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Stirring Trouble - Could Madeleine McCann Soon Become A Worldwide Franchise?

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Post by Gillyspot on 05.05.12 17:41

"R.F.Wilson writes from London: The way things are going Madeleine McCann could soon become a worldwide franchise with a turnover that may rival that of the Elvis estate.
Let’s face it, never before has child abduction been commercialised to an extent as it happened with Madeleine. Many thousands of children have vanished in the past, with no hint of what could have happened to them, but never have grieving parents become international celebrities, with their own staff and, more importantly, with the full backing of the media. It’s as if the man from downstairs himself is orchestrating this whole campaign, letting the crusade to find Madeleine to run on and on, with money coming in as if out of nowhere.
The last portion of the tearful parents plugging their cause came in a video made to mark the fifth anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance, with Kate and Gerry telling the world that their younger twins who were only two when their sister vanished, telling them that when they grow up they will help in the search for her. It’s a great line if you think about it but there’s only one problem with it: just like many times before the couple avoids mentioning the fact that they left their small children alone. Not a word of regret or remorse. Just weepy words about their pain of losing their child.
And it might have been acceptable, to be honest, if not for one sinister side of it; as you read these dozens of Scotland yard detectives are involved in trying to establish whether the Portuguese police missed something during that initial investigation five years ago at the public’s expense. Supposedly around 200 ‘leads’ have been uncovered missed by the clumsy local cops that might help find Madeleine. But even with such an impressive tally of leads the Portuguese authorities refused to re-open investigation citing lack of any new facts. And that obviously takes the gloss off the Scotland Yard investigation.
Unfortunately for the McCanns, the public mood is not on their side. In fact, if not for the PC brigade’s effort to turn them into ‘martyrs’ they would have struggled now to raise a single penny. Most people are obviously irritated by their stubborn persistence to turn their own misdemeanour into some sort of heroic devotion to their daughter. Any reasonable person would be asking him or herself: how come the couple got away so lightly for abandoning their small children that night? And why is it that social services have not taken the twins into care, considering that their parents have broken the law, both in Portugal and in Britain?
To sceptics I would like to say this: there is no conspiracy to hide some horrible crime committed by the McCanns. It’s very hard to imagine them pulling off a ‘perfect crime’, considering that they are not that intelligent. It’s just that some people are arrogant and vain enough to play the sympathy card beyond any reasonable limit and these two are doing just that. They have become celebrities and they are ready to do anything to stay in the limelight and benefit from it as much as they can.
Is it offensive to parents of other children who have disappeared without trace? Of course it is. But do the McCanns care? Nope, they don’t. I would even say they have no clue that what they are doing is a slap on the face of those people who grieve and search for their children quietly. They’re just too ignorant for that. That’s why don’t be surprised if they continue for some years to come and Madeleine becomes a worldwide franchise.
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http://www.stirringtroubleinternationally.com/2012/05/05/could-madeleine-mccann-soon-become-a-worldwide-franchise/

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Post by tigger on 05.05.12 17:49

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Post by Guest on 05.05.12 17:58

@Gillyspot wrote:The last portion of the tearful parents plugging their cause came in a video made to mark the fifth anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance, with Kate and Gerry telling the world that their younger twins who were only two when their sister vanished, telling them that when they grow up they will help in the search for her.

I noticed in one of their interviews when talking about the twins helping with the search Kate finished her sentence with "We've still got time."

Time for what Kate? Time for the twins to grow up a bit more before they join the search?

That's how it sounded.

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Post by friedtomatoes on 05.05.12 18:07

I think she meant that there is still time to find Madeleine before the twins grow up, so that they wouldn't have to go through all the sadness and frustration they have to date. Just my 2 cents.

Not that I believe her that she is findable. All hot air.

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Post by russiandoll on 05.05.12 18:15

great piece of writing, would be interested to hear the thoughts on what has happened to Madeleine, reads like abduction accepted as claimed and the pair are simply milking it.
Am surprised as writing shows too much intelligence to buy that tale.

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Post by friedtomatoes on 05.05.12 18:22

Publicity, making money is one thing if there was an abduction, doing so if one knows there wasn't one is a totally different ballgame.

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Post by Gillyspot on 05.05.12 21:21

@russiandoll wrote:great piece of writing, would be interested to hear the thoughts on what has happened to Madeleine, reads like abduction accepted as claimed and the pair are simply milking it.
Am surprised as writing shows too much intelligence to buy that tale.

I have just had an answer from Alexander on twitter regarding his thoughts on the case. This is the response

" I think they're not clever enough to pull off a perfect crime like that. They were leaving their kids alone and someone noticed."

I have sent him a link to official police files.

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Post by Guest on 05.05.12 21:29

@friedtomatoes wrote:Publicity, making money is one thing if there was an abduction, doing so if one knows there wasn't one is a totally different ballgame.



I can't agree with you on this, in my opinion it is wrong to make money by marketing a lost child. Why would money be required by the family when the police were investigating Madeleine's disappearance?

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Post by tigger on 05.05.12 21:36

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@friedtomatoes wrote:Publicity, making money is one thing if there was an abduction, doing so if one knows there wasn't one is a totally different ballgame.



I can't agree with you on this, in my opinion it is wrong to make money by marketing a lost child. Why would money be required by the family when the police were investigating Madeleine's disappearance?

Totally agree, they didn't need money to look for her. In any case, Gerry is on record somewhere as saying that the Fund will start looking for Maddie when the police have stopped. Words to that effect. Imo they were broke, the family said as much and why pay the mortgage for June and July 07 out of the Fund? Because G got compassionate leave for six months. K hadn't been working much anyway and they were staying free at MW until beginning of July.
Through the media and the internet, the whole world was looking for Maddie for free, soon there were millions promised by Branson, Rowling et al. should someone find Maddie. So what on earth did they need money for? A cardiologist gets a fairly good salary?

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Post by friedtomatoes on 05.05.12 21:46

Gollum wrote:
@friedtomatoes wrote:Publicity, making money is one thing if there was an abduction, doing so if one knows there wasn't one is a totally different ballgame.



I can't agree with you on this, in my opinion it is wrong to make money by marketing a lost child. Why would money be required by the family when the police were investigating Madeleine's disappearance?

You misunderstood or perhaps I didnt explain it properly. There are cases of real abductions and other crimes where the victim has asked to raise money or written a book. This case is different if it was known what happened to their child. Having said that the author of the article is right, the public are sick and tired.

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Post by Guest on 05.05.12 21:49

@tigger wrote:
Gollum wrote:
@friedtomatoes wrote:Publicity, making money is one thing if there was an abduction, doing so if one knows there wasn't one is a totally different ballgame.



I can't agree with you on this, in my opinion it is wrong to make money by marketing a lost child. Why would money be required by the family when the police were investigating Madeleine's disappearance?

Totally agree, they didn't need money to look for her. In any case, Gerry is on record somewhere as saying that the Fund will start looking for Maddie when the police have stopped. Words to that effect. Imo they were broke, the family said as much and why pay the mortgage for June and July 07 out of the Fund? Because G got compassionate leave for six months. K hadn't been working much anyway and they were staying free at MW until beginning of July.
Through the media and the internet, the whole world was looking for Maddie for free, soon there were millions promised by Branson, Rowling et al. should someone find Maddie. So what on earth did they need money for? A cardiologist gets a fairly good salary?



The origins of the fund has intrigued me right from the star. The nice guys think it was established in response to pledges made by well wishers whereas the not so nice guys (like me) think it was set-up as a tool for begging donations. I think the timing was too prompt to be a response to donations flooding in from the public again, why would members of the public pledge donations to this particular instance of a missing child, particularly before the investigation even got off the ground. In the initial period of time Madeleine could have been anywhere in the vicinity so the supposed response by the public was extreme to say the least, if it be true which I doubt.



There also seems to be a bit of cross referencing going on between pledges made for a reward and donations made to the fund. Either way as you rightly say what happened to the millions pledged/donated by the wealthy benefactors, it certainly hasn't been paid out in the form of a reward.

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Post by Guest on 05.05.12 21:50

@friedtomatoes wrote:
Gollum wrote:
@friedtomatoes wrote:Publicity, making money is one thing if there was an abduction, doing so if one knows there wasn't one is a totally different ballgame.



I can't agree with you on this, in my opinion it is wrong to make money by marketing a lost child. Why would money be required by the family when the police were investigating Madeleine's disappearance?

You misunderstood or perhaps I didnt explain it properly. There are cases of real abductions and other crimes where the victim has asked to raise money or written a book. This case is different if it was known what happened to their child. Having said that the author of the article is right, the public are sick and tired.



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Post by jd on 05.05.12 21:55

soon there were millions promised by Branson, Rowling et al. should someone find Maddie

Now just why would Branson pay their defence legal fees when they were made suspects for? Why get himself involved with 2 parents charged with the death of their daughter? What could possibly be revealed in court that he and others were afraid of? daft1

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Post by sami on 05.05.12 21:55

Can somebody please tell me what exactly is "the search". It is all they talk about.

Leaving SY review aside, is the famous search Kate sitting at home reading the PJ files, and a couple of dodgy detectives doing eh something ? Where are they doing it ?

Am I stupid ?

They seem to come out every so often, sit on chat show sofas, talk about "the search" without saying what that actually entails, then disappear into thin air again for another few months.

At the moment "the search" involves SY reading the PJ files, that Kate has already read and which I assume the detectives employed have also read . And we are reading them. So the half the worlds population is reading the same documents as part of the search.

And the McCanns are on the tv saying they will never give up the search. All very commendable, but what the hell is it ?!

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Post by jd on 05.05.12 21:56

Pass.......

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Post by tuom on 05.05.12 22:22

@sami wrote:Can somebody please tell me what exactly is "the search". It is all they talk about.

Leaving SY review aside, is the famous search Kate sitting at home reading the PJ files, and a couple of dodgy detectives doing eh something ? Where are they doing it ?

Am I stupid ?

They seem to come out every so often, sit on chat show sofas, talk about "the search" without saying what that actually entails, then disappear into thin air again for another few months.

At the moment "the search" involves SY reading the PJ files, that Kate has already read and which I assume the detectives employed have also read . And we are reading them. So the half the worlds population is reading the same documents as part of the search.

And the McCanns are on the tv saying they will never give up the search. All very commendable, but what the hell is it ?!



Very well said , I have been thinking that for a long time but could not express it properly !

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Post by jmac on 06.05.12 4:57

I have also wondered about the `search for Madeleine`. Often it involves the McCanns holding up a picture of Maddie, or somebody`s impression of what she might look like now This is always accompanied by claims that she is still `out there`.

So it`s a case of `People of the world, here`s the picture, now find her.`

And they are never going to give this up....

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Post by tigger on 06.05.12 6:46

@jmac wrote:I have also wondered about the `search for Madeleine`. Often it involves the McCanns holding up a picture of Maddie, or somebody`s impression of what she might look like now This is always accompanied by claims that she is still `out there`.

So it`s a case of `People of the world, here`s the picture, now find her.`

And they are never going to give this up....

I can do that! And I will undercut the detectives' fee by a good 10%. Where are the application forms for this job? Does one need training?

The public doesn't want to know they've been had all this time. It makes them feel stupid and betrayed - who wants that?

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Post by sami on 06.05.12 8:53

Thank you. I was honestly starting to feel I was missing something big going on somewhere in the background, like a search.

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Post by sammyc on 06.05.12 12:15

This pair have no intention of going out and actively searching for her and the same goes for the McCann and Healey families of aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, etc. Nor have the McCanns' professional colleagues, Tapas' mates, neighbours, friends, fellow worshippers, high profile backers, lawyers, media unit and so on..... Not one of these have ever made a huge concerted effort or appeal to organise a search. They all sit back and do nothing.

Anybody remember Winnie Johnson, mother of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett, and how she has begged and begged for nigh on 50 years for help in locating the body of her son on Saddleworth Moor? And how she has been up to the Moors on numerous occasions with friends and relatives digging and searching? Winne Johnson puts the McCann and their devotees to shame.

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Post by scotclogs on 06.05.12 17:08

@sammyc wrote:This pair have no intention of going out and actively searching for her and the same goes for the McCann and Healey families of aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, etc. Nor have the McCanns' professional colleagues, Tapas' mates, neighbours, friends, fellow worshippers, high profile backers, lawyers, media unit and so on..... Not one of these have ever made a huge concerted effort or appeal to organise a search. They all sit back and do nothing.

Anybody remember Winnie Johnson, mother of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett, and how she has begged and begged for nigh on 50 years for help in locating the body of her son on Saddleworth Moor? And how she has been up to the Moors on numerous occasions with friends and relatives digging and searching? Winne Johnson puts the McCann and their devotees to shame.
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Post by friedtomatoes on 06.05.12 17:12

@sammyc wrote:This pair have no intention of going out and actively searching for her and the same goes for the McCann and Healey families of aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, etc. Nor have the McCanns' professional colleagues, Tapas' mates, neighbours, friends, fellow worshippers, high profile backers, lawyers, media unit and so on..... Not one of these have ever made a huge concerted effort or appeal to organise a search. They all sit back and do nothing.

Anybody remember Winnie Johnson, mother of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett, and how she has begged and begged for nigh on 50 years for help in locating the body of her son on Saddleworth Moor? And how she has been up to the Moors on numerous occasions with friends and relatives digging and searching? Winne Johnson puts the McCann and their devotees to shame.
well said!!
kate didnt go out to search because it was dark!!! Instead she spent a few minutes bashing the walls with her wrists! for some reason.

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Post by Guest on 06.05.12 17:24

@sami wrote:Can somebody please tell me what exactly is "the search". It is all they talk about.

Leaving SY review aside, is the famous search Kate sitting at home reading the PJ files, and a couple of dodgy detectives doing eh something ? Where are they doing it ?

Am I stupid ?

They seem to come out every so often, sit on chat show sofas, talk about "the search" without saying what that actually entails, then disappear into thin air again for another few months.

At the moment "the search" involves SY reading the PJ files, that Kate has already read and which I assume the detectives employed have also read . And we are reading them. So the half the worlds population is reading the same documents as part of the search.

And the McCanns are on the tv saying they will never give up the search. All very commendable, but what the hell is it ?!



Definately not stupid, there was no search conducted by the parents then or since. It's a word they've used over and over again but means nothing in reality, even the private detective hired by them using the money donated to the fund doesn't appear to have conducted a search, only propagated bogus new sightings and mystic meg type predictions, either that or targeted convicted sex offenders to take the heat of the real culprites.

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Post by Spaniel on 06.05.12 17:38

Of course they can't search themselves. They can hardly go doorstepping in P d L. What they can do is gather their mates together, whether they think it's worth it not, but they are not the experts, and offer every cooperation to Pt if they will reopen the case. Would Pt say yes?

If my child was tuly abducted I would do that, if not, I would stick with the Met.

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