Hermann Kelly clears up the "fake IREXIT candidate in Killarney" hoax story

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IREXIT have been accused of standing a fake candidate in Kerry and publicising that candidate to newspapers in Kerry.

Both claims are false.

Hermann Kelly went on Today FM today to explain the situation.

Here are the facts:

  • IREXIT recently had their website redesigned.
  • Their web-designer made a mock-up for what their candidate pages would look like using some stock photos and some dummy text.
  • These were to be replaced with IREXIT's real candidates when the website went live.
  • The designer then published the mock-up pages by accident.
  • It would appear some unknown party noticed one of these mock-up pages, did a reverse google image search on the photo and realised it was a stock photo.
  • Some unknown party then used a gmail address to contact some Kerry newspapers pretending to be that candidate. The papers printed stories on this "candidate" without contacting IREXIT, not realising they were being duped.
  • Shortly afterwards, someone on twitter associated with Sinn Féin announced that they had "uncovered" the IREXIT candidate given media coverage in Kerry was fake.
  • The newspapers scrubbed their stories on the candidate
Here is the Herman on the Matt Cooper Show:

The political adviser to Sinn Féin who announced "the scoop":

 

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So basically this crowd living up to their reputation as amateurs.

No wonder their travelling nationwide circus attracts only a handful.
 

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So basically this crowd living up to their reputation as amateurs.

No wonder their travelling nationwide circus attracts only a handful.
*They're.
You're some whinging arsehole.
 

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it would seem there are stalinists who want brexit & irexit

the whole yellow vest thing seems real nazbol stalinist in the first place
 

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it would seem there are stalinists who want brexit & irexit

the whole yellow vest thing seems real nazbol stalinist in the first place
Stalinism as you put it was actually communism you crusty moron.
European Union is an attempt to replicate the former USSR. It's a "Stalinist" organisation which anyone that knows about "Stalinism" doesn't want so they don't end up dead or like Venezuela.
 

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So basically this crowd living up to their reputation as amateurs.

No wonder their travelling nationwide circus attracts only a handful.
Well I'd much prefer authentic people with their hearts in the right place
but whose employees made an error than a party full of sly saboteurs like the characters who did this!
 
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