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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Here's How Hillary Clinton Restricts the Press ...

Hillary Clinton's contract for a 2013 speech at the University of Buffalo — for which she was paid $275,000 — came with a number of limits on press access.

A copy of the contract was released by the school Wednesday. Among other restrictions, the contract required no press presence at the event reception and no opportunities for members of the media to hear from Clinton apart from her speech and a moderated question-and-answer segment immediately afterward.
"The reception prior to the speech will be closed to the news-media," the contract said. "The Sponsor will work with Agency to coordinate the organization and setup for the news-media during the speech and moderated Q&A portion of the event. There will be no other media opportunities or availabilities (i.e., press conferences, statements, etc.)."

Furthermore, the university was required to seek approval from Clinton's speaking agency before inviting any members of the media as guests.

"Should the sponsor seek to invite any members of the media as guests, the Sponsor shall provide the Agency with such guests' affiliation with the Sponsor and receive the Agency's agreement in advance of such invitations," the contract continued.

Clinton's contract also prohibited any recording of her comments whatsoever.

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