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News digests and reviews of the missing child in the news. Madeleine McCann vanished on Thursday, 3 May 2007 from a rented holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Madeleine, on holiday with her twin siblings and parents Kate and Gerry McCann,became the biggest news story of the past decade. We’ve followed it closely ever since the story broke.

Madeleine McCann: Maddie For Rose Ron, Praia Da Luz Moves And Whacking Stephanie Bysh

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE SUN: “Hol mum of left girl faces jail”

To Portugal…

A BRITISH mum whose daughter was taken into care on holiday faces up to ten years in jail.

It’s “cash-strapped Stephanie Bysh”.

What do we know about here?

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Posted: 28th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (671)


Madeleine McCann: Rose Ron, Murder And Portugal’s Bermuda Triangle For Missing Kids

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann
SKY NEWS: “Tragic Case Of Israel’s Madeleine”

One day on from the news of Israel’s “our Maddie”, Sky news leads with “Israel’s our Maddie”. As Anorak readers know Israel’s our Maddie is called Rose Ron. Sky News – First for breaking news…

Rose Ron is missing. Rose Ron was missing:

No-one seemed to really notice until her grandfather walked into a Tel Aviv police station two weeks ago and confessed to her murder.

No-one? Subtext: Sky News didn’t notice.

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Posted: 27th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (272)


Madeleine McCann: Israel’s Rose Is The International Our Maddie

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

JERUSALEM POST (Israel): Is Rose Israel’s Madeleine?

Who’s Rose? Is she a Maddie by another name?

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Posted: 26th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann | Comments (215)


Madeleine McCann: Hairdryers In The Bath And Paedos

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

ONLINE OPINION – This his “Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate”

“Hush little baby, don’t say a word”

If it is our biological imperative to make babies, it is our most basic instinct to protect them. Baby-makers and baby-carers everywhere know what a challenge it can be to shelter a tiny human being from the dangers of the world … from the cold, the rain, the sun, the road. Sharp objects, moving vehicles, heights, fire. Hairdryers in the bath, knives in the toaster, fingers in the electric socket. Things they could fall off, fall into, have fall on them.

Save the children… Who will save the children? Might we pray?

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Posted: 25th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (169)


Madeleine McCann: Angelia Jolie’s Changeling, Oakely International And Belgian Paedos

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

MAIL On SUNDAY: “McCANNS’ FUND IN £500,000 CHAOS.”

A team of private investigators working behind the scenes to find Madeleine McCann has been axed after being paid £500,000 from publicly donated funds.

Metodo 3?

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Posted: 24th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (143)


Madeleine McCann: Finger Printing Kids And Gary Glitter

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

FORT MORGAN TIMES: “FM State Bank offers info service for parents in case child missing”

Fort Morgan State Bank wants local parents to be ready with the information they need in the event of their worst nightmare: a missing child.

Every parents worst nightmare

The bank has purchased equipment to photograph and fingerprint children and provide a printout that also includes physical descriptions and other vital information on the kids.

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Posted: 23rd, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (187)


Madeleine McCann: Mark Harrison Investigates

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE RESIDENT (Portugal): “MADELEINE: Police should search for body said British expert”

A SUMMARY by police in February 2008 reveals, for the first time, that there were only two possible causes, in their opinion, that could account for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Alien abduction is one and – well, Gary Glitter was in jail at the time – so we’d go for eaten by sharks.

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Posted: 22nd, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (375)


Madeleine McCann In Malaysia

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

NEW STRAITS TIMES: “Keep the candle lit”

Spotting our Maddy in Malaysia?

A YEAR after the abduction and murder of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, we must take pause to observe this sad anniversary in all sympathy for her bereaved family — as indeed for that of Sharlinie Nashar, lost in similar circumstances eight months ago and not yet found.

Other children go missing.

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Posted: 21st, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (446)


Madeleine McCann: A New eFit, Selling Books And A Rapist’s Cover Story

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “Madeleine McCann: Nanny’s new sketch echoes picture of kidnapper”

That’s the picture on the left. For wont of name, we’ll call him Cool.

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Posted: 20th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (386)


Madeleine McCann: Glamour Models, Grabbing Little Boys And Genette Tate

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “Britons try to snatch Madeleine lookalike”

They tried to snatch her because she looked like our Maddy? The reward is still on offer, right?

Two British tourists tried to take a small fair-haired child from a beach, thinking it was Madeleine McCann, it emerged yesterday.

Protecting the little kiddies from nutters and oddballs…

Convinced it was the girl who disappeared in Portugal last year, they kept a careful eye on the pair and even took some secret photos.

Taking pictures of kids on the beach. Yes, a good idea…

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Posted: 19th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (500)


Madeleine McCann: Saving Heather Mills, Journalists’ Kidzzz And Sick Jokes

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE TIMES: “Sorry, no more babies. Eco-doctor’s orders…”

Says Judith O’Reilly: “On holiday you become a Hydra-headed ‘problem to be dealt with’”

Judith is talking about her kidzzz

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Posted: 18th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (527)


Madeleine McCann: People Facts, Tapas Pics And On The Ferry To Ireland

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

SUNDAY EXPRESS: “Madeleine: Linked To Portuguese sex scandal”

Sex. Maddie. What more do you want from your Sunday paper?

SUNDAY PEOPLE: “GRUESOME TWOSOME – UNMASKS GHOULS CASHING-IN ON MADDIE EXCLUSIVE: We snare this vile fantasist trying to sell ‘dynamite’ McCann pics for £50k”

Who can these sickos be?

Maddie McCann’s parents are “devastated and furious” over a cruel bid to cash in on their anguish.

As is their wont. Devastation and fury are what the tabloids say the McCanns do best. What’s new..?

Grasping Duarte Levy demanded £50,000 for photographs he claims implicate Kate and Gerry in their daughter’s disappearance.

Duarte Levy, Anorak readers and commenter?

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Posted: 17th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (307)


Madeleine McCann: Gerry’s Blog, No Evidence And No Proof

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

BBC: “’No proof’ of harm to Madeleine”

Gerry McCann, the father of missing Madeleine McCann, has made his first public comments since police in Portugal released files into her case.

What did he say? And what does this mean for Clarence Mitchell’s career?

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Posted: 16th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (156)


Madeleine McCann: Selling Books And Fact As Fiction

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

WHILE the tabloids splash news of Madeleine McCann – our Maddy/ Maddie – on their front pages, spinning the single thread story into a news sensation, the Guardian uses the missing child as a touchstone for arty matters.

Just recently Madeleine has been in Edinburgh for the performing arts festival, and not. Like last year.

Today John Morton muses: “Can fiction tell the truth?”

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Posted: 15th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann | Comments (566)


Madeleine McCann: The A-Team, Ruining Lives And Spinning The Single Thread

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY STAR: “SECRET A-TEAM IN HUNT FOR MADDIE”

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground.

Desperate Kate and Gerry McCann have forked out £500,000 on an “A-Team” of former top spooks to find missing daughter Madeleine.

Can the plan come together?

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Posted: 14th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (527)


Madeleine McCann: Tourist Has New Pictures Of Tapas 7 For Sale

PAULO Reis has published an interesting piece of information on the Madeleine McCann case on his site. Read on:

McCann case: 24 pictures that may help to re-open the case

A tourist who was (allegedly) at the Tapas Bar, on the night of May 3, took several pictures where the table with the McCanns and their friends is visible.

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Posted: 13th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (730)


Madeleine McCann: Belgian Paedos, Foreign Nannies And Joke Shops Jokes

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

GLASGOW DAILY RECORD: “She’s Not Maddie.. She’s My Daughter”

If the Hollies sang Madeleine…

The father of a blonde girl captured on CCTV in Brussels on August 4 came forward to reveal that the youngster was his daughter.

The blonde ice-cream-eating girl with the North African woman?

Belgian federal prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Lieve Pellens says: “Obviously for him, it was very easy recognising the girl accompanied by a woman in a veil. It’s her nanny, a young Moroccan woman who is qualified to look after children and works in a care centre.”

But there are paedos in Belgium right?

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Posted: 13th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (108)


Madeleine McCann: With Columnist Fergus Shanahan And The Maddie Squad

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE COLUMNISTS

FERGUS SHANAHAN: “SWOOP FOR MADDIE”

“I tried to imagine the misery Kate and Gerry McCann must be going through with these Maddie sightings. It’s too awful.”

See the Sun’s front-page Maddie update in which she is served an ice-cream in Brussels. Shanahan is the paper’s deputy editor. It’s too awful…

“They must cling to any hope. But some of the latest rash of ‘sightings’ are based on thin detail.”

The ice-cream was chocolate.

“Sadly, the Maddie tragedy is attracting its fair-share of attention seekers”

The Sun’s front page says the ice-cream was cold and sweet – just how Maddie likes them!

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Posted: 12th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (348)


Madeleine McCann: Bet On Maddie, Belgium Or Bust And More Jokes

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE SUN: “I’d bet all that I own it was her”

THE bank security guard who saw a child like Madeleine McCann insisted yesterday: “I would bet everything I own that it was her.”

The spotter in Brussels…. Is betting in the bank allowed? Is this a sign of the credit crunch? A bet’s a bet. How much you got?

The Belgian capital is tipped to rival Amsterdam as the sex capital of Europe.

Tipped by whom, the Sun’s man in the know?

“I sold an ice cream to ‘Maddie’”

It’s a claim to fame…

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Posted: 12th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (115)


Madeleine McCann: With Columnist Peter McKay

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE COLUMNISTS

PETER McKAY (Mail):

MOST sightings of missing Madeleine McCann seem to involve Belgium and a paedophile ‘ring’ which might have kidnapped the child ‘to order’. Belgian police received more than 100 sightings, 30 of which required checking.

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Posted: 11th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (637)


Madeleine McCann: Bank On Brussels, Dossier Facts And Metodo 3 Investigate

MADDIE WATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY EXPRESS (front page): “MADELEINE: “’I heard her beg to go home’”

CCTV images of the blonde blue-eyed youngster, seen just seven days ago at a Brussels bank, are now being studied. Last night Belgian police said the case had been given top priority and was being passed to a magistrate who would launch a full inquiry.

That’s right – the Express has reverted to calling the missing child Madeleine. It flirted with Maddie, but Madeleine it is, and ever will be…

The little girl, who looked “much like” Madeleine, was spotted by a security guard at the Havenlaan branch of the KBC Bank in the district of Molenbeek St Jean.

It’s Madeleine. It has to be:

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Posted: 11th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (116)


Madeleine McCann: With Columnists Carole Malone And Barbara Ellen

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE COLUMNISTS

CAROLE MALONE (NOTW)

It’s the Big Brother reject and toothsome talker:

“The truth won’t mend the pain”

I SOMETIMES wonder if The Truth is all it’s cracked up to be. I wonder if there are times when NOT knowing is better than knowing.

Well, as Donald Rumsfeld once said, from whom Malone seems to be quoting…

Because now we think we know Madeleine McCann didn’t die, as police suspected, in her holiday apartment. Neither was she taken by an opportunist killer. Nor did she wander off into the sea.

Sure of that? Yeah, Sure of it. Positive. Sure of it? Facts are facts. Right? Facts…

However, what we now think may have happened is worse than all of those scenarios because it looks certain this angel-faced little girl was snatched to order by a vile paedophile ring and delivered to people who hunt down pretty children to degrade. Maybe even kill.

And we know this because..? Well, someone said something…it got in an email to someone else…Carole read it or heard it and it became news… and fact…and we read about it… and we told someone… and they told Carole…who knows all about it…

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Posted: 10th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (258)


Madeleine McCann: They Call Me Maddie, In Venezuela And African Bingo

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE SUNDAY EXPRESS (front page): “IS THIS WHO TOOK MADDIE?”

A change in the quotidian Express story. No longer is Madeleine, “MADELEINE”. Madeleine McCann is now “MADDIE”. It’s the name the media, mostly, have dubbed her.

Maddie is what the missing child has taken to calling herself when she visits party shops in Amsterdam

So who took her. The Express has a photfit.

NEWS OF THE WORLD (front page): “I spotted Maddie’s tell-tale eye”

This is the least savoury headline Anorak has read on the matter for some time…

“I WAS AFRAID TO GRAB HER – Witness was sure restaurant girl was Maddie but feared causing a scene”

A VITAL new witness in the hunt for Madeleine McCann has told cops: “I saw Maddie. I know it was her—I saw the unique blemish in her eye.”

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Posted: 10th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (39)


Madeleine McCann Cliffhanger: Cliff Richard Signs Up

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TIME for a Madeleine McCann tabloid story:

Cliff Richard has owned a vineyard just outside Praia da Luz?

Cliff has been signing copies of his book not 100 metres away from the McCann apartment. Anorak’s woman on the scene notices that Cliff was at Baptista – just behind the infamous Tapas Bar. He is signing bottles of his plonk.

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Posted: 9th, August 2008 | In: Celebrities, Madeleine McCann | Comments (343)


Madeleine McCann: With Columnists Lorraine Kelly And Deborah Orr

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE COLUMNISTS

LORRAINE KELLY (The Sun): “Watch your kids for Maddie’s sake”

It’s cellar-busting, tabloid bingo stalwart Lorraine Kelly:

OF all the many cruelties inflicted on Madeleine McCann’s parents, the possibility that their little girl begged an Amsterdam shop assistant for help shortly after she went missing is surely the deepest cut of all.

Begged? But it was Madeleine, right? Or Maddie as she  – and the press – now know her by.

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Posted: 9th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (169)