Madeleine McCann: Leaflet ‘Bans’, The Queen Mother And Thinking Yourself Thin
Jerry Sadowitz has been knocking them bandy with jokes about Madeleine McCann at St David’s Hall in Wales.
Anorak has been to see Jerry Sadowitz. His Our Maddie gag is an adaptation of his joke on the Queen Mother. A handkerchief is placed over his outstretched hand. The magician teases the hanky back to reveal a raised middle finger. The Queen Mother and Our Maddie have become two sides of the same coin: we waited years for the Queen’s mum to die; and we’ve waited years for the end of the McCann story. Both are presented by an emotive press as objects of national unity. Press f9 for empathy. But rather than being icons of orchestrated care, the missing child and the old woman are beige news, mere filler that appeals only to the die-hards, while makes everyone else hanker for an ending.
In other news, the Star says the McCanns has instigated a “leaflet ban”.
But Kate, 43, has consulted lawyers after The Madeleine Foundation produced thousands of leaflets detailing what it says are “50 facts about the case the British media are not telling you”.
If they have any facts, tell the police. Why use leaflets? We’ve seen them at it before.
The group has started distributing them across the UK but it has been banned from putting them out in the McCanns’ home village of Rothley, Leics.
Tony Bennett, who runs the foundation, said: “There are a huge number of people who are sceptical and there is a demand for the other side of the story.”
Other side? There are no sides – there is only a fact: an innocent girl is missing. And that’s it.
And of Kate McCann, the Express has news:
KATE McCANN has returned from another poignant solo trip to Portugal on the eve of the fourth anniversary of her daughter Madeleine’s kidnap.
Why did she go?
She made the journey partly to meet friends and supporters but also to say prayers for Madeleine ahead of Tuesday’s anniversary.
For the past five months she has spent every waking hour working on her book about the seemingly unsolvable crime in the hope that readers worldwide will produce the vital clue which has so far eluded detectives.
Crime? What crime? Has a crime been proven? The show is going nowhere. Sadowitz is right. Get on with it, already.
…The 42-year-old former GP has worried friends by her relentless work in recent months and has lost weight, partly due to her fitness regime and partly through having to recall all the painful details of the abduction.
She lost weigh remembering?
Here’s a “source”:
“Gerry is immensely proud of the way Kate has worked so hard for so long. He is exceptionally busy with his job as a heart expert at a local hospital and as he is the sole breadwinner it is vital he keeps his job. Kate has been going through emotional hell as she pours out all the hurt and anger of the past four years on page after page. Although she is softly spoken and quiet by nature I think she has found a vehicle to express her anger and frustration at all the things that went wrong in the investigation.”
Sadowitz’s vehicle was cheaper, faster, digital and possibly more informative…