White House Denies Offering Infowars Credentials
Prominent conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has stated that he has been offered White House press credentials. The White House Press Office denies this.
The Hill reports:
The White House press office is denying it offered credentials to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s website Infowars, after Jones claimed in a video that he had been offered access.
“He is not credentialed for the White House. The White House Press Office has not offered him credentials,” White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders told BuzzFeed on Thursday morning.
Jones on Wednesday posted a video claiming the White House offered him credentials.
“Here’s the deal, I know I get White House credentials, we’ve already been offered them, we’re going to get them, but I’ve just got to spend the money to send somebody there,” Jones says in the clip.
“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.’”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicated Monday that four “Skype seats” would be made available to some journalists who are outside of a 50-mile radius of Washington, D.C. It is not known when the Skype seats will be deployed during daily press briefings.
“People don’t understand this paradigm, we’re devolving in a good way, power from the federal government back to the people, back from the centralized [mainstream media] to the people, just like Trump said in his speech,” added Jones.
Jones, a supporter of President Trump, is the owner and operator of popular web sites Infowars.com and PrisonPlanet.com. He is also the author of “9-11 Descent Into Tyranny” and “The Answer to 1984 is 1776.”
“[Trump] keeps saying CNN is fake, and I’m not going to any of your fake news. What’s CNN doing in the front row, when Spicer keeps going to them?” Jones asked in the video post.
“So they’re like little kids up there. These aren’t real journalists. Meanwhile, it’s just crazy, you should see Breitbart and Drudge, and also just reporters that are known to tell the truth from mainstream, whatever, promoted and put up at the front of those briefings, to bring up real questions, not just a battle where they’re just attacking with fricking lies,” Jones also said.
Jones, 42, has accused the U.S. government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He also claims U.S. moon landings were faked and that the government faked the Sandy Hook school shooting using actors.
The Hill has reached out to the White House press office and Jones for comment.
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