Thursday, January 24, 2008

A bad Day for Team McCann

Potentially funny if you have...

a) been following the McCann story

and

b) don't speak German



"OK .... everyone out except for Branson,"


and if you have been following the McCann story on-line you cannot help but have noticed what was going on over at the Daily Mirror forums. The Mirror site included a series of threads on the McCanns which morphed into a seething of hotbed of paranoia and theorising which frequently threw up some genuine nuggets of subversive information about how the mainstream media are managed and the many curious connections between politicians and professonal media-manipulators

The fact that a mainstream newspaper allowed these threads to continue was itself a cause for a whole clutch of theories - many of which focused on the possibility that some harvesting of the personal details of the participants was taking place

Conspiraloons and shills slugged it out on those threads for month after month, until a few days ago when the Mirror finally memory-holed the McCann threads.

As this happened shortly after
Clarence Mitchell identified Frank Zappa as a possible abduction suspect and contributors to the threads had started making personal connections between the person who claims to have seen Zappa and the McCanns it is possible that there is some causal relationship

Anyway, attempts to resurrect the insane magic that was the
Mirror McCann forum are underway here and here - the second seems to be the more successful so far (thx to C. for the links)

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11 comments:

The Cartoonist said...

Always at your service. :-)

The video is hilarious, fab.

Anonymous said...

Hitler + the Chuckle Brothers = comedy gold

Stef said...

The Chuckle Brothers...

Comedy Geniuses or embarrassingly unfunny?

A very tough call indeed

Stef said...

... though the Hitler + Chuckle Brothers combo definitely works

Anonymous said...

Yes, they've been crap ever since they sacked Alf, the third brother.

Anonymous said...

Here's one conspiracy you won't hear even on this fine blog.

Chucklebrothers?


Father and son...

Stef said...

mother and daughter would sell more papers

Stef said...

/ still recovering from the discovery that the Krankies are husband and wife

The Cartoonist said...

This is actually quite interesting, the second forum you mentioned. I stumbled upon this (somewhere in a thread there):

"I also had a few other conversations with mirror staff and was told that Purcell was contacted by someone high up from J Smith's department to register strong disapproval at both the content of the Maddy forum and the email avalanche arriving out of it. Possibly true."

Some really weird things must have happened there in the background regarding the closure of the Mirror Forum. Oh my goodness me, this is the first time I'm actually getting interested in all this silly "Maddy" stuff ... how embarrassing is that?

Stef said...

I didn't follow the story at all for the first couple of months. I dismissed the media coverage as being the usual tabloid child abduction pornography, aimed at the kind of people who enjoy staring at other people in distress

but as the months went on some of the connections that people were making began to indicate that something, um, more was going on

maybe

Anonymous said...

Chucklebrothers?


Father and son...


Showbiz family or domestic abuse? Vote now.