If you follow a story relentlessly as many have done in the case of missing Madeleine McCann, a three year old child who disappeared off the face of the earth fifteen years ago, leaving little or no trace but the scent of death, you will quickly realise how much debris is collected as information passes between one person and the next. The desire and/or ability to check facts and sort from fiction is by-passed in favour of invention and speculation. You can clearly see a pattern emerging like the proverbial shaggy dog's tale, or the Chinese whispers, or the urban myth. It's akin to a Banksy popping-up here there and everywhere with a cryptic message to convey to the every ready watcher, eager for the next titbit to devour with relish.
The police are frequently heavily criticized in their pursuit of maintaining fair justice across the broad spectrum of crime, sadly we live in a world confined by a man made blame culture.
The case of missing Madeleine McCann can be easily accessed by checking out the following informative internet forum - a comprehensive documentation of the Portuguese investigation translated into the English language. It is tedious but anyone interested in truth without the addition of speculation and idle garden fence gossip, it's well worth the time and effort to delve deep into the case. If only for peace of mind and assurance that the Portuguese police team assigned to the case, under the leadership of retired police chief, Dr Gonçalo Amaral, the extent of the investigation undertaken with due diligence and integrity, needs to be recognized and thoroughly understood. Without that basic knowledge the only alternative is pure invention which is anything but helpful when considering the life of a three year old child.
Of course there are discrepancies, translation from one language to another is always fraught with doubt as to accuracy but thanks to the cross referencing and diligence of the observer, the basics of the investigation are undeniably irrefutable in terms of accuracy.
However, if dishing the dirt is your only interest - this is not for you!
As time moves forward the careful case observer can clearly see the detours made, leaving the true case detail lost and buried - if not frequently resurrected. Whilst resurrection is not the answer in totality, it does at least remind the more attentive spectator of the truth, taking it back to the bare bones without all the garnishes the dish gathers as passed down through generations of apprentice master chefs.
The case of missing Madeleine McCann is a very good example of how fact and evidence can so easily be over-looked in favour of speculation, idle gossip and mischief. The case has attracted a lot of attention over the years generating a never ending collection of fora and blog - all with something to say about the sad case of missing Madeleine McCann.
That's all well and good, like any subject of public interest, if it's not kept at the top of the pile it will soon disappear and be swiftly lost and forgotten in the myths of time. The media, both mainstream and social, have successfully kept the case up and running without relent .... if only they didn't deviate from fact and evidence! If only they didn't keep publishing speculative nonsense, created story lines to fit obscure theorizing totally lacking evidence .... fact!
The case of Madeleine McCann has exposed many baseless theories over the past fifteen years, weakening in more recent times but nonetheless continuing at a steady pace - the latest being in the name of Christian Breuckner, a German national currently residing in a German prison for an offence entirely unrelated to the case of Madeleine McCann or any crime relating to children. This simple fact hasn't stopped the rampant speculators feeding off the fabricated carcass, the manufactured distraction introduced to purposely guide the spectator away from truth, fact and evidence.
Christian Brueckner has taken pride of place across cyberspace, the perfect candidate for a serious crime such as child abduction, child abuse, child trafficking - take your pick. To date there is no evidence whatsoever to link this German man to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann but .... why let truth stand in the way of devilish pranks? Still he is the centre of attraction for the unforeseeable future - the 'prime suspect' as the media like to present him, a man with a murky past capable of anything - allegedly!
Anyone with the tenacity and extensive patience threshold to follow the trail of Christian Brueckner, can have no alternative but to acknowledge the absurdity of commentary on the subject. It seems people will go to any lengths to find something to connect Brueckner with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Mobile phones, phone pings, vehicle ownership/registration; place of residence; videos/photographs; new witnesses/old witnesses; girlfriends/boyfriends; hairstyles; jobs past and present; crimes past and present; police incompetence; police corruption; even rather unsavoury exchanges made on the dark web - the go-to place for anyone interested in researching possibly the worst crime imaginable .... child sex abuse.
The interesting point here is the very fact that most of the information circulating and being discussed extensively across web fora and blogs, is based only on media reportage. Even if said to be from the mouth of a German authority, it is still only available for public consumption through the media, prominently the tabloid press, which raises questions about authenticity. Despite codes of ethics, the media have a well established reputation for misleading the reader - and representing political persuasions. Then there is the odd video appearance of various German officials speaking on the subject of Christian Brueckner's connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. A German official speaking on video for an unofficial documentary production during the process of a live investigation, speaking publicly about baseless allegations? Not very professional!
The hair of the dog pales into insignificance compared to the intoxicated propagation of distorted information surrounding the case of missing Madeleine McCann. There is little or no cure for the aftermath of being mythed - it becomes addictive for the feeble vulnerable devilish gossips.
The entire case against Christian Brueckner hinges on one aspect alone .... abduction.
There is no evidence to prove nor even to suggest that Madeleine McCann was abducted - Christian Brueckner is therefore null and void, persona non grata.
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