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Madeleine McCann: Without A Trace Newspapers Fight For Maddie

by | 3rd, November 2008

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

FIREFOX NEWS: “Review — Without a Trace : Rise And Fall”

But no sooner have the team started looking for her than a little girl disappears from a shopping mall in New York. Her name is Maddie and right away, I thought “they’re not comparing this to the Madeline McCann kidnapping case in Portugal are they?”

Maybe. Or maybe it’s really her?

As someone on TV.com said, it was if the Without A Trace producers were implying that if the FBI were involved in the McCann case, then Madeline would have been found. So I hope that the name thing was just a coincidence.

Without A Trace is a fly-on-the-wall TV show, with which someone goes missing and one hour later – with breaks for adverts – is found alive and well. If only these coppers had been scrambled earlier…

THE GUARDIAN: “What it means for the press”

Peter Wilby wonders… if newspapers are heading for the dustbin…

Anorak says (on November 13th the new Anorak is coming to get them…)

In America, Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher (and owner of the British Newsquest), proposed to lay off 10% of its workforce; Time Inc proposed to cut 600 jobs; the Christian Science Monitor dropped daily print publication. Here, the Wolverhampton Express and Star, the highest-selling regional paper, announced 10% cuts while Express Newspapers tried to persuade more than half its subeditors to volunteer or redundancy.

Grim news. If any of these hacks and hackettes want to work for Anorak, do get in touch… But what is the point of newspapers?

He then does the doable by linking the big news story of the day – Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross’s prank call – with Madeleine McCann.

The Mail is hypocrisy on stilts. It claimed to find the broadcast offensive and hurtful to a 78-year-old man, but it ran the YouTube video of it on its website. It denounces cruelty and sadism while highlighting the tiniest physical flaws of anyone in the public eye, particularly women.

Here it comes…

It demands BBC heads should roll, but no Daily Mail executive was sacked when it was among 11 papers forced to apologise and pay damages to Robert Murat and two others over the Madeleine McCann case.

Ah, yes , the enlightened and not at all opportunistic Guardian.

Madeleine McCann: A child is missing – but not from the news…

Russell Brand And Child Star In Live Sex Broadcasting Storm

Russell Brand’s Favourite Nazis
Russell Brand Made Director General At BBC: New Schedules

Russell Brand Is The Vegetarian’s Starter Kit
Jonathan Ross Telethon: BBC Talent Donates Salary To Good Causes
Taxi For Piers Morgan: Washing Jonathan Ross’s Dirty Letters In Private
Russell Brand Was Once With The BNP
Hamsters for Brand
Madeleine McCann: Jonathan Ross, A Chorus Of Disapproval And Gerry McCann’s Phone Calls
The Madeleine McCann Location Device And Finding Brand And Ross
Madeleine McCann, Peter Mandelson And Russell Brand



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