Revealed: Jeromie Williams Wreaked Havoc at Liberal America

As we have previously revealed, the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams was fired in December by the Editor-in-Chief of LiberalAmerica.org, Tiffany Willis. As usual, he proceeded to slander and threaten her and others at LiberalAmerica.org.

Not coincidentally, we are now able to reveal more details about why Jeromie, now an author for the group “Americans Against the Tea Party,” was fired in the first place.

In the words of Ms. Willis, from the beginning Jeromie came “into a peaceful organization and wreaked havoc.” In his own words, Jeromie was guilty of “displaying some very aggravating behaviour and fostering a negative climate which … had a detrimental impact on many people.”

He proceeded to do just that. For posterity, and for anyone who receives a job application from this man, here’s what Jeromie did:

He slandered and harassed other writers, particularly women.

Almost immediately after he sent the message above, Jeromie stirred up trouble by (once again) spreading lies and rumors about others, including Ms. Willis, behind their backs. As Ruth and Gary Namie write in The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels, and Snakes From Killing Your Organization, “Two-headed snake-type bullies aim to control their targets by damaging reputations. Rumors are the tools [they] use to circulate false facts throughout the organization” (p. 105).

When he was informed that this is unacceptable, and his services would no longer be required, Jeromie responded by sending Ms. Willis and two of her senior (female) staff emails filled with vile and obscene “shock pornography,” some of which he downloaded from “the Web’s leading repository of crude filth – probably the most reliable source of tastelessness in the history of the Internet.”

  • One picture appears to show a naked underage Asian girl vomiting on another, who is completely covered in vomit. This disgusting and dehumanizing image is consistent with Jeromie’s history of anti-Asian bigotry, including the use and justification of racist epithets like “chink.”
  • Another, an animated gif, shows vaginal penetration by bananas, and though her face is not visible, it appears that the girl in the images could be under 18. If so, Jeromie has violated Canadian and American laws prohibiting the possession and distribution of child pornography.

This has been reported to all relevant authorities. (As we have noted previously, Jeromie Williams also maintains an active account on Stickam, which the New York Times has described as “icky”, and is notorious as a playground for internet predators and pedophiles. He has described himself, using a sock puppet account, as a “sexual deviant” and a “sexual predator” who is sexually aroused by “beautiful…little boys.”)

This disgusting behaviour is fully consistent with Jeromie’s history at LiberalAmerica.org. In his own words, Jeromie often “allowed [himself] to treat [other writers] in a manner that wasn’t respectful,” and he is “in need of an attitude adjustment” (which obviously never happened). It reached the point where others had to constantly act as peacekeepers, and Ms. Willis had to spend four hours per day dealing with the problems he caused.

This follows a long pattern of criminal harassment in his previous positions, including workplace and sexual harassment against other Playboy and Gaily employees, cyberstalking, harassing and threatening Kim Johnston and her sons, harassing and threatening the animal rescuers at Operation Sled Dogs, and so on. And it follows a long pattern of sexist, misogynistic attacks on many women, like Ms. Johnston, who Jeromie has called a “saggy titted cunt” and “bitch,” and Calgary MP Michelle Rempel, who Jeromie compared to “hookers” and “Russian brides.”

He repeatedly broke the rules.

In fact, Jeromie even broke the rules he recommended himself, and “rigidly” enforced against other writers while he was the “Managing Editor” of the site. Ms. Willis pointed out this hypocrisy to Jeromie on September 13, 2013:

“[Y]ou seem to have different rules that apply to your own stuff. That’s messed up, don’t you think? … The rules, many of which you’ve pushed through and are quick to enforce, apply to you, too, Jeromie … You’re holding others to standards that you don’t hold yourself to.”

As the Namies write, one of the most commonly adopted tactics of the typical workplace bully is to “Make up his…own rules on the fly that even the bully did not follow” (p. 19). “Gatekeeper-type bullies are the prototypical ‘control freaks,'” they explain. “They care less about actual performance than taking sadistic delight in how much control they can exert over a target’s working conditions” (p. 105).

For example:

  • Jeromie insisted that, for SEO reasons, others at Liberal America must rewrite at least 75% of any posts they reused from another site. And yet, he reused posts from his own blog, verbatim, not bothering to change a single word, not even the headline.
  • Jeromie promoted his own blog in the first sentence of some of his Liberal America posts, when there was apparently an understanding that such self-promotion should be limited to the “bio” section at the end of the posts.
  • Similarly, Jeromie abused his Facebook privileges to promote his own blog, and in particular to promote himself (unsuccessfully) in the “Blogger Idol” competition.

Of course, breaking the rules is nothing new for Jeromie Williams. As the “Managing Editor” of Pet Pardons News, he also violated the rules of the organization by posting links to his personal ChipIn accounts using the official Facebook Pet Pardons application. He misused his access to the Pet Pardons twitter account to promote various penny auction site scams. He also repeatedly violated the polices and rules of Google News by using it to spread slanderous lies about others, including Operation Sled Dogs, and in some cases actually incited death threats.

He submitted shoddy work, or none at all.

In his own words, Jeromie was “remised [sic.] in the past in [his] duties.” As we noted above, he often reused posts from his personal blog, and sometimes did not even log in for several days at a time. When confronted, as usual, he made excuses to try to escape accountability: everything from a bad breakup to a broken condom and an AIDS test. This is typical for him:

As Ms. Willis explained to him,

“At ODF, you didn’t get the job done [#3 above]. At LA you got too big for your britches and thought you were above the rules [#2]. And you can’t get along with people [#1]. I’d prefer you not be in any position of authority for that reason. You seem very self-serving … admin rights and authority seem to take you to another place mentally, where you think you’re in control of things and people.”

Exactly. Which brings us to #4…

He agitated for greater admin authority incessantly, and abused the access he had.

As we noted above, Jeromie abused his Facebook privileges to promote his own blog, and in particular to promote himself (unsuccessfully) in the “Blogger Idol” competition on the main Liberal America Facebook page. When he lost his “manager” status on the page, he went on a series of egocentric rants about his hurt feelings. (“It hurts my feelings…I thought maybe it would be nice not to feel like the towel boy watching the rest of the team play together, and hoping the coach would ‘put me in’…”)

He later refused to accept a (richly deserved) demotion “from editor to writer,” despite #1, #2 and #3 above.

But perhaps most egregiously, according to Ms. Willis, Jeromie tricked her into providing access to her “editor” email account by promising to “work his magic” and “get LA indexed in Google News” (just as he had earlier done at Pet Pardons News, with disastrous results). But once he had the password, “He then proceeded to wipe out the entire email database.” Specifically, “he ended up clearing out my editor email account of all email history. Very unethical and probably illegal.” It is possible he also stole some or all of the email archive before deleting it, perhaps to share with his new employers at Americans Against the Tea Party.

From what we can tell, Ms. Willis gave Jeromie more chances than he deserved, and still tried to help him even after he had burned every last bridge at LiberalAmerica.org. This, apparently, is how he repaid her. Plus slander and threats, of course.

Oh, and more sexism:

Incidentally, one wonders how theowners” of Americans Against the Tea Party (AATTP) would react if a member of the Tea Party spewed such virulent sexism. Or racism. Or death threats. Or stole thousands of dollars from progressive causes like animal rescue and welfare. As it turns out, their website offers a clue:

“The hatred, division, virulent, unpredictable anger, violent threats and posturing by the Tea-Baggers present a real danger … Americans Against The Tea Party is a group committed to exposing the Tea Party’s lies, violence, racism, ignorance, intolerance, bigotry…”

But apparently “hatred, division, virulent, unpredictable anger, violent threats and posturing … lies, violence, racism, ignorance, intolerance, and bigotry” are just fine when they come from AATTP’s own authors. They have ignored all of my emails concerning Jeromie Williams, beginning on December 14, 2013.

He lied about “co-founding” one of Ms. Willis’s sites.

Jeromie told many lies at LiberalAmerica.org, but in terms of sheer brazenness, it would be tough to match his claims that he “co founded” one of Ms. Willis’s sites, and that it is “his”:

Naturally, the actual founder of the site, Ms. Willis, did not appreciate this. While she is certainly correct that Jeromie is a pathological narcissist, he is also, quite clearly, a pathological liar (see this list for ten of the many hoaxes he has perpetrated).

This site offers some helpful advice to help spot pathological liars. For example,

Consider whether the person is lying to gain attention. Part of the reason the pathological liar feels compelled to lie is because he or she may feel as though being in the spotlight has eluded them. This person feels that he or she should be the center of everyone’s universe and will do what he or she can to make it happen. Upon tasting the spotlight, it becomes self-reinforcing and the lies grow bigger each time just to keep on being the center of attention. Here are some possibilities:

  • Sympathy attention. The pathological liar feels that his or her problems are paramount to what everyone else is experiencing. From a paper cut to being admonished by a boss or teacher, the pathological liar runs around telling his or her story to anyone and everyone, exaggerating the details to ridiculous proportions in order to gain sympathy from anyone within earshot.
  • Wants to feel important. The pathological liar is the king or queen of the “one upper.” Whatever accomplishment you’ve achieved, they done it better. This person always has to feel superior to you at all times, no matter if it’s in the professional or personal arena.
  • Feels bored. Unfortunately, because this person’s life is not rooted in reality, he or she may become easily bored if drama is not swirling around his or her head. As a result, lies may be fabricated in order to amuse or entertain this person, which unfortunately means that other people become involved and possibly hurt as a result.
  • Insecurity. Low self esteem is one of the biggest reasons why people become pathological liars. Whether they consciously recognize it or not, a pathological liar feels that he or she is not important enough as they are so they must make up accomplishments or events to position themselves as worthy.

And Jeromie has all the bases covered.

  • Sympathy? A horrible breakup (many times) and a broken condom and an AIDS test (many times). Check!
  • Wants to feel important? Not only did Jeromie co-found one of Ms. Willis’s sites, he has “travelled the world” to build hospitals for the poor, vaccinate them, and educate their doctors and nurses (yeah, he actually wrote that). Check!
  • Creates drama to relieve boredom? Check!
  • Making up accomplishments to position himself as worthy? This is a man who nominated himself for a Medal of Bravery via an online form and then included it on his CV, which also includes such gems as “Cooked cheeseburgers with Jack Layton” (Jack Layton served him a cheeseburger once) and “Survived being hit by lightning.” Check!

We will explore these issues further in upcoming posts.

Jeromie Williams Attacks Dan Tencer for Expressing Concern for Injured Police Officers

Yesterday, in Alberta, two police officers were seriously injured in the line of duty. One was shot, and the other was actually run over by a fleeing suspect in a Dodge truck. This officer apparently sustained serious internal injuries, as well as several broken bones.

As you might expect of any decent human being, Dan Tencer of 630 CHED in Edmonton, Alberta, expressed his concern for the officers in a couple of tweets.

What happened next is shocking, although we suspect longtime readers of this blog will not be surprised in the slightest. The criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams used one of his fake, sock puppet accounts to attack Mr. Tencer:

What might explain Jeromie’s callous disregard for the lives and safety of these police officers?

Well, for one, they’re Albertans, and of course Jeromie hates “our red neck province.” Or, perhaps he suspects the officers were looking for marijuana, and, being a “pretty heavy pot user,” he thinks they got what they deserved. Or, it’s possible that he just hates all police, given that they’re currently investigating him for criminal harassment, uttering threats, intimidation, fraud, and embezzlement.

Whatever the case, it’s pretty obvious who the asshole is here.

The Hoaxes of Jeromie Williams

As we continue to update our sites on the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams, one of our longtime members suggested that we compile a list of the hoaxes he has perpetrated in recent years. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we will continue to update it, but here are the top ten, or at least, the first ten hoaxes of Jeromie Williams that we have listed:

  1. The LiberalAmerica.org Theft Hoax: Shortly after he was fired on December 5, 2013, by the Editor-in-Chief of LiberalAmerica.org, Tiffany Willis, for inappropriate behaviour, Jeromie tried to “get back at” her by accusing her of theft. Specifically, he claimed that he “designed, was never paid for, and gave no permission for them to use” the LiberalAmerica.org logo. The truth is that a professional designed the logo, was paid, and gave permission, and Jeromie’s input into the process was negligible. He continues to make threats and demand payment for work he never performed.
  2. The Fukushima Radiation Hoax: On April 12, 2013, Jeromie began writing a series of posts that urged everyone to “freak out” about radiation from Fukushima, Japan. He proceeded to try to scare people in North America into thinking their food and water is unsafe, and into buying $350 water filtration systems (from which Jeromie would be paid a $50 commission) so they could “wash [their] food with soap and rinse it in filtered water.” Ultimately, this nonsense has been discredited by everyone from the Nashville Public Policy Examiner to Dr. Adrian Wong, who declared that “Jeromie Williams is a liar. The article he wrote is a lie, based on a fake map that he lied about. This is worse than playing the lottery. At least in a lottery, you have a shot at getting it right.”
  3. The Cleveland “Dogs Tied to Train Tracks” Hoax: On August 16, 2012, Jeromie published and promoted a Cayr Ariel Wulff story about “three dogs that were tied to a train track near Scranton Rd. on Cleveland’s west side leaving two dogs dead, and one traumatized.” Again, it was all a lie. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that “Police have determined that no dogs were killed Aug. 10 while tied to railroad tracks in the Tremont neighborhood.”
  4. The Fairfield “Burning Dogs Alive” Hoax: In August 2012, Jeromie edited, published, and promoted a series of articles by Wulff that falsely alleged that the Fairfield County Dog Shelter near Lancaster, Ohio, was burning dogs alive. The Ohio SPCA and the local paper, the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, reported that there was no evidence to support this, and one of Wulff’s “sources” subsequently admitted that it was all just a hoax. Still, it resulted in many death threats against shelter and county officials Mike Miller, Mike Kiger and Judy Shupe.
  5. The Operation Sled Dogs “Killing Puppies” Hoax: After Jeromie was exposed as a thief and embezzler for withholding thousands of dollars from the Canadian animal rescue group Operation Sled Dogs, he wrote a disgusting article slandering the group, accusing them of “kill[ing] puppies,” and included a picture of a dog in a garbage bag. (While one dog was euthanized, there was never any suggestion of negligence, let alone intentionally “killing puppies,” on the part of the group.)
  6. The Nathan Kotylak Plea Bargain Hoax (Part II): On December 22, 2011, Jeromie published an article about a fake plea bargain for Nathan Kotylak, the notorious Vancouver rioter, which would allow him to escape charges entirely. However, there was no plea bargain, and, in fact, Kotylak was charged a few days later, on December 27. Jeromie claimed, falsely, that his source had been a USCIS agent, and then (when caught in a lie) claimed that it was Kim Johnston. He was fired by the Examiner.com shortly thereafter for fabricating events, people, and even supposed witnesses to serious crimes in his articles. He later called the Examiner a Third World sweat shop and continued to lie about Nathan Kotylak.
  7. The Nathan Kotylak Plea Bargain Hoax (Part I): In an appearance on Ezra Levant’s show on the Sun News Network on November 2, 2011, Jeromie claimed that Nathan Kotylak was charged, but only with participating in a riot (not arson), despite the fact that he was caught, on tape, torching a police car. He described this decision as “mind-bloggling” and then attacked the Vancouver Police Department. However, no riot-related charges were approved until a month later, on November 30, and Nathan Kotylak was not charged until December 27. Jeromie simply made up a series of damning facts in order to get on television (now featured prominently on Jeromie’s CV on his site).
  8. The Shelly Comeon Hoax: In late 2011, Jeromie wrote a series of articles about “Shelly Comeon,” a Montreal woman who supposedly created the Facebook group 100,000 strong to ban Nathan Kotylak from the Canada Olympic team. He even “interviewed” her. The only problem is that she doesn’t exist. “Shelly Comeon” is one of Jeromie’s sock puppet accounts.
  9. The Chelsea Bossons Assault Witness Hoax: On July 24, 2011, Jeromie published an article about a fake witness, that implicated an Asian man, Ash Gayat, in breaking the jaw of his girlfriend, 17-year-old Chelsea Bossons, during the Vancouver riot. The witness did not exist, and Gayat was innocent. To say nothing of the impact on this young woman, her family, her boyfriend, his family, and so on, this caused great trouble for the Vancouver Police Department and Crown prosecutors in British Columbia, who were stuck chasing phantom witnesses instead of the thug who actually attacked Ms. Bossons so brutally.
  10. The 2011 Canadian Election Crime Hoax: On May 2, 2011, Jeromie published an article claiming that the prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, had violated election laws by campaigning on the day of the election, and that he could be imprisoned, or have his party deregistered. One problem: campaigning on Election Day is entirely legal in Canada. Real journalists subsequently condemned Jeromie for “bogus reporting.”

Jeromie Williams Tries to Mock Fox Christmas Special, Fails Spectacularly

Yesterday, on Christmas, the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams tried to mock the special Christmas Day programming on the Fox News Channel.

You would think this might be a relatively simple, easy task, but even here, Jeromie failed spectacularly. The result is a sight to behold:

Good job there, Jeromie Williams.

Jeromie Williams Accuses Canadian Government of “Trying to Instigate a Terrorist Attack”

Yesterday, the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams (pictured at right in a tin foil hat) shared an insane conspiracy theory on a virulently anti-Semitic and anti-Israel Facebook page:

“Does nobody else but me see that the Harper government is trying to instigate a terrorist attack on Canadian soil to bolster their claims that military and jail funding needs to be jacked up?”

To be precise, here, “instigate” means “to bring about or initiate (an action or event).” We’re not sure how, exactly, Jeromie thinks the Canadian government is trying to do this, but perhaps the top of the thread offers one clue: along with an insane rant about Zionism, there’s a link to an article about Canada ending trade with Iran, for various reasons (including concern about their nuclear program and various human rights abuses).

So, if we’re following this “logic” correctly, Jeromie is saying that the Canadian government’s “largely symbolic” move to end trade with Iran is actually a covert, “false flag” type strategy to “bring about or initiate” a terrorist attack on Canadian soil, in order to build support for their evil military and jail spending initiatives.

Okay then.

One wonders which drug(s) Jeromie is on today…

2012 Year In Review

Here, for easy reference purposes, is a list of all of our posts for the past year, in chronological order:

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November

Thank you for your incredible support over this past year!