Update: Illegal to take pic in Gboro city park

Apparently John Hammer’s Rhino column on the arrest of an elderly couple for taking a picture in a Greensboro city park was satire, although the ordinance itself is real.

The latest online version of Hammer’s column adds the disclaimer “A Greensboro Fairy Tale.” The online version I read earlier did not have that disclaimer, nor does the version in the print edition. And for based on the comments beneath the column, apparently I was not the only one who didn’t get the joke.

Chalk it up to a world where the line between truth and fiction is blurred pretty much on a daily basis.

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

Reader Comments

  • richie

    Dear Mr. Oldschool, you missed the memo from the early 2000s, “Don’t let the truth get in the way of a story.”

    This applies to most things that are propped-up as pertinent.