It's really no good Gerry McCann bitching about the intrusive and speculative press now. I've no doubt, as he strenuously cultivated a celebrity image, he gave little or no thought to what was really happening.
And it was so, so predictable here . And to grumble about being scrutinised is just plain daft. What the hell did he expect? And I'm sorry to tell this simple minded chap, that with a million quid in their private company, the scrutiny will continue. And it will go on until the McCanns come clean about what happened the night their daughter vanished into thin air.
Almost as soon as she disappeared, I think we can at last leave the words kidnap or abduction out of the reporting, the McCanns were rather too keen to get the press involved. And, via their mouth piece, blame the Portuguese police. They were so happy to use the government's press man, to fly in private jets; to meet the rich and famous. To employ a failed politician to direct their media campaigns. To flog tacky wristbands and to count the cash as the digits clicked over on their "Find Madeleine" cash machine/holiday fund.
The couple's naivete is just unrivalled. Naive to leave their kids unsupervised in their appartment, door open, whilst they went out boozing. Naive to think that their cultivating of celebrity status would not have consequences. And the naivete continues on Gerry's blog today where he's still talking about "abduction". His blog is constantly mentioning running, funny?
"Day 113 - 24/08/2007
I started the day early with a pooled telephone interview for the press to talk about the media coverage of the campaign to find Madeleine in advance of my interview at the Edinburgh International TV festival. We touched on the coverage of the investigation and of course the wild speculation and innuendo being reported in some quarters. Although Kate, our friends and myself would love to correct much of the inaccuracy we will not divulge information publicly which might help the perpetrator of Madeleines (sic) abduction cover his tracks.
Travelled to Edinburgh this afternoon and managed to keep up the aerobic exercise with 25 minutes in the gym. I then met up with one of our friends who has been instrumental in distributing images of Madeleine and who produced the DVD of her to ‘Don’t you forget about me’. We had a bite to eat and took the chance to update each other on what has been happening in the last few weeks. Off to bed for an early night after speaking to Kate, who has some family staying with her in Portugal whilst I am in the UK.
Never mind Gerry, at least you've managed to keep your aerobics going.