While speaking with a group of college journalists on Thursday, President Obama complained about being "picked on" by the media.
Along with right-hand flak Josh Earnest, Obama talked about the "pokes and prods" he suffered from the press.
“Sometimes both Josh and I probably have our disagreements with the press corps and feel picked on and misunderstood,” Obama said, according to Politico.
“But the truth of the matter is, and I’ve said this before, what separates us out in part from a lot of other countries in the world is, we’ve got this incredible free press that pokes and prods and calls into account our leaders.”
The president also complained about how hard it is to get "good" stories placed.
“It is very hard to get good stories placed,” he told the journalists.
“People will assign you stories about what’s not working. It’s very hard for you to write a story about, ‘Wow, this thing really works good.'”
He also suggest the media needs to help make people less cynical.
“One of the things we have to think about is how do we tell a story about the things we do together that actually work so that people don’t feel so cynical overall,” Obama said.
Perhaps it would help if Obama and his administration ever gave Americans reason not to feel cynical.