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Madeleine McCann: Mothers’ Day With Kate McCann And No News

by | 10th, March 2010

MADELEINE McCann Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann WITH the media’s Our Maddie now firmly back in the news, can the story be kept going by inviting us to gawp at the parents?

Kate McCann is going to be the star turn on Aled Jones’s BBC Radio 2 Mothering Day special.

The Sun : “Kate’s comfort in Maddie bedroom”

KATE McCann has revealed she seeks strength by visiting missing daughter Madeleine’s bedroom twice a day.

Good that she gets comfort. But why do we need to know this? Why only twice?

During a visit to Lisbon yesterday with husband Gerry to meet their Portuguese lawyer, she said: “We haven’t changed anything. There’s still a lot of pink. I continue to go to Madeleine’s room twice a day. It’s a comforting feeling.”

It’s grim, emotive, repetitive personal stuff made public. It’s voyeurism. We are being invited to stare at the parents. Are you getting off on it. Do you feel? Why is it news?

Gerry McCann is talking with Portuguese daily 24 horas:

“There are several cases, some recent, of missing children that were found. That makes us believe our daughter could be alive and that’s why we continue to have hope.”

Says the Sun :

The 2,000 page dossier covers dozens of possible sightings Portuguese detectives appear to have failed to follow up.

Appear? What happened to those “bungling cops”? What happened to investigative journalism? And what about those files, the ones the McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell described as “golden”?

Appealing for media organisations with access to the files not to publish further information on possible sightings, Gerry said: “If it was divulged it could be very bad for our private investigators.”

So, having spent three summers keeping us gripped with sightings and tales of Our Maddie, the benchmark for all missing children, we are now to have public records kept from us? We have to trust the private detectives? The private dicks who told us about that Victoria Beckham look-alike in Barcelona?

Remember Judith Aron and Melissa Karlson , two innocents dragged into the story of a missing child?

And Rhonda Whilley .

The detectives who spoke of the boat in Spain and the women in Australia one of whom was a 53-year-old Victoria beckham looka-like (sorry, Vicky) who later told us they believe the answer to the riddle lies within a 10-mile radius of Praia da Luz ”?

The detectives we spent a day with?

The one of whom the Mail reported:

The Mail on Sunday, however, has established that members of Mr Edgar’s team who had visited Barcelona:

• Failed to speak to anyone working at the seafood restaurant near where the agitated woman was seen at 2am.
• Failed to ask the port authority about movement of boats around the time Madeleine disappeared.
• Failed to ask if the mystery woman had been

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