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Madeleine McCann: Kate McCann Weeps On Oprah Winfrey

by | 25th, April 2009

madeleine_mccann-worshipTHE McCanns, parents to missing Madeleine McCann, have been on Oprah Winfrey’s TV show.

The media reacts to the news surge in the hunt for Our Maddie:

The Sun: “Kate McCann breaks down on Oprah”

KATE McCann wept last night as she told TV’s Oprah Winfrey she did not recognise photos of how missing daughter Maddie would look now.

The artist’s impression is not all that good? See the pictures here. Meanwhile, we’re watching the parents:

But Kate insisted she WOULD know Maddie — who will be six next month — if she saw her in the street.

Any idea which street?

Computer-generated images of Maddie aged six in a blue dress flashed on to a giant screen as the show was recorded in front of a studio audience in Chicago. The pictures were created by experts at Virginia’s National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.

It was an ‘I was there’ moment:

Audience member Chris Myers, 43, said: “Kate told Oprah she felt Madeleine was still alive. Oprah and Kate were very emotional. Kate broke down on two occasions. Oprah had to wipe tears away from her eyes at least three times. The atmosphere inside the studio was very sad.”

Which was, of course, the point of the interview, to create a mawkish arena for shared pain; to emote and transmit feelings through the magic box.

No scratch and sniff card for you watching at home to get the full Missing Child Experience of used tissue, regret and the antispetic sting of institutionalised pain, but just wait for the close up of Kate’s tears and make them work for you. Come closer:

Fellow audience member Amy Mundwiler, 33, added: “Everyone watching them felt their pain.”

Oprah Winfrey has reach, but is she big in Portugal, where the child went missing? Remember this, how Oprah won the bidding war?

The Guardian: “Corrections and clarifications”

A Weekend magazine feature about an investigation into events at the Jersey children’s home Haut de la Garenne mentioned the Madeleine McCann case in Portugal and said that after dogs trained to detect the scent of death had sounded the alarm over a car used by Madeleine’s parents, Portuguese police claimed that the couple had killed their daughter.


We should have made clear that the McCanns were never charged in relation to the disappearance of their daughter.

Inded. And ther is no proof of a crime.

The article failed to distinguish between fact and opinion when it said that the dogs were misled by scent traces in the car from the McCann parents’ medical work. That was the opinion of a police source who had experience with the same dogs but no direct knowledge of the McCann case.

Oh, well, no harm done. It’s not like the Guardian is the Express or Star, or when the reporting into Our Maddie went nowhere

Give me your tears – more tears for your fears. As Grrry McCann said:

“To see a front-page headline insinuating that you were involved in your own daughter’s disappearance was incredibly, unbelievably upsetting,” says Mr McCann.“We saw pressure particularly on journalists to produce stories when, really, there was nothing much to report. Madeleine was made a commodity and profits were to be made.”

And now a word from Oprah’s sponsors…

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