No TV reporters were injured in this “stampede.” (They got to shop early.)
The big news for the fashion crowd in Charleston today is the grand opening of an H&M store. The Post and Courier reports dozens of people waited in line for the doors to open at noon. But some Charleston TV reporter/anchors bragged on Twitter that they didn’t have to deal with the crowds; they simply used their positions to shop early.
More than an hour before the store opened, Haley Hernandez of WCBD-TV tweeted that “I already did some damage”; she assured shoppers waiting for the official opening that there was “plenty more” inventory for them.
“We bought, but got to beat the crowds!” tweeted Meaghan Wallace of WCSC-TV. “Worth it!”
The Post and Courier’s Andy Paras writes: “A few journalists who saw the tweets told me they were shocked that not only would reporters use their access to get first crack at the deals but that they would brag about it on social media.”