BBC News reports that police probing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal are today claiming that there was an “overwhelming response” to an appeal on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme with more than 300 calls.
Crimewatch editor Joe Mather told the BBC that several callers gave the same man’s name after e-fit pictures were shown.
How many out of those 300 callers just called in to say that the e-fit looks like Gerry McCann?
And how many of those who called in/emailed were actually on holiday in Portugal and staying at the same resort when Madeleine disappeared?
3 year old Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007 during a family holiday in Portugal. Her parents Kate and Gerry McCann left Madeleine and her younger siblings in an unlocked holiday apartment sleeping, while they both went out to eat tapas and drink wine with friends. They did this on more than one occasion.
Had the McCann’s been a council estate dwelling, unemployed couple, larging it up in Benidorm the media and the authorities would have come down on them both like a ton of bricks. They would be serving time for child neglect and their remaining children would either be in foster care or living with relatives.
But since 2007 the media has worked hard to ensure that the public does not acknowledge those middle class professionals, the McCann’s failings or question’s events surrounding their daughter’s disappearance.
As for last night’s Crimewatch appeal a friend of mine had this to say,
The Crimewatch programme was a really bad bit of television. Over dramatized “reconstruction” and a large part of it seemed to have the sole purpose of telling people that they shouldn’t criticise the McCann’s and that every word that comes out of their mouths has to be taken as gospel. There are still big question marks about their behaviour – for example, why did Kate McCann refuse to answer nearly all the questions put to her by the Portuguese police? If nothing else, the whole thing was overplayed making out that this was some kind of huge breakthrough although, as far as I can see, there was nothing new and it still comes down to the testimony of the McCann’s and their friends about what happened and a few 6-yr old eyewitness accounts.
Whenever I see the McCann’s my blood just starts to boil. They failed their daughter.
I do hope that by some miracle they find Madeleine alive and well.
Your thoughts please….
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