Could this really be true? (Let’s also remember that we just dropped Episode 19 of The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast. It focuses on Niebuhr.).
A Twitter account named after a prominent theologian has amassed a huge number of followers after a report suggested that it belongs to FBI Director James Comey.
The handle @Projectexile7, which goes by the name Reinhold Niebuhr, is “almost certainly” the secret account that Comey recently referenced, according to Gizmodo reporter Ashley Feinberg.
Feinberg stops short of saying that the account, which had only a handful of followers before she published her story Thursday afternoon, definitely belongs to the FBI head.
Despite a lack of verification about @Projectexile7’s origin, the account had become a phenomenon of its own, with more than 5,000 followers about an hour after the possible Comey connection was alleged.
Though it has not been proven to be anything other than a random barely active account on Twitter, it was soon deluged with comments joking about his supposed uncovering or wishing him luck in investigations.
Its follower count had ballooned to more than 8,000 by Thursday evening, when it issued what seemed to be a response to the report.
“Actually I’m not even mad. That’s amazing,” Reinhold Neibuhr posted with a picture of the movie “Anchorman” and a link to the FBI jobs website….
Evidence presented by Feinberg includes the fact that Reinhold Niebuhr, the famed Union Theological Seminary professor, was the reported subject of Comey’s senior thesis at the College of William and Mary.
Read the entire piece here.