Alex Jones — the “Conspiracy Theory King” — has reportedly received White House press credentials for his online media empire Infowars.com, triggering massive outrage.
While the press pass isn’t permanent, the far-right news outlet was granted day-long pass credentials, like Jerome Corsi, the Washington Bureau Chief tweeted.
According to Business Insider, Infowars is not the only right-wing outlet that have attended white house events. The Gateway Pundit sent its reporters to “troll” White House press corps a while back.
The press pass was first announced during a digital live stream hosted by Alex Jones on his YouTube channel.
What Does This Mean?
No matter what the media says, Infowars’ press pass, whether temporary or not, is historic for the new-age of online media.
Due to the rise of social media, right-wing online news outlets like Infowars, Drudge Report, Breitbart and the Daily Caller have surpassed household mainstream media giants in viewers.
The influence of Jones’ online media empire has become so influential among the far-right community that it sparked an FBI investigation for potentially aiding in US President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory.
However, that hasn’t stopped Jones’ empire from growing and becoming one of the most powerful media sites on the internet today.
And it probably won’t anytime soon — so, get used to it.