Archive for September 23rd, 2007

If Kate and Gerry McCann are innocent, as appears increasingly likely, my heart goes out to them. If it is terrible to have your child missing, how much more terrible is it to have most people, influenced by inaccurate media reports and a bungling police, believe you have killed her?

It is a tragedy that we as a public are so fascinated with sensationalism and so easily manipulated by mass media. Meanwhile, the child continues to be missing, and I have this perverse suspicion that no one really cares about her rescue any more, except perhaps the two people who continue to hold the status of prime suspects in the case.

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