19 thoughts on “Friday’s Papers

  1. Cú Chulainn

    I just cannot believe the Madeline McCann clap trap. Even the Guardian. Read the police report. The parents are clearly complicit in whatever happened. How easy it is (for some) to manipulate the press.

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    1. Ben Madigan

      And we all know police reports are infallible… Guildford 4, Birmingham 6, Hillsborough – all clearly complicit in whatever happened…

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      1. Cú Chulainn

        Without a doubt. And the difference with the police reports above and the police report in this case is that in this case the report was subject to expensive legal action by the parents who also refused to assist the investigation and undertook what amounted to several million UK pounds in trying to prevent the then retired lead police investigator in publishing the pertinent information as a private individual as it had been largely blocked. So, quite the opposite situation really.

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        1. :-Joe

          If you don’t mind, can you give me an update of what you think is going on with this case from your point of view?…

          I watched the documentary a while back and that left the viewer believing she had been abducted by someone passing through the area and that the perpetrator could possibly be found.

          The family were painted as people who basically just left their kids upstairs in bed while having dinner downstairs.

          Obviously there were a lot of other crazy details involved with the media and accusations, seemingly strange behaviour etc. but that and the fact that the mother is trying everything to keep the story alive was the basic conclusion I got from it..

          :-J

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      2. f_lawless

        Future Daily Mail Headline:

        NEW MADDIE SUSPECT
        Police focus moves to evil-looking dog in photo

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    2. Chuckenstein

      There’s a lot of interesting, fact-based material out there that would make you think. what other ‘average’ parents of a missing child has had Clarence Mitchell as a spokesperson for the last 13 years?

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    3. Lilly

      They always have a ‘new lead’ this time of year. Must be a funding submission deadline coming up. Why didn’t they discover this campervan at the time? Oh I know, the suspect found Jesus and confessed all to his cell mate. Is it any wonder few people buy a newspaper any more.

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      1. :-Joe

        I’ve not been following the story closely but the documentary a while back pointed to someone described as a transient or vagrant like a drifter or beach bum who had been seen around or passing through the area at the time and believed to be the main suspect.

        I thought but I can’t remember for sure that a VW campervan was mentioned in the film…?

        :-J

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  2. :-Joe

    It’s ok folks.. don’t worry about the recurring grotesque media storm around the presumed abduction and death of a child.

    de st..PHHOOAAAar !!!, in it’s usual sense of great taste, always proves it has the answers.

    In this case, through it’s bizarre use of editorial juxtaposition of artistic photographic images set in collage form..

    Finally.. Penny is on the case!..
    – Is it lateral thinking or a last ditch attempt by Scotland Yard who must really be suffering for new leads?

    :-J

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  3. jamesjoist

    I’m appalled by the grotesque tabloidism of a lot of the comments on this thread . I had assumed Broadsheeters were of a much higher level of awareness.

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      1. Gabby

        Anybody looking for ‘a higher level of awareness’ will have desert Broadsheet to read The Beano or the St. Anthony Messenger.

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