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McCanns Bright Side of Life


McCanns grieving (grinning) like superstars

Telecinco: Jordi Gonzalez Interview with Madeleine McCann's Parents
The Spanish tv company Telecinco "maintains all the questions were cleared with the McCanns publicity team prior to the interview."

Mr Gonzalez spent an hour interviewing the couple at their rented villa in Praia de Luz. After asking some general questions he said: "You were the last people to see Madeline alive, is that correct?"

Mr McCann replied: "That's part of the investigation and we are not going to divulge anything that might get in the way of the investigation."

Mr Gonzalez: "The investigation took a new turn this month when traces of blood were discovered in the room. When you heard that how did you react?"

At the point where he takes his microphone off, Gerry says "You know what? This is all to do with the investigation and we cannot comment on the investigation. What you should do is ask the police. All your questions are about the investigation and we cannot comment on the investigation."



During the scene Kate McCann remained composed and then apologised.
"He is upset, give him a minute, he is going to get some air," she said. "It is the pressure, don't worry. It's very frustrating.

Mr Gonzalez: "Do you want to know the subsequent questions?"

"Yeah, well, don't worry. It's only this is very difficult, because everyone asks things about the investigation, and we cannot do that. Furthermore, it's very frustrating, because all that you see in the media is inaccurate, uncertain, very mixed up, and we would like very much to "enlighten" it, but we can't."

Gerry's blog around the days of Telecinco interview

Day 120 - 31/08/2007 - Friday
Those of who you that read the blog regularly know how difficult it has been for us not to respond to many of the slurs against our behaviour leading up to Madeleines disappearance. We have consistently stated that we will not put new information into the public domain that might jeopardise the investigation and in fact, we are constrained by Portuguese Law as witnesses from doing so.

There has been some wild speculation reported in the press about what may have happened to Madeleine. Most of the innuendo regarding Kate and me has died down in light of the statements from the official Portuguese Police spokesperson. However last Friday, a Portuguese newspaper published a front-page headline ‘PJ believes that the parents killed Maddie’. We firmly believe that the report was speculative, defamatory and published despite official statements to the contrary.

As well as damaging our personal and professional reputations, such allegations smear the investigation, the campaign to find Madeleine and cause great offence and anxiety to all our family. This is why, after careful consideration, we have issued a writ against the newspaper for defamation. Our focus has, and always will be, on doing our best to help find Madeleine. This lurid allegation is so serious and wide of the mark that we feel it cannot go unchallenged.

The legal expenses for the proceedings will not be paid from Madeleines fund.

Day 119 - 30/08/2007 - Thursday
Kate and I managed an early morning run, finishing by running up the steep hill. It got a difficult day for us off to a good start.

Madeleine was due to start school today. It has been hard not to imagine how excited she would have been and how she would have looked in her school uniform. Kate and I would like to thank the pupils, parents, teachers and headmistress for their continued support and prayers. We would like to wish all the new pupils much happiness and we hope pray that Madeleine will be able to join her fellow classmates soon.

Day 118 - 29/08/2007 - Wednesday
Relatively quiet day. Kate and I did one interview in the morning for a newspaper- that I managed to finish, probably because the journalist stuck to questions that I am allowed to give answers to!

This afternoon and evening was mostly spent at my computer and a couple of hours with the kids. Their constant chatter with each other is quite entertaining.

DAY 117- 28/08/2007 - Tuesday
We, like everyone else, await the results of the forensics from the recent searches. We do not know who has taken Madeleine or why. Sometimes people do things for reasons that even they cannot understand. An act of madness, an accident or sudden impulse can lead to consequences that people may never have imagined or intended. Faced with such a situation we believe any human soul will ultimately suffer torment and feelings of guilt and fear.

If you have done something you regret, if you find yourself in a situation you never intended, it is not too late to do the right thing. Please come forward, return Madeleine, leave her in a place of safety. At the very least, help us by letting us know what has happened to our beautiful little girl.


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