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Madeleine McCann: Another Christmas Present For The Papers

by | 22nd, December 2008

MADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann.

THE MAIL : “Maddie, the last happy Christmas”

Indeed. Now instead of stories of Santa, readers get stories of missing children. It’s what they enjoy.

THE SUN : “Maddie’s Xmas gifts are lying under the tree”

THE parents of missing Madeleine McCann wrestled with their anguish to buy her gifts — on their second Christmas without her.

Kate and Gerry McCann took the heart-wrenching decision as they released a fresh video appeal to find her.

They have wrapped the presents and put them under their tree almost 19 months after Maddie, then three, vanished from their holiday apartment in Portugal.

Last night Clarence Mitchell, the couple’s official spokesman, said there had already been a “very good” response to the new appeal.

IRISH INDEPENDENT (front page): “Please bring Maddy home Parent’s plea at Christmas”

Still the papers are undecided: Maddy or Maddie? Of course both versions are the tabloids’ pet names and command the sobriquet “our”. The missing child is called Madeleine.

Pages 2 and 3: “McCanns plea for help with new vide of Maddy”

There are five pictures of the missing child; now new of any progress in finding what happened to her; and one story about how the family of “murdered French film executive Sophie Toscan du Plantier will stage a candlelit vigil tonight at the spot where she was brutally killed 12 years ago.”

The woman was killed in Cork and her murderer

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