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Infowars got a White House day pass, just like a real high-school newspaper

Photo: Jerome Corsi

Infowars host Alex Jones’ blood is 98 percent beef fat, which gives him levels of persistence and courage far beyond that of most mortal men. And his efforts have finally paid off, as Infowars has been granted a White House press pass after months of Jones putting on one-man shows about how it was on the verge of getting one. Jerome Corsi, head of InfoWars’ “D.C. bureau” and author of Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President—a book that came out weeks after Obama released his birth certificate—announced the big news on Twitter:


Infowars’ post on the subject is predictably hyperbolic and free of substance, touting the pass as “an epic blow to the mainstream media’s control of the narrative.”

However, as difficult as this may be to believe, Corsi isn’t being completely upfront with the facts here. As Trey Yingst of the right-wing One America News Network and Mike Warren of the conservative opinion magazine the Weekly Standard point out, Corsi was granted a White House day pass. Those are only good for one day—i.e., today, while Trump is out of town—and for which just about anyone who applies, including high school students, is eligible. (Note that Corsi is standing in an empty press room.)

For regular access, you have to be approved for a “hard pass,” which is permanent, as opposed to day passes, which must be turned in on your way out the door. So congratulations, Infowars—you’ve officially reached high-school newspaper levels of legitimacy.


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