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InfoWars Has Officially Penetrated the White House Briefing Room — And Journos are Irate

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Jerome Corsi, the Washington D.C. bureau chief for the Alex Jones-helmed conspiracy site InfoWars, tweeted the following on Monday morning:

Jones has claimed, since the first days of the Trump administration, that his site — which has peddled wild conspiracy theories like the claim the Sandy Hook massacre was staged — was offered White House press credentials. But Corsi is the first InfoWars correspondent to actually appear in the briefing room.

The InfoWars website posted about the news Monday.

“In an epic blow to the mainstream media’s control of the narrative, Infowars has officially received White House Press Credentials that will allow Washington Bureau Chief Jerome Corsi to attend White House press briefings,” the post said.

Journalists on Twitter were furious about InfoWars’ presence at the White House — given their history of wildly erroneous claims, and given Jones’ own lawyer said he should be considered a “performance artist.”

But according to multiple reports, Corsi was granted a day pass — the standards for which are dramatically lower than the permanent White House credential.

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