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Madeleine McCann: Cracking Stuff And Empty Desks

by | 29th, August 2007

mccann1.jpgMADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY EXPRESS, front page: “MADELEINE: FATHER STORMS OUT OF TV INTERVIEW: He erupts in fury at ‘blood on the wall’ question”. Plus pages 8 and 9, with logo (“THE HUNT FOR MADELEINE: Day 118”).

THE WORLD’S GREATEST NEWSPAPER tells how Gerry McCann “finally buckled under pressure” and left his “shaken” wife to face a Spanish TV interviewer. The paper thinks the incident is “certain to heighten speculation that the enormous pressure of the hunt for Madeleine is beginning to take its toll” – not that the Express is contributing to any speculation, of course.

DAILY TELEGRAPH, page 9: “Madeleine’s father storms out of interview”

The paper says that after a few minutes, Gerry return to the Spanish prime-time programme. Mrs McCann held Madeleine’s toy Cuddle Cat. She told the presenter that he “had not stepped out of line”. (The Express version claims that Kate “Blamed the outburst on the line of questioning”.

THE TIMES, page 23: “Madeleine’s father walks out of TV interview”

The paper says that tension started to build after the interviewer asked: “You were the last people to see Madeleine alive, is that correct?” Mr McCann replied that they would not divulge anything about the investigation that might help the perpretrator cover his tracks.

DAILY MAIL, page 11: “McCann storms off”

The paper claims that Mr McCann “finally cracked”. Then he “ranted and waved his arms around before marching off”.


“Madeleine McCann’s dad rips off his mic and storms out of a TV broadcast after an interviewer quizzes him over details about his daughter’s disappearance.” Wife Kate “looked on in disbelief at the fiery outburst”. The McCann’s spokeswoman Justine McGuinness “rubbished” reports that their marriage was on the rocks, saying: “They are very happy.”


Gerry “stormed out” according to the Star’s version of events.

THE SUN, page 22: “WE’LL KEEP A DESK EMPTY FOR MADDIE: School pledge on her first day”

The paper also informs us that a coat peg and locker have been set aside at the Bishop Ellis Catholic primary school in Thurmaston. Headteacher Gail Neill said that a candle burns for Madeleine too.

THE INDEPENDENT and THE GUARDIAN: No Madeleine news today.

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