Meet Jack Posobiec: The "alt-right" troll with a press pass in White House - 2017-08-16
The Rebel Media's Jack Posobiec is the latest member of a community of far-right and "alt-right" internet trolls to gain access to the White House press briefings under the guise of journalism. Posobiec has promoted emails and forged documents allegedly related to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron, the baseless "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory, false pro-Trump smear campaigns, and has worked with other "alt-right" media figures and outlets.
The Rebel Media's Jack Posobiec attended Tuesday's White House press briefing
A U.S. far-right online activist credited with initially sharing on Twitter hacked emails from the French presidential campaign of centrist Emmanuel Macron is the latest conservative media figure to receive White House access from the Trump administration. Jack Posobiec, a Washington-based writer at the Rebel Media, a Canadian online political and social news commentary platform, attended the daily press briefing on Tuesday and later broadcast video from the White House grounds with positive commentary on President Donald Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. Posobiec told Reuters he first obtained temporary White House credentials in early April, but he has submitted a request for a permanent pass. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. [Reuters, 5/11/17]