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The website—which has promoted the false theory the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was faked, among unnumbered other conspiracy theories—announced 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 media’s control of the narrative.”
However, the pass appears to only be for the day—something even high school students can get.
CONTEXT: @infowars was given a day pass White House credential, not a permanent press pass. High school students can apply for day passes.— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) May 22, 2017
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 state–were not happy with the news.
Don't let this get buried: the WH is normalizing Infowars, where 9/11 was an inside job & Sandy Hook never happened: https://t.co/JXBRvs1O0L— Michael Bodley (@michael_bodley) May 22, 2017
In January, Jones claimed the website had been offered credentials, but that was shot down by the White House Press Office.
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.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).