Using the Press Pass to Jump the Line

While hundreds of people waited outside the new H&M store on King Street in Charleston, SC local reporters were let in early to get a sneak peek.

But some used the press entry early into the store to not report, but to shop.

They were using their jobs as reporters to ‘beat the crowds.’ One of them wasn’t even on the clock at the time

How do we know? They tweeted about it.

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Hernandez also tweeted that she was off that day and was using the early entry as a shopping venue only. A local blog called her out and she replied.

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So blogs aren't news? Hmmmm? Well we'll see how many people in this industry read this blog and remember Hernandez's run across the ethical line?

But she wasn't the only one using the early entry to shop.

WCSC's Meaghan Wallace also beat the crowds to do some shopping.

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Not sure how it works in Charleston, but in the rest of the media world this not ethical and is just plain wrong. 

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Not sure how much damage you did to your wallet Haley.....but you did some real damage to your reputation as a Journalist.

But then again, we're just a blog, so what we say doesn't matter.


H/T Post and Courier