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17pdr asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

McCanns: offer to take lie detector test, innocence proven or is it just PR ?

We read that at last Kate and Gerry have volunteered to take a lie detector test.

Innocence proven or is it just PR ?

http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iAOe_Lzh18...

Update:

Utopian friend - 'can't you be a good little citizen & wait to see what comes from the authorities' WHAT ? I live in a democracy with FREEDOM OF SPEECH not an authoritarian state where I wait for what the 'authorities' tell me - think about what you are saying please.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think they need to control their PR guru - stuff like this won't help their case.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    They chickened out because they didn't want to be backed into a corner. They were all for taking the test until they were advised only to do so by the PJ. Very crafty seeing as the PJ do not allow it..... so the Mc's don't need to do it. How convenient.there is so much spin it's a wonder they aren't all dizzy. I read now that some crack pot working for the McCanns many weeks ago supposedly followed a dna trail from the complex to the beach (15 mins away).The trail was then lost at the water edge. So now the McCanns are saying that Maddy was definately abducted and taken away in a boat. they didn't mention that moored not far away are boats owned by British people and that Gerry could have paid off one of them to dispose of the body out at sea in a bag full of rocks,,, never to be found again EDIT VIJACK..... even if the lie detector is not admissible in court If I was innocent I would have arranged a private one under strict conditions if only to satisfy the baying public. Nothing to hide , nothing to fear.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Considering most police forces don't use a lie detector because they're so innaccurate and they're inadmissable for the same reasons it's clearly just yet more spin from their spin doctor Clarence the Lion.

    "WE'VE NOTHING TO HIDE."

    MCCANNS TO FACE LIE DETECTOR TEST:

    Makes for yet another great unquestioning tabloid front page, doesn't it?

    Just more claims or threats that they don't have to back up with action to smear the police.

    If they were really that bothered, even for public opinion's sake, they'd just go ahread arrange the test independantly themselves and release the results to the public, instead of just bullshitting about it to the media as usual.

    Saying that Kate and the Germinator never seem to emote and only have one facial expression anyway so a lie detector test would never work.

    I ask again, how is this "refocussing on the search" that they were banging on about not a few days ago?

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  • 1 decade ago

    What is your problem? What has the McCanns done to you personally to recieve the kind of wrath you type out continuously? Jeeze... can't you be a good little citizen & wait to see what comes from the authorities, you know the ones, the ones who get paid to filter through all the evidence & search for the truth, then bring it forth to the courts first if there is anything to bring, & then be reported for public knowledge, to people like yourself, who gossip & put your nose in places where it doesn't belong, & in doing so inflict more pain to those closely involved, but are innocent until proven guilty in a COURT OF LAW, not the KANGAROO COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION ? Get over yourself... you're not that important!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pure PR. The new PR team are really doing their job well. We hear that they are willing to take a lie detector test, that Kate shouted "Maddys gone" not " they've taken her" that Kate was shocked to the core when Gerry said "what if we're charged". Every day there is leak after leak from the McCann camp. For a couple who want to stay out of the media spotlight it is pretty hypocritical and it is totally one sided. I don't trust them as far as I could throw them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Agree with Retox and CT.

    The polygraph (lie detector) are so inaccurate even the US say they are less than 60% accurate and any evidence from these is inadmissable evidence. The courts will not accept them anyway, pretty pointless PR excercise. Polygraphs can only be used with yes/no answers.....and you can bet your life the McCanns will only allow certain questions to ba asked anyway

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lie detector tests cannot be used as evidence in court, because they aren't accurate enough to say that someone hasn't cheated them. People who are excellent liars sail throught these tests, so it isn't a valid way of establishing innocence. Anyway, if they 'welcomed the judge's decision' yesterday (the PJ's not so corrupt now, eh?), and they think that there is no evidence to charge them, why do they need to take a lie detector test? Truly innocent people would have nothing to hide, and would know that a court could not find them guilty, so why are they trying to prove their innocence further? In my opinion, it's a PR stunt, because people still don't believe them, which they hadn't counted on. They know that this sort of test can't be used in court, so the result doesn't matter. They're just trying to sweeten the public, but it's not working.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have no fixed view on these parents, and if they are willing to take a lie detector test I feel that they are bowing to the pressure of those who don't believe them. If I was innocent and in theire position, surrounded by theories, I would want to take one to make a small impact on those who don't believe. I think to brand it a PR stunt, is a bit harsh...what else can they do, when the police are a long way of getting a conviction of anyone? Until they convict someone else, the parents will always remain suspects.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here's a link for everyone:

    http://eyesforlies.com/

    Have a read, then go to her blog and read her opinion of the McCanns, from start to finish.

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  • LEXY
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Morning 17pdr,

    I guess for laymen like us, the lie detector holds some strength. I know they cannot be used in a court of law but I did think they were pretty accurate (and no not because of Jeremy kyle..lol).

    If I were innocent, I would volunteer to do anything to help prove my innocence. Some time back on these boards, people were saying "why don't they use the lie detector".

    I doubt it is a publicity stunt because it could go badly wrong for them. But I suppose it could be done done to help quash some of the bad publicity maybe.

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  • SR13
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    1 decade ago

    If they actually get called in to do the lie detector test and do it then I would say that it is a strong sign of innocence. If they know that they can say it without actually being called to do it then it could just be PR. Who knows?

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