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Madeleine McCann: parents are ‘vermin’ in the Sun

by | 20th, December 2015

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Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child:

The Sun: “New Maddie hunt as Kate and Gerry launch last-ditch bid using final £750k in appeal fund”

The story is, as ever, a no-news story.

KATE and Gerry McCann are set to launch a final bid to find their missing daughter when funds for the police operation to find her dry up next year.

We’ve been her before.

Scotland Yard officers and detectives in the £12million ‘Operation Grange’ investigation have been searching for information on the whereabouts of missing Maddie McCann since 2011 but funding is only guaranteed until April 2016.

And then what?

However, parents Kate and Gerry have kept back £750k to launch a final private investigation if the operation fails to find conclusive information about their daughter, who went missing in Portugal shortly before her fourth birthday in May, 2007.

No news.

And the McCanns are set to dip into this fund in the New Year as part of a last-ditch attempt to trace Maddie or uncover the truth about their missing daughter.

And on and on it goes.

What is interesting is what the Sun allows in its comments section. The story has garnered three comments. We’ve screen-grabbed them all:

 

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Is calling the parents “vermin” and suggesting they “did it” whatever “it” is – allowable? Is this what the tabloids call ‘trolling’? We assume jibird65 is referring to the child’s parents and

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