Netflix's eight-part review of the Madeleine McCann case, The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann, is journalistically rigorous -- but is it rigorous to a fault? Eve returns to look at the series, its organizing principles, its indictment of tabloid media's role in the case, and how we think the case would "play" if Madeleine disappeared today.
The bleak possible outcomes continue in the Cold Case section; we're looking at Who Took Johnny, a 2014 documentary about the 1982 disappearance of Johnny Gosch in West Des Moines, IA. It's a watchable film that at the same time isn't good, but provides an interesting contrast with TDOMM in what it chooses to highlight, and whom it chooses not to question. Fake news, Etan Patz, and many other debates in The Blotter Presents, Episode 092.
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- The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann
- McCann parents' statement on not participating in the series
- A This Morning interview with the McCanns' spokesperson elaborating on the same subject
- Who Took Johnny
- Interesting analysis on Who Took Johnny by amateur online sleuth (?) Blake Hunt
- Avenues Dry Goods on Instagram