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    Reporters Muzzled for Ronan Farrow

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17:  Ronan Farrow attends the Esquire 80th anniversary and Esquire Network launch celebration at Highline Stages on September 17, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Esquire)

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    Ronan Farrow, the son of actress Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra, is set to receive the Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Journalism from the Princeton Club despite his MSNBC show being three days old. And in a demonstration of that dedication to journalism, reporters going to the event have been ordered to sign agreements that prevent them from asking Farrow personal questions—i.e. about the allegations that Woody Allen molested Farrow's sister Dylan. The conditions state, “All press are required to stay strictly on message. Any press who ask guests or Mr. Farrow about off-message topics will be immediately escorted out of the event.” A spokesperson for Farrow said he and his team did not request any restrictions on reporters' questions.

    Read it at the New York Post