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Hillary Clinton Bans Press From San Francisco Events, Making Habit Of Blocking Media

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Press looking to cover Hillary Clinton’s two appearances in San Francisco this week are out of luck -- the potential 2016 presidential nominee has barred the media from officially covering the events, a move that is unlikely to fly in the country’s most liberal major city and social media hub.

The Huffington Post received the following reply to requests for coverage of both her speech at the National Association of Realtors conference this week and from her Clinton Foundation “Millennial Network” fundraiser event this weekend.

Thank you for reaching out to the Clinton Foundation and for your interest in covering the Millennial Network fundraiser at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom this Saturday. Unfortunately, it is a closed press event.

Ouch.

An expected 22,000 people will attend the realtors conference.

This isn’t the first time Clinton has attempted to keep her appearances under wraps. Last month she closed the media out of a speech in Atlanta before the National Association of Convenience and Fuel Retailing, and the month before that, some smartphones were confiscated from attendees at the American Society of Travel Agents’ conference in Miami.

The media block is unexpected in one of the country’s most left-leaning cities, where it’s hard to imagine media reports ripping apart the front-runner for the 2016 democratic presidential nominee. This is also the same city where she promised at August's American Bar Association convention to explore the nation's key issues in a series of conversations around the country.

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