Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Maddie suspect found guilty by redtops...

Has the tabloid feeding frenzy on the hunt for missing Madeleine gone OTT?

Today, the redtops competed for each other to print the most private details about the man who has now been officially named as a suspect by Portuguese Police.

Time will tell if he had anything to do with the disappearance of Madeleine, a case which has touched all our hearts - thanks to the media. Everyone prays that the beautiful four-year-old will be reunited with her distraught family soon and their nightmare is finally ended.

But the 'suspect' has already apparently been tried by the media - and duly found guilty.

Reporter Julie Mount revealed - exclusively in The Sun of course - that she last met the suspect in the street in Praia da Luz two days ago as she returned from a service attended by Maddie’s parents.

Julie tells the world:
To me he seemed like a classic fantasist...And he said he worked closely with investigators. Frankly, I didn’t believe that.
Clearly guilty then.

Meanwhile, under the headline: A Daily Mail reporter's encounter with Madeleine 'suspect', reporter Neil Sears tells us:
He made me feel uncomfortable.
I have to say Daily Mail reporters make me feel 'uncomfortable' but that's not indictable.

Then there's this Mirror headline which clinches it:

Quiz Briton lives with his mum
As I say, it may turn out that the suspect faces charges.

But do you remember the Ipswich murders a few months ago...and how the first 'suspect' had every sordid morsel of his private life trawled over in the media - didn't he turn out to be totally innocent?

I wonder how he's managing to rebuild his life.

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