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Has FOX News 'Jumped The Shark' Over Mitt???
VANITY | February 8, 2012

Posted on 02/08/2012 7:32:27 AM PST by Elle Bee

FOX News may have 'jumped the shark' over mittens

Fair and balanced is Juan McCain

I for one have had enough of the ‘wisdom’ of Bill Cristal, Chas. Krauthammer, Ted Baxter, Bret Beahr, Toyko Rove, Ann Colter, Chris Wallace, Sean Wannabe, Dana Parino, Brit Hume, Shep Smith, Judge Jeanene, Alam Comes, Bob Beckle, Juan Williams, Whoraldo, et. al. all acting the part of the Romney cheerleading squad ?

Does anyone else 'feel my pain'?

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Name true ONE conservative on FOX

There is clearly a hunger and a market for honest news and honest conservative news - and it is clearly not FOX

with apologies to Ted Knight - Find O'Reilly:

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1 posted on 02/08/2012 7:32:31 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

That’s easy! He’s the one with his arm around Ted Knight!


2 posted on 02/08/2012 7:34:22 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Elle Bee

Oh lord, did you watch last night when the tally’s came in. They would not call Co. they couldnt believe it. They had to talk to the GOP leader in CO twice. It was stunning.


3 posted on 02/08/2012 7:35:03 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Elle Bee

Give up looking at Fox for anything honest or conservative. Fox may not be the most liberal news station but they come awfulk damn close


4 posted on 02/08/2012 7:36:45 AM PST by ggwyo
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To: GoCards

We turned to MSNBC for a few minutes to see what they had to say about it. Rachel Maddow was wearing an Eli Manning jersey. Seems she lost a bet. It was worth seeing. She also did some coverage of the parade yesterday in NYC.


5 posted on 02/08/2012 7:39:01 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Elle Bee
AMEN!
6 posted on 02/08/2012 7:39:01 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: trisham
as usual Rush really nailed it on O'Reilly

I recently watched an old Mary Tyler Moore episode and you would have thought Ted Knight was doing Reilly

Now I can picture Ted Knight every time I see the self-centered BORe speak

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7 posted on 02/08/2012 7:39:44 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

Fox is the only major outlet that will air anything even slightly negative about Obama, or anything that supports conservatism.

Fox doesn’t agree with you, so therefore, they are now the enemy?

“The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.” — Ronald Reagan.


8 posted on 02/08/2012 7:40:06 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Elle Bee

The only one I definitely disagree with you is Sean Hannity listening and watching he seems to be very fair and actually tough on all of them.


9 posted on 02/08/2012 7:40:21 AM PST by THE_RAIDER (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing their idiot.)
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To: Elle Bee

Well, Elle Bee, do as I have. Tune them out. After many e-mails and phone calls to Fox News, my household no longer watches that bunch. What happened? Damned if I understand it!It is purely a mystery. Why would they shoot themselves in the foot with actions which are certainly losing viewership?
Perhaps someone can shed some light on this.


10 posted on 02/08/2012 7:43:03 AM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: Elle Bee

I’ve stopped watching their commentary. Dana Perinno and Karl Rove especially irk me. I’ve had it with the constant Romney-pushing.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 7:43:26 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: GoCards

I turned FOX off over a month ago and haven’t even been tempted to turn it back on....


12 posted on 02/08/2012 7:43:36 AM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: GoCards

I turned FOX off over a month ago and haven’t even been tempted to turn it back on....


13 posted on 02/08/2012 7:43:39 AM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Elle Bee

I am boycotting both Fox and Drudge now, but I am curious about what was said. Any details?


14 posted on 02/08/2012 7:44:57 AM PST by Sybeck1 (It's official, Mitt can't win in either Dixie or the Midwest.)
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To: THE_RAIDER
he's like a finger in the air populist

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15 posted on 02/08/2012 7:45:49 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

I don’t even watch FOX News anymore. Seems to have turned into a latest-book-hawking event. Plus, too much giggling, hardly ever broadcasting the sickening and disgusting events going on at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., and entirely too much Mitten Romney crap.

Now, just how in the hell did that happen? The only one I like to watch is Nick Cavuto. The rest of them have joined the party circle with the RINOs.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 7:46:22 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Elle Bee
FOX NEWS CHANNEL

Anyway, like I was sayin', Mitt Romney is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue Mitt, boil Mitt, broil Mitt, bake Mitt, saute Mitt. Dey's uh, Mitt-kabobs, Mitt creole, Mitt gumbo. Pan fried Mitt, deep fried Mitt, stir-fried Mitt. There's pineapple Mitt, lemon Mitt, coconut Mitt, pepper Mitt, Mitt soup, Mitt stew, Mitt salad, Mitt and potatoes, Mitt burger, Mitt sandwich. That- that's about Mitt.

17 posted on 02/08/2012 7:46:56 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: brownsfan
"Fox is the only major outlet that will air anything even slightly negative about Obama, or anything that supports conservatism."

That's how they sucker all the uninitiated into supporting mitty.

18 posted on 02/08/2012 7:47:09 AM PST by moehoward
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To: Elle Bee

My suggestion is, either shoot the TV or change the channel. TV itself jumped the shark years ago, and now it’s just a 1000 channel vast wasteland.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 7:47:30 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: brownsfan

“The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.” — Ronald Reagan.

Now take a look at ANY other station, then come back and look at FOX. I agree they lean way over to Mittens, but the other stations are so over the top it’s a wonder the FCC doesn’t charge them with campaign rhetoric!

Good Freekin greif folks - We The People are making waves so we MUST keep up the pressure. The MSM and FOX are Flummoxed. No one is used to flyover folks deflecting the GOP elite bozos. We’ve had enough.

Give it a rest on the FOX. Take it for what it’s worth. Fox & Friends had Santorum on this AM and Paul Ryan. Good on them!


20 posted on 02/08/2012 7:47:50 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Sybeck1
all of their political reporting is now filtered through Romney colored glasses
21 posted on 02/08/2012 7:48:40 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: GoCards
yea there's not a poker player amongst them

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22 posted on 02/08/2012 7:49:57 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

I generally stopped watching about 3 years ago. It’s just amateur hour over there. The way they handle real news is appallingly tabloid-ish and superficial. If I want real news I tune to CNN-hate to say it- but they are hands down the more professional and polished outfit. I expect to get a left leaning bias and am sometimes surprised when I don’t. If there’s an emergency or a breaking story that I care about I will always turn to CNN first.


23 posted on 02/08/2012 7:50:50 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: THE_RAIDER
I definitely disagree with you is Sean Hannity listening and watching he seems to be very fair

To hell with Hannity. He has hardly ever, if not ever, brought up the Kenyan-born interloper's b'certificate, which would have been a big help 3 years ago.

(Same with Rush, Levin, Coulter, Etc.) that were incredibly silent on this asshat's being unqualified to live in our White House. May they all go to Hell.

24 posted on 02/08/2012 7:51:10 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Elle Bee
Stossel is good but in all seriousness, the only one I've found worth listening to on Fox cable is Judge Nepalitano. All the rest on Fox are just more of the same robotic establishment MSM.
25 posted on 02/08/2012 7:51:14 AM PST by drypowder
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To: Elle Bee
If I wanna hear Karl Rove's pith about Mitt, I'll go to the local grocery store. Of course, I don't have to buy what he's selling there either.

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26 posted on 02/08/2012 7:52:06 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Elle Bee

The shark ate fox.
Dear Roger:

Remember the audience!
Remember the audience!
Remember the audience!


27 posted on 02/08/2012 7:52:19 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Fox is the only media outlet on Holder’s F&F and the Catholic healthcare mandate.


28 posted on 02/08/2012 7:55:29 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Elle Bee
"I for one have had enough of the ‘wisdom’ of Bill Cristal, Chas. Krauthammer, Ted Baxter, Bret Beahr, Toyko Rove, Ann Colter, Chris Wallace, Sean Wannabe, Dana Parino, Brit Hume, Shep Smith, Judge Jeanene, Alam Comes, Bob Beckle, Juan Williams, Whoraldo, et. al. all acting the part of the Romney cheerleading squad ? "

I could not have stated it any better!

29 posted on 02/08/2012 7:56:18 AM PST by matthew fuller (Obama has definitely earned a second term- 99 years in Leavenworth USP.)
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To: trisham
That’s easy! He’s the one with his arm around Ted Knight!

Now you've done it - you've insulted the democrat in the picture

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30 posted on 02/08/2012 7:57:47 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: brownsfan

I don’t watch any more, but from what I read here, Fox may be 80% editorially with conservatives, but the commentary in the past month or two has been 99-100% pro-Mitt. It’s the current commentary that has raised conservatives’ hackles.


31 posted on 02/08/2012 7:58:50 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: cotton1706
"Dana Perinno and Karl Rove especially irk me."

Those two use the exact same phrasing far too often for it to be coincidence.

32 posted on 02/08/2012 7:59:29 AM PST by moehoward
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To: brownsfan

[Fox is the only major outlet that will air anything even slightly negative about Obama, or anything that supports conservatism.]

I agree. I am conservative and I figure I have a brain and can read all over the internet and make my own decisions. It’s best to see other viewpoints and know what you’re fighting. I watch Fox every day and I go to Drudge for headlines too. Listening to newspeople praise Romney has no effect on me because I know he’s not praiseworthy. What’s worse is tearing down your own conservative candidates.

If I wanted ‘group think’ I’d join a cult.


33 posted on 02/08/2012 8:00:38 AM PST by potlatch
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To: Elle Bee

Feeling abused?

For me, the abuse was 25 minutes per hour of mortgage commercials telling me that ‘interest rates have changed’ interspersed with 30 minutes per hour of coverage of Gary Condit, with maybe 5 min per hour of celebrities behaving badly. It must have been some running joke amongst the writers to see what would be tolerated. All was delivered serially, with no opportunity to skip ahead or back.

After each segment I’d hold out hope they would have actual genuine news to report or at least an interesting somewhat thought through viewpoint. It never came and the abuse continued relentlessly.

Eventually I had to walk away and spend almost all of my news time with my lovely mistress - Free Republic. I think I’ll hit the fundraiser later this week so she can go buy some nice bandwidth or something.


34 posted on 02/08/2012 8:00:41 AM PST by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: Elle Bee

What, you’re just now coming around to the fact that you’ll not get good, conservative, coverage from TV? Face it, it’s a fact. Has been for decades. Fox’s pledge of “Fair and Balanced” is a ploy and nothing more. Those in the media who don’t completely Kowtow to the administration are still a part of the establishment. If they provide coverage to anti-administration news it will still be within establishment standards.

There’s only one true news source and you’re on it.


35 posted on 02/08/2012 8:00:58 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Elle Bee

Um....yeah. Just a bit. The night that Gingrich held his press conference, the “panel” unanimously said how BAD the press conference was. It was probably one of the last times I will watch any news outlet for actual news for this election season.


36 posted on 02/08/2012 8:02:16 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: brownsfan
that's small solace when their face has been taken over by RINOs and party elite ... and they're not all that tough on Obama

Did you see the Ted Baxter and Bret Baher interviews?

Fox is like Charles Krauthammer ... by always appearing amongst liberals you get to claim to be conservative only by virtue of comparison

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37 posted on 02/08/2012 8:03:02 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

Despite their best efforts, their guy lost three states in a row last night and one which he carried in 2008 with 60 percent of the vote. The 42 point lead he had in CO translated in to a 5 point loss. If you’re that sick of Fox News, turn the TV off and find some other news alternative out there. I gave up on Fox News a long time ago and I haven’t looked back. The experience is liberating. Fox News dumbs down the news in general. They make Russia Today (RT) seem credible by comparison.


38 posted on 02/08/2012 8:03:02 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: THE_RAIDER
"The only one I definitely disagree with you is Sean Hannity listening and watching he seems to be very fair and actually tough on all of them."

I would have excluded Dana Perino from the list, but that's just me.

39 posted on 02/08/2012 8:04:38 AM PST by matthew fuller (Obama has definitely earned a second term- 99 years in Leavenworth USP.)
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To: Elle Bee
Again, keep in mind these people are entertainers.
They shouldn't be seen by viewers to be setting an agenda for one’s personal beliefs.

CNN has better coverage most of the time anyway. We all know they are biased; so you just have to ignore part of what they say.

Or better yet, just don't watch television at all. FR has much better information than any television network.

40 posted on 02/08/2012 8:05:10 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: BerryDingle
Anyway, like I was sayin', Mitt Romney is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue Mitt, boil Mitt, broil Mitt, bake Mitt, saute Mitt. Dey's uh, Mitt-kabobs, Mitt creole, Mitt gumbo. Pan fried Mitt, deep fried Mitt, stir-fried Mitt. There's pineapple Mitt, lemon Mitt, coconut Mitt, pepper Mitt, Mitt soup, Mitt stew, Mitt salad, Mitt and potatoes, Mitt burger, Mitt sandwich. That- that's about Mitt.

ROTFLMAO ... that's spot on

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41 posted on 02/08/2012 8:05:35 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: moehoward

They both pissed me off when they went after Christine O’Donnell. There was no “let’s all come together to support the republican nominee” which they always said when moderates or liberals like Specter and Snowe and McCain are nominated. Instead, they worked to undermine the conservative because they’d prefer a democrat to win over any conservative.

I’m not fooled any more by these people and couldn’t care less what their opinions are.


42 posted on 02/08/2012 8:06:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor
Give it a rest on the FOX. Take it for what it’s worth. Fox & Friends had Santorum on this AM and Paul Ryan. Good on them!

That's one of the problems FOX has now ....

Steve Doocy, the morning weather guy, is the most consistently conservative voice on the network

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43 posted on 02/08/2012 8:09:05 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor
"Give it a rest on the FOX."

That would be a bad idea. Fox can be made to see the err of the ways. After Hume was outed for his Mitt man-crush, they were swamped with email and web postings and distanced themselves from Hume, by pointing out his positions were, HIS positions. They know who butters their bread.

They're getting a little full of themselves lately because after beating other cable networks for so long, they are now beating network numbers. Trying to move a bit to the middle. They need their wings to be clipped.

44 posted on 02/08/2012 8:10:41 AM PST by moehoward
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To: Jukeman

Here’s a theory. Fox was and is part of the media cabal that has gifted us with Obama. Their role was to criticize Obama enough that we would come to trust them as the only conservative press outlet. They were attacked by the administration so we would see them as our ally. When they had our trust they would start feeding us Mittens, who is just a more polished, lighter skinned Obama. He will continue what was started years ago by the KGB, with the able assistance of Bill Ayers and his crew. Pray for our country because very dark forces are allied against it.


45 posted on 02/08/2012 8:10:41 AM PST by Josephat (The old claim your evengelizing people who haven't heard the gospel, but go to a Catholic country tr)
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To: brownsfan
Fox doesn’t agree with you, so therefore, they are now the enemy?

Pretty laughable isn't it? Fox is the only game in town. There is no other network to go to. Fox News isn't conservative, so what? It is not designed to be a conservative network. It is a network with SOME conservative leaning people who are actually willing to criticize Hussein. That many of them prefer the RINO Republican is better than watching them support Obama.

People need to get over it and stop crying about Fox. Every network HATED Reagan, and he still won twice. If we had an excellent conservative candidate that could really unite the grassroots/base/Tea Party, Fox News nor anyone else could stop them from winning the GOP nomination. The problem is that we don't have such a candidate this time around. Newt and Rick are better than Romney, but neither of them are especially charismatic and exciting to enough people to really unify conservatives.

46 posted on 02/08/2012 8:10:54 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Elle Bee

I am constantly amazed that there are still freepers who have not seen through Fox News. They are in the business to make money, and they do so by being the only relatively conservative news source. That said, they are otherwise CRAP. The Katrina fiasco showed me that. I dont watch them unless I have to.. Honestly, I prefer CNN. At least it is well done propaganda, and when it comes to some stories, like about science, it is far superior to Faux (yes, I said it) News.


47 posted on 02/08/2012 8:11:50 AM PST by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: laweeks

I hate to say it, but the only ones left standing are Dr. Michael Weiner and Laura Ingraham. And I can’t take Weiner.


48 posted on 02/08/2012 8:12:00 AM PST by matthew fuller (Obama has definitely earned a second term- 99 years in Leavenworth USP.)
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To: BerryDingle

It’s all bullmitt.


49 posted on 02/08/2012 8:14:32 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: posterchild
don't forget the Jon Binoet (sp) 24/7 run

they tend to over cover white-girl tragedy too

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50 posted on 02/08/2012 8:14:32 AM PST by Elle Bee
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