(1) Les moyens pour divulguer la thèse sont évoqués comme un facteur de déséquilibre entre les positions. Il serait juste toutefois de prendre en considération le très spécial contexte du classement de l'affaire. Il y avait une nécessité légale, compte tenu du statut d'arguido de Robert M, qui ne pouvait être prolongé davantage. Par ailleurs, les MC s'étaient dérobés à la reconstitution demandée par le Ministère public.
(2) Cela n'a pas de sens. Il faut aller à PDL pour comprendre que les MC avaient raison de penser qu'ils pouvaient laisser seuls leurs enfants sans leur faire courir de risque majeur. Ce qui dérange, toutefois, c'est qu'ils n'aient pas imaginé comment se sentiraient leurs enfants si, par hasard, ils se réveillaient, constataient que personne ne répondait à leurs appels et se croyaient abandonnés. C'est principalement pour éviter cette angoisse, et non pour contrer quelque ravisseur entrant par la fenêtre pour voler un enfant, que se recrutent les baby sitters.
PS : No, it didn't surprise me. Let's see, these things and definitely, that sometimes we, who comment on this case, we'recriticised over some abuses concerning the evaluations and the diagnoses and etc… What I mean is, I never diagnosed anyone, because when I make a diagnosis it's in my office with the adequate methodology, and with the person in front of me. Nevertheless, an evaluation of people's behaviour can give us some… approaches, some theories about the manner in which they function. Now, in this case, there is something that is very interesting, it's that in this case everything had been very manipulated in terms of image communication techniques, by a gentleman who is in fact a mastermind in that aspect, which is mister Clarence Mitchell – to whom I take my hat off, under that point of view, not for the rest, because it's a gentleman who has lied shamelessly and defamed some people, saying he's going to sue people; it's him who should have some lawsuits upon him.
Oprah's interview, for me, is a very simple matter, it was a construction, the questions were previously arranged, where the couple was previously given access to the questions, for that they prepared and even trained to answer them, there were not even hesitations, there were no overlapping speeches, let's say, of words from both sides, as one would expect to happen in a natural interview – like us sometimes, when we are here and one of us has another opinion and suggests – and the questions had especially a grammatical style that we've come to recognise well, which is a style, a style that I have sometimes jokingly - although we shouldn't joke too much about this - called 'Mitchellian', because it uses a type of fallacious arguments, that are already well known both on blogs and on television, and when they are used by him or by the couple. Alas, the person who imitates him very well in that style, it's for example Gerry McCann. That matter, of confusing oneself many times, which is a well known fallacy, since the times of the tribunes in the ancient Rome of Caesar Augustus, of confusing the negation of the consequent with the affirmation of the antecedent, it's something very interesting, which they use systematically. From the point of view of image, I think that the only thing that we can take from that interview is that it was in fact something that was built to follow a different strategy, from the one that was foreseen at least two weeks earlier. Because if we recall two weeks earlier, the strategy was to focus on the location of the disappearance, with the face of the three-year-old child.
Excerpt of the McCanns' documentary with Sean, Madeleine's younger brother, and Kate painting the three children's names.
S : That is a lovely picture you're making, mummy.
K : Thanks honey, do you know what it says?
S : No… (makes funny noises /onomatopoeias)
K : What names do you think that is, Sean?
S : Amelie…
K : Who's your other sister?
S :/A : Maddie.
K : There you go…
K : I honestly believe they're expecting her to come home, you know, one day soon. They very much… 'When Madeleine comes back, we'll share our toys', and you know, Amelie is wearing Madeleine's shoes, she'll say 'This won't fit Madeleine now, so we'll have to take her and get a bigger pair of shoes when she gets home', you know?
GA : I'm not Paulo Sargento…MR : Ah, forgive me. Forgive me, Dr Gonçalo Amaral.GA : No problem. I wouldn't want to comment on these images a lot, it's a mother in suffering, she's lost a daughter, and she has the right to say whatever she wants, so there's nothing here…MR : But the fact that she's feeding – now, yes (turns towards Paulo Sargento) – the mother feeds the children's hope in the girl's return…
PS : Of course… I agree with Dr Gonçalo Amaral, in what he says, there is in fact a mother that suffers, there's a family that suffers, no matter what happened. Well, this is a solid fact, it's not possible, let's say to think - or it's very hard to think - that people aren't suffering. No matter what happened, this is necessary to have as a solid fact. Now, there's something that should be avoided as well. I understand that all the pacts among the adults, among the large groups, like the Tapas nine, among the couple, all pacts are possible. Now, what I've been saying and, I think, should stir these people's conscience, is to keep the twins out of the pacts. I mean, this issue of transmitting hope, that there is no certainty, quite to the contrary, if there is one it's the possibility that the girl will never appear again, and to make the twins live, in fact, this nightmare is a complete irresponsibility, not to say it's an exercise in bad parenting, a completely shameful one.
GA : Let me say just one thing.MR : Say it, say it, say it.
Paulo Sargento: Of course.
Paulo Sargento: By the way do you know…MR : [Interrupts Paulo Sargento] Let us move to the second excerpt of this documentary.
Excerpt McCanns US Visite du NCMEC
V0 : The McCanns are organising a series of events aimed at prompting fresh evidence, including a difficult trip back to the holiday resort. A national TV appearance in the US, and maybe even more importantly a visit to the world's leading child recovery expert.
Ernie Allen : (NCMEC Chairman) We truly believe that this is what Madeleine McCann looks like today.
Cut to the morphing of Maddie's image into a 6-year-old
Gerald MC : She's either out there or she's not and there's nothing to say that she's not out there alive. So it's simple, she's out there until proven otherwise.
Emma Loach : (director of 'Maddie was Here') Who is actually out there looking for Madeleine?Gerald MC : Hopefully lots of people, er… and the general population, but in terms of an investigative strategy, then there's no law enforcement agency that is proactively doing anything. It's pretty amazing really, ahm, when you think about it. It's a very serious crime… and ahm... we've, we've got to do it.
Gonçalo Amaral: Yes, they should, and they are not doing it only because the couple demanded the archival and they won't permit that there's any investigation in Portugal or in England, overlapping all the actions that have been added there [to the process]. And now they perform as victims, when, in fact, it is them who do not want a police investigation. They prefer to have private investigators, under contract, who are paid their 'weight in gold', to find the 'abductor'.
So, they don't trust in the Portuguese Police or in the English Police. We cannot forget that the little girl is English, and that there is a competency of the British authorities to investigate. Now they come, yet again, playing the victims, I mean, thisshameless situation is long overdue and it's time to stop. I would give them some advice, to really stop for a while, to think; given that they are drowning in the lies that they have been saying.
What we hear there, factually, is two jeers, probably by a citizen more desperate in his anguish of being unemployed, and which attributes, objectively or not, but legitimately I believe, to the McCann's actions causing his unemployment, which was in fact true, since their actions created an extreme negative publicity for that region, and a vandalised billboard, which if we walk in the streets, we see two, three per day, and no one will, for that, go on about [whine]. Now it was exaggerated, one has to say it was exaggerated. There is a campaign of counter-marketing taking advantage of small insinuations to spread the idea that the people of Praia da Luz are against the McCann which is not true.
MR : Let's move on to the thirdexcerpt. Let's watch it and in a while we comment on it.
Excerpt of Dave Edgar - one of the retired cops working as a private detective for the MC - and Kate MC.
DE : We're here to discuss the pending reconstruction that we're running.
KMC : So, basically it looks like we have five sightings really. Two of a man with a child, and three… just a suspicious individual really.
DE : Yeah.
KMC : And three, the three, with the suspic… suspicis… of the suspicious, they kind'a tie in together.
DE : They all tie in together, yeah.
Unknown woman's voice: Similar times, similar places…
DE : Yeah. These three in exactly the same location. I don't know what the, the Portuguese authorities have done to actually have this people removed from the inquiry… So, we've got to presume they haven't done it. And, and go with that. So, it's just important we actually, we're accurate, hum, what we actually, what we know and make sure that's what we're going with. No speculation or… it's just got be the facts that we know and not… try to fill in the gaps of what we don't know.
KMC : I mean, I'd like to go back but… not for this, to be honest, it's kind of just below the surface, and I, just you know… I'd be scared, I think, you know, to sort of open up again , really, yeah…
KMC : in Rothley I think it's actually going through… the scenario of that night, as well, you know?... ahm.. I mean, you know, even what I can remember of the night, you know, seeing Gerry… ahm... that distraught, really... sobbin' and on the floor… I mean, I, I, I suppose I'm concerned that will surface again.
If it weren't for the effort of some people saying 'this cannot be left in this way...' I recall that Gerry McCann didn't write for three months in his blog, and once I published an article – I'm not going to say that he answered my article because I published the text, no, I don't have that vanity – but something indeed took place, I wrote an article asking 'what is happening, is the notoriety of a big brand named 'Maddie' extinguishing?' – three months without an entry in Gerry's blog, and two days later, the father 'answers'; he doesn't answer, I mean, he writes in his blog: 'Well, we haven't written in a long time, but this does not mean that we are not developing hard work in the search for Madeleine - but now more discreetly and away from the media which has only disturbed, etc... etc... etc... So, this type of issue, this variation between the process of search in situ for the girl, then it moves on to a globalised search; which makes one think that, in reality, what matters is to keep something that was started. I'm convinced, honestly and fully convinced, that they started with an intent, which then took on an uncontrollable magnitude, and then - I'm not saying this just for the parents but, as well, for Mr. Gordon Brown - and then, people intrude in affairs from which they don't know how to get out.
Analyse de la recons-fiction
Hernâni Carvalho - 13.05.2009
As was expected, the announced reconstruction by the McCanns resulted in an image laundering attempt, that in my opinion is disastrous. In truth, they didn’t dare to call this production a "reconstruction"...
Mais pas du tout, c'est la vraie JT ! L'actrice, c'est pour jouer Kate MC.
What do you say about Jane Tanner's testimony?