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Post  Annabel on Thu 24 Nov - 7:58

http://www.stirringtroubleinternationally.com/2011/11/23/the-mccanns-are-a-nasty-couple-but-a-reflection-of-our-times/

The McCanns Are A Nasty Couple. But A Reflection Of Our Times

November 23, 2011


R.F.Wilson writes from London: How dare the McCanns take us all for idiots! The have effectively commercialised child abduction, manipulating the press to the full, and now they have the nerve to insist that the media was harassing them and intruding into their personal life.

If Kate and Gerry McCann, who have become a double act of sorts, had any common sense they wouldn’t have appeared at the Leveson inquiry today, to give their account of how the press hounded them. They should consider themselves lucky that they were not prosecuted both in Portugal and Britain for child neglect. And the supposedly hostile media that they now blame for their distress and suffering actually gave them an easy ride, considering that their daughter Madeleine had vanished when they were having a meal with their friends.

Some people wonder why is it that this otherwise unremarkable couple is treated as if they are some sort of celebrities. Well, let me tell you why it happened: first of all, the McCanns have used the media to the full, behaving as if everyone else was to blame for Madeleine’s disappearance but not them. And, secondly and more importantly, the Anything Goes mafia that has become mighty powerful in recent decades is promoting them hard, basically saying that parents should think about themselves first and about the their children second and third. The message is: go party and enjoy yourselves and leave your kids to themselves. No worries, you’re f..king worth it!

Lord Justice Leveson, who is obviously not suited to head an inquiry into the ethics of the British media, simply because the legal profession has an instinctive dislike for hacks, should have asked the McCanns several very simple question as they were telling their weepy stories. How come you, folks, decided to leave your three small children all by themselves, even though you were offered the services of a nanny? Didn’t you realise that you were breaking the law by leaving three small kids unattended? How is it that the social services in Britain have not yet taken your two small children into care on the basis of your neglect? And, finally: how could you get over you shock so quickly as to start writing a diary and hire all those PR people, not to mention having your own personal spokesman?

These would have been hard-hitting questions for the McCanns and for the general public to chew on. But the whole inquiry seems to be running according to the script written by the politically correct brigade that wants the hearings to be turned into a bashing of the press, so that afterwards Lord Leveson would rule that there’s too much press intrusion into the lives of celebrities and politicians and that no one should be allowed to go beyond the press releases of their agents. Make no mistake: most celebs and politicians are lowlifes, who have very nasty hobbies that they would like to keep secret. That’s why they want their privacy to be protected when they want it but still have the right to plug themselves when it suits them.

Bur back to the McCanns: they seem to be coping with their grief well, despite the gloomy expressions that they made their trademark. It’s not yet clear whether the sex drive that they lost after Madeleine had disappeared – as described by Kate herself in her own book – is back, but hands were held, as usual, and that look was there as well, as in: ‘We don’t care what people think about us, but we’ll continue to raise money to finance the search for our Maddie.’

Nasty couple. But a reflection of our times, if you ask me.

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Post  Guest on Thu 24 Nov - 8:11

Goodness me, that is an illuminating piece that hits the spot nicely.

It is encouraging to know that there is still some healthy scepticism around other than just here.

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Thu 24 Nov - 8:18

oh my my the saint duo didnt fool everybody!!!!!
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Post  blossom45 on Thu 24 Nov - 8:45

annabel,
just a small point about the above article,
lord justice leveson and all the lawyers are not in a position to cross examine the mccanns,
to ask any questions about their child neglect,
their only brief is to question the role of the media....
the mccanns will be asked those more searching questions.
in the non too distant future when they face justice either in portugal or here in the uk.
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Post  Annabel on Thu 24 Nov - 9:28

Blossom, thank you for that!
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Post  tanszi on Thu 24 Nov - 9:51

Good point blossom45, i still think its a good article though. jimo
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Post  blossom45 on Thu 24 Nov - 10:22

tanzi,
totally agree...a brilliant article,
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Post  kitti on Thu 24 Nov - 10:33

The mccanns were asked the questions they wanted to be asked.


My opinion is, the lawyers and mccanns got together, put together a portfolio off what the newspapers having written about them in the past 4 years, photocopied it, highlighted both copies off what questions they wanted asked off them and gave one to leveson.....hence the questions re ...DNA....blood, corpse, frozen body, bent pj and blaming the Portuguese press...well they wouldnt off had the front to totally blame the British police, why bite the hand that feed them....


And yet.....the express whom paid out vast amounts off money, wrote a piece about them in their paper this morning....that's forgiveness for you!
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Post  kathybelle on Thu 24 Nov - 10:56

kitti wrote:The mccanns were asked the questions they wanted to be asked.


My opinion is, the lawyers and mccanns got together, put together a portfolio off what the newspapers having written about them in the past 4 years, photocopied it, highlighted both copies off what questions they wanted asked off them and gave one to leveson.....hence the questions re ...DNA....blood, corpse, frozen body, bent pj and blaming the Portuguese press...well they wouldnt off had the front to totally blame the British police, why bite the hand that feed them....


And yet.....the express whom paid out vast amounts off money, wrote a piece about them in their paper this morning....that's forgiveness for you!

Good morning Kitti, one of the McCanns staunchest supporters is Rupert Murdoch another is Jon Corner, who is the twin's godfather and pretty high up in the media. He was the one who got the McCanns media attention in 2007, including their photoshoots. He didn't do such a good job of controlling what followed...when the press printed articles that resulted in compensation payments. I don't know when Rupert Murdoch became a supporter of the McCanns, but it couldn't have been in the early days, otherwise he would have stopped those articles being printed.

The McCanns have repaid whatever kindness he has shown to them, by slagging off his newspapers, as well as the PJ. What a pity the McCanns weren't asked why they dropped their litigation case against the owners of the Portuguese Tabloid? I know they were told that the owners of the Portuguese Tabloid, had a very strong defence, but at the end of the day, if the McCanns were so innocent, they would have carried on with the libel action against these people. The tabloid posted much the same as the UK tabloids posted, it seems strange that the owners of this newspaper, had a stronger defence than the mighty UK tabloids. Or did it?

I may be wrong but I've a feeling the Portuguese tabloid doesn't exist anymore.
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Post  mummy45 on Thu 24 Nov - 11:03

It is all kicking off on mumsnet! You cannot mention them at all i any way without getting flamed
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Post  Justiceforallkids on Thu 24 Nov - 11:06

mummy45 wrote:It is all kicking off on mumsnet! You cannot mention them at all i any way without getting flamed

oh dear isnt one of the tapas a member there?????? thats what i read
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Post  Bobsy on Thu 24 Nov - 11:10

mummy45 wrote:It is all kicking off on mumsnet! You cannot mention them at all i any way without getting flamed

Are they all supporters of the McCanns? Or is Kate their icon of perfect motherhood to be genuflected before. Pity their offspring if so.
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Post  mummy45 on Thu 24 Nov - 11:17

Everyone loves her. You cannot say anything negative or you get banned even if it is a fact! Someone said they thought KM looked pregnant and they are freaking out!
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Post  margaret on Thu 24 Nov - 11:26

mummy45 wrote:It is all kicking off on mumsnet! You cannot mention them at all i any way without getting flamed

Mumsnet's never IMO been a forum l care for, it's full of liberal lefties - the McCanns should be right at home there.
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Post  margaret on Thu 24 Nov - 11:30

mummy45 wrote:Everyone loves her. You cannot say anything negative or you get banned even if it is a fact! Someone said they thought KM looked pregnant and they are freaking out!

WOW, what sort of people aspire to child neglectors!! I bet there aren't many on mumsnet who'd do what the Mcs did and if they would they want locking up beside them.

The world's gone mad.
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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 24 Nov - 11:32

margaret wrote:
mummy45 wrote:It is all kicking off on mumsnet! You cannot mention them at all i any way without getting flamed

Mumsnet's never IMO been a forum l care for, it's full of liberal lefties - the McCanns should be right at home there.

I joined in a discussion there on the H1N1 flu vaccines. One woman said that since she was vegan she was opting for the alternative to the vaccine that was propagated on eggs. Stupid woman had not done any research or she would have discovered that the vaccine of her choice was propagated on vero cells, kidney cells from African Green monkeys!

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Post  kitti on Thu 24 Nov - 11:55

I think if KM were to get pregnant then they would drop their lawsuit against mr amaral stating that KM would be too delicate to proceed and they need to concentrate on the new baby....a good excuse to bail out.
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Post  kitti on Thu 24 Nov - 11:55

Why do my signature not show at the bottom....
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Post  mummy45 on Thu 24 Nov - 11:57

The general consensus is 'There but for the grace of god........'
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Post  Guest on Thu 24 Nov - 11:59

I've never been a Mum, but surely being democratic and tolerant of a wide range of opinions is an inherent requirement?

That lot sound more like a coven.
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Post  margaret on Thu 24 Nov - 12:17

AnnaEsse wrote:
margaret wrote:
mummy45 wrote:It is all kicking off on mumsnet! You cannot mention them at all i any way without getting flamed

Mumsnet's never IMO been a forum l care for, it's full of liberal lefties - the McCanns should be right at home there.

I joined in a discussion there on the H1N1 flu vaccines. One woman said that since she was vegan she was opting for the alternative to the vaccine that was propagated on eggs. Stupid woman had not done any research or she would have discovered that the vaccine of her choice was propagated on vero cells, kidney cells from African Green monkeys!

What matters on there is to be 'on trend' rather than concerning yourself with any facts.
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Post  Guest on Thu 24 Nov - 18:05

AnnaEsse wrote:
margaret wrote:
mummy45 wrote:It is all kicking off on mumsnet! You cannot mention them at all i any way without getting flamed

Mumsnet's never IMO been a forum l care for, it's full of liberal lefties - the McCanns should be right at home there.

I joined in a discussion there on the H1N1 flu vaccines. One woman said that since she was vegan she was opting for the alternative to the vaccine that was propagated on eggs. Stupid woman had not done any research or she would have discovered that the vaccine of her choice was propagated on vero cells, kidney cells from African Green monkeys!

I got banned from there after having a right old go at a stupid American woman, harping on about "aluminum" poisoning, but using "aluminium" was much safer. Silly cow.
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Post  Lillyofthevalley on Thu 24 Nov - 19:28

kitti wrote:I think if KM were to get pregnant then they would drop their lawsuit against mr amaral stating that KM would be too delicate to proceed and they need to concentrate on the new baby....a good excuse to bail out.

Good point kitti, but can;t see them getting away with that one, the judges wouldn't go with that.
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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 24 Nov - 19:39

Iris wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
margaret wrote:
mummy45 wrote:It is all kicking off on mumsnet! You cannot mention them at all i any way without getting flamed

Mumsnet's never IMO been a forum l care for, it's full of liberal lefties - the McCanns should be right at home there.

I joined in a discussion there on the H1N1 flu vaccines. One woman said that since she was vegan she was opting for the alternative to the vaccine that was propagated on eggs. Stupid woman had not done any research or she would have discovered that the vaccine of her choice was propagated on vero cells, kidney cells from African Green monkeys!

I got banned from there after having a right old go at a stupid American woman, harping on about "aluminum" poisoning, but using "aluminium" was much safer. Silly cow.

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