‘President Obama began his final press conference on a surprising note. Despite “not liking all of the stories you’ve filed,” he told the gathered White House press corps, it’s you’re [sic] duty to ask “tough questions” and not be “sycophants.” ‘, at least according to this story on the President’s last news conference.
The missing context is that most of the MSM *was* sycophantic to President Obama. He is only telling them to go forward without sycophancy now that his term is over. I expect the MSM will be much tougher on Trump than they ever were on Obama. The sycophancy will continue.