Well there is so much going on in the world re the McCann case and Tony Bennett, that I had a wander over to Jill Havern’s forum.
As soon as the page loaded I was presented with this banner
As you can see, underneath the banner is this:
Gerry McCann: ”I strongly believe in Freedom of Speech…I don’t have a problem with somebody purporting a theory…”
Again this is a clear example of selective reading and twisting of the truth. You see what Gerry McCann actually said at the Leveson Inquiry on the 23rd November 2011 was this:
Thank you, sir. I would like to emphasise that I strongly believe in freedom of speech, but where you have people who are repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies and have been shown to do so, then they should be held to account. That is the issue. I don’t have a problem with somebody purporting a theory, writing fiction, suggestions, but clearly we’ve got to a stage where substandard reporting and sources, unnamed, made-up, non-verifiable, are a daily occurrence.
And the part that says:
where you have people who are repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies and have been shown to do so, then they should be held to account.
has been deliberately left off to give the impression that Gerry McCann said something entirely different.
That is exactly why Tony Bennett has saddled himself with a possible £120K legal costs bill from Carter Ruck. Simply because when shown the inaccuracies in his postings he refused to accept he was wrong and continued on his path of self-destruction, by repeating those inaccuracies. Tony Bennett has no-one else to blame other than himself.
If he had kept to what he promised the High Court Judge in December 2009 he would not be in this position. If he had stopped spreading inaccuracies about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann he would be sitting there now without having to worry if his life savings and his home are going to be wiped out from under his feet.
And he wonders why Carter Ruck and the McCanns are NOT going to back down, they have given him more chances than most people would, and every chance they gave him was thrown back in their faces and he continued on his path of accusing two people and their friends of the most heinous crimes of all, being complicit in and covering up the death of Madeleine McCann.
Tony Bennett and his followers do have selective reading problems (no-one can forget “the only assumption” turning into “only an assumption” incident and your post here Tony) and it is proven by that banner. He doesn’t speak the whole truth and he allows the owner of the said forum to miss out the parts that do NOT play into the great anti-McCann argument.
Well Tony two can play that game…. Just look at the picture above and by placing 3 dots and removing some content I have changed the entire meaning of what you actually said.
TONY BENNETT There are always going to be those who entirely believe the McCann’s account and regard me as evil and perverted for what I am doing. On the other hand there are those who have got legitimate questions and fully support what we are doing.
… regard me as evil and perverted for what I am doing.
Not nice is it?