Madeleine: I know it’s sad but…

Hundreds of children go missing every week, and unfortunately some are not found, so why focus around this one particular incident? I know I sound harsh, and everyone’s heart goes out to their grieving and misery since that awful disappearance. This week would have been Madeline McCann’s eighth birthday, and for any parent this sort of circumstance is almost unbearable to even comprehend.

Now, I understand interviews and press coverage are part of the missing persons police investigation, but I don’t totally agree with releasing a book about the missing child and this will only add fuel to the fire for those conspiracy theorists who believe their parents played a part in the abduction. I just hope the profits from this book go towards the police investigation or another children’s charity, but I am one of many who often wonder where the millions of pounds were spent over the past few years.

Anyone looking for their missing daughter would be desperate to try all avenues in hope of success, but I think the media needs to extend its focus on the population of missing children as a whole, and some may say it is selfish of the media.

It’s a shame that the hundreds of other parents out there can’t raise millions of pounds like the McCanns and to some extent the media have over-hyped the situation to the point where nobody cares about any other missing child other than Madeline.

This sounds harsh of me to say, but I think people need to start looking for the other missing children and stop feeding the McCanns millions of pounds in donations. There are other children out there, don’t you know?

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About Cuts, News and Views

The site’s author is a student at the Birmingham School of Media and a journalist for both Birmingham Budget Cuts and Sony Music Entertainment. He is a PR consultant as well as having worked for the BBC. The author also contributes on a freelance basis to The Times and The Guardian. Dean Hill is a member of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Posted on May 15, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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