Courtesy of Business Insider: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
Far-right website InfoWars was granted temporary White House press credentials on Monday.
Jerome Corsi, the Washington, DC bureau chief for the site that's known for its propagation of conspiracy theories about the September 11 terrorist attacks and the Sandy Hook shooting, tweeted a picture of himself inside the White House press briefing room.
This was only a day pass but Info Wars is applying for a permanent one, and let's face it they will probably get it.
This is how Senator Chris Murphy responded to this news.
Trump feels he is under constant assault from the more fact friendly media, so allowing Info Wars in the room to ask if they have found Hillary Clinton's alien love child in the West Wing yet will undoubtedly be seen as a welcome change.I want to throw up. @POTUS has granted legitimacy to a group that believes Sandy Hook was a hoax carried out by paid actors. https://t.co/uMBuIqNMUb— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) May 22, 2017
Besides it's not like there is not a precedent already set:
A number of right-wing reporters and outlets have attended recent White House press briefings. The Gateway Pundit has frequently dispatched a reporter specifically to troll the White House press corps.
Well if you have a clown living in the White House why not turn the press briefings into a circus?