FOLLOWING pressure from VoteWatch, The Guardian newspaper has condemned one of its contributors over a vile comment in which she said she was ‘disappointed’ that Prince Philip had died peacefully.
On her Twitter account, ‘journalist’ Karen Geier lists herself as being a contributor to The Guardian, Vice, Medium, and The Cut.
On Friday, the Royal Family issued the following statement on social media, breaking the sad news that the widely admired war veteran and consort had passed away, aged 99: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
In a comment that was widely condemned, Karen Geier replied: “deeply saddened to hear it was peaceful. He deserved so much more (pain).”
Upon contacting The Guardian and other outlets, VoteWatch has established that not only has the disrespectful social media troll been exaggerating her ‘contribution’ to journalism, but – thanks to her despicable comments – will NOT have any future articles considered for publication by at least two of those listed.
Upon showing the left-wing newspaper the tweet in question, a Guardian News & Media spokesperson told VoteWatch: “Karen Geier is not a Guardian writer – she wrote one article for us five years ago in 2016. Her views do not reflect the views of the Guardian.”
The Guardian then pointed us to their respectful coverage of the Prince’s passing.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson from Vice condemned the tweet and said that they would be issuing a statement to us ‘in due course’, while The Cut followed suit – confirming that they would not be accepting any future articles from Geier, and that they would provide an official comment shortly.
This is a breaking story and will be updated in due course, with further statements from the news outlets in question.