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Madeleine McCann: A Con, A Call To Imagine The Worst And A Joke

by | 31st, October 2009

7951719MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann: A fresh appeal to imagine the worst, more jokes, a con and Our Maddie will now entertain you…

The Sun: “’Imagine if she was your child’”

She’s not? But if she were…

THE parents of missing Madeleine McCann have posted a poignant internet appeal for information – urging readers: “Imagine if she was your child.”

Isn’t that what columnists and mums and dads have been doing for over two years, looking at Our Maddie and whispering, “There for the grace of God…’? Isn’t it every parent’s worst nightmare? Hasn’t Anorak spent three summers chronicling sighting and repeats of Our Maddie?

Appearing beside two pictures of the vanished girl, the wording reads: “Imagine if she was your child, imagine the pain and grief, imagine if someone like you never came forward.”

Imagine if Our Maddie was not the media’s only story on missing children. Imagine if there were others who weren’t blonde of blue eyed who never made it to the front page and made Prime Minister’s weep. Imagine if Our Maddie was not a story that sold papers.

Another appeal says: “A little girl stolen, a family torn apart, but saying nothing is the worst crime of all.” Yet another says: “If you stay quiet you are as guilty as those who took her.”

The McCanns’ words are aimed at any abductors. But in the media they become something more, an appeal to every reader to do something or be complicit in a child’s suffering. But what can you do? You can look. Look. Look. No not look at the parents. Look for Our Maddie.

Madeleine McCann is now on the CV of anyone who has worked or pretended to work on the case.

Press & Journal: “Expert to give an insight into forensics”

A FORENSICS expert whose high-profile cases have included the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and the World’s End murders in Edinburgh will give a lecture in Aberdeen next week.

Professor Dave Barclay, former head of physical evidence for the UK National Crime and Operations Faculty, will give a presentation to potential forensic science students at an open day at the Robert Gordon University (RGU) next Saturday.

So he worked on the case?

He was also sent to Portugal in 2007 to investigate the disappearance of Madeleine McCann for a Channel 4 documentary.

The Scotsman: “’King Con’ fails to hoodwink jury”

Paul “King Con” Bint, who has spent a lifetime “worming” his way into the “hearts and homes” of the opposite sex, wined and dined unsuspecting victims he met through lonely hearts adverts or the internet.

The 47-year-old told some of his “conquests” he was Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keir Starmer QC, while another knew him as Jonathan Reese, QC.

He boasted of owning a fleet of luxury cars, including one used in the James Bond film Goldeneye; that he had socialised with former 007 star Pierce Brosnan; was friends with singer Robbie Williams; and had once been married to British comedy actress Sarah Alexander.

And:

In 2007, he posed once more as a heavyweight QC, this time representing the family of Madeleine McCann…

This Is Kent: “Comedian Jim Jeffries at Trinity in Tunbridge Wells”

Previous tours have included jokes on missing Madeleine McCann and family bereavements and he told Go! his new material would be just as close to the bone. “I’ve got a 20-minute story about taking a disabled friend to a brothel,” he said.

Why not have Our Maddie working in the brothel and be really edgy?

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