Former FBI Director James Comey found himself facing a torrent of mocking tweets after he attempted to join in on the #FiveJobsIveHad Twitter trending
1. Grocery store clerk
2. Vocal soloist for church weddings
4. Strike-replacement high school teacher
5. FBI Director, interrupted
— James Comey (@Comey) April 27, 2019
A conspiracy theory promoted by QAnon followers linking Comey’s tweet to an imagined warning about an imagined Jihadi attack which has triggered the shutdown of a school fundraiser in a small Northern California town.
HUFFPOST – Conspiracy theorists on Twitter raised the possibility of a terror attack the day after Comey posted a humorous tweet last month listing the “five jobs I’ve had,” one of countless similar tweets by myriad users that are part of an ongoing Twitter gimmick. QAnon followers noted that the first letters of “jobs” and “I’ve” added to “had” spells “Jihad.” That led to the theory that “5 Jihads” would targeting the foundation’s gathering because the first letters of each of Comey’s five jobs GVCSF ― happen to be the acronym for the group. The FF in the conspiracy tweets means “false flag” in QAnon code, meaning Comey’s tweet is not what it appears to be.
Joe, have you seen this possible decode of Comey’s latest ‘bizarre’ tweet? It’s possibly a coded FF message – and the possible “target” is a big school/family event at a Nevada fairgrounds.
The date is around the time these things will be breaking also.🤔😐 pic.twitter.com/D4H00X0zAA
— Top Blog Sites (@TopInfoBlogs) April 29, 2019
— LawOfQneAnon (@LawQne) April 30, 2019
Grass Valley and county investigators found no threat to the event after the tweets surfaced. But the tweets went viral (though many comments mocked the forced connections, with one suggesting, “Put down the cocaine”), and concerned emails to the school skyrocketed.
The fallout from the tweets left little choice but to cancel the event, Willoughby told the Bee. The crazy tweets left some people wondering if the charter organization was legitimate, while others who “follow this madness … were concerned,” she said.
One of the conspiracy theorists by name “Joe M” tweeted that he wasn’t sorry the event was canceled stating that “Comey’s Twitter account is definitely being used to transmit coded messages.”
1. I don’t give a damn about the trolls attacking us for invoking the cancelation of this event, even if it was a false positive. Comey’s Twitter account is definitely being used to transmit coded messages to activate cells. HW funeral, Notre Dame, etc. https://t.co/wosLw6gHay
— Joe M (@StormIsUponUs) May 3, 2019