Is this fake news?

@TheHorse (70758)
Pleasant Hill, California
January 12, 2018 7:19pm CST
A "conservative" friend" just sent me (and some others) an article about an Attorney General candidate being robbed at gunpoint in Chicago. The Source is "Fox News" and I have no idea whether this is real or a joke. Has anyone closer to Chicago heard about this? I grew up in Chicago, and know it can be a rough town. But this sounds silly to me.
A Democratic candidate running for Illinois attorney general was robbed at gunpoint Thursday during a campaign photoshoot in Chicago.
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@FourWalls (14635)
• United States
13 Jan
It's really real, not really fake.
Illinois Attorney General candidate Aaron Goldstein and a camera crew were robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon while filming in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
Yikes. Why is there no description of the perps? To be honest, I don't even know this neighborhood.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Jan
@TheHorse - If abc reported it, it is probably true. That is pretty awful and scary!
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
@DeborahDiane I guess it's one of those "only in Chicago" stories. Trump supporters? White Supremacists? Or just opportunists? I have no idea. I think the guy is a Democrat.
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@andriaperry (56116)
• United States
13 Jan
Nope did not hear about this one.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
Maybe it's a joke. The "Iowa Hawk" does good "conservative" humor, and "The Onion" does good "liberal" humor.
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@LeaPea2417 (21545)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Jan
I am not sure as I have not read anything about it.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
Apparently it really happened.
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@LeaPea2417 (21545)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Jan
@TheHorse That is scary.
@yanzalong (10175)
• Indonesia
13 Jan
It might be. We also have similar "hoax" news spread by individuals via WA or social media. But if it is issued by reliable source, I am sure reporters are not brave enough to pull the wool over the eyes of the public.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
This seems too silly to be true. I assume the media was there, etc. etc.
@yugocean (8766)
• India
13 Jan
I am not from Chicago, yet I checked that Chicago Tribune reported it before Fox.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
Yeppers, I coulda done the same. Thanks for checking. I had to rush off to work. I didn't hear about it on the radio on the way in.
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@yugocean (8766)
• India
14 Jan
@TheHorse Yeah But I still doubt if the candidate is lying for sympathy or somethibg or he was really victim.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan
@yugocean Nah, it really happened. I wonder why no description of the perps was given. It's a neighborhood with a lot of immigrants. I didn't now that until I researched it after the fact.
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@LadyDuck (170233)
• Switzerland
13 Jan
I think it's real because I have read the news in several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
Yes, I've pretty much confirmed it's true. It seems so absurd.
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@LadyDuck (170233)
• Switzerland
13 Jan
@TheHorse As you know I am Italian, it does not seems absurd to me.
@bagarad (12618)
• Paso Robles, California
13 Jan
Others say it's true, and it doesn't surprise me. I did not personally hear this on Fox News today, but I didn't get in on the beginning of my favorite news reporter today. The story does not surprise me, though.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
Wouldn't there have been quite a few people there? I'm confused about how such a thing can happen.
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@bagarad (12618)
• Paso Robles, California
14 Jan
@TheHorse If we lived in Chicago we'd probably find out.
@DeborahDiane (22969)
• Laguna Woods, California
13 Jan
@TheHorse - Sadly, it has become almost impossible to know what is fake and what is real. If it isn't mentioned on Snopes, my litmus test for fake news is to see if it is mentioned on both a conservative and a liberal news source ... like Fox and NBC. Then, I assume it is likely to be true, even if they interpret the events differently. Sometimes, it is mind boggling to see how the facts can be twisted to suit a political agenda. It's pretty depressing, actually, that some people justify things, such as the words of our President, because of their political affiliation, not because of what is best for the people who live in our country.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
That's my strategy too. Yes, FOX and NBC will frame things differently, but at least we'll know it really happened. As for our current "President," that's an incredibe situation.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Jan
@TheHorse - I agree that the situation with our President is incredible. I have never known anyone who lied so frequently, and yet millions of people overlooked it. It brings the story, "The Emperor Wore No Clothes," to life!
@nanette64 (17825)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Jan
Well you would think if there were cameras all over the place that someone would have gotten a shot of the 3 crooks wouldn't you @TheHorse ?
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
Not if they stole all the cameras. Heh. But some must have mental images of what they looked or sounded like. I read that the neighborhood that it happened in is a true melting pot. Lots of Koreans and other immigrants there.
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
13 Jan
That's real news.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
Apparently so.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
I've read that it is real. That is pretty shocking.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
Very strange.
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@snowy22315 (50906)
• United States
13 Jan
I have no idea about this.
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@TheHorse (70758)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jan
Apparently it's not fake news.
@lovebuglena (6844)
• Staten Island, New York
13 Jan
I'd think that something posted on the Fox News website would not be fake. But these days who knows.