WASHINGTON (CNN) – Reporters won't be allowed to cover Sarah Palin's convocation speech at the College of the Ozarks in Missouri on December 2, according to the school.
Elizabeth Andrews, the college's communications director, called the decision "mutual."
"This was per the agreement that the College of the Ozarks had when had when we booked governor Palin for the convocation," she told CNN. "This didn't come from our end or theirs. It was a mutual consent kind of thing."
Andrews said the agreement is not unusual for the school, a Christian college in southern Missouri. She said past events with prominent speakers have also been closed to the press.
"This isn't the first time this has happened," she explained.
Free tickets were distributed when the appearance was first announced in November, but were quickly snatched up. Before the speech, Palin will be signing copies of "Going Rogue" in Springfield, Missouri, about an hour away from the college.
Great – keep giving the airhead free advertisement and she will continue to keep you guys out of her hateful speeches.
Media – this could be a good trend! Stop reporting on her. Go completely dark and watch her struggle for your attention! At least we the public who can care less about her won't have to constantly hear about her again until something real happens.
We cant stop laughing,thank you Sarah,eat day you bring fresh stupid humor.hahaha
Wow! Another opportunity to slam Levi Johnston and blame everyone else for the problems she caused herself. No wonder the media isn't allowed. And some people actually want her to run for President?!?
Someone asked a person who took 6 years and five colleges to get a degree to speak at a convocation? What's she going to say? Don't worry about a real education, you can get by on your looks and a few winks in the right place? Sheesh.
Well duh. Sarah Palin, professional victim and habitual liar, wouldn't have it any other way.
Good. One thing I can actually agree with her on. Wish the press would stop covering every move she makes. She doesn't represent anything that helps. Why spend soooooo much time covering her. Has been! She is a perfect candidate for "where are they now".
She has already told us everything she knows.
CNN why is this so important does Palin report on a daily basis multiple times. I did not buy her whiny book and I am disgusted with this woman and her ego problems; pure narcissistic. The way she is reported on a person would think she is already on the trail and if that happens I want to see how CNN reports.
Media is only suppose to cover "news worthy" events, right? So whats the big deal, nothing that has comes from Sara Palins mouth has ever been considered news worthy.
that's so she spout her flat earth, creationist drivel and not be called on it
tons of dough in her pocket and free of the Governor's office, she's ready to enjoy herself as she takes down the Pelosi-Reed gang.....
Sarah Palin/Liz Cheney 2012'
Obama is ONE and DONE. Let's start the chant.
Talk about a media blitz,the bed wetters will be drooling at the mouth,no media,and a speech from Sarah Palin. Since they will have no one to spread inuendos and lies about they may decide to report the truth.That would be refreshing for a change would it not?
Well, if you saw Oprah yesterday and, quite possibly if you see her w/Barbara Walters this eve, you can see why you would not want media around:
What does "uncaught" mean?
Is "foundational" a word? I guess you can push this to work, but ...
These are terms she used during the Oprah interview. There were more, but I couldn't remember all of them!
Well, sure. After she was demonstrated to have been spreading hateful lies to a pro-life gathering who was all too willing to believe her, she just doesn't want to get caught lying again. She does much better in controlled environments where's she's not held accountable.
Is media going to be allowed when Obama talks to Jeremiah Wright or Bill Ayers?
She THRASHES the media – then she USES the media for her own good and benefit – then she THRASHES the media – then she USES the media for her advantage!!!!!
The MEDIA should STOP catering to her because there are sooooo many other INTERESTED FEMALES that actually uses their BRAINS!!! Palin is getting a FREE RIDE!!
Even when she EXCLUDES the media, she's STILL in the MEDIA???? So who do you blame – the MEDIA!!!!
Considering quality of education provided by this college Palin will feel right at home there.
She is not in politics anymore. Why is CNN still treating her like she is. Please move this to either the Opinion or Entertainment column.
So? This is a privately owned school...the press does not have carte blanche to go wherever and when ever they want....
What's next.....no questions for her highness? This broad is unbelievable.
She will no doubt say goofy things that are out-of-the-mainstream.
She's probably not going to say anything she hasn't said dozens of times before. And even if she did, so what?
I find it stupefying that this woman who goes around tellign us how precious our freedoms are and how they are being eroded by this administration makes it a habit of barring the FREE PRESS from her numerous public appearances. And no one finds that at all odd. Hmm.
*snort* She can't take it. "No press! No questions!"
Then it'll be "whine whine whine! Nobody's paying attention to me!"