Why Were Reporters Told Not To Report Obama’s Speech?

It is hard to imagine that there would be an Obama speech, and the contents of that speech would be barred from media reporting. That is exactly what is going to happen at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The former President is appearing in a panel there and everything about the panel is definitely sports oriented.

After the panel appearance, things get a lot fuzzier. What is the former President going to talk about? Why is it that reporting his comments is not allowed? Will the President’s remarks never be revealed? In this age of leaks, will this be one of those things that never get leaked? If it was top secret you could read it tomorrow.

As Written and Reported By Thomas Phippen for the Daily Caller:

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Former President Barack Obama’s speech Friday is intended to be a secret affair, with organizers threatening to remove anyone who tweets or reports on his comments.

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Obama was scheduled to address Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference attendees Friday afternoon to discuss his future plans and reflect on his presidency, but media has been barred from reporting on his remarks.

“Following the panel, the sharing or reporting of its contents on public platforms (including social media) will not be permitted,” the conference organizers typed in correspondence to media, according to The Boston Globe. “Those who fail to adhere to this policy will be subject to removal from the conference and denied tickets to future SSAC conferences.”

An event spokesperson clarified “sharing or reporting of its contents” is forbidden when The Globe inquired further. “This policy applies to all attendees, credentialed media included,” the email availed.

The SSAC is an annual conference geared toward sports-industry professionals. Other speakers include former….


Reporters Told Not To Report Obama Speech | The Daily Caller

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