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News digests and reviews of the missing child in the news. Madeleine McCann vanished on Thursday, 3 May 2007 from a rented holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Madeleine, on holiday with her twin siblings and parents Kate and Gerry McCann,became the biggest news story of the past decade. We’ve followed it closely ever since the story broke.

Madeleine McCann: Martin Samuel’s Fear As A Parent Suffering From Our Maddie Sickness

mccann eye311 300x300 Madeleine McCann: Martin Samuels Fear As A Parent Suffering From Our Maddie Sickness  HAVING heard Esther Rantzen patronise the McCanns for the independent MPs, spreading the fear and addressing Kate and Gerry McCann from the bottom of a bucket of syrup marked “FEAR”, the Mail lets Martin Samuel lose on Our Maddie and emotional exhibit Kate McCann.

In “Maddie, the heartrending dilemma”, Samuel, one of Anorak’s favourite writers, says:

There are, it is roughly estimated, as many as 180,000 missing children in the United Kingdom. According to the home Office, the number of full-time police in England and Wales is 142,000.

They are not all missing, presumed stolen. Many have gone off with parents.

You see the problem, yes? Even if we took one officer and told him his only job was to find Madeleine McCann, he would still have to take alternate Thursdays off to help investigate some other disappearance.

Well, if every missing child was thought to have been the subject of a crime, then yes. But they are not. Samuel is using the big numbers to prove a point but missing the facts.

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Madeleine McCann: After Labour And The Tories, Esther Rantzen Patronises Our Maddie And James Bulger

8762626 Madeleine McCann: After Labour And The Tories, Esther Rantzen Patronises Our Maddie And James BulgerMADDIE WATCH - Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCannHAVING buttonholed David Cameron’s Tories and Home Secretary Alan Johnson, the McCanns have overlooked the independent MPs. But help is here in the form of Esther Rantzen, wannabe MP for Luton South.

In today’s Mail, Esther Rantzen steps in to make herself part of the political drive to find Our Maddie. It’s an open letter to Kate McCann:

The headline trills:

Our hearts go out to you Kate, but the truth is it’s time to find some peace…

Madeleine McCann Is An Election Issue As The Home Office Wades In

Dear Kate,

Dear Mrs McCann.

Can it really be only three years since your little daughter Madeleine disappeared? It feels like a century ago when her three-year-old face first began to haunt us.

True enough.

Her angelic expression and solemn eyes engraved themselves on to our hearts; they reached out to us from posters that went up everywhere, from airports to village shops.

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Madeleine McCann: Sofa So Terrible As Lorraine Kelly Explains

McCanns Kelly Madeleine McCann: Sofa So Terrible As Lorraine Kelly ExplainsMADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann: Kate and Gerry McCann are on GMTV with Lorraine Kelly. The McCanns are talking. Their children Sean and Amelie are talking, too:

The Mail (front page): “Police have given up on Maddie says McCanns”

Page 11: “McCanns beg police to start again in the search for Madeleine”

Did they ever look to begin with – really look?

Leicestershire Police has carried out its own inquiries as has the taxpayer-funded Child Exploitation and On-Line Protection Centre. But neither is actively seeking the little girl.

But she has been looked for:

The three-year saga has already cost UK taxpayers nearly £500,000.

More can be done. Always more can be done because Our Maddie has not been found.What of the facts?

The couple, from Rothley, Leicestershire, told GMTV’s Lorraine Kelly it was ‘incredibly frustrating’ that police in Portugal and the UK are not doing more to find Maddie…

The Sun (front page): “We’ve finally told twins that Maddie was stolen”

Pages 14-15: It’s an exclusive with Lorraine Kelly.

“Mummy was a doctor but now her job is to find Madeleine – WHAT TWIN TOLD SCHOOLGIRL PAL”

Lorraine Kelly has already scored an interview with the McCanns on the GMTV sofa. Now she writes of that meeting.

KATE and Gerry McCann are making plans for their daughter’s seventh birthday – but the little girl will not be opening her presents or blowing out the candles on her cake.

They light the candles? Not that much light is shone on what happened to Our Maddie. On a brighter note, at least each birthday is marked in the national press. The missing child continues to feature. But what is the purpose of the article?

Kate told me: “Her birthday is actually much more difficult than May 3rd. It is a day when we should be celebrating Madeleine – and celebrating WITH Madeleine.”

This is pain exposed. But how does this help find the missing girl? We are staring at the parents. They are inviting us to stare. But we must be careful what we say. Kate and Gerry McCann are innocent. And they are also litigious. Still, Lorraine Kelly isn’t looking at the facts nor for the child – she too is watching the parents:

Kate is bone thin and looks very fragile and, while Gerry might appear to be coping well on the outside, you can clearly see the pain in his eyes.

They both have a haunted, strained look but somehow they manage to get through the day.

Well, they don’t always look like that. And while the stress has been manifest, Gerry McCann has always looked remarkably together and composed in front of the media. And Kate McCann look pretty good.

Time, now, for an anecdote:

Kate, a GP, said that one of Sean’s playmates had asked her “Are you a doctor?” She recalled: “Sean just came in and said, ‘Mummy was a doctor but her job now is to find Madeleine’. He was straight in there. So they understand that we have got a lot of support.”

The kids are now talking:

Kate said: “I think it was last year Amelie said to me, ‘Has Madeleine run away?’
“And she kept asking me in a public place so it was a bit tricky at first, and she said, ‘Because it’s not nice to run away’.

“That really upset me because I thought I don’t want her to think that Madeleine is at fault. So, probably about the third time she asked when we were at home we just explained that someone had taken Madeleine.”

Who?

“But we tried to make them understand in as gentle a way as possible. It’s a bit like stealing, you know. That’s how they understand it. So they know someone has taken her and they know it is wrong.”

Try not to spread the fear in kids’ minds. You know, like thsoe adverts for Our Maddie before Shrek the Third. Whodunnit?

Gerry said: “They believe it was a man that took her. It was a naughty man and we need to try and find them. So part of what they say is that mummy is working to try and help find Madeleine.”

Such are the facts. Kelly says that the story of Our Maddie has “a dark side”. Yep, darker than a child going missing.

Kate and Gerry found themselves accused of being neglectful parents and even complicit in Madeleine’s disappearance.

Is that dark? But the story is not about the parents. It’s about finding the missing child, isn’t it? Can we speculate? Gerry McCann says we can:

“What I would say is people have got to put themselves in our position and ask what would you do if it was your daughter?”

Well… What would you do? Imagine if your child went missing. There for the grace of god, and all that. A child goes missing and we all get to play along. And the Government can join in, too:

In their ongoing campaign, Kate and Gerry would dearly love to see a full government review of the case.

Gerry said: “It is not right that an innocent, vulnerable British citizen is, essentially, given up on. We don’t think it is right that, as parents, we have to drive the search. Of course, we will but not everyone has the same resources that we have had.”

No word on Our Maddie in the Daily Star, Daily Express and Daily Mirror (which long ago dispensed with its yellow ribbon).

So much for the reporting. What of the actual case:

“The benefits of biometric systems… In the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann (2007), the UK police asked visitors at the Resort in Portugal in the two weeks prior to child’s disappearance to provide any photographs of passers-by for use in a biometric facial recognition system….”

Our Maddie – pictures:

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Madeleine McCann: Leicestershire Police, Jet Trips And Maddie Cops

maddie mccann4 Madeleine McCann: Leicestershire Police, Jet Trips And Maddie CopsMADELEINE McCann has not been in the news much of late. But the Mirror can now report that “Maddy cops £22K bill for 196 jet trips”.

Yep, just over £112 for each flight, or jet trip, as the Mirror calls travelling by air. Nto much when you look at like that. But, still, where did the “Maddie cops” fly and what did they discover?

The flights were taken to Portugal by Leicestershire Constabulary from May 2007 to July 2008. The exact cost was £22,055.

The force said:

“Officers used budget airlines.”

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Madeleine McCann: Rewarding Lorraine Kelly In Pictures

Madeleine McCann Madeleine McCann: Rewarding Lorraine Kelly In PicturesTHE Third anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance approaches. May 3 2010 will mark the day. And Madeleine McCann’s parents are to be interviewed by Lorraine Kelly on the GMTV sofa. It is billed as their only TV interview to mark the day.

Says the Mirror.

“Lorraine’s been very supportive of the family,” said a source. “This is a thank you and a reminder that she’s still missing.”

A thank you to Lorraine Kelly by appearing on her show? This is how top celebrities and minor royals behave. And this is the same understanding Kelly who opeined on the matter of Josef Fritzl:

“The Austrian police should have a massive recruitment drive and set up a special unit to search every single cellar in their entire country. Who knows what more vile horrors would be revealed.” The cops should “start arming themselves with pickaxes, torches and strong stomachs and start searching those cellars”.

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In Pictures The Story Of Madeleine McCann: Libel, Hate, Hope And A Media Feeding Frenzy

MADELEINE McCANN went missing on Thursday May 3, 2007. An innocent, blonde, photogenic girl disappeared and a voracious media went to work. It was a feeding frenzy. We were introduced the names that have become mainstays of the news media. The middle-class, educated parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were libelled. Robert Murat had his life almost destroyed. The Tapas 7 were examined. Goncalo Amaral was accused. Clarence Mitchell spoke. And for all the heat and noise there was no light. Madeleine McCann went missing. She is still missing. There are no suspects. There is no evidence of what happened to her. This is the story in pictures:

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Madeleine McCann: ‘Maddie Peado’ Raymond Hewlett Dies

hewlett21 Madeleine McCann: Maddie Peado Raymond Hewlett DiesMADELEINE McCann – Raymond Helwett had died.

The “Maddie paedo” – as the tabloids called him – is dead.

Still, at least now we can all gawp “Gypsy snatchers“, Maria Alice dos Santos Silveira, Jorge Vitorino Cabral Martins and Yvone Albino.

Hewlett, a convicted sex attacker, became a person of interest. He became the “Maddie paedo” and the media’s “Maddie Pervert”. He’s dead.

No death bed confession.

Pictures Of All The Madeleine McCann Suspects

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Madeleine McCann ‘Befriends’ A Paedo

paedophile Madeleine McCann Befriends A PaedoMADELEINE McCann: BEFRIEND a paedophile. And not just a paedo but other sex offenders. The BBC’s Bob Howard wonder if “’befriending’ them be the best way to stop them committing more crimes?” Well, yes. If you give them what they want.

In a trail for the Donal MacIntyre shop BBC Radio 5 live on Sunday 11 April at 1930, the BBC meets Sarah, who “regularly meets a man convicted of serious sex offences against children”. He nows live in the “community”. Not the paedo community, but a more general community called London.

Sarah says she was partly inspired to volunteer by the press coverage surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

You know, the child you inspired MacIntyre to journey to Praia a Luz and solve the case for the media.

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Madeleine McCann: The Press Complaints Committee Forgets Robert Murat

46631662 Madeleine McCann: The Press Complaints Committee Forgets Robert MuratMADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann: THE Press Complaints Commission was criticised by the Commons culture, media and sport select committee. It responds – and there is no mention made for Robert Murat, a man almost destroyed by the press:

“It would not have been possible, contrary to the select committee’s assertions, for the commission to have come to an independent view in May 2007 on questions of accuracy or impropriety in the reporting of the McCann case.

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Sandra Bullock’s Tiger Woods Cub Story Went Missing

SANDRA Bullock’s Tiger Woods’ cub went missing. Or is missing?

“Q. I have noticed the use of “went missing” in newspapers recently. “The money went missing,” “he or she went missing,” etc. When did “went” get interjected into sentences? What is wrong with “the money is (or was) missing” or “he or she is (or was) missing? I think “went missing” sounds stupid.

Stephen Krause, of Collinsville

A. You’re not alone. On her blog, the Grammar Girl received so many complaints from her literate followers that she called it her pet peeve of 2008. In 2005, noted wordsmith James J. Kilpatrick wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times, “‘Went missing’ should go missing.”

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Madeleine McCann Is Now A Google App.

mccann madeleine41 Madeleine McCann Is Now A Google App.MADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann: Our Maddie is now a Google App. KamAlert 1.01 is the alert system that turns every room into a police state:

Released by Informatica Kamalert SL, the abduction in 2007 of Madeleine McCann in Portugal was the inspiration behind the creation of this app.

Good to know that a repeat of whatever happened to Madeleine McCann can be prevented by an app. So long as your phone is on and aimed at the intruder, what can go wrong?

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Milly Dowler, Levi Bellfield And The Link To Madeleine McCann

dowler 1455895c Milly Dowler, Levi Bellfield And The Link To Madeleine McCannMADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann: MILLY Dowler, nee Amanda Dowler, went missing on March 21, 2002 in Walton-upon-Thames. On 18 September 2002, Milly Dowler’s remains were found by mushroom pickers on Yateley Heath in Hampshire.

Levi Bellfield will face trial over Milly’s murder. But what’s this. In the midst of a story on Milly Dowler, Madeleine McCann’s name appears. Crime reporter Richard Edwards tells Telegraph readers:

Officers initially treated it as a missing persons inquiry rather than a possible abduction – a dilemma highlighted again years later by the slow Portuguese response to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, which was also assumed to be innocent at first.

Er, no it wasn’t From the off the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was a voracious media feeding frenzy, which attacked the parents first and then went for Robert Murat and pretty much anyone else it painted a bity iffy.

Madeleine McCann disappeared on the evening of Thursday, 3 May 2007. On the morning of the 4th, the Daily Mail wrote:

The disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann has echoes of the tragic case of Ben Needham, who went missing in Greece in 1991.

Portuguese police have identified a suspect over the kidnapping of British toddler Madeleine McCann, who was snatched from a holiday appartment on Thursday night.

Milly Dowling may soon rest in peace. Madeleine McCann remains the media’s benchmark for missing children, Madeleine McCann is missing…

Having An E-fit Over Madeleine McCann

Spotter: Bat E Bird

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Madeleine McCann: Isabella Nadoni Is Brazil’s Our Maddie

Isabella nardoni Madeleine McCann: Isabella Nadoni Is Brazils Our MaddieMADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann - THE death of five-year-old Isabella Nardoni is evoking the name of Madeleine McCann in Brazil. Nadoni’s body was found on March 29, 2008.

Her parents, Alexandre Nardoni and stepmother Anna Carolina Jatobe, said the girl had been killed by an intruder at their apartment clock.

But they were lying. Both are guilty of killing the girl and throwing her from the window of their sixth-floor apartment.

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Madeleine McCann: Milly Boele Is Holland’s Our Maddie

Milly Boele Madeleine McCann: Milly Boele Is Hollands Our MaddieMADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann - IN today’s second case of Our Maddie in the news, we journey to Dordrecht, Holland, where Milly Boele has been killed.

The report goes:

“A 12-year-old Dutch girl whose disappearance last week sparked a massive “Maddie-style” hunt throughout the Netherlands was actually murdered by a policeman and buried metres from her own home.

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Madeleine McCann: ‘Shannon Matthews’ Cops’ Join The New Hunt

5776686 Madeleine McCann: Shannon Matthews Cops Join The New Hunt MADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann - The Daily Star reports that the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiries Team (HEMET) aka HELMET, will investigate the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

You might have heard of them before. As the Star notes, these are the “Shannon cops”. This is the police team who found Shannon Matthews.

Madeleine McCann, Shannon Matthews And Missing Child Protocol

Only, it wasn’t them that found Shannon Matthews. The 300 local police looking for the missing child found Shannon Matthews because a neighbour Michael Donovan aka Paul Drake, heard child footsteps in his flat in Lidgate Gardens and knew he had no children.

The Express told us:

Detectives had all but given up hope of finding Shannon Matthews alive when she was discovered in what they thought was a routine door-to-door inquiry.

And then there wer the tip offs.

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Madeleine McCann TV: Guest Starring JonBenet Ramsey, Natalee Holloway And The Zodiac Killer

carla Madeleine McCann TV: Guest Starring JonBenet Ramsey, Natalee Holloway And The Zodiac KillerMADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann -More news on how Madeleine McCann is being used for our entertainment as reader Bat E Bird points us in the direction of Carla Baron – “internationally known psychic/ medium, and psychic profiler”.

Want to know why she is really internationally famous?

Baron was catapulted into the limelight as a psychic profiler on the successful TruTV (formally Court TV) reality series, “Haunting Evidence,” where she assisted police departments in identifying perpetrators of unsolved crimes, homicides, and abductions.

She’s clearyg successful at what she does. Any luck in cracking those cases, Carla?

Several of the cases that have been profiled on the show include some of the nation’s more notorious murders such as JonBenet Ramsey, Natalee Holloway, Madeleine McCann, and the Zodiac Killer.

She might have solved other cases. But anyone wants to guess what those four cases of missing person have in common?

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Madeleine McCann: Emotional Exhibit Kate McCann’s Prayers For Mother’s Day

mccann love Madeleine McCann: Emotional Exhibit Kate McCanns Prayers For Mothers DayIT’S Mothers’ Day, a mawkish time of year made no less so by the news that “Kate McCann prays for the people who took her daughter Madeleine”.

Only a nutcase cannot feel sympathy for innocent Kate McCann. But the media-fed care is superficial. We pretend to empathise. We just stare and gossip. It’s entertainment. And we can form our views about Kate McCann. Do you like her? Does she irritate you? Do you dislike her? And you can have an opinion because the McCanns have invited us in. She is an emotional exhibit.

Do you link Mothers’ Day, a thing created by companies to flog stuff in between seasons of giving, with the creation of Brand McCann, with their advisors, wristbands, slogans, PR man and ear to power?

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Madeleine McCann: The Fun Run And A Missing Manic Street Preacher In Pictures

8504938 Madeleine McCann: The  Fun Run And A Missing Manic Street Preacher In PicturesMADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann - KATE and Gerry McCann are now bona fide celebrities.

We attended a photocall to see them launch ‘Miles For Missing People‘, a new charity 10k run in Hyde Park, London. The parents of Madeleine McCann joined 450 runners including other families whose loved ones vanished.

The McCanns wore matching white T-shirts bearing a picture of their daughter and the words “Don’t give up on me“.

Said Mrs McCann earlier:

“Gerry and I know the pain that having Madeleine missing has caused us, but sadly we are not alone. There are thousands of families across the UK waiting for news.”

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

mccanns mothers day Madeleine McCann: Mothers Day With Kate McCann And No NewsMADELEINE 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?

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Madeleine McCann: The BBC Uses Our Maddie And Kate McCann To Sell Mother’s Day Show

MADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann - The media’s Our Maddie is a BBC Radio 2 Press Release and Kate McCann is a celebrity Roman Catholic.

* Good Morning Sunday

Sunday 14 March
7.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

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Good Morning Sunday presenter Aled Jones

On Mothering Sunday, Aled Jones says Good Morning Sunday to Kate McCann, mother of missing child Madeleine McCann, who has found comfort from her Roman Catholic faith since her daughter’s disappearance.

Becky Silver also discusses the news of the week from a faith perspective, and gives the Moment Of Reflection.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Hilary Robinson

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

Mothers’ Day is coming – who wins Jade Goody or Our Maddie? There’s only one way to decide…

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Madeleine McCann Is An Election Issue As The Home Office Wades In

mirror mccann3 Madeleine McCann Is An Election Issue As The Home Office Wades InMADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann - Our Maddie is an election issue, the McCanns appeal for calm, the Portuguese police get blamed, and Maria Alice dos Santos Silveira, Jorge Vitorino Cabral Martins And Yvone Albino remain “suspects“.

The Telegraph reports that the media’s Our Maddie’s mum and dad met Home Secretary Alan Johnson and then David Cameron. Cameron Conservatives of compassion hire Clarence Mitchell to be the Tories media watcher. Then Johnson’s Home Office launches a “secret review” into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.

Madeleine McCann Captured By Madeira Liberation Army

Our Maddie is an election issue. An innocent child is missing.

MPs Yellow Ribbons And Creepy Behaviour For Madeleine McCann

The source said: “The latest we have heard from the Home Office is officials are undertaking a ‘scoping exercise’ to look into the possibility of a review of the case.
They are looking at all the options. It is basically a feasibility study. Kate and Gerry met with Alan Johnson to request a review is done. Hopefully any political intervention can unlock obstructions that might be in the way.”

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Madeleine McCann: Blonde Children Invited To Join ‘I Am Not Maddie’ Campaign

marilyn monroe001 Madeleine McCann: Blonde Children Invited To Join I Am Not Maddie CampaignMADELEINE MCCANN: Blonde children, and also children with black hair that looks like a wig, are to be encouraged to wear “I am not Maddie” badges in a bid to help locate the missing child.

We are indebted to Anorak reader and branding guru Percy for brainstorming this idea – in light of the Conservative’s adoption of the media’s Our Maddie and her PR Clarence Mitchell as the party’s media watcher. He suggests it is time to

…introduce an “I am Not Maddie” i.d. card for all blonde girls WorldWide?…..sounds silly I know…but it could help clear up any confusion.

In light of developments in these countries -

CanadaItaly, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Majorca, Belgium, Bosnia, France, Australia, Brazil, Wales, Malta, Italy, Germany, Austria and Dorset

- and more recently New Zealand (by boat), it might be useful. The added bonus is that the press could each day fill any gaps in the news with shots of blondes.

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Madeleine McCann Captured By Madeira Liberation Army

madeira Madeleine McCann Captured By Madeira Liberation ArmyMADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann – Having yesterday told us that all avenues need to be checked and of those “reams of promising leads“, the Daily Star now tells us that a lot of those leads are dead ends, non starters and plain useless.

As we were told:

IT’S clearer by the day that the Madeleine McCann investigation was a massive botch job. Portuguese police failed to follow up reams of promising leads. Witnesses across the globe were so convinced they’d seen the missing tot that they reported their sightings.

Adding:

But no-one in charge of the case has ever seriously probed their concerns.

And:

Surely you can only solve a case by exhausting all avenues. This has not been done.

Leading to:

Those in charge of the police investigation should hang their heads in shame. They have failed Maddie.

Now, the Daily Star tells its readers all about that new Madeleine McCann case files:

The case files reveal how police have been blitzed with bizarre, sick, and twisted information about Madeleine’s fate from across the globe.

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Madeleine McCann: Singing In Canada, Pleading In Austria And Get The Gypsies

4685918 Madeleine McCann: Singing In Canada, Pleading In Austria And Get The Gypsies MADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann – gypsy snatchers, Maria Alice dos Santos Silveira, Jorge Vitorino Cabral Martins and Yvone Albino, Maddie in Canada, Maddie in Austria and Our Maddie is a press release for Hanover Commincations…

Daily Star (front page): “MADDIE IS SEEN ALIVE ON THE TELLY

This is “shock new evidence”.

Has Our Maddie got a TV show in some remote corner of the world, like Dunedin?

VIEWERS wept when footage of a girl who looks just like Madeleine McCann singing in a school choir flashed up during a TV news bulletin.

You’d cry too. At least they weren’t playing the recorder.

Canadian broadcasters were stunned when distressed callers phoned in claiming they had accidentally filmed the youngster the world had been searching for.

What – Our Maddie hade made from Portugal to Canada and was now giving full throat to Silent night on the telly? So far, Madeleine has also been seen in: New Zealand, Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Majorca, Belgium, Bosnia, France, Australia, Brazil, Wales, Malta, Italy and Dorset.

Our Maddie was “one of thousands of schoolkids taking part in Canada’s nationwide synchronised singathon. Immediately after the event was broadcast a woman from Toronto, convinced it was Maddie, phoned in “very upset and crying’’.

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Posted: 5th, March 2010 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann | Comments (22) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Introducing ‘Suspects’ Maria Alice dos Santos Silveira, Jorge Vitorino Cabral Martins And Yvone Albino

8128728 Madeleine McCann: Introducing Suspects Maria Alice dos Santos Silveira, Jorge Vitorino Cabral Martins And Yvone AlbinoMADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann – The Our Maddie news is coming thick and thicker. The Sun introdudes “suspects” Maria Alice dos Santos Silveira, Jorge Vitorino Cabral Martins and Yvone Albino.

The Sun has a picture of a dolly and asks:

THIS little girl’s rag doll could have been given to Madeleine McCann by those who snatched her, investigators believe.

Could. Believe. Now we’re getting somewhere… This is the doll that the “gypsy” had when she was out with “Maddie” – the gypsy cleaner with the school teacher who lives in an orange grove

The cuddly plaything was among evidence suggesting Maddie was held at a remote house – but Portuguese cops abandoned the line of inquiry. Private detectives hired by the missing tot’s parents Kate and Gerry found the white bungalow in an orange orchard outside Silves, Portugal, after trailing a woman seen earlier with a Maddie lookalike.

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Posted: 4th, March 2010 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0