A Call To Imagine And A Joke | Anorak

Posts Tagged ‘A Call To Imagine And A Joke’

Madeleine McCann: A Con, A Call To Imagine The Worst And A Joke

7951719MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann: A fresh appeal to imagine the worst, more jokes, a con and Our Maddie will now entertain you…

The Sun: “’Imagine if she was your child’”

She’s not? But if she were…

THE parents of missing Madeleine McCann have posted a poignant internet appeal for information – urging readers: “Imagine if she was your child.”

Isn’t that what columnists and mums and dads have been doing for over two years, looking at Our Maddie and whispering, “There for the grace of God…’? Isn’t it every parent’s worst nightmare? Hasn’t Anorak spent three summers chronicling sighting and repeats of Our Maddie?

Appearing beside two pictures of the vanished girl, the wording reads: “Imagine if she was your child, imagine the pain and grief, imagine if someone like you never came forward.”

Imagine if Our Maddie was not the media’s only story on missing children. Imagine if there were others who weren’t blonde of blue eyed who never made it to the front page and made Prime Minister’s weep. Imagine if Our Maddie was not a story that sold papers.

Another appeal says: “A little girl stolen, a family torn apart, but saying nothing is the worst crime of all.” Yet another says: “If you stay quiet you are as guilty as those who took her.”

The McCanns’ words are aimed at any abductors. But in the media they become something more, an appeal to every reader to do something or be complicit in a child’s suffering. But what can you do? You can look. Look. Look. No not look at the parents. Look for Our Maddie.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 31st, October 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (5)