DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME
Julia Kennedy- en ligne le 28 octobre 2009
Don’t worry Maddy okay? We are doing everything we can. I am praying for you to return safely. And to you people. Please bring Maddy back. We have money if that is your case, please just bring her back . . . Thank you. (Response to YouTube, 2007b)
Lets get this baby back ... if everyone of us gave a buck in our own currency ... we would all have done something not only to get Madeleine back but we would be sending out a clear message to the people who have her*That we will no longer allow these crimes to go on*Please you tubers lets fight them to-gether. Lets do something we can all be proud of!!!!
We do not live in a Care Bear world; it is brutal, and statistically speaking the chances of her coming home are extremely slim. Staying positive is not going to bring her home. It is unfortunate that she was abducted. However, the parents have only themselves to blame. One never leaves a child alone to go out for the evening. For God’s sake, these were toddlers! (Response to YouTube, 2007a)
Yes it is bad their girl has gone missing. What is worse is the fact that they are craving all the attention they can get, when there are thousands of other missing children in the UK . . . The media is too bloody sensationalist and is playing with your minds. (Response to YouTube, 2007a)
When you search Madeline McCann (1 person) you get 1,490 results. When you search Starving African Kids (millions of people) you get 71 results. (Response to YouTube, 2007a)
what her parents are feelin at the moment Ii don’t wish that on anyone, but if i had a kid i would never, ever leave them alone in a room. and the parents were nurses or something weren’t they? they should have known better. (Response to YouTube, 2007b)
These emotional and expressive adaptations*empathising with the victim, demonising and denouncing the other, both articulated and reinforced in mediatised discourses* comprise key constituents of the repertoire people use to negotiate the problem of crime. (Greer, 2004, p. 113)
I miss you, you little angel! (Response to YouTube, 2007b)
Such a beautiful little girl... the person who abducted her needs to burn in hell! . . . Please Let Maddy go, give her back to her mummy n daddy. (Response to YouTube, 2007a)
I already know for a fact that the parents pulled in some insane amount of euros for their plight. They should thank god that their child is a cute little blonde girl because if she had some sort of disfigurement then they would get jack shit from this story. (Response to YouTube, 2007a)
Yeah pick up the phone and ask British Government to stop interfering into this criminal matter, phone Mr Mitchell and ask him just to shut up as everyone is tired listening to him, please phone British Social Services demanding them to condemn McCanns conduct as an example of negligent parenting, phone Sky News and British newspapers demanding a fair coverage of the story and finally give a call to McCanns and tell them to confess! (Response to YouTube, 2007f)
Brainwashing has not worked. Read the comments on the online press and you will see the majority of people are against them not answering police questions. (Response to YouTube, 2008b)
These are Kate & Gerry’s explanations for DNA & the smell of a dead body (picked up by sniffer dogs) being present in the boot of their hire car after Maddie went missing. The DNA was the children’s dirty nappies in the boot. The ‘smell of death’ was rotting meat that Gerry was taking to the dump. Visit to the pope? 3 hail Mary’s will not wash the blood from your hands Kate and Gerry!!’’ (Response to YouTube, 2008a)
This lady is saying what thousands of decent British parents think*well done!!!!! (Response to YouTube, 2007e)
Good on you for speaking your mind, but it’s always been the same way: money and position buy freedom and unaccountability. Even if not guilty of murder, you’d think by now the McCann’s would have been interviewed by a social worker or made to do a ‘‘parenting course’’ due to their neglect. Ha ha! Fat chance. That’s only for people who DON’T have money and position*PARTICULARLY pertinent in a class-based society like England’s. (Response to YouTube, 2007e)
How egotistical and sad must you be to think anyone would actually give a shit about your opinion on a case that has already had too much attention given to it in the first place? Unless you have evidence or something, I don’t see why you’d think the world is owed a crappy webcam recorded video of yourself giving your inner thoughts? What makes you special . . .? (Response to YouTube, 2007e)
You’ve got bigger balls than most of the male ‘‘journalists’’ in the UK media who have played their sorry part in whitewashing this whole case. Well said hen! (Response to YouTube, 2007e)
the tragic incident shows the stupidity and mindlessness of british media. the quality of democracy depends on the quality of media . . . (Response to YouTube, 2007c)
I . . . wondered if the Brit press would’ve been quite so sympathetic*and sycophantic* towards the McScams if Maddie had been found floating face down in the pool after being abandoned by her so-called parents. (Response to YouTube, 2007d)
No they haven’t been punished at all. The British press fawn all over them as though they were The Virgin Mary and Joseph back to life! (Response to YouTube, 2007d)
Well done, son. A fellow critical thinker. There’s far too many sheeple on this earth that believe everything the meedja tell them. If I have one negative thing to say about your rant it would be: get more educated, tone down on the swearing and practise being more funny. But, I applaud your freedom of expression. (Response to YouTube, 2007c)
I do not think Mrs. Matthews is going to see the Pope anytime soon either. Gosh, just think of the blanket high profile coverage given to the vicious pair. Top reporters flown all the way out the Portugal from all the channels; interview after interview, the Prime Minister, Becks, Richard Branson, Philip Green, private jets . . . The media, in the words of Gore Vidal, is ‘‘corrupt, stupid and vicious.’’ Crawling to? the rich and powerful is what they do best. (Response to YouTube, 2008a)
in the YouTube The number of McTrolls has increased tenfold in the past week*dozens of new names joining YT just to comment on videos about the McCanns. They must be desperate for not being able to control internauts to the same extent they control other media. (Response to YouTube, 2008b)
- An ‘‘arguido’’, or ‘‘arguida’’ if female, normally translates as ‘‘formal suspect’’ in Portuguese law. It denotes someone whose status is more than that of witness, but who has not been arrested or charged. The status allows for a more accusatory line of questioning, but also affords legal protection such as the right to remain silent, and to legal representation (see Graham Keeley’s Q & A for Times Online for further information)
- The 3 Arguidos Forum
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YouTube (2007d) The Real Madeleine McCann Story Tapas video, 7 October