Monday, 22 October 2007

The McCann saga

It's quite something, isn't it? It's not that I don't sympathise but the media coverage here in the good old UK has been somewhat OTT for some months now. With the investigation now moving into the realms of DNA tests to rule out bodies in the boots of cars you wonder if a) the investigation is actually going anywhere and b) how much of what you read is actually generated from the tiniest snippett taken out of context and painted across the front of newspapers. Personally I'm sure there's plenty going on and it does seem to have been an extraordinary series of events but surely now it's time to put it somewhere towards the back of the papers until something concrete turns up. If I could quote from today's (22nd Oct 2007) Sun newspaper, "ANGRY Kate and Gerry McCann were “horrified” yesterday that cops’ CIGARETTE ASH could have contaminated evidence about daughter Maddie’s disappearance. ". Give me a fucking break. But why blame just the written press, Sky news says, "The chief of Portuguese police has said officers will travel to the UK "in days" to re-interview friends who dined with the McCanns on the night their daughter Madeleine disappeared.". This is the same website with a dedicated Madeleine section ( to provide exhausting coverage of this laborious story.

If you think this is all starting to look a bit like another "Diana" then you're not far wrong - Private Eye ( has already got there with this satirical viewpoint:

So on we go, quite frankly I've had enough of the whole thing and surely even the family themselves must be sick of the coverage - stuff the story, move on!

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Just warming up

So, is the WWW really a free-4-all? Can I say what I want, without censorship or fear of being shut up? I'm going to find out by clearly stating a few basic facts about the life we lead today, facts which usually go unsaid or are swept under the carpet. You'll probably recognise a lot of what I'm saying and may agree, or perhaps disagree, but either way it'll be here for you to respond to.

So, for starters, this whole Madeleine McCann thing, anyone care?