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Katie Hopkins is offering Kate and Gerry McCann an interview on her LBC show

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Post by melisande on 05.04.16 18:25

Katie Hopkins has offered K & G an interview on her show so that they can put over their side of the story.  I can't copy over the tweet but maybe some kind person can do this for me. I doubt they will take her up on this offer but maybe they could send their pal Clarence ;-)

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/108562

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Post by melisande on 05.04.16 19:25

@Get'emGonçalo wrote:

Haven't they been having their say for the past 9 years?
Thanks GEG.  True but usually through a third party/source. This is their chance to answer the difficult questions.  I don't think Katie would agree to prearranged questions.

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Post by Pyewacket on 05.04.16 20:33

This seems to have more to do about self publicity for Ms Hopkins, rather than her really thinking that K&G would be bothering to go on her show. Why should they  or would they ? She's as bad as the others who are using the name Madeleine McCann to further their own interests.

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Post by melisande on 05.04.16 21:00

@Pyewacket wrote:This seems to have more to do about self publicity for Ms Hopkins, rather than her really thinking that K&G would be bothering to go on her show. Why should they  or would they ? She's as bad as the others who are using the name Madeleine McCann to further their own interests.
Maybe there is an amount of self publicity but she's the only one in the British media so far who has had the guts to call them out on their version of events and that's good enough for me.

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Post by Tony Bennett on 05.04.16 21:47

@melisande wrote:
@Pyewacket wrote:This seems to have more to do about self publicity for Ms Hopkins, rather than her really thinking that K&G would be bothering to go on her show. Why should they  or would they ? She's as bad as the others who are using the name Madeleine McCann to further their own interests.
Maybe there is an amount of self publicity but she's the only one in the British media so far who has had the guts to call them out on their version of events and that's good enough for me.
@ melisande      You wrote that Katie Hopkins "has had the guts to call them out on their version of events", but surely that is putting it rather too high?

Did she actually question their version of events?

Here are the relevant extracts from Katie Hopkins' Daily Mail article. Members here can make a judgment on just how far, or not far, she actually went with her comments on the McCanns:

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If you really must blame someone, then Kate and Gerry are right there in front of you. And yet, protected by some invisible force-shield I don’t understand.

Show me a family from a council estate who left their child alone to go out eating and drinking who have been lauded with such support and the protection of the state.

They left their child in an unlocked ground-floor apartment next to two busy roads. Too self-assured to hire a babysitter and too self-centred to care.

The McCanns put their own children in harm’s way. Those kids were in danger. Because of their parents. And as a mum I can’t look at Gerry McCann — a man his wife says can ‘switch off’ from grief — without the hairs on my arms standing on end.


Kate was no better. There were 48 police questions Kate McCann refused to answer after Maddie was gone. Surely if you wanted to find your child you would give anything, tell police everything you knew, offer anything you had?

We are not the police. We cannot pretend to know what really went on.

What happened that night will remain a mystery and someone will take the truth to their grave.

But we can understand as parents how we would feel if it happened to us.

Any mother who has lost her child even for a heartbeat understands how horrifying it is.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3457221/KATIE-HOPKINS-ll-never-know-really-happened-Maddy-parents-accept-share-blame-let-go.html#ixzz44zEID2rg

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Post by melisande on 05.04.16 22:44

Hi Tony, the reason I said "questions their version of events" was because Katie Hopkins questions the refusal to answer the 48 questions, the washing of cuddle cat, the hiding of the efit because it wasn't in Gerry's favour, leaving the children alone.....  The article is cleverly written imo but as she says in the latter part of the article "she isn't buying it" .  Perhaps I should have said "questions the events" . In any case I and many others  are  not buying it either.

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Post by Guest on 05.04.16 22:52

I'd prefer not to have to listen or to see them being interviewed on the airwaves.

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Post by Verdi on 05.04.16 23:01

@Pyewacket wrote:This seems to have more to do about self publicity for Ms Hopkins, rather than her really thinking that K&G would be bothering to go on her show. Why should they  or would they ? She's as bad as the others who are using the name Madeleine McCann to further their own interests.
I'm inclined to agree.  An open invitation on twitter is no more productive than publishing an open letter.  Granted it gets the message out there but to expect a positive response is totally unrealistic.  Katie Hopkins is but a mouthpiece, yet another social commentator.   I don't think she's the right material to host a grand expose on any issue - least of all the McCanns.

To my mind, this is tantamount to knocking on the front door at chez Rothley and demanding to know why the lady of the house didn't answer some awkward questions.

Ms. Hopkins, like others of her ilk, should stick to the daytime studio sofa to entertain the viewers.  Good to know however she's made such a miraculous recovery so quickly.

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Post by Tony Bennett on 05.04.16 23:05

@melisande wrote:Hi Tony, the reason I said "questions their version of events" was because Katie Hopkins questions the refusal to answer the 48 questions, the washing of cuddle cat, the hiding of the efit because it wasn't in Gerry's favour, leaving the children alone.....  The article is cleverly written imo but as she says in the latter part of the article "she isn't buying it".  Perhaps I should have said "questions the events". In any case I and many others are not buying it either.

Yes, I understand - but as she clearly accepts that the children were being left every night (which many of us here do not), I think 'questioning their conduct'' probably gets it more accurately than 'questioning their version of events'

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Post by aquila on 05.04.16 23:15

@Verdi wrote:
@Pyewacket wrote:This seems to have more to do about self publicity for Ms Hopkins, rather than her really thinking that K&G would be bothering to go on her show. Why should they  or would they ? She's as bad as the others who are using the name Madeleine McCann to further their own interests.
I'm inclined to agree.  An open invitation on twitter is no more productive than publishing an open letter.  Granted it gets the message out there but to expect a positive response is totally unrealistic.  Katie Hopkins is but a mouthpiece, yet another social commentator.   I don't think she's the right material to host a grand expose on any issue - least of all the McCanns.

To my mind, this is tantamount to knocking on the front door at chez Rothley and demanding to know why the lady of the house didn't answer some awkward questions.

Ms. Hopkins, like others of her ilk, should stick to the daytime studio sofa to entertain the viewers.  Good to know however she's made such a miraculous recovery so quickly.
An exceedingly good post Verdi re clickbait Katie Hopkins, the gob employed by the media to ramp up a lot of hot air on a subject and then move onto the next subject without drawing breath. She makes Carole Malone look almost saintly.

Katie Hopkins is as useful to the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann as Donald Trump is to world peace.

Just my opinion of course.

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Post by Verdi on 05.04.16 23:37

@melisande wrote:Hi Tony, the reason I said "questions their version of events" was because Katie Hopkins questions the refusal to answer the 48 questions, the washing of cuddle cat, the hiding of the efit because it wasn't in Gerry's favour, leaving the children alone.....  The article is cleverly written imo but as she says in the latter part of the article "she isn't buying it" .  Perhaps I should have said "questions the events" . In any case I and many others  are  not buying it either.
Many people over a period of time have said 'I'm not buying it' (including myself) but their words are sometimes backed by a highfalutin unsubstantiated theory of total hogwash.

Of course the McCanns would never willingly place themselves in a position where they are forced to answer awkward questions on a platform watched by the general public but if it were a possible scenario, it would need to be hosted by a neutral top class investigative journalist with an in depth knowledge of the intricacies of the case.

Katie Hopkins does not fit the bill.  Judging by her article, she's not even au-fait with the bog basic detail of the case, let alone the 'wider agenda'.  Clearly she's read a bit here and there, most likely press reports, and conjured up an ill judged opinion without any true commitment or true knowledge.  Given the opportunity, she would broadcast the wrong impression as regards this case based on pure sensationalism - what she does best!

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Post by plebgate on 06.04.16 11:20

ha ha I have just read this thread.   Just posted on a different thread that I would like to see Katie Hopkins interview him.

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Post by plebgate on 06.04.16 11:23

I couldn't care less if Katie Hopkins promotes herself or not.   Her article in the DM received loads of comments and likes.  Thousands in fact.

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Post by Sophiebubbles on 06.04.16 15:46

@plebgate wrote:I couldn't care less if Katie Hopkins promotes herself or not.   Her article in the DM received loads of comments and likes.  Thousands in fact.



@ Plebgate.....I agree, whatever people think of Katie Hopkins...we certainly know she is not going to help solve the case!!!!, but she has the platform
and the only one with guts that has that platform, to speak her mind on the 'saintly duo' and bring them to task for their actions   (as the press would have people believe that is)
........Think how much worse  it would be if she was a 'Lorraine Kelly'!!!!!!! At least people out there are giving her their viewpoint.......which is a breath of fresh air to see or hear
either in print or on social media...She gets folk talking, angry and the responses are letting us see what the real view of the unassuming public out there
really is, she manages to get the usually 'couldn't care less' people to speak their mind.  Normally people are against her way of thinking, but, in this case imo it let's us
see what the general public feel about this case.....There are very very many who agree with her for once.....is that not at lease something?  better that the nothing we are used to.


 
bravo

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Post by comperedna on 06.04.16 16:57

Partly excuseable narcissism to interview grotesquely inexcuseable narcissim?

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Post by melisande on 06.04.16 18:21

@plebgate wrote:I couldn't care less if Katie Hopkins promotes herself or not.   Her article in the DM received loads of comments and likes.  Thousands in fact.
Apparently it has the record of the most read and shared article

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Post by sonic72 on 06.04.16 21:24

She's about as credible as Sonia Poulton.

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Post by nomendelta on 06.04.16 21:45

Let's be honest, this is Oprah all over again. If the McCanns ever do accept the challenge then it's a complete set up. They haven't worked the media so hard to be on their side to give it all up for a chat with Ms Hopkins UNLESS they know they'll get her to do a very public U-turn.

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Post by whodunit on 06.04.16 22:12

@nomendelta wrote:Let's be honest, this is Oprah all over again. If the McCanns ever do accept the challenge then it's a complete set up. They haven't worked the media so hard to be on their side to give it all up for a chat with Ms Hopkins UNLESS they know they'll get her to do a very public U-turn.
 I have no idea who Katie Hopkins is but I know this comment is true. There is no way the McCs will agree to a free ranging interview with no restrictions on which or how many questions are asked. If you hear they've accepted Ms. Hopkins' invitation then you know she struck a deal with them to whitewash the questions.

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Post by Lands_end on 06.04.16 22:20

I've often thought and said in the past that if there is a single presenter that can expose the McCanns for what they are then it is Katie Hopkins. She would most probably do her cooch up like Lorraine then pull the switcheroo to see if they walk off in disgust/denial. Do it Katie it is the one singl thing you are good at.

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Post by JRP on 06.04.16 23:31

It really makes you wonder where the arrogance comes from. It's almost as if there is a guarantee of immunity. It's almost taunting arrogance.
Some major players in the BlairTory Government... sorry, Labour Government of the time have protected them, and it seems to continue to this day.

To be able to go on TV and Radio and complain about journalism,  and not one journalist willing to out the real story?

The key to finding out what happened during that holiday lies in why they were given the privileges they have. I doubt Hopkins has the wit or remit to uncover anything like that.

Just my opinion, of course.

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Post by Verdi on 07.04.16 0:01

I don't knock Katie Hopkins for raising greater awareness to the irregularities surrounding the case but as a lone crusader using the mainstream media as a platform, I think she needs to 100% sure of her facts otherwise it will backfire - I don't think she is.  If she spreads false information, I doubt if it will affect her career as a social commentator/media personality but it will have a negative impact on all the work undertaken behind the scenes over the past years - the voice for little Madeleine McCann so pitifully abandoned by those who should care.

Katie Hopkins, doing what she does best, will only benefit the McCanns in my opinion.  Not that it will ever happen.

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Post by Verdi on 07.04.16 0:05

@JRP wrote:  It's almost as if there is a guarantee of immunity. It's almost taunting arrogance.


Amen!

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Post by Verdi on 07.04.16 0:07

@sonic72 wrote:She's about as credible as Sonia Poulton.
Who?

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