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Obama Threatens News Networks: Don't Follow Fox News....Or Else
Sunday, October 18, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 10/18/2009 9:24:28 AM PDT by kristinn

Mafioso, Goon Squad, Communist, Nazi, Jihadi, Democrat politics as usual--whatever you want to call the thuggish tactics of the Obama administration, the very public threats they are making to the news media to not follow the lead of Fox News in questioning Obama's policies and personnel is a direct threat to the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment.

This morning on the Sunday talk shows, speaking on behalf of President Barack Obama, senior Obama advisers David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel carried on the war initiated by White House communictions director Anita Dunn last week on CNN.

Axelrod appeared on ABC News' This Week, telling George Stephanopoulos:

"A lot of their news programming, it's really not news, it's pushing a point of view. And the bigger thing is that other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way, and we’re not going to treat them that way."

Chief of Staff Emanuel told John King on CNN's State of the Union that the president himself does not view Fox as a legitimate news network:

...The way the President looks at it, we look at it, it's not a news organization so much as it has a perspective. And that's a different take. And more importantly, is not have the CNNs and the others in the world basically be led and following Fox, as if that, what they’re trying to do is a legitimate news organization..."

Emanuel then went on to deny that the White House is focused on Fox to the detriment of other issues facing Obama:

"I mean the concentration of the White House isn’t about what Fox is doing. It’s a concentration about what does it take to make sure the economy’s moving, creating jobs, helping the economy grow, making sure that we responsibly withdraw from Iraq, making sure the decisions we make on Afghanistan..."

But to accomplish his goals, Obama and his Chicago goons have decided they need to clear the field, in this case Fox News, like they have done throughout their ascendency to power.

Once again, Obama froze out Fox News' Sunday program today with Emanuel appearing on CBS' Face the Nation and CNN, Axelrod on ABC and close aide Valerie Jarrett fielding softballs from David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press. Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe appeared on Fox, saying he was briefed by the White House beforehand.

The message is clear: Obey Obama or lose access, get attacked and be culled from the herd. Unspoken, but well understood, is that the Obama administration has the regulatory and investigatory power to destroy those in the news media who get in their way.


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1 posted on 10/18/2009 9:24:28 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Thanks for the report Kristinn.


2 posted on 10/18/2009 9:26:28 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: kristinn
We have the most immature Admin in our history. What an embarrassment to them!!
3 posted on 10/18/2009 9:26:37 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: kristinn

I don’t see how this era ends without a struggle....he keeps pushing the pushback is going to get very ugly...I wonder if we are truly ready for what it’s going to take.


4 posted on 10/18/2009 9:26:53 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: kristinn

The MSM have no problem praising Obama if they consider Obama their puppet. However, if they think that Obama thinks they are his puppets, it may turn around on him.


5 posted on 10/18/2009 9:27:57 AM PDT by ColdWater
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To: kristinn

Well Fox News is a legitimate news organization which is not even debatable ... unlike the subject of whether Obama is a legitimate President.


6 posted on 10/18/2009 9:30:17 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: originalbuckeye

Or as Chris Wallace said - the biggest bunch of cry babies he’s seen in over 30 years of journalism....


7 posted on 10/18/2009 9:30:30 AM PDT by BamaDi (I'm glad that I'm free, though I wish I was a dog and Obama was a tree!)
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To: kristinn

Only the left is watching those propaganda outlets. The whitehouse minions and the propaganda outlets, it’s a circle jerk.

Pardon my language but we can’t let them distract us from their attempts to impose obamacare and cap and tax. They are hitting us on all sides and we need to stay focused. If Fox were to cave, then we have a problem.


8 posted on 10/18/2009 9:30:48 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: kristinn

Now kids, play nice!!!! Axelrod...you have to go to the timeout spot in the corner. After 1 minute per year of age. You must apologize or start your time out all over.(British accent for emphasis)
Fox should hire an O look alike and have a mock interview.


10 posted on 10/18/2009 9:31:29 AM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: kristinn

Fascism of the left.


11 posted on 10/18/2009 9:32:00 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: oldskuulconserv

See the last paragraph.


12 posted on 10/18/2009 9:32:49 AM PDT by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: kristinn

They are obsessed. So Fox is having an impact. Quite interesting.


13 posted on 10/18/2009 9:32:59 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ColdWater

I don’t know. Obama started treating ALL of the Washington Press Corps with contempt the moment he got into the White House, and in return they have been licking his toes.

He treats them like dogs, and then snaps his fingers when he wants them for another photo op or prime time speech.

You’d think they’d resent it, but they don’t seem to have any pride left. As for honor, that’s a word they simply don’t understand.


14 posted on 10/18/2009 9:33:37 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kristinn

BHO makes more effort to placate Chavez, Ahmadinejad, the Castro Twins, etc. etc

Who is the Enemy?


15 posted on 10/18/2009 9:33:44 AM PDT by CheneyChick (01/20/2013)
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To: kristinn

ya know, a long time ago the the most trusted and watched news reporter was George Putnam, when politicians refused to go on his show, he would put an empty chair with the persons name on it and Have The Interview anyway. It was classic and funny, FOX needs to the same thing, but EVERYDAY, ask a question and play back a funny sound bite from said coward.


16 posted on 10/18/2009 9:33:49 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: oldskuulconserv
FNC: #1 on Zero's enemies list.

nixon/obama

17 posted on 10/18/2009 9:34:18 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (ObaMugabe is turning this country into another Zimbabwe as fast as he can with ACORN's help.)
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To: snippy_about_it

It is time for the WH to STFU. Yes, the blowback for this fascist regime is going to be awesome. Stand back in awe, you condescending morons.


18 posted on 10/18/2009 9:34:19 AM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, telling it straight since AD 33)
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To: kristinn
This morning on the Sunday talk shows, speaking on behalf of President Barack Obama, senior Obama advisers David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel carried on the war initiated by White House communictions director Anita Dunn...

This is the same woman who told a gathering of high school students that one of her favorite philosophers is MAO ZEDONG while she lauded his "taking over China."

That our executive branch and fringe media has this repulsive wench as a point person speaks volumes.

19 posted on 10/18/2009 9:35:21 AM PDT by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: kristinn
Chief of Staff Emanuel told John King on CNN's State of the Union that the president himself does not view Fox as a legitimate news network:

That's okay, Ballerina Rahm.

Fox News, nor does almost half the country view Obama as a legitimate President....

20 posted on 10/18/2009 9:35:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Cicero

I want to see Helen Thomas go off on Gibbs again.


21 posted on 10/18/2009 9:35:35 AM PDT by CheneyChick (01/20/2013)
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To: originalbuckeye

“We have the most immature Admin in our history. What an embarrassment to them!!”

Immature? So, they are simply innocent Americans who happen to be behaving immature? That is ridiculous, we are dealing with evil fascists who will stop at nothing to garner more power over us. They are systematically vilifying conservatives just as the Nazi’s did prior to killing the jews. These are not Americans, they are the antithesis of America.


22 posted on 10/18/2009 9:38:43 AM PDT by Wpin (I do not regret my admiration for W)
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To: greyfoxx39

Keep it up zero - keep trampling on our First Amendment rights and freedom of the press and you’re going to go down just like Nixon.


23 posted on 10/18/2009 9:39:41 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: kristinn
I hope FNC is preparing to widen their bandwidth and update their advertising minute price chart.

The Obama team is handing them a gift.

24 posted on 10/18/2009 9:40:04 AM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: kristinn
If FNC wants to be a contributing participant in our national conversation then they might want to keep in mind that a little decorum goes a long way.

25 posted on 10/18/2009 9:41:05 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: oldskuulconserv
My question is: or else what?

'The 0ne' can make things tough for any news outlet. Deny access like he's doing to Fox, maybe get back at them "legislatively", or have the diversity czar yank some licenses. Maybe these tactics won't stand up to court scrutiny, but what private entity has the resources to stand up to the fed in a court battle. Much easier to fold and cut your losses.

Fox by getting out in front of all this kind of protected themselves. Assuming the Bamster tries any intimidation on them, someone like Beck or Hannity can expose it and be taken seriously. The drive-byes by carrying water for this administration look like a pack of fools if they start complaining at this late date. Just my take.

26 posted on 10/18/2009 9:42:58 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: AmericaUnite
The message is clear: Obey Obama or lose access, get attacked and be culled from the herd.

What's wrong with that? It is the 'herd' that leaves out truth and fact. This is what the Communists in the Obama administration want.....Obama's way or the highway....all presidents are criticized, few as badly as Bush....however, Mr. Obama is a fraud in all things American so Mr's. Axelrod and Emanuel could stop "white coat" lies for starters...Obama comes off looking like, like, well the jerk he is.

27 posted on 10/18/2009 9:44:09 AM PDT by yoe
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To: CheneyChick
Who is the Enemy?

I am.

"I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every from of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 10/18/2009 9:44:09 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: kristinn

I simply don’t get what the press is getting out of all their BO adulation. Yes, I believe that some of them were truly die-hard libs but I figured most of them were creatures of opportunity. What does licking BO’s toes get them? The Dem Congress is at less than a 20% approval and BO’s approval is on a downward spiral. And it’s not like they’er getting invited to all the cool parties and told how wonderful they are. BO and the WH look upon them with contempt and disdain. They’re told to sit down and only speak what they’re told when they’re told to. Surely some of these so-called journalists chafe at that? Surely some of them thought being a journalist meant questioning bs? I could see them selling their souls if their ratings were going up but ratings are in the toilet. Even my sister, who thought Brian Williams was the son of her personal savior, Tom Brokaw, has had her eyes opened in the last few months. Why is practically all the media still trying to do BO’s bidding? I just don’t get it.....


29 posted on 10/18/2009 9:45:40 AM PDT by Bookbuck
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To: kristinn

Well at least we know there’s one battle that this administration is serious about waging. Afghanistan? Iraq? Haha, mere trifles that can wait. FoxNews is the real danger.


30 posted on 10/18/2009 9:45:52 AM PDT by Humbug (hmm mmm mmmm)
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To: firebasecody

firebasecody says:
“It is time for the WH to STFU. Yes, the blowback for this fascist regime is going to be awesome. Stand back in awe, you condescending morons.”

The STFU heard ‘round the world


31 posted on 10/18/2009 9:50:45 AM PDT by Pajama Blogger (Pajama Power)
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To: Wpin

I think it is a duality. They are as evil and malevolent as you say they are, and then they undertake these vile acts and destruction of our country as if they were high school children or much younger who need to be ‘liked’ and need to be ‘big man on campus’. They form cliques and ostracize others just like pre-adolescents. They have the behavior of children who have not matured enough to consider others or that others may not automatically have the same points of view. They call people names (this is the younger side of them) and they are spoiled brats whom no one wants to play with unless it is to garner favor and power to become a member of the bullying clique. Ah yes, that is their dominate behavior - cowardly bullies. When reading of fascist takeovers in other countries - it always seemed to have been orchestrated by evil people who were smarter, more devious of course, but with FAR MORE POISE. By that I mean, they could at least fake statemenlike behavior, they could seem respectable, for a time.
Now I don’t want to loose my country to ANYONE, but I never thought people who are so petty, silly, awkward, and yes...immature...COULD represent the threat they do. I shake my head just writing this - I never imagined that we had to ‘watch out for clowns’ who will stumble into office, bumble through conferences, prat fall on the national stage etc When the election approached - I never believed people would nominate or elect BOZO THE CLOWN. I expected a man THAT evil to be more like THE JOKER in Batman. That’s the duality - one moment I am open mouthed at their childish behavior and the next - I recoil in horror.


32 posted on 10/18/2009 9:52:14 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: kristinn
The Obamaites are begging for conflict that could go well beyond the sophomoric rantings they now engage in.

The question is not are we ready. The question is are they?

33 posted on 10/18/2009 9:56:52 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Thumper1960

The country is coming to a crossroad.


34 posted on 10/18/2009 9:58:56 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: kristinn

Actually, I think this can help Fox. They are the only major news org that the administration has singled out for their hatred and ostracism. That must mean Fox is doing something really important that the public ought to take notice of. Besides, what good does it do to have Obama’s admin people on, anyway? They just spin their standard lies and refuse to answer pointed questions. Better to keep pounding on them and report that they once again refused to appear on Fox. What is the little ballerina afraid of?


35 posted on 10/18/2009 10:01:23 AM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: rightwingextremist1776
I don’t see how this era ends without a struggle....he keeps pushing the pushback is going to get very ugly...I wonder if we are truly ready for what it’s going to take.

The Vetting of Barack Obama was not allowed...by the Media and then by the maniacal Obama Cult that stopped all discussion. The total evisceration of Sarah Palin took center stage with the Obama Cult leading the charge. Once elected, no one is allowed to question his policy's nor 'the beyond questionable' people Obama has gathered around him.

Obama doesn't like America nor the United States Constitution. Obama has been at war with people like his mother his whole life. Obama may be so paranoid as to be a threat to himself..........

IF YOU ARE NOT WATCHING ANY FOX NEWS YOU ARE NOT GETTING TRUTH/FACT/OR NEWS!

36 posted on 10/18/2009 10:02:04 AM PDT by yoe
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To: kristinn

As usual, whatever they accuse someone of, they are actually doing themselves..


37 posted on 10/18/2009 10:02:46 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: kristinn

Well all he’s doing is increasing viewer curiousity in Fox and raising the ratings!


38 posted on 10/18/2009 10:03:08 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: originalbuckeye

Nothing immature about it. Nothing stupid about it. This is a calculated move, ala Venezuela and other countries before them. In order to complete the coup, the conservative voices must be silenced. Only one point of view is permitted, and that is Obama’s.


39 posted on 10/18/2009 10:03:38 AM PDT by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: kristinn

Let’s see the cowards in the WH put their money where their mouth is and revoke FoxNews’ WH press credentials then. After all, they’re not a news organization, right?

What wimps they are.


40 posted on 10/18/2009 10:09:09 AM PDT by RabidBartender (I will work harder, Napoleon is always right.)
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To: kristinn
"I mean the concentration of the White House isn’t about what Fox is doing.

...... EXCEPT ITS ALL THEY TALK ABOUT.

41 posted on 10/18/2009 10:11:08 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Bookbuck

They simply don’t know what else to do. Sure, clinton gave them almost daily cocktail parties on the White House lawn, with choice ord’oeuvres and Hollywood starlets. Obama gives them nothing. He simply snaps his fingers when he wants them, and they come running.

But what else are they to do? Admit that they were wrong? Admit that Communists aren’t all that nice after all? Admit that Bush and Cheney were right?

Never. Not till the Muslim nukes start going off in our cities and their colleagues are hauled off to the re-education camps. And maybe not even then.

Liberalism is a religion. They’ve been brainwashed since kindergarten. So admitting they were wrong is a very big deal.

Why is Obama doing this to them? Surely it can’t be that he is a Communist, Muslim, American-hating, power-drunk, malignant narcissist who loves no one but himself? Surely these odd behavioral quirks will straighten out sometime soon.


42 posted on 10/18/2009 10:12:19 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kristinn
These fools are at it again shooting themselves in the foot along with their commie networks...Let them keep it up and keep away from FOX we don't need the stress of listening to the filthy morons..Take you liberal goons with you also the ones that go on FOX ands spew praise for the Muslim comnmie president that is camping out in out white house..As if they did not have the right to say what ever they want to say On FOX..That right is taken away when any conservative goes on any show..on the commie newtworks since the so called host screams over anyone that does not agree with them..
43 posted on 10/18/2009 10:13:10 AM PDT by PLD
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To: jersey117

Somebody needs to take out his old “girlfriend,” and get her drunk and talkin’! Where is she stashed? The Bahama’s?


44 posted on 10/18/2009 10:14:50 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: CheneyChick

I really don’t now how any of them can stand Gibbs.

But Helen Thomas is the Senior Correspondent. She is Number One, and don’t you forget it!


45 posted on 10/18/2009 10:14:57 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kristinn

“You can take the thugs out of the neighborhood, but you can’t take the neighborhood out of the thugs.”

I saw this quote on another thread about the UConn football player who was killed. Thought it applied here as well.


46 posted on 10/18/2009 10:15:41 AM PDT by Polyxene (America held hostage for the next 4 years by a RAT thug from Chicago - www.obamaclock.org)
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To: kristinn
Kristinn, I have a serious question.

Since Jan 2009, I remember them coordinating a concentrated attack on Rush Limbaugh.

It got them nowhere. Rush is still on, and as opinionated as ever.

So here's a room full of grown men who get together at the White House, see how well that worked against Rush, and decide: "Hey! I know! Let's change targets! THEN IT WILL WORK!!!".......

...... are these guys rank amateurs???

47 posted on 10/18/2009 10:15:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: kristinn
Chief of Staff Emanuel told John King on CNN's State of the Union that the president himself does not view Fox as a legitimate news network:

I don't view Obomba as a legitimate president.

48 posted on 10/18/2009 10:15:47 AM PDT by KingNo155
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To: kristinn

The other shoe in all of this is the apparently unanimous opinion in the Obama administration—including, most alarmingly, his USSC appointee Sotomayor—that “corporations don’t have First Amendment rights.”.

This is a terrifying point of view because if it becomes accepted legal precedent you know very well that the federal government will find a way to define all speech it doesn’t like as “corporate,” and the First Amendment will be effectively abrogated.


49 posted on 10/18/2009 10:17:32 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: ransomnote

>>Now I don’t want to loose my country to anyone<<

Little tip: “loose” rhymes with “goose” as in “loose as a goose” or “the goose is loose” and is also spelled with the same ending. Remember this and if you can spell “goose” you’ll be able to spell “loose” when you need it.

The other one is “lose.”


50 posted on 10/18/2009 10:17:37 AM PDT by Norseman
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