The silence of the British media in the missing Madeleine McCann case has always been a bone of contention for many knowledgeable people. They failed to report extensively on the important negative aspects of missing Madeleine's case. Negative aspects affecting Madeleine's parents, that is.
Not reported in much detail was a witness sighting who identified Mr McCann as the possible 'abductor'. Yet reported extensively was Ms Tanner's unreliable sighting of a person walking this way, that way and carrying a bundle, a child or maybe she was looking at her own reflection?
Not reported in any detail were either of the Gaspar statements or Leicestershire Police's failure to forward them to the Portuguese authorities until 6 months down the line. Yet reported extensively were false sightings, balloon releases and urges for more, more, more money.
There is a myriad of press that the media have failed to report, instead they have chosen to paint the sunny side of the saintly parental 'victims'.
They failed to question why the Portuguese AND British police had suspicions of the parents. And they failed to question just what that cadaver dog marked in Apartment 5a, on Mrs McCann's clothing and on Madeleine's favourite toy, Cuddlecat.
The British media failed. They failed to remember that Madeleine McCann is the only victim in this case and should have reported accordingly. The only victim in this case is still missing, the British media should be seeking the truth instead of simply reporting the parents' and their friends' differing and contradicting version of events.
We have been purged with inacurate articles about Keystone Cops, failures in investigations and corrupt policemen. One in particular was lead investigator, Goncalo Amaral. The British media encouraged their readership to believe that Senor Amaral was sacked, disgraced, took two hour lunchbreaks and drank more wine than a night out at the Tapas. This was all untrue. The man was truly smeared in the worst possible fashion.
It seems now that it's Goncalo Amaral's turn to silence the British media. Almost 12 hours after the news surfaced about the overturning of his book being banned, only one British paper carries the news... The Guardian. Even this report is misleading in relation to the Attorney General's statement... please point me to the part where he says the McCanns are 'entirely innocent'. Several other media sources all over the world have been reporting for hours that the books are to be back on the shelves, dvds can be viewed and Senor Amaral can openly speak again about his views on the case. Yet only a squeak from the great British media - has no-one called Sky? They claim to be 'first for breaking news'... another massive fail.
What a travesty that in this case, 8 parents can go out to a restaurant for the night, leaving all their children alone in empty apartments to fend for themselves. This results in one child going missing and cadaver odour being detected left, right and centre. Yet the one person to appear in court is Goncalo Amaral. For what? Seeking the truth?
I sincerely hope that Senor Amaral sees this silence as a green light and takes a leaf from the Book of McCann... the British media certainly owe this man an apology at the very least.
I've been checking the forums today and really find it hard to believe that this news is still not being carried by the British media. Only a couple of outlets are reporting, the majority are not.
I can't believe that such important news as this, the ruling of a BANNED BOOK being overturned, has failed to make headline news.
Especially in this case and especially when prejudicial against the McCanns. Why is that?? Not only is this of public interest, but to report the overturning is actually in the public interest.
The McCanns drew the public into their web by courting the media from day one, along with their invitations to all for donations to their fund. The overturning of the book has paramount importance to the public in this case... it's about time the British media reported in our interest for a change.