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Post  candyfloss on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 11:03 am

It would seem like #GerryMcCann is trending, some interesting comments, take a look...............


https://twitter.com/hashtag/GerryMcCann?src=hash

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Post  Andrew on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 11:07 am

Be a good time for Cameron to give the final nod to unleash Operation Grange. Get Smithman off his back and also to bury the news about his family's tax affairs.

Nothing like a scandal to sweep another scandal under the carpet.

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Post  costello on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 11:34 am

I have often wondered if the McCann's phones were hacked to be honest.
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Post  Andrew on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 11:36 am

candyfloss wrote:It would seem like #GerryMcCann is trending, some interesting comments, take a look...............


https://twitter.com/hashtag/GerryMcCann?src=hash

Wow - had a scroll down. He'll be wishing he didn't open his cakehole. Yet again.

Noticed that the paid shill 'wicatty' as entered the hashtag. Spamming the usual tripe. She took her time.
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Post  Andrew on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 11:59 am

The press starting to 'fight back' a bit now........

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/gerry-mccann-slammed-for-hypocrisy-after-speaking-out-about-press-intrusion-a3219046.html

The father of missing Madeleine McCann has been labelled a hypocrite after he appeared on breakfast TV to criticise the government for dragging its heels over press reforms.

Gerry McCann, whose daughter Madeleine vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal in 2007, was quizzed on BBC breakfast earlier today after he signed his name on a letter to the Prime Minister posing questions about the Leveson inquiry.

The letter, which is also signed by other victims of press intrusion, including Christoper Jefferies, who was wrongly accused of murder, criticises the government for failing to enact promises it made over press reform.

The open letter, published in the Guardian, read: "We believe that it is not just us whom you are at risk of betraying, but Parliament, the public at large and future victims of a press industry which was condemned by Leveson for 'wreaking havoc in the lives of innocent people'.

"If your promises are not kept, history tells us that newspapers will wreak havoc again."

Mr McCann told the programme: "The Prime Minister promised us that the victims would remain at the centre of the Leveson reforms and we feel that our views have been pushed aside."

However, Mr McCann was roundly slammed on Twitter for "hypocrisy" by senior media commentators as he and his wife Kate have been accused of courting media coverage in the past.

The McCanns reportedly paid PR agency Bell Pottinger £500,000 to keep the case in the media spotlight.

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Interview: Gerry McCann was grilled on breakfast TV (BBC)
Former newspaper editor Neil Wallis tweeted: "Breathtaking hypocrisy by #GerryMcCann to continue to attack Press Freedom yet spends fortune to PR in press abduction of child he caused"

While another twitter user posted: "K&G #McCann paid Bell Pottinger £500,000 to keep them on the front pages + then complained to Leveson about press intrusion."

And Jay Littlemore said: "When one wants a tin of beans one pays (500,000) for a tin of beans. How can one then complain when one gets beans? #Mccann"


The hashtag #McCann was also trending on Twitter, with people cynically criticising him for not mentioning his missing daughter.

One Twitter user wrote: "Not a mention of your missing child #mccann BBC give you a platform and not a mention...shame on you forever"

While another said: "Irony & hypocrisy all in one go. Gerry #McCann doing the rounds on TV & media, whining & moaning. Not one appeal to Maddie"
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Post  Inca on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 12:08 pm

Thanks for posting the Standard article, the tide and the press seem to be reporting in a non biased way, in fact publishing things which would never have been dared before. Tide is turning I believe, anyone else feel the same?
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Post  Freedom on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 12:10 pm

That is heartening to see - we can but hope that others follow suit.

Gerry whining on TV again got my day off to a very bad start. It could have been worse - Kate - but as it's school holidays she must be busy supervising the twins.......
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Post  candyfloss on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 12:10 pm

Goodness they even posted this about Bell Pottinger in the article.

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While another twitter user posted: "K&G #McCann paid Bell Pottinger £500,000 to keep them on the front pages + then complained to Leveson about press intrusion

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Post  chrissie on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 12:14 pm

costello wrote:I have often wondered if the McCann's phones were hacked to be honest.

Me too and I'd be very surprised if they weren't.
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Post  Poe on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 12:15 pm

Andrew wrote:Be a good time for Cameron to give the final nod to unleash Operation Grange. Get Smithman off his back and also to bury the news about his family's tax affairs.

Nothing like a scandal to sweep another scandal under the carpet.


Until the leak, Panama was a good place to hide/launder money.

Hypothetically speaking if you wanted, for example, to syphon money (deleted inference made)
Just saying. Hypothetically.
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Post  Poe on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 12:19 pm

I've just caught Gerry on the news.

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Post  Andrew on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 12:54 pm

Inca wrote:Thanks for posting the Standard article, the tide and the press seem to be reporting in a non biased way, in fact publishing things which would never have been dared before.  Tide is turning I believe, anyone else feel the same?  

The press have been waiting with 'both barrels' for a long time in my opinion. When that dam finally breaks, which is very close to doing so, then Gerry will really know what intrusion is.

Which makes me believe he is sort of expecting it and soon.

Just my thoughts.


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Post  Andrew on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 12:56 pm

chrissie wrote:
costello wrote:I have often wondered if the McCann's phones were hacked to be honest.

Me too and I'd be very surprised if they weren't.

I would say it's a definite that they were as well.
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Post  Admin on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 1:06 pm

JillyCL ‏@JillyCL  · 25m25 minutes ago  

Progress indeed! No mention of #McCann$' mantra, "Trolls"

We're now 'a host of unsympathetic viewers on Twitter'
 
http://www.sundayworld.com/news/gerry-mccann-receives-torrent-of-abuse-after-tv-appearance?

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Post  Andrew on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 1:09 pm

For reference - this is the letter wrote to the PM.

Dear Prime Minister,

We write to you as people who have experienced press abuses and who look to you to ensure that such abuses are not inflicted on others in the future.

You made many promises on this issue in 2011-13, not only to us in private meetings but also publicly in Parliament, under oath at the Leveson Inquiry and in the form of the historic cross-party agreement on press self-regulation which you signed as Prime Minister only three years ago.

You promised, for example, to ‘make doubly sure that we get to the bottom of what happened’ when press standards collapsed. You said:

‘What is absolutely vital is that we put in place a regulatory system that they [the victims of press abuse] can see has real teeth.’

You pledged:

‘The relationship between politicians and the media must change.’

We want to express our frustration and dismay that, five years on, these solemn promises have not been kept, and we urge you to honour them now.

We were extremely disappointed last October when the culture secretary said he was delaying indefinitely one of the essential measures in the cross-party agreement – Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 – that was designed to give independent press regulation ‘real teeth’ and was a key recommendation of the Leveson Inquiry - one you said that you accepted.

Worse, by delaying or shelving this measure your government will deny the public the low-cost access to justice that Leveson intended. Some of us know from experience how daunting it is for an ordinary citizen to take a big newspaper corporation to court for libel or invasion of privacy. In the cross-party agreement you undertook to deliver this low-cost justice through Section 40, but now it appears that you want to break that promise.

We urge you to commence Section 40 without delay.

We have also been concerned to read, through newspaper articles sourced from the Government, that you are seeking to cancel the crucial second phase of the Leveson Inquiry. Since this is meant to establish how lawbreaking took hold in our press, why the police failed to stop it and who was responsible, we need hardly say why this is of such vital public importance.

Not only did you promise that the inquiry would get to the bottom of this lawbreaking, but you also stated explicitly of Leveson 2:

‘It is right that it should go ahead and that is fully our intention.’

We urge you now to remove any doubt by confirming that the second phase of the Leveson Inquiry will go ahead without fail once the last criminal trials have concluded.

Some of us wrote to you on some of these issues in November, asking you either to act then or to meet us face to face to explain your position. You declined to do either. This amounts to another breach of promise, for in 2011 you declared:

‘We must at all times keep the victims front and centre of this debate.’

Instead, you have met with newspaper editors and proprietors on a regular basis. For example, between June and December 2015 you met with Rupert Murdoch and his editors on no fewer than seven occasions. Our request for a meeting with you continues to be ignored.

At your suggestion some of us met on 24th March with the Culture Secretary. He refused to agree to the implementation of the costs incentives by commencing section 40. Once again, he was unable to give us any explanation as to why your promises were being broken.

We believe that it is not just us whom you are at risk of betraying, but Parliament, the public at large and the future victims of a press industry which was condemned by Leveson for ‘wreaking havoc in the lives of innocent people’. If your promises are not kept, history tells us that newspapers will wreak that havoc again.

It is not too late. Please honour your promises.

We are copying this letter to the other signatories of the cross-party agreement and to the leaders of the other political parties in Parliament. We invite them to join us in demanding that you keep the promises you made.

Yours,




Snipped from this:

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/04/06/press-intrusion-victims-condemn-david-cameron-failing-continue-leveson-inquiry
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Post  Inca on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 1:10 pm

Where's Clarence when you need him:)  Is he back yet?
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Post  chrissie on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 1:17 pm

It really does feel like the tide is turning where the reporting is concerned. He has done himself no favours whatsoever today.
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Post  Andrew on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 1:25 pm

Inca wrote:Where's Clarence when you need him:)  Is he back yet?

I think he's back but probably at Heathrow as we speak with his one-way ticket back to Oz.

He's not tweeted for a couple of days or so.

Nothing from Jim Gamble (who is on Twitter dusk til dawn twittering away). Thought he might of piped up with a bit of support for his pal, Gez.

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Post  canada12 on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 3:06 pm

I believed the MCCanns phones were hacked from very early on - and they were aware of the risk of it happening, along with the possibility of eavesdroppers in their living accommodations - hence their long jogging exercises while they were in PDL, which enabled them to discuss things without little ears listening in. Also the reason why they asked for the key to the local church - not to pray, but to go somewhere that was beyond the reach of little ears.

Also what made many people think the blogs were conveying information to the other Tapas friends, because they were worried about phonetapping and phone hacking.

ETA very heartening to see the press reaction to Gerry's hypocrisy. It really does beggar belief that the McCanns courted the press from the start, paid to stay in the news, and now are continuing to complain because the news didn't dance to their tune.
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Post  poster on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 3:39 pm

canada12 wrote:I believed the MCCanns phones were hacked from very early on - and they were aware of the risk of it happening, along with the possibility of eavesdroppers in their living accommodations - hence their long jogging exercises while they were in PDL, which enabled them to discuss things without little ears listening in. Also the reason why they asked for the key to the local church - not to pray, but to go somewhere that was beyond the reach of little ears.

Also what made many people think the blogs were conveying information to the other Tapas friends, because they were worried about phonetapping and phone hacking.

ETA very heartening to see the press reaction to Gerry's hypocrisy. It really does beggar belief that the McCanns courted the press from the start, paid to stay in the news, and now are continuing to complain because the news didn't dance to their tune.

Notice how Gerry describes himself and Kate as "victims". No - the victim was Madeleine.

Their audacity is breath-taking.
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Post  Andrew on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 3:59 pm

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Post  candyfloss on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 4:12 pm

Cristobell Author ‏@RosalindaHu  · 1h1 hour ago  

GERRY'S HACKED OFF  
http://cristobell.blogspot.co.uk/  
#Gerry #mccanns

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Post  Heisenburg on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 4:14 pm

What's prompted the article though,they've not been negatively portrayed with all the talk of OG carrying on,the £750,000 ready to continue the search,KM feels that Madeleine is still in or around Praia De Luz,GM been set up for a fall?
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Post  chrissie on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 4:18 pm

Heisenburg wrote:What's prompted the article though,they've not been negatively portrayed with all the talk of OG carrying on,the £750,000 ready to continue the search,KM feels that Madeleine is still in or around Praia De Luz,GM been set up for a fall?

Because he was talking about Leveson and media intrusion and people rightly pointed out that they had paid Bell Pottinger £500,000 to make sure the story was kept in the spot light
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Post  Andrew on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 4:22 pm

Heisenburg wrote:What's prompted the article though,they've not been negatively portrayed with all the talk of OG carrying on,the £750,000 ready to continue the search,KM feels that Madeleine is still in or around Praia De Luz,GM been set up for a fall?

.... because he knows the sh!t is really about to hit the fan.



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