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Madeleine McCann: Blaming Richard Desmond And How To Prevent Another Maddie

by | 12th, May 2008

desmond.jpgMADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann 

THE GUARDIAN: “Why the Sunday Express is so unpopular”


I note that the Sunday Express took another sales nose dive last month to record an average weekly sale of just 673,840. Could the continuing circulation slide have anything to do with the readers’ dislike of its scandalous Madeleine McCann coverage? Possibly.

Or has it more to do with the whimsical, but pointless, columns by the paper’s editor, Martin Townsend ? Also possible.

But I believe it has more to do with the growing distaste for its owner, Richard Desmond. In true Maxwellian form a sweaty picture of Dirty Des appeared in this week’s issue (arm around Lulu, poor her) at a charity function arranged by, of course, Desmond himself. Expect another sales drop this month.

OK!, which routinely features its owner Desmond, is the top selling showbiz magazine. Go figure… 

METRO: “McCanns hold ‘low-key Maddie birthday party’”

Mr McCann, a consultant cardiologist at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital, has a number of clinical appointments but he and his wife were due to be together at home for some part of the day.

Such are the facts. 

IRISH INDEPENDENT: “7 ways to keep your kids safe on holiday – It’s easy for parents to become too relaxed about their children while abroad, so Shane Dunphy suggests some general rules”

Summer’s here — at last. And all we can think about are holidays in the sun. But no parent can take their children abroad now without thinking of tragic Madeleine McCann.

Tips to avoid another Madeleine McCann include:

  • Have a bottle of water with you at all times, and insist that everyone sips some regularly.
  • The accepted belief that a child can drown in a couple of inches of water is wisdom indeed, which means that you must be hyper-careful around the pool or on the beach.
  • It is always a good idea for the children to have their own funds (within reason), so during the lead-up to the holiday, encourage them to save up for their own special treats during their time away.

If only…

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