Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to reporters for the first time Friday after the release of more than 4,000 pages of emails as part of a court decision involving NY1.

During an at times heated Q&A inside Room 9 at City Hall, the mayor offered no apology to the contents of the emails.

He also criticized how "corporate media" operates, saying it's all part of a tabloid culture.

"I'm dissatisfied because I look at the things we've done and the coverage simply doesn't reflect them. You know, you're sitting in this city with the most jobs we've ever had, with the lowest crime since the '50s. Coverage does not reflect that," said De Blasio. "So some of that's me personally, I'm sure. Some of that's the team. Some of that is some interesting realities in the media that that doesn't come to the fore."

De Blasio's barbs with reporters at City Hall came hours after his weekly radio show on WNYC, where he said he would not shed a tear if the New York Post were to shut down.

The emails released from City Hall show the mayor's combativeness towards the media.

In one email from September 2015, de Blasio goes after the New York Times, saying: "We need to figure out a new paradigm with the Times. This level of bias can't be ignored. Either starve them or reason with them or something else -- but this is ridiculous"

In the the summer of 2015, NY1 reported that the mayor was still at the gym while there was a police standoff on Staten Island.

He clapped back at that during a news conference that same day saying, "We're briefing you all on a very serious situation and that's just not a serious question."

But in an email that afternoon, the mayor said the media was "pitiful" and called the situation "sad for the city and the nation."

The de Blasio administration decided to not appeal the major court victory by NY1 in the freedom of information case known as "Agents of the City."

On Thursday, City Hall released the emails that NY1 requested several years ago.

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The documents reveal that the mayor depends heavily on outsiders for advice and direction.

One of those outsiders is Jonathan Rosen, who runs the public relations firm BerlinRosen. His clients include groups that often need help from the city, including real estate developers, labor unions and non-profits.

Despite not working for the city, Rosen and his firm were consulted about everything from press strategy to the city's pre-k initiative and even new hires.

One email is from the head of the mayor's office of appointments, Chloe Drew. She wrote to Rosen, saying: "I'd love your recommendations - you always have such great candidates."

And when Drew needed help staffing up a city commissioner's office, she sent him another email. She said, "I wonder if you have a couple seconds to talk about a few most important jobs she needs candidates for.