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BBC East Midlands - admits Mr Amaral didn't swear!!

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BBC East Midlands - admits Mr Amaral didn't swear!!

Post by Guest on 04.06.11 10:45

ECU Ruling: East Midlands Today, BBC1 (East Midlands), 12 January 2011

Publication date: 30 May 2011

Complaint
The programme included a brief exchange between a reporter and Gonçalo Amaral (a former policeman who had worked on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and had since written a book on the case). One word in the exchange was bleeped, and the report gave the impression that this was because Sr Amaral had used offensive language about the MrCanns. A viewer complained that this was inaccurate and unfair to Sr Amaral.

Outcome
The reporter's belief, reinforced by others on the programme team who viewed the recording, was that Sr Amaral had indeed used an English phrase which included an offensive term applied to the McCanns. On further examination, however, it became clear that Sr Amaral had been speaking Portuguese, and that an inoffensive phrase had been misconstrued. Upheld

Further action
The Editor of the programme has discussed the outcome with the producer and reporter involved. In future, the team plans to use interpreters if clips from interviews are unclear
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/content/ecu/ecu_eastmidlandstoday120111

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No apology I see. After all those vile articles that appeared in the papers on the front pages about Mr Amaral saying something like F*** the McCanns - this is one of those articles, but it appeared in quite a few papers I think............................


Vile cop: F***
the McCanns



From TOM WELLS and ANTONELLA LAZZERI, in Lisbon

Published: 14 Jan 2010
THE ex-cop who led the Madeleine McCann probe sparked new outrage last night after launching a four-letter tirade against the missing child's parents.
Brazen Goncalo Amaral spat, "F*** the McCanns" when asked by a BBC TV reporter if he felt his wild claims about their daughter were hurting them.


Producers bleeped out the slur when a report was broadcast in the East Midlands region where Kate and Gerry McCann live.

Amaral, axed after leading the abortive early investigation into Maddie's disappearance in 2007, flipped before entering a court in Portugal's capital, Lisbon.

Yesterday he denied making the outburst, claiming he had not even spoken to a British TV crew.

Outburst ... Amaral
But the BBC insisted he had used "inappropriate language". And a source said: "It would not have been bleeped out had there not been sufficient cause for concern."

Amaral, 50, is trying to have a ban overturned on his book The Truth of the Lie.

Provoked ... parentsIn it, he makes lurid claims that Kate and Gerry faked an abduction and hid Maddie's body after the three-year-old died in an accident at their holiday flat in Praia da Luz.

And today he vowed to appeal to Europe if he loses the legal battle — saying his case is about "fundamental rights" for all Portuguese citizens.

Maddie's parents are tonight facing the prospect of years of court hearings if Amaral takes his case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Yesterday he appeared to deliberately provoke the McCanns before the second day of the hearing began.

He sauntered into court brandishing a copy of his SECOND book on the case, The English Gag, in which he claims the parents tried to "silence" him.

He sat yards from Kate, 41, and began leafing through its pages. Upset Kate shook her head in disbelief.

But then she steeled herself and told a friend: "He's just promoting it."



Banned ... cop's bookShe and Gerry, also 41, were forced to endure more insulting evidence as former Portuguese police chief Francisco Moita Flores backed Amaral's view and branded the abduction a "fairytale".

Outside court heart specialist Gerry, who is heading back to Britain to fulfil work commitments, cracked when asked by a female Portuguese reporter if the ordeal of the hearing was "worth it".


He barked: "Do you have children? Anyone who has children would go through this."

He added: "I'd like to remind everyone it's the book that's on trial and not Kate and I."

Gerry claimed the Portuguese cops' blinkered view that Maddie was dead - for which there was NO evidence, making it "meaningless" - was damaging the search for her.

And he said they were STILL ignoring leads passed on to them by the family's private investigators.

Speaking outside the civil court in Lisbon this morning, Kate said the case was "taking its toll".

She said: "If I'm honest, our daughter's been taken and nothing's ever going to be as bad as that.


"But it's still been difficult, it's been emotive, because I know what's in the case files, I know what the conclusions are.

"So it's difficult to hear something that's incorrect and inaccurate.

"At the bottom of all this is a little girl, and I think it's important that we don't forget that."

Last night, a visibly frustrated Gerry told reporters: "Over the last two days, we've heard a lot about Mr Amaral's thesis that Madeleine is dead.

"And I also hope you've heard that there is absolutely no evidence to support that thesis. A thesis without evidence is meaningless and that is what we are challenging."


t.wells@the-sun.co.uk



Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2807324/Madeleine-McCann-probe-cop-in-new-attack-on-parents.html#ixzz1OIahG4qw

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Re: BBC East Midlands - admits Mr Amaral didn't swear!!

Post by Guest on 04.06.11 10:59

Totally unbelievable what was printed, considering it would have taken a couple of minutes to get that word checked out. BBC had loads of complaints saying he hadn't sworn, and yet the did nothing. The only person who did get it write was Martin Brunt, who actually said at the time that Mr Amaral did not swear




Quoted from Sky News (MARTIN BRUNT),

published on 15th January 2010

“MY NEW BEST FRIEND

]Spare a thought for my new best friend Goncalo Amaral.
I’m beginning to think the former detective in the Madeleine McCann case has a point when he complains about the British media attacking him.
My Beeb colleague accused him of saying “F*** the McCanns” in an alleged off-guard moment when we all followed him out of court the other day.
What he actually said was “Fala com McCanns” which means “Ask the McCanns”.
The rest of us, through our interpreters, understood perfectly what he was saying.
I think he needs a good libel lawyer.
Isabel Duarte may be free when she has finished pursuing him over his book on the Madeleine case.”

http://textusa.blogspot.com/2010/01/importance-of-f-word-slander-stunt.html


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Re: BBC East Midlands - admits Mr Amaral didn't swear!!

Post by sharonl on 04.06.11 12:35

Thanks for posting this Candyfloss

Muratfan wont be happy with this, he was having this argument on Twitter a few nights ago. Now we can prove him, Antonella and a whole many others wrong.

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The effing McCanns

Post by Marian on 04.06.11 13:01

It's funny, I was only thinking about this incident yesterday. I understand that Senor Amaral doesn't speak English so I always reckoned it was unlikely he'd used the phrase he supposedly did. Mind you, who could have blamed him if he had, apart from of course our ghastly media. How about we start a fund to pension off Antonella Lazzeri of the Sun for the good of all humanity?!

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Post by sharonl on 04.06.11 13:14

@Marian wrote: How about we start a fund to pension off Antonella Lazzeri of the Sun for the good of all humanity?!

Our Antonella would be better placed writing for the Beano, but if she was pensioned off the Sun would just replace her with yet another fantasy writer, they must be cheaper to employ than good investigative journalists, besides investigative journalists in the UK are few and far between since May 2007.

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No pension fund for Antonella Lazzeri

Post by Marian on 04.06.11 13:37

That's a shame - I promise that I won't use any of it to pay off my mortgage or for legal fees to gag crtitics.

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Re: BBC East Midlands - admits Mr Amaral didn't swear!!

Post by Guest on 06.06.11 11:26

Good article on Joana's blog re this - plus the actual video of Mr Amaral supposedly saying this word.................

http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2011/06/mccann-case-complaint-against-biased.html?utm_source=BP_recent

Here are two images that appeared in the papers..............







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I think a public apology would be in order.

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Post by ufercoffy on 06.06.11 11:59

I think Mr Amaral should sue the UK newspapers who have slandered him. Then he will have enough money to take the McCanns to court and sue them too.


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Apology from the media

Post by Guest on 06.06.11 14:20

My stomach is too delicate these days to enable me to read much of what's in the papers so I'm hoping that other members might be able to keep an eye open to see if any of them print an apology somewhere in microscopic type.

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