End this fixation with Madeleine
WHY are newspapers still putting the Madeleine McCann case on the front page, more than two years after the incident ('The McCanns' stalker', August 16)? Meanwhile, stories of our young men being killed in Afghanistan and other areas are confined to inner pages.
By now the McCann story should be taking a back seat. It's understandable that people should wish to be kept informed about the search for Madeleine but far worse things are happening in the world, especially with our boys fighting abroad, and the media should be doing their utmost to act on behalf of our troops.
THE McCanns were happy to use public interest, and money, to their advantage in the case of their missing daughter. It is inevitable that there will be members of the public who feel that the McCanns' own conduct was to blame. These people have every right to their opinion and I think the McCanns should focus on the search for their daughter rather than fight every pocket of criticism.
Debbie Butler's leaflet was in poor taste but the McCanns must accept that using us also gave us the right to judge.
in Sunday Express, August 23rd 2009 [Paper Edition]
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