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Wednesday, 1 November 2006

Madonna and her adoption - interview with BBC2 Newsnight's Kirsty Wark

I'm just watching the interview. I have no comments about the adoption itself - no doubt 'Social Services' have their own views on what is happening and as I know nothing about the 'facts' all I'm commenting on is the interview.

What is the stage set all about? Ruched net curtains on the walls and the floor. Bizarre faux-antique tables with faux-antique candelabras with flickering candles. Is this whole thing not an enormous fire risk? Where did the interview take place? Is it a room in Madonna's home, a 'normal' room as it is usually arranged, or is it a specially staged 'set' for this interview? Is the objective to disguise the whereabouts? Did it actually take place on 'Planet Earth'? Is this whole thing not just another episode in the media phenomenon that is 'Madonna', who I heard earlier today is just about to launch a new record? Is this interview related to that or this adoption? Is, indeed, the adoption all a part of the build-up to the release of this news record? Not that I doubt for one second that David Banda, the child in the case, will have all the privileges and care that the reputedly very large resources at Madonna's disposal can provide and will be cared for well and lovingly. That's really all I've got to say, for the moment.

Well some of the questions I pose are answered here, not that I am ultimately any the wiser. Truly, truly bizarre. Read also the brief article and the comments here.

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