InfoWars founder and conspiracy radio host Alex Jones claimed recently that he had been offered White House press credentials and was considering sending reporters to Washington, D.C.
“Here’s the deal, I know I get White House credentials, we’ve already been offered them, we’re going to get them,” Jones said in a YouTube video posted Wednesday.
“But I’ve just got to spend the money to send somebody there. I want to make sure it’s even worth it. I don’t want to just sit there up there like ‘I’m in the media, look our people are there…'” he continued. “But there is investigative journalism, or people to interview in DC. Might be good to put a few reporters there.”
Obviously, Jones’ claims need to be taken with not so much a grain of salt as a heaping pile. But other alt-right or questionable outlets like Gateway Pundit, Breitbart, and Lifezette have been present and called on in the first few White House press briefings. Jones also claimed that he personally received a phone call from the president following the election.
UPDATE (12:00 PM ET): The White House tells Buzzfeed that no, they never offered Jones any White House press credentials.
Watch above, via YouTube.
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