I had even less intent to spend time on research, but as is the way, something comes along and off you go on a tangent.
It was in the process of gathering material for a story that I felt should be re-visited, (Mari Luz - Madeleine Poster) that I came across this article and felt compelled to offer up for your disgust.
That I have never made mention of it before is obvious testament that these few lines are novel to me, the rest is bad enough, but that which I highlight is beyond my comprehension, as equally it is beyond any hint of decency.
I cannot however, even try to describe the emotions that the words of this slithering, slimy, disgusting excuse for a human being, brings about in me.
Clarence Mitchell, you are some piece of work.
Valentine's Day Hunt For Madeleine
9:45am UK, Thursday February 14, 2008
A new poster campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and two other children.
The "Don't You Forget" Valentine's Day campaign will send out images of the three missing youngsters to businesses and public sites across Spain and its islands.
It is hoped the posters will be displayed in banks, schools, churches, stations and other prominent places.
Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry, said: "As far as we are concerned our search continues every day for Madeleine. We will leave no stone unturned.
"Our investigators are continuing to follow up leads but we still need public assistance. That's why this latest phase is going out."
Two A3-size posters have been produced - one depicting Madeleine, alongside five-year-old Mari Luz Cortes, and one showing her with seven-year-old Yeremi Vargas.
Mari Luz went missing on January 13 this year in her home town of Huelva, 120 miles from Praia da Luz - where Madeleine went missing last May.
Yeremi Vargas disappeared from his home in Gran Canaria on March 10 last year.
Mr Mitchell said the reason why the other two children are included is "out of courtesy to their respective families".
"They are going through the same agony as Kate and Gerry. Their children are missing in the region in potentially similar circumstances," he said.
A letter in Spanish will accompany the posters, explaining their purpose and giving information on how to contact the authorities for those who believe they can help.
In all, some 17,400 packs have been produced, costing the Find Madeleine Fund £3,000.
An email version is also being sent out to thousands of recipients.
The new campaign comes as the Portuguese police investigation into Madeleine's disappearance draws to a close. Sky
Mari Luz is forgotten by the McCanns. She served her purpose and was thrown in the trash. The McCanns did not even send a wreath for her funeral. If they had ,it would have been headline news.
Poor Little Mari Luz...
I'm still missing something from my search, the bit where Mitchell has the audacity to say that the Family Cortes should be grateful for all he's trying to do for them. If anybody can put a finger on a link, it would be appreciated.