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.

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE often rails on the media, accusing members of the media of dishonest reporting and bias against him.

Throughout his presidential campaign, he frequently targeted specific news outlets like CNN and the New York Times as well as individual journalists.