Wally World chutzpah
Of all the unmitigated gall (or, more evidence that Wal-Mart thinks it rules the world).
From the Hagerstown (Md.) Herald-Mail (pointer courtesy Romenesko):
- Newspaper employee and freelance photog sees naked guy running toward Wal-Mart at mall
- Takes pictures
- Man identifying himself as Wal-Mart security guard demands camera.
But there's even more folks!
Check out this absolute balderdash when a Wally World spokeswoman was asked if a journalist, hypothetically, of course, could take pictures of a fire at a W-M:
Pardon me while I ask my mother's permission, too.
Wal-Mart's policy that all photos taken on its property must be approved in advance includes breaking news coverage, company spokeswoman Christi Gallagher said.
The company requires the media - or anyone else - to get approval before taking pictures in Wal-Mart stores or on Wal-Mart property, she said.
Asked if journalists photographing unexpected news, such as a fire, need the same permission, Gallagher said they do.
After hours, a journalist should call the company's 24-hour corporate hotline before taking pictures, she said.