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This is just getting ridiculous.
We all have the deepest sympathy for the girl and her family, but for her to get this level of attention over the hundreds of other children all over the world that are missing, mistreated, uncared for, unloved and generally unknown by society is disguisting.
has a picture of the suspect's daughter and ex-wife and the headline 'MY LIFE WITH THE SUSPECT' with the sub headings:
OUR DAUGHTER IS IMAGE OF MISSING GIRL
POLICE ASKED ME IF ROBERT LIKED PORN
THE TRUTH ABOUT WHY HE DUMPED ME
i'm pleased selling her story to the newspapers came high on her priority list.
its been pretty fucking absurd since week 1
how many hundreds of thousands of children are kidnapped every week in India and Africa to be forced into warfare or the sex trade. I don't think I've heard this mentioned in a single news report. It's disgusting.
not like our maddy, our beautiful princess of hearts
Would it be wrong of me to get an ironic t shirt made with her face on it and "FIND MADDY" written on it? It may be a little insensitive, but this has really gone too far.
Carrying "a child or an object that could have been taken as a child"
and lolled. They're looking for a bloke. that's about all they have to go on.
what the fuck is the pope supposed to do?
have been ott regarding this, but i dont agree with mocking it on messageboards either. those people must be going through hell
i'm sure they're reading DiS
at all is it. i wouldnt feel right doing it
If i was in their situation, id be doing whatever i could if it would help find my daughter. What I find dispicable about it is the press' clear exploitation of this, and the general public's general ignorance.
Really, if it was a family other than 2 doctors with a cute arian kid, would it be getting as much sympathy and attention? What about all the child soldiers and orphans that live on the streets? Where's their appeal? Its disguisting, frankly.
I was in somerfield the other day, and pinned on one of the advert boards was an A4 sheet of paper with a letter typed on it. Somebody had gone on microsoft word and selected some flowery pink font, and written a public address that ended with :
"we hope to see you back doing cartwheels and wearing pink any day soon, maddy. Let's all pray for her and remember, she's everyone's little girl."
Somebody had typed this up
point, but the kids on the street arent even missed by anyone are they. out of sight out of mind. i feel terrible everytime i see a genuine homeless person, someone being mistreated even seeing what looks like a homeless dog keeps me awake all night. i do agree about the press though.
i was with you until then.
That's the whole point. It's our culture as a country not to give a shit about some orphan on the other side of the world or some kid who's being made to fight. If any good comes out of this whole thing it'll be that people are more aware of missing and effectivley non existant children across the globe.
mean it like that. i mean a lot of the kids who end up roaming the streets arent even reported missing due to the fact their parents or families didnt even want them. so we dont hear about them
Come on geldof, what are you playing at, YOU NEED TO SAVE HER.
Im actually angry about this. its really horrible.
to make another version of candle in the wind.
during the interval.
in my mind.
collection of jokes
than an old man who reckons he is God's voice on earth believing he can help find a (probably dead) little girl.
The real tradgedy in all of this is that she is probably already dead, and when(if) they find her, the papers are going to have a field day; the couple's despair splashed out on front pages for days, tributes to her, a memorial service etc
Maybe it's just another way of getting a story in the paper maybe? I mean, if they don't do something every few days the papers will get bored and move on, right?
devout Catholics, maybe? But still, them seeing him is utterly futile.
It's really quite highly disturbing. I wonder why people like to latch onto these big public griefs things. Why has out society come to this?
^ serious question i want answering.
I don't really see the problem with joking about it. I think anything's fair game for satire to be honest...
This case especially has become more of a matter of the press rather than of a missing girl, so youre not really being mean satirising it.
about paedophilia within the church is ace
It's called Red Hot Catholic Love
Madelines mother has been attending the catholic church to pray for her daughter. The pope is't stupid enough to let the oppurtunity to show how caring the church is pass by.
Its very true that if this was just your adverage child who's parents were say shop assitants there would not be all this media coverage.It's a sad world.
if it was an average child whose parents were shop assistants, the other kids would have been taken by social services like...that...
Of course it's terrible, and you think it's never going to happen, but who leaves their 3 year old and 2 year old kids in a hotel room on their own?
I'm on a forum, voicing my opinion, that's what these things are for right?
I may have come across as fairly blunt in my criticism, but I'm just saying I personally never would...
It annoys me how most 'experts' keep saying that leaving small children alone is something all parents have done.
I can honestly say my parents never did and I'm yet to find anybody else who has done it.
always say you should never let small children alone under any circumstances.
They shouldn't have done it.
Now let's just hope for the parents they'll know what happens so they can manage someday to deal with the pain and the guilt they must feel at the moment.
maybe vikram understands my point now...
doubt it though
pointing at a mistake they made and blaming them for what happens ( which is obviously not their fault. It might have happened when they were sleeping too ! )
Let's just hope that it will make people realise you don't let small children alone, even for a few minutes, as anything can happen.
Lyle for king of the world!
Said she left me outside a shop in a pushchair/pram once.
And in a pub, under a pile of coats more than once.
Lyle, rescue me!
Sorry Will :(
was going to the movies when her 4 months old baby was making his afternoon nap ( he was a big sleeper... )
Nothing ever happened.
Doesn't mean it wasn't wrong...
I'll point your screw if you're not careful
They just have studied it on the field...
the church being anti-contraception.
Anti-contraception -> unwanted babies -> abandoned children
Its really disguisting.
Kids all over the world are being mistreated, yet this gets so much attention because of the press/idiot public.
for a child is mistreatment.