Press in a Frenzy Over Obama Inauguration

It's not just the public that wants tickets to Obama's swearing in.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.

It isn't just the public that's in a frenzy for tickets to attend Barack Obama's inauguration. So are the media. Whispers hears that applications to cover the January 20 event are 10 times higher than for past inaugurations. So far, 2,400 to 3,000 news organizations, reporters, and photographers are begging for seats. It's still unclear how many seats will be available on the West Front of the Capitol, but it's in the hundreds, not thousands, say insiders.