Journos, Citizens Get Inaugural Warning
'Crush-level' crowds expected for historic event
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 30, 2008 11:00 AM CST
The 40-by-40 foot map used to plan the movements for military units involved in the presidential Inauguration is on display in Washington.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – Despite an ailing industry, journalists have requested a record number inaugural press credentials, and many will be denied, Politico reports. “We’re going to have to be very stingy this year,” said one press gallery director. As for the millions expected to turn out for Inauguration Day, stay home, say organizers, unless "crush-level" crowds, massive delays, and 6 hours of standing sounds appealing.