Kerry Needham wrote on her facebook wall at 22:10pm last night, of her plans to travel to London and appear on the programme with a view to promoting the search for Ben, who vanished on the island of Kos in 1991.
South Yorkshire police have been following several new leads following Kerry's appearance on a Greek TV station recently, and it was hoped that further information could come to light with the help of This Morning.
Having only been told that she could appear on the show an hour earlier, Kerry received a phone call from the editors of This Morning, cancelling the slot without any explanation. I might add that This Morning's facebook page is available for posts and comments, should people wish to express their feelings, the link is below.
Kerry Needham has never received anything like the same backing as Kate and Gerry McCann, neither financially, or publicity wise. This latest bombshell from ITV has only served to compound the stark reality, one rule for Kate and Gerry, and another rule for the parents of all other missing children in the UK.
That might, and does sound like a pretty bold statement, but it is true. The MSM have pandered to the whims and needs of Kate and Gerry McCann for far too long, so long in fact, and in the face of public unrest, that it is beyond sickening. I ask this:
WOULD ITV HAVE DROPPED THE McCANNS?
Not for as long as the earth still spins, so why treat others differently?
The McCanns have basked in self pity for eight long years. too often have we seen Kate and Gerry McCann appear on television, perched on their favourite sofas, Kate with her well practised look of a soul tortured by a terrible crime, the sighs flowing at each question before the previously prepared answers came. Gerry with his smug, "you'll never catch me" face, the constant shuffles and neck scratches as his whiny voice squeaked out the lies, perhaps due to Kate's grip on his broken codpiece, or just the fact his dishonesty constricts his vocal chords?
We've seen the same rehearsed play year after year. The sycophantic Lorraine Kelly for instance, playing the Uriah Heep role so brilliantly it turns the stomach. "Yes, aha, aww poor you", in her lowered fake tone, with, as usual no reference as to what Madeleine must be going through, and no reference to what she could have gone through in her final moments before the "Kate and Gerry show" first began over eight years ago.
Is it a bridge too far to do a service to a mother whose only wish is to discuss new leads, and to desperately hope new information might come of her appearance?
Sadly for Kerry Needham, and her son Ben, it certainly seems so.
Above, age progression picture of how Ben Needham may look today. If you have any information, that could help find Ben, or shed any light on his disappearance, please contact South Yorkshire police on:
0114 296 3022 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.