@tigger wrote:Well, what would get the masses off their asses?
When it concerns them personally. Get the McCanns to pinch their parking space or institute a special tax on every family to pay for the SY review, to be paid by every household? We'll be cooking in no time! Even if their tax would only be a pound!
Perhaps we should point out to people they are already paying for the SY review, have paid for the LP and haven't the McCanns asked for a public enquiry as well? Them dar things don't come cheap!
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@Smokeandmirrors wrote:@aquila wrote:or it could have been something going on in PDL totally unrelated to the McCanns at the time Madeleine disappeared that needed to be covered up.
Very good point.
After all, the ensuing madness seems completely out of proportion to a missing child. Not that a missing child isn't an important and desperate situation, but when you consider that people are denied life saving drugs, which are much cheaper, due to budget cuts, or perverts given minuscule prison sentences because of costs, why is this one child worth spending millions on? It cannot be because the "state" particularly values human life, because it clearly does not, given their funding priorities, so what in this case, is worth millions?
If you consider the sum spent by the portugese, private donors, newspapers in payouts, SY review, and all the rest of the shebang, which could have been used for greater effect, i.e. in public health, serving a greater number of citizens, why did they choose to allocate it to one child, whose fate is fairly certain at this stage?
Methinks they are frying a bigger fish.
Perhaps this government too have been taken in by the TM spin machine. Historically, TM have always given the impression that they have masses of support from the public, didn't Kate predict rioting in the streets if they were arrested?
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@tigger wrote:Hello Kikoraton and Ross,
Don't forget who phoned the press even before the police was alerted. The press were on to this thanks to TM. It must have been like keeping a rabid dog under control, so much money - Murdoch was still riding high so no problem for him. Maddie was the new Diana, selling millions of papers with her picture on it. Thousands jumped on the band wagon, psychics, cranks, 15 minutes of fame for everyone.
Imo the clean-up was always going to be flawed. The original cover was more to do with controlling the McCanns, to stop them from giving themselves away. The big holes in their story were commented on by the press early on, until a miraculous conversion took place.
We have to understand how influential and controlling the media is. If something is not mentioned by them it doesn't get traction, it doesn't enter (or can disappear from) the public discourse. Look at the Holly Grieg case - a rally in Trafalgar Square for heavens sake, yet a total blanket silence in the mainstream media hence it's not something that the large majority of the population know anything about. In this case, even if the cat had escaped the bag early on, once arguido status was lifted the media would have just stopped mentioning the McCanns and the wider public interest in the case would have faded away. Even now, I'm sure that this and similar sites get a spike in hits when there is (yet) another high profile media event surrounding them. For some reason, we i.e. the wider public, are meant to keep this case in our minds, and not forget about it. As to why that is, I think we have to look outside normalcy, because the normal course of events has clearly not been followed here.
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Agree@Ross wrote:The problem with this line of thinking is that if it was simply a case of a favoured friend having an episode covered up, however wide and deep related activities may have been, is that they have barely been out of the spotlight since. Their MI6 handler would have told them to shut up, the media would have complied and they would have quickly drifted out of the public consciousness. The few million quid raised by the fund is trivial in these circumstances, the black state can magic money out of the air and they would have been discreetly paid off to retire in comfortable anonymity. Instead of that we have had them rammed in our faces for nearly five years now. That is not how you go about a cover-up. Something else is going on here.
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