Friday, 1 June 2007

McCanns seeking something from the Pope.

Does anyone else find it ironic that the McCann family, whose child is suspected of being kidnapped by a paedophile, is reported as seeing the Pope to "find comfort." I'd like to suggest that perhaps their motive for seeing the Pope has been misreported.

Bearing in mind that the Pope's early career consisted largely of defending paedophile priests and buying off the victims of those priests -- and that as a consequence he must have a better directory of Europe's paedophiles than Interpol -- perhaps the McCann's aren't seeing the Pope to seek comfort, but to seek information.

It's a thought...


  1. I've been struck by just how coolly calculating the parents are with the media. At the start of this whole ordeal I can almost see them planning to need "something big" in week 4 just when media interest starts to wane. Pope will do just fine. Tick the box.

    It doesn't take cynicism to see this. It's a strikingly clear and probably excellent strategy to maximise the chance of getting their daughter back. What better way to get the best out of the Portuguese police than to point the world's media at them. Good on them.

    I can't wait to see what they have planned for week six. Perhaps a ride on the space shuttle?

  2. More than just a thought. It's a pretty foul accusation.

  3. But given the circumstances, not an entirely unreasonable speculation.


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