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Madeleine McCann: Belgian Paedos, Foreign Nannies And Joke Shops Jokes

by | 13th, August 2008

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

GLASGOW DAILY RECORD: “She’s Not Maddie.. She’s My Daughter”

If the Hollies sang Madeleine…

The father of a blonde girl captured on CCTV in Brussels on August 4 came forward to reveal that the youngster was his daughter.

The blonde ice-cream-eating girl with the North African woman?

Belgian federal prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Lieve Pellens says: “Obviously for him, it was very easy recognising the girl accompanied by a woman in a veil. It’s her nanny, a young Moroccan woman who is qualified to look after children and works in a care centre.”

But there are paedos in Belgium right?

Pellens suggested Belgians were more sensitive to the case because of the country’s horrific recent record, in particular the case of paedophile and child killer Marc Dutroux. He tortured and sexually abused six girls aged between 8 and 19 in 1995 and 1996. He murdered two of them.

Fred West lived with his wife Rosemary at…

DAILY EXPRESS: “GIRL SEEN OUTSIDE BANK NOT MADELEINE”

It’s “fresh blow”.

DAILY MAIL: “Fresh heartache for McCanns as police say Belgian sighting is NOT Madeleine”

It’s a “desperate blow”

THE SUN: “McCanns: Our search goes on”

It’s not Maddie with the foreign-looking woman.

Spokesman Clarence Mitchell added: “Kate and Gerry would also like to thank this girl’s parents for going to police.”

But maybe next time he could hire a blonde nanny and not scare us so?

DAILY MIRROR: “Crack USA team hired by McCanns”

Kate and Gerry McCann have hired a team of top US investigators to spearhead the hunt for their missing daughter Madeleine. The top secret outfit includes former CIA, FBI and American special forces personnel.

Let’s bomb Belgium, Portugal and Morocco. The axis of Maddie…

THE GUARDIAN: “Edinburgh festival rapid review: Jim Bowen”

He’s probably been telling them for 40 years, but Bowen’s mildewed gags still haven’t lost all their charm. “My mother was a good sport,” he explains at the outset, “and my father was the crew of the Ark Royal.” Ba-doosh! Well I laughed, anyway, and so did all the silver-haired groupies in the front row. It is much too easy to mock this old style of comedy and overlook the genuine ingenuity and skill that it still involves – neither of which are exactly universal in contemporary standup. Besides, the foibles of Yorkshiremen and mothers-in-law now feel positively fresh compared with jokes about Madeleine McCann and Josef Fritzl.

Bingo!

Edinburgh festival: Is low-level sexism enterta

On arrival at this year’s Edinburgh festival, I steeled myself for plenty of sexist comments and jokes about rape, paedophilia, Elisabeth Fritzl and Madeleine McCann. I wasn’t disappointed.

Can you spot Madeleine, perhaps in a joke, or a joke shop?



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