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Madeleine McCann: Robert Murat Cambridge University Debate And Maddy PR McGuinness Sues

by | 5th, March 2009

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann, featuring special guest star Robert Murat and Justine McGuinness (in comments).

REMEMBER Robert Murat, the man who won libel damages after being named as a suspect in the Madeleine McCann case?

Remember Robert Murat who was called names and monstered by the tabloid press?

Remember Robert Murat, the ex-pat who was was fingered by Lori Campbell,the Mirror hack who rightfully told the police about her suspicions; who then wrongly told the world about them, too.
She still works for the Mirror, giving the world other top news, such as:
Campbell highlighting the injustice of unproven claims. Lessons have been learnt. She was far from alone as the media picked up a Tannoy and began to whisper about Murat.

Damage was done. Fines hand out. And Murat’s life since?
Well, he will apper at a Cambridge University happening. Robet Murat will propose the motion that “tabloids do more harm than good”.
Murat has experinced the worst of the tabloid press. But he cannot be objective. The subject never can be.
The tabloid press is – when good – very good. It sets the news agenda and gets to the essence of things fast.
But the best tabloid column is Ally Ross’s TV page in the Sun, a gem amid so much dross, PR-driven pap and political spin. And in the case of Our Maddy – or was it Our Maddie – the self-serving attempt to own sadness, a mawkish markering technique witnessed with Jade Goody’s Legacy and Baby P’s grave grab, and a failed campaign.
Would we suffer if tabloids went? No. We would suffer if the mentality of tabloid journalism went, the tearing down of walls and exposing of myth, false idols and lies.
And you can get that on the internet, if you know wher to look, and what writers to follow…



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