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How have Madeleine McCann's parents been treated?

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How have Madeleine McCann's parents been treated?

Post by ROSA on Sun May 15, 2011 3:59 am

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BBC News - 11 minutes ago
This week was Madeleine McCann's eighth birthday and her mother, Kate McCann, released a book about the missing child. Commentators have reflected on how ...

How have Madeleine McCann's parents been treated?




This week was Madeleine McCann's eighth birthday and her mother, Kate McCann, released a book about the missing child. Commentators have reflected on how the McCanns have been treated by the press over the last four years.
In the Telegraph Allison Pearson recalls the "vitriolic" online comments about Kate McCann, which accused her of selfishness and said she "had it coming".
"Kate McCann's 'crime' - a lapse for which she would receive a life sentence - was to have left her children sleeping while having dinner 100 metres away, returning to their apartment every half-hour," Pearson says.
"It was a latter-day Grimm's fairy story", says Cassandra Jardine in the Telegraph referring to parents' fears about "tiny risks" taken by many people from "leaving children in the car while dashing to the cash point" to "nipping to the loo when they are playing in water".
Jardine goes on to say the seeming lack of sympathy has less to do with the circumstances and more to do with Kate McCann's identity. "Had Kate not been pretty, middle-class and educated, she might have received more sympathy - like, say, Karen Matthews, mother of Shannon, who wept fetchingly for the cameras the following year, although her daughter had not in fact been abducted, only hidden for mercenary reasons."
Jardin says Loaded magazine was one of Mrs McCann's few supporters when "crassly, it put the bereft mother on a most-fanciable list".
Ravening beast
The Independent's Christina Patterson has other reasons why the finger of blame pointed towards the parents. The columnist argues the treatment of Mrs McCann is indicative of an industry that demands new details, even when there aren't any.
She calls the press a ravening beast with a 24-hour appetite that can "chew you up, and spew you up". The McCanns' sex life make the headlines this week

Patterson thinks the McCanns' willingness to cooperate is fuelled by their belief in the power of the media. But Patterson worries Mrs McCann "has come near to selling her soul".
But she goes on to defend Mrs McCann as "no-one who hasn't been through what she has been through can blame her for the choice she has made".
One choice was to engage with "Britain's sleaziest red-top, to get a missing child back".
Two days before the release of the book, The Sun's front page said "I couldn't make love to Gerry" - a detail pulled out of an extract of Mrs McCann's book.
Whatever it takes?
A different reaction to the private life revelations comes from Sandra Parsons at the Daily Mail. She is in awe of the McCanns. It's not their willingness to share their private life that impresses her, but that they haven't split up.
Mrs McCann recounts in the book that the night before Madeleine disappeared she slept in the children's room because she was hurt by her husband's "abrupt" manner. Parsons supposes that Gerry McCann's uncompromising attitude after Madeleine was abducted and his resolve may have not been matched by another man.
The writer defends what could be construed as cynical use of the media and an unemotional appearance. For Parsons, Mr McCann's "cool logic and ability to compartmentalise" allowed the couple to run their campaign to find Madeleine.
Similarly, Allison Pearson commends "ferocious" maternal love demonstrated in Mrs McCann's book. The McCanns want to reopen the investigation which saw an international search for Madeleine

Away from the personal revelations, the book also calls for a comprehensive review of the case. The Sun backs the "moving" open letter delivered to the prime minister.
Sky news suggests some leads to the new investigation could follow. The first is a team of UK detectives to go to Portugal and "pore over" the police files. It suggests a "crucial exercise" would be to do the mobile phone cell-site analysis that wasn't done. It also suggests follow-up reports of previous intruders into the holiday homes of other Brits.
For those who argue Mrs McCann will do whatever it takes to find her daughter, the evidence seems clear: a few personal revelations later, the McCann family have got press support for the new investigations and David Cameron has promised that the home secretary will be in touch to set out the "new action" involving the Met Police. No mean feat considering it is four years after Madeleine went missing.

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Re: How have Madeleine McCann's parents been treated?

Post by lj on Sun May 15, 2011 4:25 am

Ferocious might be a word to describe Kate, but love, nah.
The woman only loves herself.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 15, 2011 7:49 am

"Kate McCann's 'crime' - a lapse for which she would receive a life sentence - was to have left her children sleeping while having dinner 100 metres away, returning to their apartment every half-hour," Pearson says.
"It was a latter-day Grimm's fairy story", says Cassandra Jardine in the Telegraph referring to parents' fears about "tiny risks" taken by many people from "leaving children in the car while dashing to the cash point" to "nipping to the loo when they are playing in water".

These journalists just don't get it do they?

Jardine goes on to say the seeming lack of sympathy has less to do with the circumstances and more to do with Kate McCann's identity. "Had Kate not been pretty, middle-class and educated, she might have received more sympathy - like, say, Karen Matthews, mother of Shannon, who wept fetchingly for the cameras the following year, although her daughter had not in fact been abducted, only hidden for mercenary reasons."

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Post by ufercoffy on Sun May 15, 2011 8:20 am

In the Telegraph Allison Pearson recalls the "vitriolic" online comments.....".

It is appalling journalism such as hers which feeds public anger imo. shame on you

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media treatment of the Mccanns

Post by pauline on Sun May 15, 2011 9:42 am

The standard of journalism from all papers including the so called quality papers has been incredibly low because they writers have not mentioned the evidence that suggests that the Mccanns story might not be truthful and nor have they obtained any quotes from those who do not believe the abduction theory - like the Portuguese police for example.

Would it be worth someone making a general complaint to the NUJ about the coverage and asking it to remind members of its guidelines on bias?

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Re: How have Madeleine McCann's parents been treated?

Post by lj on Sun May 15, 2011 1:47 pm

It's so funny because I do know better looking women (I know that's not too difficult) who have achieved much more in their life than Kate, including being a good mother and not loosing a child, who are very critical of her/them.

I see everyone is also back to "who could have known someone would steal your child".

Indeed the chance of child abduction are so much less (at least when you take normal measures like kocking doors), than all the other dangers children face when they are left alone.

Of all people these doctors should know that. You wonder if from all lesson this very easy one is lacking, what else they don't remember from their training.

Oh and by the way, most responsible parents will use a babyphone when eating in their backgarden means they can't hear their children. That's the biggest market for baby monitors.

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Re: How have Madeleine McCann's parents been treated?

Post by soulthief on Sun May 15, 2011 2:10 pm

I consider myself to be of average intelligence, but for the life of me I can not understand why the Mc's were offended when the police looked in to them and their integrity, its the first thing all police do in cases where kids go missing, they are not the first parents of a missing child to be questioned yet they acted as if it was a slight on them, I suspect this is their guilty consciences. maybe I am wrong and they are just sensitive to criticism.

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Re: How have Madeleine McCann's parents been treated?

Post by MrsC on Sun May 15, 2011 2:34 pm

Hello All, new poster (please be gentle).

From Jan Moir, Daily Mail:

A TALE OF TWO NIGHTMARES


In her new book, Madeleine, Kate McCann writes of the online vitriol she has suffered since the disappearance of her daughter. In her personal catalogue of agonies, this is hardly the most piercing affront, but interesting in the light of events this week.

In Mrs McCann’s experience, the internet provides individuals with a ‘largely unregulated opportunity to set up websites and forums and blogs where they can share their bile and hate with other faceless, anonymous low-lifes, all locked away in their bedrooms’.
At first, the online accusations that she had murdered her own daughter upset Mrs McCann tremendously. Then she learned to ignore them. Ultimately, she began to pity these maladjusted nobodies and monomaniacs dishing out their reams of deranged malice under a cloak of anonymity. She is right. In the end, it’s only the babble of loons, ricocheting around cyberspace like astral junk. It may be wicked, but none of it matters a jot.
Yet how sad that the McCanns’ ordeal should be besmirched by the casual cruelty of so many online.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1386551/Only-John-Prescott-make-feel-sorry-Tracy-Temple.html#ixzz1MQYrszag

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Re: How have Madeleine McCann's parents been treated?

Post by soulthief on Sun May 15, 2011 2:36 pm

@MrsC wrote:Hello All, new poster (please be gentle).

From Jan Moir, Daily Mail:

A TALE OF TWO NIGHTMARES


In her new book, Madeleine, Kate McCann writes of the online vitriol she has suffered since the disappearance of her daughter. In her personal catalogue of agonies, this is hardly the most piercing affront, but interesting in the light of events this week.

In Mrs McCann’s experience, the internet provides individuals with a ‘largely unregulated opportunity to set up websites and forums and blogs where they can share their bile and hate with other faceless, anonymous low-lifes, all locked away in their bedrooms’.
At first, the online accusations that she had murdered her own daughter upset Mrs McCann tremendously. Then she learned to ignore them. Ultimately, she began to pity these maladjusted nobodies and monomaniacs dishing out their reams of deranged malice under a cloak of anonymity. She is right. In the end, it’s only the babble of loons, ricocheting around cyberspace like astral junk. It may be wicked, but none of it matters a jot.
Yet how sad that the McCanns’ ordeal should be besmirched by the casual cruelty of so many online.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1386551/Only-John-Prescott-make-feel-sorry-Tracy-Temple.html#ixzz1MQYrszag
That is not what its about for me. I want justice for a child, The dead can not seek justice for themselves, its the duty of the living to do so. If their stories added up they would have had the same support as Sarah Paynes mum./

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Re: How have Madeleine McCann's parents been treated?

Post by lj on Sun May 15, 2011 3:07 pm

The innocent parents understand that has to be done. Jessica Lunsford's father (a Florida girl, kidnapped, raped and buried alive) asked to be fully vetted, including polygraphed, asap so they could go on with looking.

But then he had nothing to hide.

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