Barack Obama

Chuck Todd: Obama 'Hates' New Media

It's not so respectful of power as the old stuff


According to NBC's White House correspondent Chuck Todd, President Obama "hates" social media and how it has contributed to the "buzzification" of political discourse.

Citing the president's swipes at new media during his White House Correspondents' Dinner toast — including the joke that "I remember when BuzzFeed was just something I did in college around 2 a.m." — Todd gleaned that the president has a special disdain for how viral content websites have "hurt political discourse."