DAILY MIRROR: “New slur on Madeline McCann’s father Gerry by shamed cop”
A new slur by Goncarlo Amaral? Remember that quoting his book could see the McCann’s lawyers called in. Can the Mirror repeat the slur and still look oh-so caring?
Disgraceful. The scum. What did he say, just for interest’s sake..?
SUNDAY PEOPLE: “McCanns: UK cops would have found our Maddie”
Madeleine McCann might have been found by now if she had vanished in Britain, her parents insist. Kate and Gerry said cops here have more experience of tracing kidnap victims than Portuguese police.
Here’s what “heart expert” Gerry said:
DAILY MIRROR (front page): “WE’VE SPENT £1M HUNTING FOR MADDIE.”
Kate and Gerry McCann Exclusive: We’ve spent £1m hunting Maddy – EXCLUSIVE McCanns vow to keep searching
THE SUN: “McCanns spend £1m on Maddie search” – Not exclusive.
THE MIRROR: “The couple have shielded the twins from what few facts are known about Madeleine’s disappearance in May last year.”
A few facts? There is only one fact: a child disappeared.
No, not the tabloid dog pack. There’s a picture of a spaniel crawling on a sofa. To its rear is a man. There is a pair of blue drapes, open.
And another picture of a dog, which may be same dog. The caption:
Howl … pooch alerts handler to ‘evidence’ found in the parents’ rented motor
Pages 4 and 5: “HOUNDING OF THE McCANNS”
Old Mr Anorak’s property portfolio is burgeoning. To go with 10 Rillington Place, 23 Cranley Gardens and 25 Cromwell Street, he can now snap up the holiday apartment Madeleine McCann was staying at the time of her disappearance…
GLASGOW DAILY RECORD: “Maddie Flat Up For Sale”
Portuguese newspaper 24 Horas said the asking price is “substantially higher than others with similar characteristics, also on sale in Praia da Luz”.
Why’s that then?
The infamous holiday flat where Madeleine McCann vanished has been put up for sale for £250,000.
Can a flat be “infamous”? It was the flat wot dunnit?
Potential buyers could begin viewing the flat from as early as next week, raising the possibility of voyeurs keen to see where the three-year-old disappeared looking round.
Dreadful. Better to just look around the property on the Mail’s website.
DAILY MIRROR: “Real victims who reduced me to tears”
Fiona Philips – ‘the woman with the whitest teeth and yellowest hair in daytime telly’ – “on GMTV heartaches and meltdowns”
Fiona Philips is fighting the tears as Helen Newlove, whose husband Garry has been murdered, is sat on the sofa to tell her story.
Tears are the new laughter.
DAILY MIRROR: “Maddy cops vetoed Brit help offer”
But British police have assisted in the McCann case. No?
Portuguese police turned down an offer to help find Madeleine McCann from Britain’s most senior murder investigator, it has emerged.
STEPHANIE Bysh is mother to Ariella d’Gama, who has passed a while in a children’s home.
What has it got to do with Madeleine McCann. Well, get this:
DAILY MAIL: “British mother whose daughter was taken into care by Portuguese police after she ‘went out drinking’”
A British man told police that her mother Stephanie Bysh, 44, had been ‘drinking heavily’… The town is five miles from Praia da Luz, where missing toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared in May last year from a rented apartment.
Yes, just five miles.
Yesterday, it was all just 15 miles from where our Maddie went missing.
The day before that it was all occuring 25 miles from Praia da Luz.
Anorak estimates that inside week, little Ariella will be actually inside the apartment used by the McCanns that fateful trip…
Such are the facts…
THE SUN: “Hol mum of left girl faces jail”
A BRITISH mum whose daughter was taken into care on holiday faces up to ten years in jail.
It’s “cash-strapped Stephanie Bysh”.
What do we know about here?
One day on from the news of Israel’s “our Maddie”, Sky news leads with “Israel’s our Maddie”. As Anorak readers know Israel’s our Maddie is called Rose Ron. Sky News – First for breaking news…
Rose Ron is missing. Rose Ron was missing:
No-one seemed to really notice until her grandfather walked into a Tel Aviv police station two weeks ago and confessed to her murder.
No-one? Subtext: Sky News didn’t notice.
JERUSALEM POST (Israel): Is Rose Israel’s Madeleine?
Who’s Rose? Is she a Maddie by another name?
ONLINE OPINION – This his “Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate”
“Hush little baby, don’t say a word”
If it is our biological imperative to make babies, it is our most basic instinct to protect them. Baby-makers and baby-carers everywhere know what a challenge it can be to shelter a tiny human being from the dangers of the world … from the cold, the rain, the sun, the road. Sharp objects, moving vehicles, heights, fire. Hairdryers in the bath, knives in the toaster, fingers in the electric socket. Things they could fall off, fall into, have fall on them.
Save the children… Who will save the children? Might we pray?
MAIL On SUNDAY: “McCANNS’ FUND IN £500,000 CHAOS.”
A team of private investigators working behind the scenes to find Madeleine McCann has been axed after being paid £500,000 from publicly donated funds.
FORT MORGAN TIMES: “FM State Bank offers info service for parents in case child missing”
Fort Morgan State Bank wants local parents to be ready with the information they need in the event of their worst nightmare: a missing child.
Every parents worst nightmare…
The bank has purchased equipment to photograph and fingerprint children and provide a printout that also includes physical descriptions and other vital information on the kids.
THE RESIDENT (Portugal): “MADELEINE: Police should search for body said British expert”
A SUMMARY by police in February 2008 reveals, for the first time, that there were only two possible causes, in their opinion, that could account for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Alien abduction is one and – well, Gary Glitter was in jail at the time – so we’d go for eaten by sharks.
NEW STRAITS TIMES: “Keep the candle lit”
Spotting our Maddy in Malaysia?
A YEAR after the abduction and murder of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, we must take pause to observe this sad anniversary in all sympathy for her bereaved family — as indeed for that of Sharlinie Nashar, lost in similar circumstances eight months ago and not yet found.
Other children go missing.
DAILY MIRROR: “Madeleine McCann: Nanny’s new sketch echoes picture of kidnapper”
That’s the picture on the left. For wont of name, we’ll call him Cool.
DAILY MIRROR: “Britons try to snatch Madeleine lookalike”
They tried to snatch her because she looked like our Maddy? The reward is still on offer, right?
Two British tourists tried to take a small fair-haired child from a beach, thinking it was Madeleine McCann, it emerged yesterday.
Protecting the little kiddies from nutters and oddballs…
Convinced it was the girl who disappeared in Portugal last year, they kept a careful eye on the pair and even took some secret photos.
Taking pictures of kids on the beach. Yes, a good idea…
THE TIMES: “Sorry, no more babies. Eco-doctor’s orders…”
Says Judith O’Reilly: “On holiday you become a Hydra-headed ‘problem to be dealt with’”
Judith is talking about her kidzzz
SUNDAY EXPRESS: “Madeleine: Linked To Portuguese sex scandal”
Sex. Maddie. What more do you want from your Sunday paper?
SUNDAY PEOPLE: “GRUESOME TWOSOME – UNMASKS GHOULS CASHING-IN ON MADDIE EXCLUSIVE: We snare this vile fantasist trying to sell ‘dynamite’ McCann pics for £50k”
Who can these sickos be?
Maddie McCann’s parents are “devastated and furious” over a cruel bid to cash in on their anguish.
As is their wont. Devastation and fury are what the tabloids say the McCanns do best. What’s new..?
Grasping Duarte Levy demanded £50,000 for photographs he claims implicate Kate and Gerry in their daughter’s disappearance.
Duarte Levy, Anorak readers and commenter?
BBC: “’No proof’ of harm to Madeleine”
Gerry McCann, the father of missing Madeleine McCann, has made his first public comments since police in Portugal released files into her case.
What did he say? And what does this mean for Clarence Mitchell’s career?
WHILE the tabloids splash news of Madeleine McCann – our Maddy/ Maddie – on their front pages, spinning the single thread story into a news sensation, the Guardian uses the missing child as a touchstone for arty matters.
Today John Morton muses: “Can fiction tell the truth?”
DAILY STAR: “SECRET A-TEAM IN HUNT FOR MADDIE”
In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground.
Desperate Kate and Gerry McCann have forked out £500,000 on an “A-Team” of former top spooks to find missing daughter Madeleine.
Can the plan come together?
PAULO Reis has published an interesting piece of information on the Madeleine McCann case on his site. Read on:
“McCann case: 24 pictures that may help to re-open the case
A tourist who was (allegedly) at the Tapas Bar, on the night of May 3, took several pictures where the table with the McCanns and their friends is visible.