Monday

News of the World: 11.01.09: Maddie Cop Vote


The 3 Arguidos: NOTW - Sun Jan 11 - Spot the (deliberate???) errors
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Links:

The Sun: Maddie Cop, good riddance (Get 'em Gonçalo)

Gonçalo Amaral: “Madeleine is dead; where she is buried, I do not know"
The Maddie Affair: The parents did it

Ex Portuguese police chief claims that Gerry McCann hid the body of Madeleine McCann on the beach

Gordon Brown has Gonçalo Amaral removed from investigation when he was "close to finding Maddie"

Question 41. Is it true that in England you even considered handing over Madeleine’s custody to a relative?

McCanns refuse reconstruction

Shamed child neglectors, Kate and Gerry McCann, flee Portugal rather than help police find their three year old daughter, who the police believe is dead.

"If the McCanns admit that their daughter is dead, they can no longer collect money from the Maddie fund, and that's a lot of money, over one million pounds. That's why they say that the girl was abducted." Gonçalo Amaral

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Comment by Paulo Sargento, expert psychologist and university professor:

Maddie, the Candidate Gonçalo Amaral, the ambivalence of some political cowards and the – inevitable – feast of the British tabloids


"Yesterday, on the 11th of January, the ‘News of the World’ presented a very small, but incisive article with the following title: “Maddie Cop Vote”. This title was placed beneath a photograph of Dr Gonçalo Amaral where he is still wearing a moustache and with his necktie somewhat misaligned by the open collar of his shirt (as a matter of fact, this type of photograph is not systematically used by the British media per chance; Gonçalo Amaral has photographs that are more flattering to his image but are never used). The news refers that “the shamed cop is running for Mayor after being booted out of the force”. Further ahead, it is subtly recalled that “the Portuguese officer caused outrage when he made Kate and Gerry McCann suspects in their daughter’s disappearance” and finalises with the sentence: “Right wing Amaral is now standing for election in the town of Olhão”.

Despite the fact that I understand the meaning of ‘tabloid’, I must say that what I have just summarised is absolutely shameful, premeditated, with a Portuguese hand (certainly from a non tabloid media with pseudo-intellectual aspirations and from characters whose known behavioural bizarreness anticipates their true motives), and, even worse, will be the first and the most simple of a predictable and massive offensive against the person of Gonçalo Amaral, which will increment its tone and its frequency from the second half of January onwards, with a lift, or even a full impulse from the Joana case. I’m even convinced of this. God willing, I’m mistaken."