Interactions with Elaine Hammer of the Rhino Times, thier rate card, and a John Hammer Linkfest

"Hello George,

Well, congratulations on the article about you in the News & Record. It looks like you've got a good chance to make it through the primary.

As I'm sure you heard, the Rhino Times is back. Our first issue is coming out Oct. 3, just before the primary. Since the key to winning is name recognition among the A-voters of Greensboro – and that would be the Rhino readers – I would encourage you to advertise in that Oct. 3 issue.

...for just $260 you could get your name out to the people who actually care about politics and vote.

And for that $260 you would get an 1/8 page ad (I'll throw in color for free), and we'd design the ad for you (per your instructions) at no cost.

I've attached a rate card and would be glad to talk to you about what you'd like your ad to look like.

Feel free to call me...

Best regards,"

Elaine Hammer
from: George Hartzman to: Elaine Hammer date: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 8:30 PM
subject: Re: Rhino Times

Am I going to be interviewed before your first publication?
from: Elaine Hammer to: George Hartzman date: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Hello George,

John is not interviewing mayoral candidates.

Best regards,


On taking a $1,000 contribution in 2009


The Rhino's John Hammer refuses to report on Downtown Greensboro's noise ordinance for the fourth straight week


George Hartzman's 2009 City Council campaign gave John Hammer's Rhino Times $1,455, or 29% of the total spent


If The Rhinoceros Times received $26,030 in political advertising in 2007, how much could Hammer not make if Pay to Play Ethics Rules are passed?


On the Rhino and journalism ethics: publishers, reporters and those who endorse political candidates "giving" complimentary anything


It appears as though the Rhino Times' John Hammer is Financially Illiterate


I believe the Rhino Times' John Hammer doesn't give a rat's ass about anything that doesn't have to do with the best interests of John Hammer



Billy Jones said...

I guess they'll also not want to talk about their inflated circulation figures.

JP said...

Okay bros, we need a different animal rolling off the presses. Hartzman would already have had a full interview and ad - free...so it goes, not to be yet. Hopefully in time to help.