4 June 2011

McCann Case: Complaint against biased BBC East Midlands report uphold


BBC East Midlands, Mike O' Sullivan, broadcast in January 12, 2010

Back in January 2010, on the second day of the book injunction trial in Lisbon, BBC East Midlands reporter Mike O' Sullivan asked the former Judiciary Police coordinator Gonçalo Amaral if his book was hurting the McCanns, Amaral's answer was "Não, fale com os McCann", which literally translated means "No, speak with the McCanns". In what appeared to be a pathetic attempt to smear Amaral's character, Mike O'Sullivan, who clearly doesn't know Portuguese, decided to bleep Amaral's reply (see the above video at 0:30) and broadcast to the world that Amaral had said "Fuck the McCanns". Though several other UK, Portuguese, Spanish reporters were present at the book banning trial Mike O'Sullivan was the only one who made that (intentional?) assumption. It took 16 months and several complaints to the BBC complaints department, to the PCC, and to Ofcom for the BBC to finally admit that Mike O' Sullivan was wrong [see bellow] and that Gonçalo Amaral reply was twisted, however no formal apology was issued.



The vilification of Amaral's character was regurgitated by the usual biased & xenophobic UK tabloid churnalists:

Vile cop: F*** the McCanns by Tom Wells and Antonella Lazzeri, published on January 14, 2010 in The Sun

THE ex-cop who led the Madeleine McCann probe sparked new outrage last night after launching a four-letter tirade against the missing child's parents.

Brazen Goncalo Amaral spat, "F*** the McCanns" when asked by a BBC TV reporter if he felt his wild claims about their daughter were hurting them.

Producers bleeped out the slur when a report was broadcast in the East Midlands region where Kate and Gerry McCann live.

Amaral, axed after leading the abortive early investigation into Maddie's disappearance in 2007, flipped before entering a court in Portugal's capital, Lisbon.

Yesterday he denied making the outburst, claiming he had not even spoken to a British TV crew.

But the BBC insisted he had used "inappropriate language". And a source said: "It would not have been bleeped out had there not been sufficient cause for concern."

Amaral, 50, is trying to have a ban overturned on his book The Truth of the Lie.

In it, he makes lurid claims that Kate and Gerry faked an abduction and hid Maddie's body after the three-year-old died in an accident at their holiday flat in Praia da Luz.

And today he vowed to appeal to Europe if he loses the legal battle — saying his case is about "fundamental rights" for all Portuguese citizens.

Maddie's parents are tonight facing the prospect of years of court hearings if Amaral takes his case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Yesterday he appeared to deliberately provoke the McCanns before the second day of the hearing began.

He sauntered into court brandishing a copy of his SECOND book on the case, The English Gag, in which he claims the parents tried to "silence" him.

He sat yards from Kate, 41, and began leafing through its pages. Upset Kate shook her head in disbelief.

But then she steeled herself and told a friend: "He's just promoting it."

She and Gerry, also 41, were forced to endure more insulting evidence as former Portuguese police chief Francisco Moita Flores backed Amaral's view and branded the abduction a "fairytale".

Outside court heart specialist Gerry, who is heading back to Britain to fulfil work commitments, cracked when asked by a female Portuguese reporter if the ordeal of the hearing was "worth it".

He barked: "Do you have children? Anyone who has children would go through this."

He added: "I'd like to remind everyone it's the book that's on trial and not Kate and I."

Gerry claimed the Portuguese cops' blinkered view that Maddie was dead - for which there was NO evidence, making it "meaningless" - was damaging the search for her.

And he said they were STILL ignoring leads passed on to them by the family's private investigators.

Speaking outside the civil court in Lisbon this morning, Kate said the case was "taking its toll".

She said: "If I'm honest, our daughter's been taken and nothing's ever going to be as bad as that.

"But it's still been difficult, it's been emotive, because I know what's in the case files, I know what the conclusions are.

"So it's difficult to hear something that's incorrect and inaccurate.

"At the bottom of all this is a little girl, and I think it's important that we don't forget that."

Last night, a visibly frustrated Gerry told reporters: "Over the last two days, we've heard a lot about Mr Amaral's thesis that Madeleine is dead.

"And I also hope you've heard that there is absolutely no evidence to support that thesis. A thesis without evidence is meaningless and that is what we are challenging."

Disgraced Portuguese detective in four letter outburst at Kate and Gerry McCann by Martin Fricker, published January 14, 2010 in The Mirror

Disgraced detective Goncalo Amaral yesterday let rip at Kate and Gerry McCann with a foul-mouthed outburst.

The former policeman was asked if his book about their daughter Madeleine was hurting the couple when he barked: "No, f*** the McCanns."

Amaral then laughed as he walked off, despite being caught on camera insulting a couple who have suffered so much anguish in recent years.

The disgusting slur came as Kate and Gerry had to listen to yet more accusations by Portuguese officers that they were involved in the youngster's 2007 disappearance.

It was made to BBC East Midlands Today reporter Mike O'Sullivan who confronted smirking Amaral outside the Lisbon court where the McCanns are suing him for libel over his book.

Mike said: "I was astonished, and so was my cameraman, that a former senior police officer could use a term like that against the McCanns. It really was crude."

A family friend of Kate and Gerry, of Rothley, Leics, added: "It's disgraceful and gives a true measure of the man."

After Amaral's tirade, Gerry laid into Portuguese detectives over their ridiculous claims he and his wife killed three-year-old Madeleine and dumped her body to cover their tracks.

The angry 41-year-old said: "The prosecutor had all the evidence and he said there was no evidence Madeleine was dead.

"If there was evidence of our involvement in Madeleine's disappearance then the prosecutor would have charged us.

"Officers who considered us as involved in Madeleine's disappearance have not been able to change their mind, despite a lack of evidence."

And the heart specialist insisted the blinkered theory by former police liaison officer Ricardo Paiva that their daughter has been killed was hindering the ongoing search for her.

Gerry added: "How could he investigate thoroughly if he believes that?

"We've also heard Mr Amaral's thesis that Madeleine is dead. There is absolutely no evidence to support that thesis.

"We are not harking on over mistakes that were made and cannot be redeemed.

"What is done cannot be righted. We made a mistake, in hindsight, by leaving Madeleine and we have to live with the consequences of that. We can't change it."

Gerry vowed to keep up the search for their little girl, who vanished from their holiday apartment in Praia da Luz as they ate nearby with friends.

He said: "There is a little girl missing who still needs to be found.

"We will keep going until Madeleine is found and until whoever has taken her is brought to justice. It's not good enough that the search stops."

Gerry revealed three new pieces of information had been sent to investigators in Portugal from their team.

But the McCanns faced more accusations yesterday. The court was told Madeleine's abduction was a "fairytale" concocted by the couple.

Criminologist Francisco Moita Flores, a friend of Amaral, said: "No one believed Madeleine was kidnapped. I saw that window. It was impossible.

"The McCanns should be on trial for not guarding their children."

Maddy McCann cop adds insults to injury by Tony Parsons, published January 16, 2010 in The Mirror

If, as has been suggested in Portugal, there was a "media circus" around the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, then it is the Portuguese police who are the clowns.

Cruel, stupid, spiteful clowns.

You would never guess it but Kate and Gerry McCann are not actually on trial in Lisbon.

Madeleine's parents have brought legal action against detective Goncalo Amaral, who they accuse of libelling them in his book, Maddie: The Truth Of The Lie.

But the Portuguese plods have used the libel case to declare open season on the McCanns. One former policeman, Francisco Moita Flores, told the court that only the ­"distraction" of the "media circus" prevented the McCanns from being charged with negligence.

"No one believed it was an abduction," he told the court. "It was a fairytale, a fable."

But if Madeleine was not abducted, then what happened?

The Portuguese police were shown up as a bunch of clueless amateurs by the Madeleine case, and – shamed, embarrassed, infuriated – they turned their rage on the McCanns.

Even now, the Portuguese cops treat Kate and Gerry McCann with a grotesque lack of respect.

Asked if he cared that he had hurt the McCanns, Goncalo Amaral told a BBC reporter: "No, f*** the McCanns."

A class act, that fat copper, who has sought to make money out of a stolen child – and the endless grief of her parents.

And what a shock to see the faces of Kate and Gerry McCann back in our newspapers.

The indelible pain is stamped on their faces for ever.

The greatest tragedy is, of course, that a little girl was stolen from her family.

But it is also genuinely tragic that the Portuguese police did not seriously look for the bastard who stole her.

And that's because they have always been far too busy slandering that little girl's parents.



Martin Brunt, from Sky News who was in Lisbon covering the book banning trial was the only reporter who tried to set the record straight, he wrote the following in his Sky News blog on January 15, 2010:

Life of Crime - My New Best Friend

Spare a thought for my new best friend Goncalo Amaral.

I’m beginning to think the former detective in the Madeleine McCann case has a point when he complains about the British media attacking him.

My Beeb colleague accused him of saying “F*** the McCanns” in an alleged off-guard moment when we all followed him out of court the other day.

What he actually said was “Fala com McCanns” which means “Ask the McCanns”.

The rest of us, through our interpreters, understood perfectly what he was saying.

I think he needs a good libel lawyer.

Isabel Duarte may be free when she has finished pursuing him over his book on the Madeleine case.



ECU Ruling: East Midlands Today, BBC1 (East Midlands), 12 January 2011[sic]
Publication date: 30 May 2011

Complaint
The programme included a brief exchange between a reporter and Gonçalo Amaral (a former policeman who had worked on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and had since written a book on the case). One word in the exchange was bleeped, and the report gave the impression that this was because Sr Amaral had used offensive language about the MrCanns[sic]. A viewer complained that this was inaccurate and unfair to Sr Amaral.

Outcome
The reporter's belief, reinforced by others on the programme team who viewed the recording, was that Sr Amaral had indeed used an English phrase which included an offensive term applied to the McCanns. On further examination, however, it became clear that Sr Amaral had been speaking Portuguese, and that an inoffensive phrase had been misconstrued. Upheld

Further action
The Editor of the programme has discussed the outcome with the producer and reporter involved. In future, the team plans to use interpreters if clips from interviews are unclear.

in BBC Complaints


Thank you note: UK tabloids scannings via McCannFiles, with thanks to Nige


59 comments:

  1. ECU Ruling ; East Midlands Today. BBC1 (East Midlands), 12th January

    THE BBC have misconstrued,lied,slandered Mr Amaral, i personally believed this was a very deliberate attempt to humiliate this gentleman.

    I fought to get this lie exposed and now it has been , i will now fight to get the BBC East Midlands Today & Mike O Sullivan to make a full apology to Mr Amaral and his family.

    Joana, Astro & team i have the letter admitting this lie ,here is a small paragraph from the letter

    BBC Head of Editorial Complaints

    "Meanwhile, i hope you wiil except my apologies,on behalf of the BBC, for breach of standards in relation to accuracy which you identified,. i would be happy to offer similar apologies to Mr Amaral in the event that he or his legal representitive were dissatified with the way matters stood after his denial was reported"

    If you would like to pass this letter on to Mr Amaral or his legal team ,contact Jimuck here ! and i will forward it to you.

    Once again i would like to say the BBC have lied ! Fact !

    Jimuck

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  2. Which Sunday newspaper do you think will do the decent thing and give this article the reporting it so deserves?????? Please.please let this get out there in the British public domain.PS,have the books been returned to their rightful owner yet? if not,why not ?

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  3. As one of those who bombarded the BBC on this and other matters concerning the McCann’s, it proves that if you push at the wall long enough cracks will appear.

    With this in mind the only way to find justice for Madeleine is the same way the FBI got the gangster Al Capone, they couldn’t get him on major charges so jailed him on minor charges, (tax evasion).

    The Macs have got us for four years to buy their posters, wristbands tee shirts etc; boldly claiming it would be easy to identify M by her extremely distinctive eye. Now in her latest book and interviews we were told it was a minor hardly noticeable fleck. So the products they sold and are still selling were misleading and dishonest so we should, in numbers, contact Leicester Trading Standards and the Advertising Standards Authority as well as Scotland Yard to point this out. This should lead to an investigation into the Limited Company and obtaining money under false pretences.

    One complaint doesn’t do it but hundreds might.

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  4. As well as twisting what is said, now the Head of BBC Editorial Complaints doesn't even know the difference between Accept and Except?
    "Except my apologies on behalf of the BBC" does not make sense. No wonder their reporters can't translate a couple of words from Portugese.

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  5. Two points.....

    1)It is very worrying that even a National Institution like the BBC, funded by public money, is also in with the rest of the UK press and media in blatantly doing their best to help the two main suspects in a child's probable death escape justice, even if they have to attempt character assassinations.

    2) Why the hell is Amaral not taking the BBC to court over it?

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  6. I am astonished by the ignorance of the BBC and the BBC reporter. That reporter should be publicly apologising to Dr Amaral via the BBC in a news report. The BBC should be paying the newspapers which were happy to print the ignorance of the BBC and it's reporter to publish the apology in the sensationalist way it published the BBC falacy! I hope Dr Amaral sues the BBC and the newspapers who printed this.

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  7. the apology should be on the front page of these piss poor excuse for newspapers, not one of these bloody reporters are fit to lick Mr Amarals boots, mind you i shouldnt think he would want them to after they have been up the mccanns ar**..

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  8. Please Goncalo, take legal action against these low life newspapers.

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  9. Haha hope the BBC east midlands are on the ropes, serves them right!!Go for the jugular Sn Amaral

    George UK

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  10. It would not surprise me if all this is swept under the carpet, to please the mccanns' once again. However I do find it odd that little snippets not in the mccanns favour are starting to surface since "that book" and DCs' intervention or am I living in hope??

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  11. Anon 5

    Point 2, how do we know he isnt taking them to court over this, could this be why we have them asdmitting their error!

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  12. Mike O'Sullivan is a bloody disgrace. He should be made to apologise personally to Dr Amaral, as should those other vile people who went ahead and published his lies.

    I really hope they lose their jobs since their reporting obviously can't be trusted, nor is it unbiased reporting. No doubt they will have gone to ground rather than show their lying disgusting faces in public to apologise. I hope they are sued, these damnable people are allowed to get away with too much with the lies they report in support of those arrogant child neglecting McCanns. It was not Dr Amaral's fault that great harm has come to Madeleine, that lies with those irresponsible parents of hers. These idiot reporters and other McCanns supporters need to wake up and stop letting the McCanns lead them by the nose.

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  13. Sorry Joanna , Astro and team ,need to correct my keyboard skills,, i rushed it .

    ""Meanwhile, i hope you will accept my apologies,on behalf of the BBC, for breach of standards in relation to accuracy which you identified,. i would be happy to offer similar apologies to Mr Amaral in the event that he or his legal representitive were dissatisfied with the way matters stood after his denial was reported.

    I have still got my L Plates on when it comes to IT

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  14. I so hope Dr Amaral is suing the BBC and all those journos that repeated the slander. Meanwhile I still haven't had a reply to the emails I sent to the BBC at the time pointing out their error. This kind of treatment of such a decent honest man sends my blood pressure into the stratosphere - I am horrified and appalled that I have to pay a tax to support such a corrupt and morally bankrupt organisation as the BBC has become.

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  15. They've admitted their "error"? In my opinion it was NOT an error, it was outright deception and our complaints should not end here.

    Mike O' Sullivan stated that he checked with "senior colleagues" - WHO WERE THEY? The BBC spokesperson was quoted by many papers stating "The reply was clearly 'f*** the McCanns'" WHO WAS THAT SPOKESMAN?

    The lie was repeated in many newspapers across the UK. The BBC and every one of those papers need to print a formal apology and correction.

    In my opinion, it is important to not accept that the only outcome will be that the BBC uses translators in the future. It does nothing to address the damage done to Goncalo Amaral and does not explain how the "Fuck the McCanns" story emerged in the first place.

    I agree with those of you hoping Amaral sues the BBC, however, I hope he doesn't stop there. Every other media outlet / reporter who repeated the lie should also be held responsible for their disgraceful willingness to publish BBC's libelous claim.

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  16. We all regret Amaral did not say "fuck the McCanns".
    I wish he would have said that.
    I hope he will say it on the next (window of)opportunity.
    Let'us wait and see.

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  17. On McCann Files there is a new article where Amaral and Moita Flores talk about this case.
    At the end, Moita Flores says maybe someday somebody will fish up Maddie's bones out of the sea.
    I hope he does not mean it. I don't believe Gerry trusted the sea as being the girl's grave. Too dangerous. Nobody can depend on the sea as a place to hide a crime. They had to rent a boat or to borrow it, to go to a harbour carrying a decomposing body, smelling haevily,everybody recognizing Gerry and the body wrapped in a pink blanket. It is not easy to wrap a body in a blanket and to through it in water on a perfect way.Imagine a fisherman would find a piece of the blanket in the stomach of a shark..., it would be identified as Maddie's blanket and the McCanns would have to explain it...Too risky. I think she is buried somewhere not very far from the crime scene, a place that can be controlled by the McCanns or maybe she is still in a freezer, waiting for an opportunity to be buried.A regular grave has no waves, no storms, no sharks and it always remains in the same place.

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  18. Quote; "The Editor of the programme has discussed the outcome with the producer and reporter involved. In future, the team plans to use interpreters if clips from interviews are unclear".

    You mean, only in the year 2011 did the BBC realise that when someone speaks a foreign language they need to use an interpreter?..... oh please!

    Anyway, the purpose of BBC News is not to bring you news, but to bring you your govt's propaganda. The BBC hasn't been bringing you news since the day it was born... this Amaral incident is just one occasion where they've admitted to their lying (the mistake the BBC claims it to be is not very convincing).

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  19. After seeing that headline 'RANTING RAT' inviting people to read the lies they have to tell, it is obvious these people should be sued.

    They are ready and willing to make out the McCanns are the victims, 'poor Kate', 'poor Gerry'. What rubbish.

    The McCanns are not the victims. They are the cause. The victims are Madeleine, who had the misfortune to have this irresponsibly dangerous pair as parents, and the innocents whose lives have been been maligned and blighted by coming within their orbit. The McCanns are a couple who can't even tell the truth when questioned by the police as evidenced by the lies they told about the credit cards. They think they are above it all and can say and do just what they like. No, the McCanns are not victims of anybody but themselves.

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  20. Joana...you are able to contact Goncalo. Please tell him to take the UK media to court over this matter. While at it, tell him to sue Duarte and the gruesome twosome for not returning his books as a court ordered too.

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  21. Winnower (15).... You are absolutely spot on. This was no error. It was a deliberate attempt to slur Amaral by the BBC and heads should roll at the highest level.

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  22. #16,
    NO, NO, NO !!! Not that the McCanns don't deserve it, they do, but can you imagine the feast the vultures of the british media would make out of it? Look at what has been said about Mr. Amaral in the brit media since the beginning and without reason, imagine how it would be like if he was caught on camera using foul language about the sainted couple!
    Maybe, like many of us, Mr. Amaral has had those words in his mind, or said it "under his breath"(makes you think of someone...?), but he must never, ever say out loud, no! That "priviledge", the rigth to use foul language against those one dislikes without causing a wave of disgust and criticism from the british media, is only allowed to Kate McCann!

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  23. Whole world always tries to learn a foreign language, starting with English. German, French and Spanish are also popular among Europeans.
    Most people are doing their best to develop themselves, learning more and more.
    How come that a journalist of the BBC not even try to listen well to a foreign word and at least ask somebody to translate it for him.
    Very stupid. I'm shocked with the UK mentality.

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  24. Anon. #5 wrote:

    2) "Why the hell is Amaral not taking the BBC to court over it?"

    ermm...because, unlike "you know who" he does NOT have a "fund" to finance his legal battles? because "you know who" made sure he would not have the means to defend himself in court, by having all his assets and a substantial part of his pension "frozen" by the court? The legal actions that Mr. Amaral has been able to put up against the McCanns were possible due to the generosity of his lawyer Dr. António Cabrita, who represents him pro bono. Unfortunately, Mr. Amaral has not a millionaire fund that allows him to go suing people left and right, unlike the "golden couple"...humm, that gives me an idea...the McCanns set up a fund to search for their daughter who was taken by an evil "abductor" and are using it for anything but..., Mr. Amaral had his dog killed by an evil "dog killer", maybe he should set up a fund to search for the killer of his dog...and use it as he very well pleases!!!

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  25. Unless a proper apology is made by the BBC to Goncalo in all national newspapers that covered the story, the public will not be aware that Goncalo is not swear they will still believe the original story that he used offensive language towards mccanns.
    This is similar to Kate stating JKRowlings was helping her with her book this was reported front page news in national newspapers, only for JK to deny it in a solitary paragraph at the bottom of another article which not many people would have read but again this inaccuracy was never reported as main news.
    Its about time someone took charge of this case and all the injustices involved especially towards Sr Amaral who has been treated despicably by team mccann.

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  26. We read in the Sunday Express all about the £2M that Mccanns have so far made from their book,is this true when we see that it is being sold at bagain prices of £8 off,is this because it is not going very well? Why don't the papers report the BBC treatment of Mr Amaral and their appology,or are they afraid of them.MrMccann should not work in the hospital until they find out what happened to Maddie and the case is all over.We think that the priest was involved when he gave them the key to the church that they can enter day or night.We believe Maddie died in the flat and they will never find her.

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  27. The Scum paper, and that Lazzi woman, reported 'Brazen Goncalo Amaral spat, "F*** the McCanns" '

    In fact, watching the video, Dr Amaral is smiling and clearly didn't SPIT anything. The impression was, that he was being POLITE to the reporters, while (understandably) not wanting to engage in conversation. What would be the point, he knew from experience that whatever he said, wouldn't be reported properly.

    aunty anti

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  28. I too hope that Mr. Amaral takes legal action against ALL who have lied about him. I have read that Kate's book is selling well in Britain and has generated millions for "the fund". I expect now that the mother's "story" is in print, in a year or two there will be a sequel, the father's "story". I only hope I live long enough to read the twins' book about life in the McCann home without Madeleine.

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  29. #16, I am sure he thinks that (just like all the rest of us do) but would be much too gentlemanly to say it, even if he did speak any English. Unlike a certain other person who has gleefully reported herself using the language of the gutter in relation to one of the PJ investigators.

    #3 - I understand from comments on the McCult facebook page that even though they are taking money for the good quality wristbands, holiday packs, posters, etc, they aren't necessarily posting them out with any great speed, or indeed at all, unless reminded a good number of times by the suckers who are anxious to have them in time for their holidays! It still doesn't seem to occur to their gullible fans that the whole thing is a gigantic scam.

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  30. Anon 5
    Amaral has tried to sue every newpaper that villified him, his team and family since 2008, but not a single UK law man/woman would take his case. This says a lot about the state of Law in the UK.

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  31. Just read in the Sunday Express that Kate has made 2 million pounds from her book, wonder how much she will donate to SY for their ongoing investigation.
    IMO her book is a litery piece of trash and I find it unbelievable that she has sold a single copy yet alone made it to the No 1 spot. This in itself speaks volumes of our sick society that worships celebrities or anyone that makes the front page of a newspaper, why people accept what is presented to them without questioning the facts or researching the case for themselves is truly baffling and also very sad.
    Thank you Joana and Astro and Sr Amaral because one day there will be justice for Madeleine, this farce cannot last for much longer.

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  32. It is amazing that the BBC,a national institution funded by taxpayers, can so easily broadcast a ie to the public - one which appeared at the time to be a deliberate attempt by its reporter to discredit Amaral. Then it took 17 months to rectify the matter - it would've taken most people five minutes. It just goes to show how untrustworthy the BBC is and makes you wonder what else they lie about. I'm sure if members of the public hadn't complained the BBC would have done nothing about it - its standards are abysmal.

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  33. Didn't believe Goncalo said it from the off. He isn't the type. He appears to have some grace and class. Whereas Gerry McCann uses vile language - a recording shows him using grubby language in front of kids.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUcVncYr6xc

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  34. This morning, Sunday 5th, there was an article of Express, on McCann Files. Funny, ironical. I tried to read it again this evening and it disappeared and I could not find it back on the Sunday Express. The journalist only commented what Kate wrote, about loosing friends, that was predicted by her psychiatrist, and it seems Kate lost friends she had not seen already before the disappearence. I did not read her book but I would not be surprised if the McCanns are being attacked by all the readers of that book.

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  35. What a beatiful expression. Perhaps some day we can say what we really think about the McCanns.

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  36. After the book, the few people that believed in the abduction know now it wasn't. It looks like a confession and that Kate wants to pay for Maddie's death.Telling what the Leicestershire police wrote to judge Hoggins, that there are no clear evidences that the parents are not involved in the disappearence,this is more than enough to tell the McCanns are also seen as suspects in England and that the British police are not in favor of them.

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  37. As people who work in the British media are wont to say, "Never let the facts get in the way of a good story."

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  38. @24...I am '5'.....If Amaral published his book 'The truth of the Lie' in America in the English language and sold it on Amazon he'd soon have enough money to take people to court.

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  39. Another 2 million lines the pockets of the McCanns, that roughshod Gerry must be elated. They appear to have performed the perfect crime, if they cannot prove Maddie was taken. I do not live in the UK anymore and I just cannot believe how this pair have been able to screw the country in all aspects, Making fools out of the british police, the PM, the general public. How much of this money will actually be spent on searching for Maddie, I would think with a quarter of that you could employ a search team to research the rough ground and wood areas, you may even find the Lair, who knows. But the Mcs do not wish for Maddie to be found, their making too much money. They really disgust me in the way they use their missing daughter as a business to make money. Gerry has always wanted money to forget his roots as a rough boy from a one bed flat in a tenament area of Glasgow. As for SY, where are they?? they will be bought off now by team McCann. I hate to say this but until maddies body turns up there will be no justice, and I think that is highly unlikely. Innocent people do not need to surround themselves with the most expensive lawyers, PR companies, shops on internet, Glitzy dinners so gerry can rub shoulders with more famous people.IMO they think they are home and dry. I am disappointed with the fact that SY has showed no action. I am even more disappointed that suuch a reputable publisher prints such crap, made up memories.
    The PJ allow this farce, why when they have really been slagged off.
    Of course the books are selling people are buying them to highlight in yellow all the descrepencies against the real police files, I hope the book comes back and bites you.

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  40. Strangely enough when reports come out about Kate's book in which she describes calling the Police F***king T***ers, people are complimentary and think she's justified in using that language, yet when they incorrectly print a comment from Mr Amaral, they call him ranting rat!!

    Double standards if you ask me. Perhaps they should ask why a mother think's it's appropriate to be so disrespectful to the investigation team that are trying to find her daughter.

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  41. #37,

    Another BBC reporter (I think it was BBC) also said : -"facts can be changed for anyone" !!! It was said to someone from the Madeleine Foundation, during an interview, if I recall correctly.

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  42. Anon 17

    Rothley is the place that has not yet been searched. Why? Because the investigation was called off when it certainly should not have been, and their property should have been high on the agenda to be searched. Especially as we had evidenced the McCanns and their family and friends and supporters were back and forth constantly from PDL to UK. As for transport, they had the whole range to choose from.

    If parents can get their dead child back home they will, rather than throw them in the sea, or bury them in some remote lonely place.

    Also, if they were connected in some way to the death of that child they would leave red herrings here, there, and everywhere, but certainly leading the trail away from where that child really was.

    With all the resources the McCanns had available to them, it would have been a piece of cake to get Madeleine back to UK. As for red herrings, don't forget those visits the McCanns still make to PDL as though returning because their dead child is still somewhere there. Well, it certainly does get the attention away from Rothley and would serve that purpose because the McCanns never do anything without there is a good reason, and if the McCanns, of all people, had buried Madeleine anywhere near there, they would not be giving the least hint!! No way.

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  43. The Maccanns and their supporters live in a bubble, in La La land the UK media are in La la land with them. this is how it has been since May 2007, that bubble has to be burst, and burst it will. Just wait and see.

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  44. I never believed it for one minute ,i have lost all re4spect for our state controlled BBC, i hope he sues them for damages because they have offered nothing to put it right they should check translations as routine ,of topic but people on other forums are discussing were are McCanns and have they been told to shut up . I think they are on holiday i also think they may relocate to another country Canada?

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  45. @ 17

    Remember the near drowning re one of the two male tapas out on the boat, Madeleine not being invited to the beach, Kate's jog, Kate having to carry Madeleine back to 5A due to her being unusually 'very tired'.

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  46. £2M absolute b******s, if Transworld have paid these two child neglectors £2m for this book then they will be well and truly out of pocket....... haha,serves them right!!!!!

    Think about if the book is selling in the UK £9-£10,and they have sold 160,000 as they say they have, then they ain't made £2m.....somebody is telling porkies, I wonder why, coz if I was Cameron I would be asking the Mcs for the £2m towards Scotland Yards £3.5m fee, remember it was the Mcs who asked Cameron for help....well they've got it now, co cough up Gerry and Kate.

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  47. ECU Ruling ; East Midlands Today. BBC1 (East Midlands), 12th January

    THE BBC have misconstrued,lied,slandered Mr Amaral, i personally believed this was a very deliberate attempt to humiliate this gentleman.

    I fought to get this lie exposed and now it has been , i will now fight to get the BBC East Midlands Today & Mike O Sullivan to make a full apology to Mr Amaral and his family.

    BBC Head of Editorial Complaints

    "Meanwhile, i hope you wiil except my apologies,on behalf of the BBC, for breach of standards in relation to accuracy which you identified,. i would be happy to offer similar apologies to Mr Amaral in the event that he or his legal representitive were dissatified with the way matters stood after his denial was reported"


    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men/women to do nothing/not enough" !

    Jimuck

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  48. Amaral seems to be replying Kate s book, I think that is why we still did not hear about his new book. If he is replying her lies, I fear he will write an encyclopedia.This is going to take months and months. But is will be interesting.

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  49. Anyone who is following the Caylee Anthony murder trial in the U.S on CNN cannot help but see the endless parallels between the Madeleine Mccann case and the Caylee Anthony case. The only difference is that Caylee's body was found. Even so thy are having a hard time with the forensics because of the level of decomposition. This is obviously what the McCanns are hoping for, that Madeleine's body will be so decomposed that no cause of death will ever be determined.

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  50. Sent to the BBC 7th June Mark Thompson

    I am writing to the BBC again regarding its absolutely abysmal reporting of news regarding the case of the missing child Madeleine McCann. The latest farce is that your organisation admits Mr Amaral did not say “fuck the McCann’s” live on East Midlands Today, as reported by the most fawning pathetic excuse for a journalist Mike O’Sullivan but where is the apology in prime time on the news bulletins and in the newspapers. Listen to M O’Sullivan earlier kissing Gerry’s bottom. “Gerry, Gerry, there’s no new evidence, is there Gerry” hardly investigative is he?

    Then you boldly report over 20,000 signatures on their fake petition why did no one check the majority are anonymous fictitious or duplicated? ten seconds and it would be clear it is a fraud.

    Time and time again we are told we can trust the BBC, I would suggest you watch the BBC EM Today and you will see what a farce this statement is. Where is your objectivity balance or honesty, and this time can you have the courtesy of issuing a factual reply. Did it really not occur to anyone in an international news organisation, a Portuguese man in Portugal could be speaking Portuguese? Xenophobia and racism at its worst.

    And finally, why has it taken 17 months to investigate? Do you just hope we will accept any old dross the BBC spews out and say nothing.

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  51. @50,good letter,hope the bbc take note that people will not be fobbed of.

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  52. commenting on the LIE reported as truth, that Dr Amaral said "Fuck the McCanns"

    Mike (the interviewer) said: "I was astonished, and so was my cameraman, that a former senior police officer could use a term like that against the McCanns. It really was crude."

    A family friend of Kate and Gerry, added: "It's disgraceful and gives a true measure of the man."

    Now they can address exactly the same to the TRUTH that Kate definitely used that F word, and more, in her fairy tale book.

    And lets face it, if she committed such filth to paper, expecting millions to read it, including her 2 children, she must talk like that all the time. And she, a so called respected doctor .... Ha

    aunty anti

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  53. http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/06/07/florida.casey.anthony.trial/index.html?hpt=ju_c1

    Cadaver dogs and a bad smell in the car. It's the Caylee Anthony trial but it could just as well be the Madeleine McCann trial.

    Except no one is claiming the dogs are unreliable.

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  54. on May the 3rd at least 4 people went checking on the children: O'Brian(taking care of his daughter), Tanner, Oldfield and Gerry.
    In total once per 30 minutes.
    How come none of them did the same on May the 1st, when Maddie cried for 75 minutes?

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  55. @ 46

    Absulutely correct!

    Even if they had sold 200,000 to make £2,000,000 profit for the fund that would mean they have to make £10 on each one. The books are not even selling for that amount let alone the production and other costs, the publisher's margin and the seller's margin.

    It seems telling 'untruths' (aka LIES) is the default setting for the Mccanns and thier acolytes.

    Mr B

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  56. @ 40

    Too true.

    It is bad enough non-doctor KM chanting F****** Tossers under her breath but what about GM's infamous rant on the airpot bus. That was f****** in front of all the children (an maybe other passsengers and thier families).

    Oh for a little unbiased reporting. Maye someone who knows how to do such things could send O'Sullivan a copy of that video clip.

    Mr B

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  57. normally a writer gets 10% of the price of each book. I also don't believe she sold 200.000. At the beginning it was too expensive. The price went down to 10 and even 9 pounds, which means 1 or 0,90 pounds for the McCanns. Now it is expensive again.Kate needs to go to the hair dresser and to buy new clothes.

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  58. Now dont you just love the photo of Kate removing her jacket and settling into her 1st class seat, on some American flight. MC CANN FILES 2/6/11 LOVELY PADDED HEADREST AND SUNTAN KATE,and the edge of Gerrys new laptop, the gains of being a famous author...I dont think when those Sun reporters Antonia lazelli or lies easy, whatever her name is and another) have co edited this book, when I read this on McCANN FILES, i knew it was all bull----.
    This gets worse by the day, FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD.

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  59. The reporter should get the George Orwell prize for journalism.

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