It's a question we've pondered throughout the primary season, from debates to campaign stops: Who exactly are the elite media Newt Gingrich so frequently rebukes?
So after his speech at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference this afternoon, we asked him.
"Not you guys," the former House speaker said, to a small group that also included reporters from the Associated Press, NPR and Capitolwire.
But really, which of us is it?
“I’ll give you a real simple test,” Gingrich said. “Do you automatically assume that Obama’s right? Chris Matthews wake up every morning saying I wonder what wonderful thing Obama’s going to say today. So if you wake up skeptical and wondering --”
He returned to an example from his speech this afternoon, when he made fun of President Obama for saying the country could replace some of its imported oil with gasoline and diesel derived from algae.
“If you think that’s weird, you’re not in the elite media,” he said. “If you think, gosh, that would be wonderful, if only we could have algae, then you’re probably in the elite media. I’ll let you define yourself.”