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Madeleine McCann: tabloid sensation, Police PR and nothing

by | 19th, April 2016

madeleine mccann tabloids Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

Daily Mirror (front page) : “Maddie Police: We Hope to Find Her Alive”

Well, yes. Of course they do. They’re not ghouls.

Mick Duthie, the police chief leading the “hunt” for the missing child, says, “We hope that we will fine her alive.”

Page 5: “There is always a possibility that we’ll find her…work still needs to be done.”

Got that about the possibility of news? It’s PR-speak for, “We haven’t found her.” With, as the Mirror states, £12m spent on the search so far, police are keen to show they’ve made progress. If Duthie does know what happened to the child, he’s not letting on. He says, “We want to find her alive” but “If she’s been murdered…” She might be alive. She might be dead. Maybes.

Daily Star (front page) : “Maddie Search Sensation”

Oh, go on. We’ll play along. What is the sensational news?

It is news that cops “hope to find her alive”. Read. All. About. It.

Page 7: “Top Maddie Cop: New Maddie Clues”

Joe Kasper writes: “Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie says detectives are still pursuing “justifiable and reasonable” leads. No. What he said was that if the

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