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Openly Gay Candidate Tripped Up By Controversy in Irish Elections


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- 2934 days ago - globalpost.com
David Norris, who would be Europe's first openly gay president, was considered the front-runner until media associated him with pedophilia.



   

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Esther Z (94)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 7:48 am
Typical way conservatives muck up an issue or candidate, using the possible abuse of children to instill fear and destroy trust.
 

David C (75)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 9:18 am
I thought this kind of propoganda only happened in the USA. Sad to see this....
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 8:44 pm
Difficult to know whether he did shoot his mouth off or whether he was making a comment in a conversation in which someone else could have introduced the topic of the ancient Greeks - a topic that is often brought up in the context of discussions about homosexuality.
Just another pointer in how discreet and careful both the behavior and speech of politicians needs to be.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 9:45 pm
THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA CONTROL THESE ISSUES - WHETHER IT IS TRUE OR NOT - WHO CAN SAY?
 

Ellen m (215)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 10:51 pm
This is terrible! How one whisper can tarnish and make someone instantly guilty until proven innocent. Erin go bragh, but not like this!
 

Sonny Honrado (5)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 3:10 am
Someone is so insecure and had to resort this this "tactic".
 

Renee A (4)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 6:18 am
this is sad to hear...
 

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 4:46 pm
I dont know, maybe he is a pedo, but why are they focusing so much on the possibility of him being a pedo when they know 1000% their catholic priests are the world's biggest pedos??!
If they are really trying to seek justice, then they'd also try to expose those priests' crimes.
 
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