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Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  Annabel on Mon 5 Aug - 18:38

http://www.christopherengland.com/2013/05/why-madeleine-mccann.html

Why Madeleine McCann?
When the original news broke in 2007 about the disappearance from a holiday apartment in Portugal of a three year old, it wasn't a particularly unusual story.

I mean that in respect of the disturbing and unacceptable fact that children go missing all the time. áThousands of them disappear every year never to be seen again. áI can't begin to imagine the agony this leaves behind. áThere can be nothing worse than the 'not knowing'.

And in writing this, I am not trying to take away that pain or to be demeaning.

But, what has always puzzled me is the complete control of the media the case of Madeleine McCann has always had. áThat is not to say it shouldn't, but more to ask why the tens of thousands of parents facing the knotted stomachs and anguish as the weeks, months and then years pass since their child went missing, aren't given the same kind of coverage.

The initial investigation went through many odd twists and turns. áLots of the statements, lots of the supposed evidence, and, well, just lots of things, didn't add up.

We, the people sitting in our armchairs watching it all, just didn't like the McCanns for leaving tiny children unattended in an apartment whilst they were out getting drunk and partying. áWhen the McCann's were arrested and treated as suspects, especially the mother, I was convinced the truth was now out. áYep, the parents had killed the child and the case was solved. Next story please.

The lack of a body and the lack of any relevant evidence meant this was not the answer, despite the number of websites spouting the contradictory 'evidence' for this particular conspiracy theory.

As always, after a while - although in the McCann case it was an extremely long while - the story finally left the front pages of British newspapers.

Every now and again it pops its head up, especially on Madeleine's birthday or the anniversary of her disappearance.

It's just done that yet again with the press full of the story that Scotland Yard has identified some 'persons of interest' that need interviewing. áOr, maybe they were originally interviewed, they aren't so sure, but they need interviewing again.

How many other grieving parents wish they had such media attention to keep their case in the public eye? áAll of them. áFor nearly all of them, the national press or TV coverage of even the initial disappearance doesn't appear. áTheir cases don't make headlines. áThen a handful, especially where it's possible that others might go missing, make it to the local news for a while.

Depending on other factors, including a 'slow news day' only a tiny few make it into our eyeline via national headlines.

And virtually nobody gets mentioned again once the story is 'old' unless there's a body found, or somebody arrested.

Parents and friends will try desperately to keep the public interested, spending a fortune in time and money printing and distributing leaflets and posters. áTirelessly they will continue their search, but this usually doesn't generate any media interest, not even at a local level.

In complete contrast, something bizarre happened in the case of Madeleine McCann.

Stop me if I'm wrong, but how many other parents of missing children still have, even six years later, the services of a 'spokesman'? áIn theatrical terms this is a bit like having an 'agent', through whom all enquiries have to be made. áFor anybody else who has a missing child, they are their own 'spokesman', grabbing any opportunity they can. áThey will gladly do the interviews, answer questions or get involved in publicity for the search for their missing child, should the media ever bother to contact them. áMeanwhile the McCanns have a 'spokesman' to deal with all that so they don't have to.

Doesn't that seem a little strange?

The other strangeness of the power of the McCanns compared to any other parents with missing children is the people they had access to. áFrom the then Pope, with whom they got a fast-tracked audience within weeks of Madeleine's disappearance, through to the then Prime Minister Tony Blair. áHeck, maybe it's a Catholic thing, since all parties are devoted to that particular religion, but surely there are hundreds of other Catholic parents who would have wanted the luxury of such access?

The power the McCanns have seems to be out of proportion to who they are. áThey are just a couple of middle class doctors, reasonably well off, but not with any particular heritage or connection to the upper echelons of the chattering and controlling classes.

Well, they were. áNow, it seems, they are right in with them. áThey even have the power to bend the ear of the current Prime Minister David Cameron such that he went on to ask/command that Scotland Yard start 'Operation Grange' dedicated to re-visiting the case.

In contrast of course, to put this in context, when the 96 families of those football fans killed in the Hillsborough Disaster, kept asking Cameron and predecessors to re-visit the case, their pleas fell on deaf ears.

It seems the parents of a little girl disappearing hold far greater power than a group of 96 families when it comes to calling for justice. áLikewise for any letters than may have arrived at Downing Street concerning any of the tens of thousands of other missing children. áNothing happens.

Don't get me wrong, I too wish for a satisfactory answer to the mystery of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. áEqually, I wish for a satisfactory answer to the mystery of the disappearance of all the children whose parents don't have the luxury of spokesmen, easy access to the media, the Pope, or the Prime Minister.

But mainly, I'm asking why doesn't anybody else have this level of access to government, media, and the leader of their religion? áWhy just the McCanns?
~> Christopher England said that on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Or do you just believe what they want you to believe?

Only those who dare to be different will ever make a difference!

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  weissnicht on Tue 6 Aug - 3:43

"Why just the McCanns?"

Yes ... why?

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  Panda on Tue 6 Aug - 8:40


Thanks Annabel, good Article.

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  malena stool on Tue 6 Aug - 9:51

Thanks for the link Annabel.

My own thoughts on, 'Why Madeleine McCann' is the British Establishment wants the media to 'SELL' a story, rather than tell or report a story.á

Given the good press this pair have received, Dr Harold Shipmanámay well have become Minister for Care of the Elderly.

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  kitti on Tue 6 Aug - 10:48

I feel sorry for Kerry Needham.


Why NOT Ben...he is blond, he is photogenic and he was cute....so why Madeleine and NOT Ben.


The newspapers, the government....they still have time to jump in and help Ben...but they dont...why?


Something is not right here......unless this isn't about Madeleine at all, its about someone or something else.....


It could been Kerry and Ben, it could off been anyone but it's about the mccanns...it could off been the smiths or the browns, anyone but it's not...it's really about something else.

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  Guest on Tue 6 Aug - 11:15

Why no coverage for Claudia Lawrence lately?

Or poor old Winnie Johnston. Let down and abandoned by two police forces. Went to her grave not knowing, poor soul.

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  cherry1 on Tue 6 Aug - 11:18

Only those who dare to be different will ever make a difference!
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And that is why people must keep raising awareness, questioning the discrepancies/downright lies, things which don't add up. It is obvious from comments people making on twitter and facebook especially the Madeleine Controversy Group that new people who blindly believed what they read in the British media are now coming to know the facts of the case through being directed to the PJ files, McCann files and other sites and they are clearly having their eyes opened.
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Those who fought for the truth to come out about Hillsborough did not believe what they wanted you to believe but dared to be different and question and we have seen how they made a difference.

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  kitti on Tue 6 Aug - 12:14

Ben Needham Needs more backing by British Government

Responsible department: Home Office

Ben Needham was abducted from Kos back in 1991. His Mum Kerry has funded the search and followed every lead since his disappearance. Following the recent overhaul by Scotland Yard & The Government we ask for David Camerons help to give the same recources and fundings given to Madeleine Mccann to be given to the Needhams. Whats right for one missing child abroad should be the same for all.


1,000 measly signatures....

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  kitti on Tue 6 Aug - 12:15

Hideho has had 1m hits on her videos .......people have woke up and smelt the coffee.....

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  comperedna on Tue 6 Aug - 13:10

Just to say thanks, that is a very thoughtful posting Annabel... and many those shorter comments following on from it too.

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  tanszi on Tue 6 Aug - 13:52

yes thanks Annabel, an excellent article and asking all the right questions and making all the right noises, same its not mainstream in the national media.

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  mara thon on Tue 6 Aug - 14:05

Thanks for that, an excellent article. What a shame it can't be pushed under Cameron's nose. I personally feel that Cameron should be giving an explanation to the British people as to just why all this help and money is being given to the Mccann's when there are other missing children who are every bit as important but whose families get no help whatsoever and haven't had their coffers filled with millions of pounds. Just why would this be?

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  weissnicht on Tue 6 Aug - 14:41

kitti wrote:Hideho has had 1m hits on her videos .......people have woke up and smelt the coffee.....
What? Wow áá

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  dutchclogs on Thu 8 Aug - 6:25

weissnicht wrote:
kitti wrote:Hideho has had 1m hits on her videos .......people have woke up and smelt the coffee.....
What? Wow áá

yes indeed WOW áááá

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  Panda on Thu 8 Aug - 7:18



Well done HiDeHo...........will youtube give you a Medal.á

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Re: Why Madeleine McCann?

Post  kathybelle on Thu 8 Aug - 7:38

Like everyone else on here, I was always under the impression that the Government were helping the McCanns to find Madeleine and I was appalled that the Government had never helped any other parent of a missing child, to find their child.

I began to look back at the help the McCanns were given and I came to the conclusion, that the previous and present Governments have done nothing to find Madeleine, their help was all about protecting the McCanns and nothing has changed.

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