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Madeleine McCann: With Columnists Carole Malone And Barbara Ellen

by | 10th, August 2008

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

THE COLUMNISTS

CAROLE MALONE (NOTW)

It’s the Big Brother reject and toothsome talker:

“The truth won’t mend the pain”

I SOMETIMES wonder if The Truth is all it’s cracked up to be. I wonder if there are times when NOT knowing is better than knowing.

Well, as Donald Rumsfeld once said, from whom Malone seems to be quoting…

Because now we think we know Madeleine McCann didn’t die, as police suspected, in her holiday apartment. Neither was she taken by an opportunist killer. Nor did she wander off into the sea.

Sure of that? Yeah, Sure of it. Positive. Sure of it? Facts are facts. Right? Facts…

However, what we now think may have happened is worse than all of those scenarios because it looks certain this angel-faced little girl was snatched to order by a vile paedophile ring and delivered to people who hunt down pretty children to degrade. Maybe even kill.

And we know this because..? Well, someone said something…it got in an email to someone else…Carole read it or heard it and it became news… and fact…and we read about it… and we told someone… and they told Carole…who knows all about it…

What kind of images are going through your mind at this minute as to the fate of this little mite?

Dunno? Tell us what we should be thinking…

“…a sex toy for a bunch of perverts so depraved that they get their kicks from abusing and killing terrified children.”

The picture is becming clearer. Thanks…

And if I can’t bear to think about what might have happened to her after she was “delivered” to those perverts I can’t imagine how Kate and Gerry can close their eyes at night without the horror of it exploding inside their heads.

Draw us a picture…

Now we know that what might have happened to her while she was alive could have been worse.

Yeah, we know what “MIGHT” have heppned. Such are the facts…

I never really understood what the phrase “Fate Worse Than Death” actually meant. Now I think I might.

BARBARA ELLEN (Observer): “The latest speculation about Madeleine feels like exploitation to keep this sad story going”

Dreadful though the thought is, is it time to hope that Madeleine McCann died the night she disappeared?

Wishing death upon a child?

Anything seems preferable to the explanation that she was abducted by a paedophile ring, and is perhaps still suffering. That it was always unlikely that some childless couple just fancied a little British girl, and all this time Madeleine has been enjoying ice cream and piano lessons. In their heart of hearts, the British public probably considered all this the moment Madeleine disappeared…

Barbara heard about the paedos… from someone, maybe it was in the Sunday Mirror…she told us…we told you…you told a friend… who knows Barabara…who knows all about it…

In the grand scheme of things, all this may seem harmless PR padding, but it isn’t. The result is that ‘Maddie-sightings’ are going to end up having the same ring of authority as your bog-standard UFO, Elvis, or Lord Lucan spottings.

And no-one has seen either of them since Madeleine went missing. Interesting…

By the same token, last week’s sensational spin on what most of us guessed anyway, has given the case a dramatic unhelpful ‘Maddie: the sequel’ feel. A background hum of just wanting to keep the story going – to keep selling and exploiting as long as possible.

Read all about it…



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