Journalist Explains Obama’s Elitist Views on Media and ‘Fake News’

By Lawrence Synder, The Goldwater · 12-26-2016
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Journalist, political analyst and former host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” David Gregory recently criticized President Barack Obama for how he unfairly treats conservative media. According to Gregory, the president has a notion that the media is silly.

Gregory, who previously worked as NBC’s correspondent in the White House during former President George W. Bush’s administration, has a very interesting observation on how Obama views the media.

According to Gregory, the president is very elitist when it comes to news agencies. Of course, he was very open and respectful to liberal media sites and agencies since these highlight his achievements during his time in office.

However, Obama oftentimes regarded conservative sites as “silly” because they were critical of his actions.

“The president has a bit of an elitist view,” Gregory said according to The Hill. “Not a bit, an elitist view that the media is silly. He’s very deliberate about those he respected and those he didn’t.”

“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,” he added.

Obama’s elitist stance on media may have ultimately led to the idea behind “fake news.” This term became widely used by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s supporters during the presidential campaign. It was used in an attempt to discredit news sites that were critical of the Democratic Party.

Liberal news sites, on the other hand, claim that they are the distributors of “real news.” However, as seen during the campaign period, these sites were quick to jump on stories targeting Donald Trump even though they were proven to have been fabricated. But, when it came to actual stories regarding the controversies surrounding Clinton and Obama, many of these sites either defended them or remained quiet.

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