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The Baseball-Stealing Guy at the Cubs Game Was Fake News

If you’ve been online or watched TV the last 36 hours, chances are that you’ve run across the video of an adult fan grabbing a ball intended for a kid at a Cubs game. Condemnation was universal — and also wholly off-the-mark because it missed the context.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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Politics & Policy

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World

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