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Madeleine McCann: Silence And Losing Interest

by | 21st, May 2007

find-madeleine-mccann.jpgMADELEINE McCann is missing. And the papers are losing interest.

This is not to say there is no news. Far from it. The Sun tells us on its front page that whenever Madeleine McCann’s face appears on the television, her twin siblings Amelie and Sean blow kisses at the screen.

It’s a tug at the heartstrings. Emotional stuff. Who cannot sympathise with the family’s loss?

But there is no news on the criminal case. The Sun says the McCanns may hire private detectives to search for their missing daughter.

Hidden Clues

There have been 97million hits on the website, says the Sun. But what does this number tell us? That we are a caring nation? That the internet is more popular than ever, and not everyone is using it to look for porn?

But not one email says where Madeleine is, a clue to her whereabouts. There is no-one claiming responsibility for the crime.

But there are messages of good will. Messages of love. Message of support. All valuable messages we are told in keeping the McCanns’ spirits up and their faith in the human spirit intact. But they serve little purpose, do no good in the search for Madeleine.

Who can even read so many millions of messages put up on so many websites? Might it be that among them is a clue? But who has the time to find it? Amid the feeding frenzy, clues to crack the crime could be lost amid the public spectacle, the display of grief.

The only other tabloid front page with news of Madeleine is the Mirror. As predicted by Anorak, the Mirror will stick with Madeleine McCann when others have moved on.

The Mirror – which weeks after the troops had been deployed in Iraq, continued to count the days without sightings of Saddam Hussein’s Weapons of Mass Destruction – will not turn away. How long will the paper stick with Madeleine McCann?

Can it get keep our interest in the case?

More Silence 

There will a minute’s silence for Madeleine McCann at noon today. Her theft is a national event. There will be a minute’s silence for Madeleine, just as we have a minute’s silence to remember the victims of the Great War.

But why not two minutes? No, make it three. Five. Or ten – Carmelite nuns from northern Portugal are calling for people to stop at 10pm tomorrow and pray for 10 minutes.

The hope is that in this period of quiet reflection the newspapers can consider their campaigns.

Have you seen Madeleine McCann? And does any criminal involved in her theft want a big reward..?

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