Thursday, June 23, 2011

And so the special treatment of the McCanns continues.

Filed under: Madeleine,Madeleine McCann,McCanns,United Kingdom — Adam MacDonald @ 7:39 pm

So the McCann’s have recieved £550,000 from Express Newspapers. More specifically, from the bank account of the bloke that owns it. I don’t care how many millions you have, paying Kate and Gerry McCann in excess of half a million is going to hurt.

The Daily Star and the Daily Express had to pay the exorbitant fee and print a front-page apology. And do you know why? Because they dared to suggest that the McCanns had something to do with Madeleine’s disappearance, when they apparently had no evidence whatsoever to make such an outlandish accusation. Now, I’m no expert, but since they are arguidos or official supects in the case, there must be some evidence, like the sniffer dogs, or the DNA in the hire car, or some other thing about which we don’t know.

So as far as I can see they’ve got half a million quid unjustly. That’s gratitude for you. If it wasn’t for the Express, who have covered the story every single day for the past year, there’s a chance she would have fallen off the media radar altogether. But it doesn’t stop there. In the papers’ Page 1 appologies, they had to say that they “are completely innocent of any involvement in their daughter’s disappearance.” So if that is true, and I hope to God it is, is that why they’re not suspects? Oh wait…

How can they print that they’re innocent when there’s as much evidence to suggest they’re not than to suggest they are. Surely that means that the other official suspect in the case Robert Murat could sue the papers for proclaiming their innocence? The simple fact that the pair are official suspects means that the Policia Judiciaria have something to connect them to Maddy’s disapperance.

They’ve done two British newspapers, but what of the Portugese ones? Which have been far worse than their counterparts in this country. Are they going to try and get money ff them. Probably not, as they know they were lucky to win once, it’s unlikely to happen again. So far, I’ve been very careful not to say whether I think they’re guilty or not, because it seems that when it comes to the McCanns, people don’t have freedom of speech anymore, but, as an experiment, I’ll try this:

Kate and Gerry McCann killed their daughter and covered it up.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to run away from their lawyers.