NBCs David Gregory: Obama & the Washington Press Corps Dont Like Each Other

AP

NBC’s David Gregory said Friday President Barack Obama really doesn’t like the Washington media very much, and that the feeling is “mutual.”

Discussing the Bob Woodward-White House “threat” dust up that played itself out this week, Gregory said it’s a “reality” in Washington for administrations to push back against media coverage they don’t like. Woodward said he had a tense exchange with a top White House aide over his reporting that Obama was actually behind the enacted forced federal budget cuts known as sequestration.

“I think there’s a larger issue here, too, and that is that the president does not particularly like the Washington press corps,” Gregory said on NBC’s “Today.” “And I think that feeling is mutual in a lot of respects. And so there’s not a great relationship between that Washington establishment and the president. That, too, by the way, is not unprecedented.”

(h/t Huffington Post)

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