Giving a Voice to Our Readers: Three Views on the McCanns *updated
On the McCanns' Globetrotting Celebrity Style
They are still looking for Madeleine, are they? Perhaps, just perhaps, they might have had a better chance of finding Madeleine had they searched on the night of 3 May 2007.
Their little girl was missing, out there in the dark somewhere, but her parents said it was too dark for them to go out and actually search for their daughter.
It seems to me they wanted, and continue to want, everyone else to search for their daughter but won't get off their backsides to search for her themselves.
They can galavant around the world visiting American dignitaries, chat show hosts, the Pope and so on but IF (and it's an enormous IF) there was a chance that a man in Germany (Aachen) could possibly have some information about their daughter did they get off their backsides and go and plead to speak with him? No, they sent their defectives.
Speaking of which if they think that two ex police officers who have set themselves up as private detectives can go to Germany to question a "suspect" does that mean that a member of the Portuguese public could come across to Rothley in the UK and demand that Kate answer the 48 questions she refused to answer?
No- I thought not.
Calling the McCanns' Bluff
by Maria S.
And I who thought that last May, Madeleine was SOMEWHERE NEAR PRAIA DA LUZ. It was with these breaking news that Mr Dave Edgar made himself known to the world. BUT IT WAS A BLUUUUUUFFFFFF!!!!!
One year ago, Maddie sightings and avid witnesses looking for their 5 minutes of glory, even if only in the neighbourhood gazette, were parading. Today, paedophiles, supposedly abductors, still and only Englishmen, parade. Soon it’ll be Europeans… global ones, to fit the crime where they are ridiculously submerged. I’ll applaud if some day there is boldness and courage to present the paedophiles of Casa Pia on the circus’ stage. Not the Bibis, but the other ones… those who walked in the glow of television sets and in the skies of parliament, THE GALACTICOS.
After all, Leonor Cipriano was awarded her moments of glory on the Madeleine stage, why shouldn’t the famous paedophiles of Casa Pia? They were on the loose on the 3rd of May of 2007 in a village near Praia da Luz, somewhere in Portugal.
What an INJUSTICE that they only think of the POOR, the SICK and the UNFORTUNATE, living somewhere between almost poverty and outright mendacity. There are others… as likely as these ones and who deserve to be dearly remembered and harassed by Mr Dave Edgar.
The first one was named Hewlett, now they are “nameless”. It’s bothersome to give the abductor a name, even if he’s a paedophile. There’s always someone who unmasks the story. There’s always some who comments, who despises, who discredits.
Poor Kate, she built a dream to try to fool this nightmare without a due date – to illusion justice, searching for the daughter that nobody sees, saw or will dare to see. And like the smoke, that was a dense and dark cloud on that fateful night of May 3rd, but which slowly transformed into a soft, light smoke, dispersed in the stratosphere of eternity. Yet, it didn’t dissolve… It will condense and return in the shape of rain… intense, strong, involving like the light in Maddie’s eyes that are no longer lost contemplating the days… the little girl dreams unfulfilled, erased in childhood.
Meanwhile, the poor mother appeals. She wants the REAL MOTHERS (because she remains a pretendy mother) search for the daughter that she didn’t care over, spreading the product that she sells IN DIVERSE PACKAGES AND DIVERSE WAYS OF PAYMENT – the virtual image of a DAUGHTER whose similarity with reality will always be the most improbable coincidence.
This mother does business in reverse, in a world turned upside down: SHE SELLS PUBLICITY IN HER OWN CAUSE. Unbelievable… ridiculous. Any firm pays for its TV, newspapers, etc, their air time or the space for their advertising. “LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED” supplies publicity, which is not free of charge for those who consume it. And it's paid by the public that it is destined for.
Let's re-invent the pillars of market economy, because this business is only possible in the minds of fools.
Maddie is going to condense and come down like a whirlwind in any given year. Then we won’t see a parade of witnesses or abductors, we’ll see a parade of criminals, denounced one after another by each one that preceded him. It will be the madness of a nightmare, dissolving a dream that has a due date after all.
Think about it, Kate, and don’t fool yourself with the fantasy of publicity. BEING A MOTHER IS A GAME WHERE ONE CANNOT PRETEND…
Letter from Iberia
More McCann Smoke and Mirrors to keep the cash rolling in.
The so called detectives also known as the McCann Mafia will continue to keep wetting their beaks and keeping their noses in the trough by promoting as much disinformation as possible just to keep drawing on the Macon funds.
This bunch of cowboys are poring scorn upon the Portuguese Police, Justice System and the Portuguese people.
Those in control of the Portuguese justice system have lost all honour, integrity and the respect of not only the Portuguese people but also most of the European peoples.
The tourist industry will suffer much more as people will not visit a country where the police force is derogated internationally by a PR machine paid for by the McCann’s which is being so successful in demonstrating that the Portuguese police system is totally ineffective and unable to function in bringing justice to all and in particular to children.
The McCann’s are making fools of the whole of Portugal in the eyes of most normal people.
Justice for the daughter of the McCann’s will not come from the Portuguese system but from individuals.
*Updated to add another reader's voice [which never sent the comment]
Give A Voice To This Reader ( anonymous from Scotland)
Mr and Mrs McCann made a huge error of judgement in leaving their children in the hotel in Portugal and they, their wider family and Madeleine of course have paid for it the most terrible way. Unfortunately this sad situation has become the daily diet of many bloggers, forum posters and global newspapers. Many are sympathetic to the situation that the McCanns find themselves in, not because they agree with what they did but because there is an element, mostly within cyberworld, who have denigrated and vilified these people unmercifully, forgetting that there is no evidence of them committing any crime against their daughter.
There would appear to be a clique of people who have gotten together to do this and have done so from day one and if they’re not agreed with the people at the other end are bullied or their voices are quashed, probably as mine will be. People here have said that the reputation of Portugal has been wasted by the McCanns, but I would say any reputations that have been wasted in Portugal have been done so by this clique of people one of which has proven himself to be an out and out liar. The latter however has had his views and articles spread all over the internet for all to see, complete with his lies and his cons. Many of his associates are tainted with this lying particularly when you think that the same people were involved in commenting on, or were infact, involved in the covering up of evidence in a case of torture of which, I might add, he was found guilty. The people he was covering up for were let off on a technicality, nothing else.
It is my opinion that the McCann’s have tried their best to find their daughter. I despair when I hear folk stupidly saying they should be out looking. How ridiculous. Looking where? After the initial search, that was and is the police services’ job and they couldn’t find anything could they? What do you want them to do, knock ever door in the world and demand entry to do a search. Can you imagine the reception they would get if they tried to do this in Portugal. Well I can guess having seen the treatment dished out when the new posters were put up. Hardly inspiring!
They have received the help of many people because these same people could see what was happening, that they would be run into the ground if something wasn’t done to counterbalance all the lies and deceit coming out of Portugal and repeated here in the media. Not only that the search for Madeleine was being hampered by it all which is the saddest thing. I am not blaming the people of Portugal for this, so stop kidding yourself, stop spreading such lies, using it as an excuse to persecute the McCanns.
Look closer to home to some of you own, who have turned this poor child’s disappearance into a circus and in many cases a “business” instead of working together to find a missing child, which would benefit us all.