One who has background knowledge about a subject and whose claims are supported facts. Those without the necessary and relevant knowledge often claim that those with knowledge are elitists.
The term intellectual elitism has arisen recently with the birth of the reactionary and racist Tea Party, but there has been a growing bias against informed, educated people since Ronald Reagan was the President of the U.S.
Fox entertainment news anchor Glenn Beck believes that everyone with more than a fifth grade education is an intellectual elitist.
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