Sunday, August 12, 2007

News Values


Ten in row....


Fri 3rd MADELEINE
Sat 4th WE DID SEE MADELEINE
Sun 5th MADELEINE: POLICE DIG FOR BODY
Mon 6th MADELEINE
Tue 7th MADELEINE BLOOD CLUE
Wed 8th WE DIDN'T KILL OUR MADELEINE
Thu 9th MADELEINE
Fri 10th MADELEINE
Sat 11th MADELEINE
Sun 12th POLICE THINK MADDY IS DEAD

3 comments:

James said...

She's the new Diana. The People's Poppet.

Garry G said...

It doesn't mean it's not hard for the parents. This isn't as much a case of media fixation on a case than it is very clever parents using the media to keep the loss of their daughter in the public eye. I am of course left wondering how any Porto kids who've been kidnapped in the meantime are fareing news-wise.

nickpheas said...

But does it help the parents?

Case in point, today's Express, which assured us that a British suspect would be arrested within hours of the paper being published. As far as I can tell no arrest has occurred. This suggests that either the World's Greatest Newspaper was publishing something it knew to be a lie, or by publishing the story they've tipped off a child murderer who has escaped.

Would either version improve life for the parents?