Monday, 14 May 2012

Martin Brunt story “burned out” - A little help from my friends?

On September 10th 2007, in the afternoon, Martin Brunt broke a really big story: quoting “Portuguese police sources”, he said, analysis from the Forensic Science Service found a 100 % DNA match of Madeleine McCann in the Renault Scenic rented by her parents, 5 weeks after she disappeared.
Hours later, at 3:00 am, September 11th (Portuguese time) he started to change his story: instead of referring “Portuguese police sources”, he quoted “Sky News sources” – because around 9:00 pm, the Head of the Portuguese Public Prosecutor (PPO) said, on a TV interview, that Martin Brunt story was completely false, the PPO had already the results from FSS and there was no such thing as 100 % match of Madeleine’s DNA.
At 4:00 am, September 11th, a very uncomfortable and somehow agitated Martin Brunt made one of the best TV moments I ever watched (this link to Sky News files only gives a “Error” message): talking about the story he broke, few hours ago, he admitted that “now, seems it’s burned out”…
I have been searching within several gigabytes of files, trying to retrieve that video (obviously, Sky News deleted it from his site). I am almost sure I have it. Anyway, does anyone have a copy? It was on YouTube, but now vanished.
Also, are there any private companies in UK that record all TV broadcasts and sell those recording to people and/or companies that are looking for a specific piece of news? We have it, in Portugal, I wonder if they exist in UK
Thank you