InfoWars, the “alt-right” site that’s been widely blasted for spreading fake news, has acquired credentials to attend White House press briefings.
Jerome Corsi, Washington Bureau Chief, https://t.co/8yxnbeoqQC. We have WH PRESS CREDENTIALS. I’m in WH May 22, 2017 pic.twitter.com/ln9aE6nNOB— Jerome Corsi (@jerome_corsi) May 22, 2017
There have been previous attempts from the organization to win press access to the White House, with InfoWars getting a weekly pass to briefings earlier in the month.
InfoWars is led by fabulist Alex Jones, who has claimed that the Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax and that Michelle Obama is secretly a man who murdered comedian Joan Rivers.
Jerome Corsi, its Washington, D.C. corrspondent, was one of the popularizers of birtherism, the racist lie that former President Obama was born in Kenya, rather than the United States.
Trump and his associates have granted interviews and other forms of media access to InfoWars, which has been linked to the white supremacist “alt-right” movement.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
‘Alt-Right’ InfoWars Gets W.H. Press Credentials