Anorak | Madeleine McCann And Natasha Richardson For Sale

Madeleine McCann And Natasha Richardson For Sale

by | 24th, March 2009

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

Sunday People : “FLOWERS FOR KATE”

Brave Kate McCann faces new heartache this morning as she wakes up to her second Mother’s Day without daughter Madeleine.

Sad news. But why are we watching the parents when the child is missing? Is there pleasure in another’s pain?

Editors Weblog : “The Sun’s purchase of Google keywords ‘Natasha Richardson’: is this ethical?”


CounterValue reported that UK newspaper The Sun had purchased the keywords “Natasha Richardson” on Google meaning that anybody searching for name of the actress (whose recent tragic death has been widely reported) would see the link to the Sun’s story appear alongside their search results. A Google search carried out today, however, did not show any sponsored links, meaning that perhaps the Sun has thought the better of its arguably morally-questionable purchase. Or perhaps after the first day it was not financially viable to keep the promotion going.

Via Countervalue .

The Guardian came under considerable criticism last August when, apparently accidentally, it purchased the Google keywords “Madeleine McCann,” giving any searchers the link to its coverage of the child’s disappearance. The Guardian promptly relinquished the rights, and said it would review its list of keywords. Purchasing Google keywords in order to promote a product is common practice, but is it ethical for newspapers?

What difference to putting Natasha Richardson on a front page; of writing her name on the Evening Standard’s Read-all-about-it-boards; of advertising your news..?

Daily Mai l : “As a report condemns government databases… Big Brother is wasting your billions”

While worried homeowners pored over Google’s new Street View map yesterday to see whether it contained intrusive images of their homes, a far more worrying story emerged about the burgeoning use of surveillance powers.

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