Monday, July 16, 2007

Madeleine McCann is still missing but do we really care?

Posters of missing Madeleine McCann are to be made available to book retailers around the world at the request of Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
I hope those same posters will also feature prominent pictures of other missing children, you know, the thousands who has gone missing since Madeleine McCann became a newspaper seller, but has received zero publicities. But £5 says it won't be true. Cuteness sells (even I can't resist the charms of 'metoyou' teddies) and nothing is cuter (for the media) than a blonde girl from an affluent family.

Thankfully it will be just be posters of her at the launch events (as if we need reminding - we just want to know whether Dumbledore wanted to be killed by Snape). I want my copy of book seven to have no weird and creepy eyes. "Maddy" just isn't 'in' any more, like Beckham (knowing that they will be an ocean away makes me feel good) or Big Brother.

via BBC News

In other news the British press has continued its vilification of Robert Murat, the only 'suspect' in the case of missing "Maddy". Their lead is with Murat's alleged claim that he doesn't care about "Maddy" any more, as though it is a bad thing. Can you really blame him, when even half of Britain doesn't give a hoot about the McCann any more? If he is innocent, his life has been effectively ruined by trial by media and the only thing in his mind right now is to clear his name.

Conveniently, the Madeleine's Fund Ltd. Co. has so far continued raking in like there is no tomorrow. The lesson? Lose a child (while breaking the law) = gain close to a million quid in 'donations'.

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