Warning: The Twitter account “Fire In My Belly” (@ElectPalin2012) and the Facebook account Elect Palin 2012 are fake. They are run by a Canadian socialist, Jeromie Williams, not Sarah Palin supporters.
Jeromie Williams, a socialist and “Occupy Wall Street” activist, who has a well-documented history of deception using fake online accounts, has created fake Twitter and Facebook accounts for a fake “Sarah Palin 2012″ group, likely in an effort to make her supporters appear extreme, racist, homophobic, or generally bigoted.
We have obtained evidence that Williams, a Rachel Maddow-obsessed editor at The Gaily, has:
We believe that he was very likely preparing to use these accounts to create a malicious smear of Palin and her supporters, reminiscent of Tea Party infiltration attempts such as the now-defunct CrashTheTeaParty.org.
Jeromie would have been able to use his platform as a writer at the Examiner.com to spread his false-flag-style smears of Palin, but, fortunately, two weeks ago, on January 5th, he was removed from his position there after this blog exposed his history of fabricating events, people, and even witnesses in his articles for months in order to get on TV, among other reasons.
Briefly, yesterday night, the account @ElectPalin2012 tweeted one of our team members, Topher Mackenzie, to complain about this blog exposing Jeromie’s disgusting behaviour. However, Topher quickly became suspicious, noting that:
- Though the account was created in February 2011, it had only 22 tweets before yesterday, almost half of which appear to have been retweets of the official account @SarahPalinUSA from April 8, 2011. Adding seven more tweets yesterday, fully a quarter of the account’s tweets are about this blog, which (until today) had not mentioned Sarah Palin a single time;
- It would be incredible for authentic Sarah Palin supporters to devote so much time to defending Jeromie Williams, a Canadian socialist and fraud artist who apparently enjoys decapitating her in the “Tea Party Zombies Must Die” video game;
- The person who tweeted from the account used language you might expect from a Canadian socialist desperately trying to imitate how he imagines American Republicans must talk, such as:
- “You’re only draining your soul”;
- “Go with God”;
- “We … wanted to … council you on going with God”; and, of course,
- “what would Jesus do?”
- The person who tweeted from the account claimed to represent a “whole group” but, when asked, refused to elaborate on who was in the group; and,
- The person who tweeted from the account made a number of factually inaccurate statements to try to defend Jeromie Williams.
Specifically, on point #5, Topher notes that the account
- “the problem is that this guy never made a threat to kill you or made a threat to harm anyone. You’re blog is way off”
- THIS IS FALSE: Jeromie has indeed made threats against the creator of this blog, Kim Johnston, her three young sons, and Topher Mackenzie. Even he
has admitted he is now under investigation by Montreal police.
- “Take a suggestion from a woman who knows what she’s talking about and just let it go – you’re stress levels must be crazy!”
- We have noticed that most of Jeromie’s fake accounts appear to be female; see below.
- “He’s got every right to his opinion. You’re only draining your soul on this vendetta. In the end, none of this matters.”
- He has the right to his own opinion, not his own facts. And he does not have the right to threaten and stalk other people, especially kids as young as 16 years old. As he has recently discovered, that is illegal.
- “We read your blog, the whole group of us, and all we see is a woman who got hurt by a friend and can’t let it go.”
- As Topher noted, Jeromie and Kim Johnston were never friends. In fact, they have never met, outside the Internet. In fact, as we make clear throughout
this blog, Jeromie was engaged in a campaign of CYBERSTALKING AND HARASSMENT AGAINST KIM JOHNSTON for many months, which included begging her for money for his website, money for a rally in Ottawa, money to save a dog (possibly another scam), money for artwork, money
FOR THE CHILDREN, money for a mushroom company, and “Freebies” (free
“Dirty Boy” facewash products) from Kim’s very successful company, which he now disparages on Twitter.
- “there was no threat, and this is nothing but a personal vendetta. Go with God.”
- As Topher noted, there is in fact well-documented evidence of Jeromie’s threats throughout this site. For a small sample, we invite you to inspect Threat 1, Threat 2, Threat 3, Threat 4, Threat 5, Threat 6, Threat 7, Threat 8, Threat 9, Threat 10, Threat 11, or Threat 12, all from Jeromie’s gmail account on January 6, 2012 (all in the span of a little over an hour). There is much more, both from Jeromie and from his many, many fake online profiles, both to Kim and her sons, and to Topher. It has been shared with police, both in Colorado and Quebec.
- “We only wanted to try and give you some peace of mind and council you on going with God … what would Jesus do?”
- Topher responded “I suspect that Jesus might continue to expose false prophets and/or twitter accounts, much as I am now doing.”
The entire @ElectPalin2012-@TopherMackenzie conversation may be viewed here. As you may also note, prior to this conversation, the @ElectPalin2012 account had been inactive for over four months, since September 7, 2011.
As we mentioned above, Jeromie appears to have cultivated quite a vast network of social media identities, many of them false, fake “sock puppet” accounts designed to deceive people for various reasons, but mainly to try to swindle money from honest people, or to threaten and harass anyone who dares to criticise his work, or question his sources.
Wikipedia, which has had an enormous problem with sock puppetry (fake accounts) among certain editors, notes that there are many varieties of “sock puppet”:
- Standard Sock Puppets exist to create the illusion of more support for a particular position than actually exists.
- Stephen Equality – This fake profile was used to threaten Kim Johnston, and advise her “We’re all behind Jeromie … and we’ll back up up 100% as we always have.”
- Alisha Wicklund – Exposed as a sock puppet on this blog, the Alisha account was used to threaten Kim’s green card, and even the immigration status of her sons. Her threats to use IP addresses to track Kim to her “general location” were later echoed by Jeromie himself.
- Graham Spence – Advised Kim to look out for slander/defamation charges for tweeting the truth: namely, that one of Jeromie’s articles (using her as his “informant”) was, in fact, entirely fabricated, in retaliation against her “greedy” refusal to send him free “Dirty Boy” facewash products for his parties in Montreal, among other things.
- Tammy Gartner – Again, defended Jeromie, and accused Kim of trying to “further her own agenda.”
- Kerry Williamson – “Liked” a bizarre post by Jeromie, describing the authors of this blog as terrorists.
- Paula Neufeld – Like Jeromie, described Kim as a terrorist and warned everyone not to speak to her, and to block her.
- Shelly Comeon – Way back in July 2011, a commenter named Jack Blackmore raised questions about one of Jeromie’s articles about supposed witnesses to a serious crime (as it turned out, rightly so). As
creator/administrator of the Facebook group 100,000 strong to ban Nathan Kotylak from the Canada Olympic team, Jeromie banned Mr. Blackmore for questioning his story. But to Mr. Blackmore, he claimed that this was done by someone else, “someone with Admin powers.” Presumably, he meant Shelly Comeon (see below).
- Neutrality Sock Puppets are created to pose as a neutral commentator, when in fact they are there to advance one side of a dispute. Alternatively, the sock puppet can act as a partisan, to allow the original account to appear neutral by comparison.
- Circumvention Sock Puppets exist to Circumvent Policies or Sanctions, or in this case, the criminal law.
- Stephen Equality, Alisha Wicklund, Paula Neufeld and Shelly Comeon, all of whom sent threatening, obscene or harassing messages to Kim Johnston, her three sons, their schools, employers and/or business associates, and/or Topher Mackenzie (in addition to Jeromie himself, qua Jeromie). Most of these messages constitute intimidation, if not uttering threats or criminal harassment, which are illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada.
- Trust-seeking Sock Puppets exist to develop a position of trust for the original person or account.
- Strawman Sock Puppets argue one side of an issue in a deliberately irrational or offensive fashion, to sway opinion to another side.
- Sleeper Sock Puppets are old, unused accounts, suddenly revived to take a position in a new dispute.
- Piggybacking Sock Puppets refer to the use of another person’s account, with their consent, for the purposes of advancing your position in a dispute. This could include a friend, acquaintance, or relative.
- Meatpuppets are actual friends, acquaintances or relatives, who have been persuaded to enter a dispute for the purpose of supporting one side.
We thank you for reading and urge you, should you ever have the misfortune of dealing with Jeromie Williams, to follow the advice of Deep Throat: Trust No One!