Monday, September 17, 2007

Somebody Got Murdered

Madeleine McCann - it's the story that won't go away. What actually happened? And who knows what to think anymore? But if there's one thing you can be sure of it's this - that thanks to the media, and particularly the press, we'll never be absolutely sure. First it was all 'find Maddie!', then it was 'glass-eyed Murat is guilty!', then 'Johnny Foreign Cop is incompetent!', then 'the parents did it!', then 'no they didn't! Johnny Foreign Cop is still incompetent!'. And so on ad nauseum.

Through the reams and reams of bullshit, though, one gem stands out from the ever-lovable Daily Mail: 'The director of Faro police, Guilhermino Encarnacao, 59, was the officer who looked Mrs McCann in the eye in the interview room and accused her of killing her daughter. But his handling of the case has been questioned because police so often blundered - including failing to 'lock down' the resort - during the investigation. A source said: "Other officers jokingly refer to Guilhermino as Inspector Clueless. He likes to stay behind his desk and send everyone else out into the field."'

'Inspector Clueless'. Seriously. So Portuguese police officers made a pun about Inspector Clouseau, despite the word 'clueless' meaning nothing in Portuguese, but, conveniently for the Daily Mail, meaning something absolutely hilarious to the sort of people that read the Mail back in Blighty.

Yeah right, sure they did...
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