Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Daily Mail, I'm Not Surprised You Pulled The Story

I've pulled one or two of my own before today, and they weren't anywhere near as outlandish as Kate McCann's latest rant from the asylum, nowhere near at all.

But it is my sad duty to inform you that you weren't quite quick enough. Seemingly, and understandably, the content being so bizarre, so off the wall, that the story was grabbed by someone who appreciated what the life expectancy of that story might be; might be that is, before someone at the Mail woke up and pulled what I can only describe as a gem.

As for the rest of it, barking mad, your two luvies are barking mad. I do so hope you enjoy a closeness of relationship in the future, as that which you have enjoyed in the past.

It's only fair you must agree, now that the Daily Mail has become so synonymous, so inextricably entwined with the Doctors McCann, that many of us can't tell you apart, see you as one as it were.

And should you doubt my diagnosis regarding the mental health of your venerable pair, might I just ask you to look at the photograph below.

It's there isn't it, it's been there since day one, pity you couldn't see it?

Madeleine’s mother hits out at ‘fluffy worthless promises’ as appeal fund is set to run dry
By Vanessa Allen
Last updated at 10:24 PM on 2nd November 2010

Madeleine McCann’s mother yesterday condemned politicians for their ‘fluffy, worthless’ promises to help find her missing daughter.

The 42-year-old spoke out as she and husband revealed that their multi-million pound appeal fund will run dry within months.

Kate McCann accused the Government of giving up the hunt for the child who went missing shortly before her fourth birthday. She said a series of ministers had shrugged off her pleas for help.
Tireless: Kate and Gerry McCann have warned the fund to find their missing daughter will run out of money
‘I don’t want to be appeased, and that’s what I feel we’re getting. We need action, I don’t need fluffy worthless words,’ she said.

The couple have written an open letter, begging for political and financial help and launched an online petition to lobby the British and Portuguese governments for a formal review of the case.
Mr McCann said: ‘We have tried in vain to get the authorities to play their part but our requests have seemingly fallen on deaf ears.’

Madeleine vanished in 2007 during a family holiday in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz.

Huge effort: Madeleine McCann went missing in May 2007
Portuguese police shelved an 18-month investigation into the disappearance after clearing her parents as formal suspects, and the case has remained closed.

Mr and Mrs McCann, of Rothley, Leicestershire, have met a series of ministers in the hope that the case will be re-opened or a cold-case review of the investigation launched.

Their hopes were raised when the Labour government looked at the feasibility of an Interpol review of the disappearance.

But when they met Home Secretary Theresa May in August, they learned the new Home Secretary had not read the report.

The McCanns have used £2million in public donations to pay for private detectives.
But heart consultant Mr McCann, also 42, said the fund would run dry early next year, and begged for donations.

Mrs McCann said: ‘We can’t stop trying to find Madeleine – or at the very least find out what’s happened.’

The Home Office said: ‘The Government wants to ensure that everything feasible is being done to progress the search.’

Update: I see there is a sanitised version back online, hardly surprising I don't suppose; that Vanessa Allen, she does get carried away so when she writes about her darlings.

What a tip of the bonnet, and a mighty flourish of hat, do I owe to poster, "Maebee" for having the foresight to save this... this... do you know; I'm quite at a loss for words to describe it.