Infowars claimed on Monday that it had been approved for White House press credentials, but it appears the conspiracy-driven website, founded by Alex Jones, received only a temporary, one-day pass.
“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 site proclaimed in a post.
Corsi also tweeted a photo on Monday from the White House press briefing room.
But other reporters said Corsi’s press pass was a temporary one, which is relatively easy to get.
Jones once claimed in a video in January that he had been offered access, which was quickly shot down at the White House.
“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.
“He is not credentialed for the White House. The White House Press Office has not offered him credentials,” White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in January upon being asked about Jones’s claim.
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.