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As America Burns, A Kerryman Is Front And Centre On CNN

As America Burns, A Kerryman Is Front And Centre On CNN

Yesterday was a jaw-droppingly awful day for the once noble institution of American democracy.

For Irish people watching coverage on CNN through their fingers, there was some light relief in the fact that a certain Donie O'Sullivan was reporting from the scene of the crime. As his named would suggest, O'Sullivan comes from Kerry and has been working with CNN for five years.

O'Sullivan comes from Cahirciveen and studied at UCD and Queens in Belfast before heading to America to work in the media. He's been on the trail of the insurgent far right for awhile now, and actually was one of the best-placed journalists in the country to speak about how conspiracy theories and misinformation fueled yesterday's attempted coup. (For more background on O'Sullivan, listen to his interview with Jarlath Regan in October)

Given the historical moment taking place, and the sheer number of armed lunatics around him, O'Sullivan was quite composed when speaking with Wolf Blitzer from outside Capitol Hill.


For Irish Twitter, it was the 'death spiral of democracy' version of spotting a Kerry jersey at the Masters


Considering the words 'Murder The Media' were found scrawled on walls inside the Capitol building yesterday, we'd just like to wish O'Sullivan health and safety in his reporting on this catastrophic time.

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