was in a Brussels bank”

Can Madeleine McCann be the new Patti Hearst? What of the theory that she was kidnapped by freedom fighters, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and is being trained in covert operations and crime?

A bank worker in Brussels reported seeing Madeleine accompanied by a woman of North African appearance on Monday morning.

To Belgium, one of the low countries.

THE SUN (front page): “MADDIE: SEEN FIVE SAYS AGO.”

Maddie is the Sun’s Madeleine, of course, and is not to be confused with the Mirror’s Maddy. Everyone wants their own Madeleine McCann brand, or Maddii, as Jordan would call her.

“Sighting in Brussels bank”

Maddie’s desperate parents Kate and Gerry last night described the sighting as “invaluable”.

DAILY MIRROR (front page) “BUGGED”

“Bungling cops bid to spy on McCanns”

When the McCanns were suspects the Portuguese police wanted to keep close tabs on them. How awful is that? Was it more awful when we read about it then ?

Portuguese cops tried to bug Kate and Gerry McCann’s villa and car to shore up the flimsy case against them. But the request was denied by a judge – as was a bid to see Gerry’s bank details. Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “They had no evidence and were on a trawl. It was correct that it was turned down.

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