Thursday, February 11, 2016

When in doubt, buy a newspaper and buy as many local politicians as possible, by Roy Carroll and John Hammer

Think the News and Record or the Rhino Times will report that Tony Wilkins, Mike Barber, Nancy Hoffmann, Yvonne Johnson, Bellamy Small, Thessa Picket, Jamal Fox, Sharon Hightower, Nancy Vaughan and Justin Outling sold out to Roy Carroll?
"The Good, Bad and Ugly City Council Endorsements"

Mike Barber, Yvonne Johnson, Sharon Hightower, Jamal Fox, Justin Outling and Nancy Vaughan received Rhino endorsements

Tony Wilkins and Nancy Hoffmann got Roy Carroll's money anyway

Bellamy Small and Thessa Picket got some just in case money
And now we have at least two Rhino articles directly advocating for Roy Carroll's business interests;

Read it and weep for our community; "Weekly Hammer: Feb. 4, Business-Unfriendly Staff Needs Attitude Adjustment" by John "Roy's Boy" Hammer

An act of Cowardice by John Hammer for Roy Carroll: "Breaking The Government Monopoly On Inspections"
And Greensboro's taxpayers are being forced to subsidize the Rhino's circulation and bogus advertisement numbers;

The City of Greensboro blowing off a legitimate taxpayer inquiry concerning the Rhino Times circulation numbers and links

Democracy and a free press no longer exists in Greensboro, North Carolina

Roy Carroll's Lobbyist funding buried in the Consent agenda of Greensboro's City Council Meeting; 12/16/2014

Has anyone seen the Rhino Times' circulation audit? About 16% of the Rhino's ads are taxpayer funded.

Roy Carroll's Rhino Times questionable circulation subsidized by Greensboro's taxpayers

How can the Rhino claim to have 70,000 weekly readers if Roy is only distributing about 17,500 issues per week, many of which don't get read?

City of Greensboro Rhino Times Circulation Audit Information Request

Rhino Times Greensboro Coliseum Advertising

Rhino Times; N.C. Gen. Stat § 75-1.1: Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices Under North Carolina Law

Hartzman's prepared statement on John Hammer, Roy Carroll and the Rhino Times, from last night's City Council meeting