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Media Must Pay to Cover Bush Party

Reporters looking to cover the president's election night party have to pay $300, according to The Washington Post's Reliable Source column. The fee gets them a 3- by 2-foot work space and a padded seat, but it doesn't get them inside the party—instead, they will be housed in a tent nearby, where they can watch the proceedings on television. Small groups of media will be escorted into the atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building to look around, but they won't be allowed to talk to guests. "Wanna eat? That's $200 extra," Richard Leiby writes. "Want a phone line or Internet hookup? Fork over separately to Verizon."
Posted 11.02.04