I have seen it over the years first hand, and it's a sad sight to see, the distinguished members of the press, turn into 'World War Z' when it comes to 'Media Credentials'. No hurdle is too high to jump, no ass is to ugly to kiss, people will always line up for something free. I have never cared about a credential in my life, and never will. Most of these guys harass the innocent media reps, begging for a credential, writing crappy rushed articles, having no insight or providing any information worth reading.
If you ask me the promotional companies are not getting their money worth, they should demand better from those who claim this is a sport they love. If i was you I would slap that free sandwich out there fat mouths and say go write something about the event j******, and not about what you're eating. How many times have you seen an event an when you read the article about it, they only talk about the main event, why because they was somewhere scratcing their butts instead of doing their jobs.