Does Kate McCann Makes Us Feel A Bit Sorry For The News International At The Leveson Inquiry?
KATE McCann, mother of missing child Madeleine McCann, has been telling the Leveson Inquiry into media standards about being on the wrong end of a voracious feeing frenzy. She suffered at the hands of the media. The media tide turned against she and her husband Gerry McCann. The McCanns have been the victims of repeating baseless claims against them.
The Times reports:
Describing how she felt when she realised the diary had been printed, Mrs McCann, 43, said: “I felt totally violated. I’d written these words at the most desperate time of my life. There was absolutely no respect shown for me as a grieving mother or a human being or to my daughter. It made me feel very vulnerable and small. I just couldn’t believe it. I just recently read through my diary entries at that point in that week, and I talk about climbing into a hole and not coming out because I just felt so worthless that we had been treated like that.”
Mr McCann, also 43, said that his wife felt “mentally raped” by theNoW’s publication of the journal under the headline Kate’s diary: in her own words. He called for an investigation into the publication of the diary.
After Madeleine was taken from us, my sexual desire plummeted to zero. Our sex life is not something I would normally be inclined to share and yet it is such an integral part of most marriages that it doesn’t feel right not to acknowledge this.
Other moments shared freely:
She was wearing an outfit I’d bought especially for her holiday: a peach-coloured smock top from Gap and some white broderie anglaise shorts from Monsoon.
The Leveson Inquiry is not about the McCanns. This is about the media. And we are allowed to ask: has News International been treated fairly?