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Media and high profile children’s stories

keith125x125.jpgby Keith Sellick

Following on from yesterday’s court case involving the McCanns, here are some interesting articles on media coverage of the Shannon Matthews, Scarlett Keeling and Madeleine McCann cases.Cole Moreton in The Independent said how the Matthews family “faced the prejudice of people who looked down on a scruffy council estate on a hill in West Yorkshire”. In The Times Melanie Reid said “life among the white working class of Dewsbury looks like a foreign country”.
But the Matthews family escaped lightly compared with Fiona MacKeowan, mother of Scarlett. The Daily Mail said that MacKeowan lived on a “shoddy caravan site” with her “brood of children (nine actually) by at least four fathers”.
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