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Gumshoe media: Obama's gum chew is a topic of fascination almost on par with FLOTUS' dress


Both the Washington Post and the New York Times have weighty pieces on the designer dress worn by Michelle Obama at last night's inaugural balls. That's in addition to all the air time the dress received from the news networks and cable channels.

But did you hear about Obama's gum chewing?

ABC News reports:

Caught by cameras for all to see, Obama furiously chewed as he waved to the floats and marching bands passing by, chatted with his family and danced along with the music. ...

It’s unknown whether the president was chewing the nicotine replacement Monday or just regular old gum but, either way, it sparked a fury of comment online.

And these popped up just after Obama was seen chewing gum:

"Did President Obama Chew Nicorette Gum During 2013 Inauguration Events?"-- International Business Times

"The inaugural do-over: chomping gum, savoring view"-- Associated Press

"Obama's furious gum chewing at Inauguration 2013"-- Politico

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