Award-Winning Irish Journalist Tweets Antisemitic Conspiracy

Gemma O’Doherty is an award-winning Irish investigative journalist. She spent 16 years at the Irish Independent and according to her website, she has contributed to The Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Village magazine. She even made a recent failed attempt to run for the Irish presidency.

On December 7, 2018 she tweeted this:

The reference to “globalists” is often a dog whistle that means Jews.

A look at the accompanying image, which includes a prominent Star of David, should dispel any doubts that this is precisely who O’Doherty is alluding to.

The article and the image she promotes are published on an alt-right European white nationalist website called Red Ice. Launched in 2002 in Sweden, according to a profile in Harper’s Magazine, Red Ice:

“Disseminated conspiracy theories about U.F.O.’s, Freemasons, the Illuminati, and 9/11. Then, around 2012, the outlet shifted its attention to conspiracies about race — the idea that liberals were perpetrating a white genocide, for instance. It also began to question the Holocaust.

Indeed, the article that O’Doherty retweeted promotes antisemitic conspiracies involving Jewish bankers and attempts to displace white ethnic European populations to be ruled over by a Jewish elite. The article, which was published in 2017, doesn’t even have a proper byline. Needless to say, we aren’t going to waste our time debunking this nonsense.

We will, however, ask how anyone who considers themselves to be a mainstream journalist can peddle filth of this nature.

Having campaigned to be on the ballot for the recent Irish presidential election, Gemma O’Doherty clearly has a national profile in Ireland. While she may not be currently employed, any media outlet considering publishing her in future should know what she stands for.

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