InfoWars declares victory over mainstream media after landing White House press pass

InfoWars, the popular alt-right conspiracy theory website helmed by Alex Jones, has received temporary White House press credentials.

The websitewhich has promoted the false theorythe 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was faked, among unnumbered other conspiracy theoriesannounced that its D.C. bureau chief, Jerome Corsi, has been granted access to the White House.

Corsi posted a photo on Twitter of him in the White House briefing room.

Corsi wrote a book perpetuating the lie that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.

InfoWars posted a story about the credentials on Monday, calling the press pass an epic blow to the mainstream medias control of the narrative.

However, the pass appears to only be for the daysomething even high school students can get.

Despite this, several journalists and even Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)who has repeatedly tried to expand gun control laws in light of the Sandy Hook shooting in his statewere not happy with the news.

In January, Jones claimed the website had been offered credentials, but that was shot down by the White House Press Office.

InfoWars is also reportedly a source of news for President Donald Trump. Jones says he received a call of thanks from Trump after he won the election.

In fact, Roger Stone, a known close associate of Trump’s and a former member of his campaign team, is a frequent guest on InfoWars.

Federal investigators reportedly looked into connections between a Russian government-controlled botnet and InfoWars and similar websites.

Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/infowars-white-house-press-credential/

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