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Gerry explains why he used the media.  He is a very intelligent person and he could see the opportunity of using the media to help find his daughter.

He grabbed the tiger by its tail...
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He grabbed the tiger by its tail...
it takes courage to do that.
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He grabbed the tiger by its tail...
And he tamed the tiger... Well done Gerry
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it takes courage to do that.
OK what do you do after that!  Run?  Let go? 
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OK what do you do after that!  Run?  Let go?
As I said... You tame it... And Gerry did
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As I said... You tame it... And Gerry did
And I don't agree Gerry tamed the press.
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And I don't agree Gerry tamed the press.

I don't agree that Gerry tamed the press, either. The final report did.

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And he tamed the tiger... Well done Gerry

You donít tame tigers.
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I'm glad someone else can see the reaction. I thought it was just me who thought a mirthless grin wasn't exactly what I would have expected.

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In my opinion Gerry wasn't expecting Mr Paxman to express anything but wholehearted support for him and his wife against those nasty journalists.

Paxman is a journalist perhaps naughtier that most and with a fearsome reputation to maintain.  I do not believe that anyone going into an interview with him would expect an easy ride and in my experience few get one.

I do not believe I have ever witnessed Paxman conducting a more sympathetic interview with anyone else than he did with Gerry McCann.
If as I believe it must have been by the questions asked the Leveson Inquiry was in full swing at the time, so one could have expected that Paxman might have gone in there with all guns blazing.  Instead he conducted, in my opinion, an interview which was sensitive to the feelings of the parent of a missing child.  I think the interview was constructed to be conducted in a way appropriate to reflect the tone of the Leveson testimony that Kate and Gerry had given about their treatment at the hands of the press.

Gerry smiled for a brief few seconds as he listened to a question.  So what?
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You donít tame tigers.
and gerry never grabbed a tiger by its tail..they are both metaphors..

I have grabbed a tiger by the tail... And I have tamed a tiger...
Think about it
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Gerry explains why he used the media.  He is a very intelligent person and he could see the opportunity of using the media to help find his daughter.

Media appeals can help investigations when presented properly by the police. As the Supreme Court judges pointed out, the McCanns became 'celebrities' in their own right due to their collaboration with the media. Gerry himself acknowledged that they cooperated too much;

I think, with hindsight, we probably should have drawn a much clearer line in the sand, and even about being photographed.
https://joana-morais.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/gerry-mccann-talks-to-jeremy-paxman.html

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Media appeals can help investigations when presented properly by the police. As the Supreme Court judges pointed out, the McCanns became 'celebrities' in their own right due to their collaboration with the media. Gerry himself acknowledged that they cooperated too much;

I think, with hindsight, we probably should have drawn a much clearer line in the sand, and even about being photographed.
https://joana-morais.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/gerry-mccann-talks-to-jeremy-paxman.html
It might have backfired in the end but this is what I heard Gerry say: "We have very clear objectives of what we wanted, and any parents would take the opportunity of trying to get information into the investigation that might help find their daughter. And that's what our clear objectives were".

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Media appeals can help investigations when presented properly by the police. As the Supreme Court judges pointed out, the McCanns became 'celebrities' in their own right due to their collaboration with the media. Gerry himself acknowledged that they cooperated too much;

I think, with hindsight, we probably should have drawn a much clearer line in the sand, and even about being photographed.
https://joana-morais.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/gerry-mccann-talks-to-jeremy-paxman.html

I think the McCanns did the right thing but it's a fact of life that the press have their own agenda p
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