It may sound at first like David Gregory is calling Obama an elitist. But what he’s actually saying is that Obama is so awesome that he’s above the media.
At least that’s what it seems like.
The Hill reported:
Journalist David Gregory: Obama has ‘elitist’ view of media
President Obama has an “elitist” view on the media, in the opinion of former “Meet The Press” host David Gregory.
“The president has a bit of an elitist view. Not a bit, an elitist view that the media is silly,” Gregory said Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
He admitted the president did respect “some” of the media during his time in office.
“He was very deliberate about those he respected and those he didn’t,” he said.
“I think he felt that there was the kind of, the game and the noise of media that he thought was silly and that undermined the serious things he was trying to do.”
Earlier this month, Obama said Fox News and conservative media “vilified” him. In several interviews with The Atlantic, Obama said he felt more confident about his presidential run in 2008 because he hadn’t been targeted yet by Fox News and conservative commentators.
Here’s the video:
— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) December 25, 2016
Why would Obama dislike the media?
They were some of his biggest supporters.
Except for FOX, of course.