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#61 12 years ago

Lionman363;4015615The media isnt based completely on Madelaine you know,there are a lot of other kidnappings that people still focus on.....so you are thinking a bit wrong....[/quote] Have you ever known a kidnapping story to go on as long as this one, or rather gather as much attention as this one has? If so, please enlighten me as to which.

In my opinion, this case has been open far too long and should have ended a long time ago. This was already said previously in the thread, but the chances of finding this girl now are next to nil. The campaigns need to stop.

In my honest opinion, she is dead and as harsh as it sounds, it's time to get over it and move on rather than continuing to live off of hope for her safety.

[quote=Lionman363]Sigh....ok,ok,lets say you had a five year old daughter who was kidnapped and hasnt been found in 6 months,I am very sure you would want EVERYONE looking for here

I do understand that her parents want her back and I would try and do the same for my daughter if she went missing - but I know for a fact I would not be lucky enough to receive world wide news coverage, a website, donations from the naive individuals in the public and over six months of worrying for her safe return.

You must also think about the sheer amount of people who go missing every day and are never found - most of which never even get a mention within the media.

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#62 12 years ago

I don't think there's any point in turning the whole Madeline issue into a class war, but it's clear that kids from more affluent families who go missing will get more press than poorer kids. There's every reason to suspect that.

I think the real issue is that instead of telling us about the latest 100 little girls that've been blown up in Iraq, we're barraged with tabloid press about one unfortunate little girl. You've got to be mindful about how the media works like that. It might not be good at telling us just what to think, but it certainly tells us what to think about.