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Hillary Clinton, the meal ticket
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Hillary Clinton, the meal ticket

The Daily Beast has a look at the workHillary Clinton's team put into having both CNN and NBC cancel their planned productions based on the former state secretary's life:

“It goes without saying that they have a lot of clout,” said [a] former Clinton official, “and they have a lot of people who will protect whatever they see as being in their interests. Hillary Clinton might very well run for president and a lot of people want to, if not curry favor, then protect their franchise.” ...

Team Clinton was acting out of legitimate political necessity. “What should they do? It seems like a good idea to me,” said the former official.

It was announced on Monday that the Clinton specials were canceled. NBC didn't specify the reason but Charles Ferguson, the filmmaker commissioned to produce CNN's, wrote in an op-ed for the Huffington Post that the project faced excessive questioning from Clinton officials and that he was unable to find hardly anyone, Republican or Democrat, to participate in the film.


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