Politico’s Sarah Abruzzese reports on the Senate Press Galleries limited press credentials for Obama’s inauguration:
Inaugural planners say some journalists may have to sit on the sidelines on the big day.
Inaugural planners warned the public Monday to be prepared for massive crowds, long delays and the closure of bridges and Metro stations on Jan. 20. There’s a warning for the press, too: Those credentials you requested might not be available.
While every day seems to bring another report of media layoffs and buyouts, the Senate press galleries say they’ve received an unprecedented number of requests from journalists seeking to cover Barack Obama’s inauguration.
The galleries plan to start saying no this week to those who don’t qualify for credentials.
“We’re going to have to be very stingy this year,” said Mark Abraham, the deputy director of the Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery.
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