Gonzalo Lira is a journalist, YouTube personality, and ‘manosphere’ writer going by the name “Coach Red Pill.” Lira also had an active Telegram channel.
Lira, a Chilean-American who moved to Ukraine several years before the war, happened to be in Kiev at the time of the invasion.
Lira made many videos criticizing Ukraine President Zelensky and the tactics of the Ukrainian forces, including their neo-Nazi elements. He also criticized NATO’s provocations that caused the war. Lira claimed he had the opportunity to leave Ukraine but chose to stay and report that which was being suppressed in the western media.
Reports were that he had gone missing. He has since emerged and said that he was arrested and held by Ukrainian forces, who took all of his electronics including his phone and laptop.
This arrest came after the Daily Beast ran a shameless hit piece on Lira last month under the byline “Mark Hay.”
LEFT-WING REPORTERS ENCOURAGING ARREST OF DISSIDENT WAR REPORTERS
Mark Hay is the biological name of transexual “Sarah Ashton-Cirillo.”
Lira had recently made a video claiming that the Daily Beast Contributor had doxxed Lira and informed the Ukrainian regime of Lira’s location.
DAILY BEAST REPORTER MADE REPEATED COMMENTS HOPING ARRESTED REPORTER WOULD BE HARMED, KILLED
Biologically male Sarah Ashton-Cirillo bragged about the disappearance and at-the-time potential death of Lira, noting that any criticism or journalism perceived as criticism of Ukraine was illegal after all:
OUT OF CONTROL MAINSTREAM MEDIA ENCOURAGING GOVERNMENTS TO ARREST, KILL, ALTERNATIVE MEDIA REPORTERS
While Lira was missing, Ashton-Cirillo referred to him as a “Russian Puppet” and joked whether “he has the time” referencing his potential murder at the hands of Ukrainian agents while he was missing.
Later this Daily Beast Contributor says Lira was a Russian “Useful Idiot” and suggests Lira’s death is deserved.
A fool who ended up in a Russian partnership.
Useful idiot in the dictionary displays @realGonzaloLira .
— Sarah Ashton-Cirillo (@SarahAshtonLV) April 20, 2022
Here is a so-called Daily Beast journalist celebrating the arrest and detention of another journalist. Matt/Sarah is referring to all criticism of their advocacy of Lira’s arrest as part of a “Russian troll operation”
For those following me & are interested in the @realGonzaloLira arrest.
The law is clear. Violations of the Ukranian war time rule of law allows for a suspect, even one suspected of being a Russian spy, to be held no more than 9 days without being given additional information. https://t.co/15Z5VYac0o
— Sarah Ashton-Cirillo (@SarahAshtonLV) April 19, 2022
Here is the Daily Beast journalist celebrating Lira’s potential murder, referring to him as an ‘enemy of freedom’:
So they are saying I denounced @realGonzaloLira & turned him in?
Nope, but we can dream. After all he is responsible for the deaths of Ukrainian civilians & the destruction of #Ukraine while defiling the term Journalist.@realGonzaloLira is an enemy of freedom. https://t.co/czpZblpbfq
— Sarah Ashton-Cirillo (@SarahAshtonLV) April 18, 2022
Daily Beast’s Cirillo has also threatened another courageous dissident reporter, Patrick Lancaster, who has been reporting on the Ukraine War as a videojournalist showing facts suppressed by Western media.
Lira was notorious for having exposed Ukrainian war propaganda on Telegram. Specifically, Lira was instrumental in exposing:
- Agents of Ukrainian President Zelensky assaulting unarmed civilians
- The Western-supported Azov Battalion, which has been an explicit neo-Nazi organization, raped and killed a young girl and a swastika was burned onto her body.
- Debunking a planned western provocation using toxic chemicals to stage what would have likely been spun as a “chemical attack” by Russia upon Ukraine.
Lira’s last pinned post, one of the last things he posted, was “the Missing” where he listed a group of people who have gone missing in the Ukrainian conflict and noted that if he hadn’t been heard from in 12 hours, to add his name to the list. Journalists whose reporting does not follow the pro-Ukraine party line have been under attack and assault.
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Even though Daily Beast Contributor Cirillo’s tweets clearly violate Twitter’s Terms of Service for inciting violence, there appears to be no sanction against them, which has been a common double-standard for the social media platform.
Cirillo’s history of unethical journalism also include infiltrating a Nevada GOP event, calling in the controversial group the “Proud Boys” and then letting left-wing reporters claim there was a connection between the groups even though they had made the connection.
Lira had been missing since Friday, April 15 and reappeared yesterday April 21.
Lira has published at LewRockwell.com and ZeroHedge.com.