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Reporter Who Spoke About Black Families Suspended "Won't return"
ABCNews ^ | July 15, 2014

Posted on 07/16/2014 2:45:10 AM PDT by SMGFan

A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police during a segment about a fatal police shooting said Tuesday he was suspended from his station and won't return.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New Jersey
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Jersey City, the city behind the Statue of Liberty.
1 posted on 07/16/2014 2:45:10 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Wasn’t Eric Holder calling us all cowards for not having a discussion on race? BTW, in the civilian large corporation world I can’t imagine a faster way of getting fired that does not involve setting the place on fire.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 2:48:05 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SMGFan

Lesson to be learned.... Don’t say anything about a certain protected class of people even though it’s 100% true.

PC is going to get a lot of people killed in the long run. You can count on it.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 2:59:01 AM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: SMGFan
"It's important to shine a light on this anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America's inner cities," Bergin said after airing the widow's comments and showing a memorial for her husband. "The underlying cause of all of this, of course, young black men growing up without fathers."

Tell the truth. Get fired. America, 2014.

4 posted on 07/16/2014 3:00:55 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: SMGFan

See this reporter should have left his opinion inside himself anyway. The news segment is for the news. If he wanted to show more of the police side then give them more time and the cop killer relatives less.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 3:02:52 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: SMGFan
"It is News 12's policy that reporters must be objective and not state personal opinions on-air," the station said in a statement Tuesday.

Um... news agencies and reporters stick their opinions into the news all the time. They do it by choosing which stories to run and in their language describing the stories.

Probably the issue wasn't so much inserting his opinion into the story. It was more likely the overt way he did it, or the fact that he was pointing out the politically incorrect fact that kids raised without fathers don't fare as well as their peers from intact families.

6 posted on 07/16/2014 3:04:03 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Jack Black
"It is News 12's policy that reporters must be objective and not state personal opinions on-air," the station said in a statement Tuesday./I>

Unless it comports with the liberal agenda, of course...

7 posted on 07/16/2014 3:05:41 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Jack Black

Our Dear Leader grew up without his father. Imagine how he would have turned out if his father were in his life all those years. /s


8 posted on 07/16/2014 3:07:49 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan
Here is the specific "crime" he committed:

"Bergin said in his report that the underlying cause of an anti-police mentality is young black men growing up without fathers. "It's important to shine a light on this anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America's inner cities," Bergin said after airing the widow's comments and showing a memorial for her husband. "The underlying cause of all of this, of course, young black men growing up without fathers."

9 posted on 07/16/2014 3:10:02 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SMGFan

As if news reporters don’t “include” their opinions all of the time. You just can’t be clear about it.


10 posted on 07/16/2014 3:11:35 AM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: SMGFan
I forget the percentage of convicts who grew up without fathers in the household, but it is very high.

We can thank the Left for encouraging mothers to replace fathers with a government check.

Democrats soil institutions.

11 posted on 07/16/2014 3:12:15 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: Gen.Blather

I’m surprised the guy thought he could be so honest; as a member of the media, he must have known all of the rules (especially that by which media members are supposed to pretend blacks can never be perps, just victims).

Nice to see the dancing around the issue required in corporate America is also required of our media elites...


12 posted on 07/16/2014 3:12:51 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SMGFan
From the story:
The National Association of Black Journalists' president, Bob Butler, challenged Bergin's connection between young black men growing up without fathers and anti-police sentiments and said that Bergin went beyond the standards of a news reporter by inserting his views on the story
I don't see a quote from the president of the "National Association of White Journalists". I wonder why?
13 posted on 07/16/2014 3:22:00 AM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: Jacquerie

“I forget the percentage of convicts who grew up without fathers in the household, but it is very high.”

It is also the # 1 indicator in whether or not someone is incarcerated during their lifetime.

This guy was fired for telling the truth in an industry where it is forbidden.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 3:22:52 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Jack Black

This sounds like it’s from Larry Elder’s book,

http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Things-You-Cant-America-ebook/dp/B0058U6YBQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1405506183&sr=8-2&keywords=Larry+Elder


15 posted on 07/16/2014 3:22:57 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Johnny B.

I’d imagine News 12 is going to have to hire a bunch of blacks to atone for one employee’s “sin”.

The station sucks anyway; I’ll occasionally get weather from them, but that’s it. They were being ripped apart for covering the cop-killer, who had specifically told a bystander (before killing the cop) to watch the news later; he was going to be famous.

The local unassimilated gibsmedats even made a memorial to the killer, which was torn down by unknown persons.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 3:26:10 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Enten

“As if news reporters don’t “include” their opinions all of the time. You just can’t be clear about it.”

They want you to be clear with your opinions, which are required to be the same opinions as those who control our media.

This reporter tried to have the conversation on race that Holder mentioned years ago; Holder simply meant a LECTURE on race.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 3:28:52 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Bullish
Notice that he didn't say anything, I repeat ANYTHING racist. He said that young men who grow up without fathers develop antisocial behavior. Strictly by the numbers, more African-Americans grow up without fathers than do children of other races. We could talk all day about why that is true, but the numbers back it up. Simple fact.

My personal belief is that the Left, starting in the era of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Margaret Sanger, believe that their philosophy is superior to the concept of worshiping God and believing in nuclear families. All of their actions back up this theory.

18 posted on 07/16/2014 3:34:41 AM PDT by Pecos (Kakistocracy - killing the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: SMGFan

The truth shall set ye free. You’re free to leave a job with the MSM.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 3:35:24 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SMGFan

This is a war. The reporter needs to get a lucrative job offer from a more responsible news source and the station needs to be pounded by the viewers and their ratings hurt until they correct their behavior.


20 posted on 07/16/2014 3:37:20 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Pecos

The left believe that bastards are good because they are the product of free sex


21 posted on 07/16/2014 3:37:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. NEgypt.C. GOPc.+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: SMGFan

What he said sounds like something Bill Cosby might say.
I have heard Cosby tell the truth...even when you could see in his face that it hurt him to speak such a truth.

I have another truth to speak... the plight of African Americans can for the most part be laid at the foot of the democrat party.... The party of segregation and attempts to limit the freedom of blacks to vote.

They were afraid that the blacks in the south would vote for republicans.

I do marvel at how thoroughly the dems have hidden the truth from nearly all African Americans....

The republican party was founded to right the wrongs done to the blacks in this country, Lincoln was the first republican president, Martin Luther king was a republican...it was the republican party that firmly supported the civil rights legislation.... How many blacks know these facts?


22 posted on 07/16/2014 3:45:09 AM PDT by Bobalu (Israel is the most long-suffering and peace loving nation on Earth.)
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To: SMGFan

Did he speak the truth and hurt their widdle feelers?


23 posted on 07/16/2014 3:45:56 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: exDemMom
"It is News 12's policy that reporters must be objective and not state personal opinions on-air," the station said in a statement Tuesday.

Well great! That means weather people rabbiting on about global warming causing hurricanes and rising sea levels will be silenced from now on! Good to know.

24 posted on 07/16/2014 3:47:31 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: Jack Black

Better off being the TSA moron who didn’t know what or where the District of Columbia was.

Punch the clock, get paid, leave the thinking to others.


25 posted on 07/16/2014 3:48:18 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: Pecos

> Notice that he didn’t say anything, I repeat ANYTHING racist. He said that young men who grow up without fathers develop antisocial behavior. Strictly by the numbers, more African-Americans grow up without fathers than do children of other races. We could talk all day about why that is true, but the numbers back it up. Simple fact.

Go to ANY, i mean ANY police station with a large black population where they have to deal with black crime on a daily basis and ask them if this is true. If they’re off camera and off record they’ll tell you how exponentially worse their crime statistics are over any other race and provde their crime statistics to prove it. Their culture has created a lot of problems and until they get honest and real and man up nothing is going to change.


26 posted on 07/16/2014 3:52:47 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SMGFan

If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore.


27 posted on 07/16/2014 3:55:36 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: kearnyirish2
Yes, he committed a truth crime.

Meanwhile, no race baiting demagogue is too despicable for employment at MSDNC.

28 posted on 07/16/2014 3:57:54 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: SMGFan

He committed the unforgiveable crime: saying the truth.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 4:01:59 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: jsanders2001

There is no question that children who grow up in fatherless homes have a much greater risk of major challenges in life than those who grow up with a father at home. These statistics are alarming and should give any father pause.
Incarceration Rates. “Young men who grow up in homes without fathers are twice as likely to end up in jail as those who come from traditional two-parent families...those boys whose fathers were absent from the household had double the odds of being incarcerated — even when other factors such as race, income, parent education and urban residence were held constant.” (Cynthia Harper of the University of Pennsylvania and Sara S. McLanahan of Princeton University cited in “Father Absence and Youth Incarceration.” Journal of Research on Adolescence 14 (September 2004): 369-397.)

Suicide. 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: What Can the Federal Government Do To Decrease Crime and Revitalize Communities? - see link below)

Behavioral Disorders. 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: What Can the Federal Government Do To Decrease Crime and Revitalize Communities? - see link below)

High School Dropouts. 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: What Can the Federal Government Do To Decrease Crime and Revitalize Communities? - see link below)

Educational Attainment. Kids living in single-parent homes or in step-families report lower educational expectations on the part of their parents, less parental monitoring of school work, and less overall social supervision than children from intact families. (N.M. Astore and S. McLanahan, American Sociological Review, No. 56 (1991)

Juvenile Detention Rates. 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (Source: What Can the Federal Government Do To Decrease Crime and Revitalize Communities? - see link below)

Confused Identities. Boys who grow up in father-absent homes are more likely that those in father-present homes to have trouble establishing appropriate sex roles and gender identity.(P.L. Adams, J.R. Milner, and N.A. Schrepf, Fatherless Children, New York, Wiley Press, 1984).

Aggression. In a longitudinal study of 1,197 fourth-grade students, researchers observed “greater levels of aggression in boys from mother-only households than from boys in mother-father households.” (N. Vaden-Kierman, N. Ialongo, J. Pearson, and S. Kellam, “Household Family Structure and Children’s Aggressive Behavior: A Longitudinal Study of Urban Elementary School Children,” Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 23, no. 5 (1995).

Achievement. Children from low-income, two-parent families outperform students from high-income, single-parent homes. Almost twice as many high achievers come from two-parent homes as one-parent homes. (One-Parent Families and Their Children, Charles F. Kettering Foundation, 1990).

Delinquency. Only 13 percent of juvenile delinquents come from families in which the biological mother and father are married to each other. By contract, 33 percent have parents who are either divorced or separated and 44 percent have parents who were never married. (Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Social Services, April 1994).

Criminal Activity. The likelihood that a young male will engage in criminal activity doubles if he is raised without a father and triples if he lives in a neighborhood with a high concentration of single-parent families. Source: A. Anne Hill, June O’Neill, Underclass Behaviors in the United States, CUNY, Baruch College. 1993

http://fatherhood.about.com/od/fathersrights/a/fatherless_children.htm


30 posted on 07/16/2014 4:10:01 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jsanders2001

“Go to ANY, i mean ANY police station with a large black population where they have to deal with black crime on a daily basis and ask them if this is true. If they’re off camera and off record they’ll tell you how exponentially worse their crime statistics are over any other race and provde their crime statistics to prove it. Their culture has created a lot of problems and until they get honest and real and man up nothing is going to change.”

This cop was an unfortunate victim of circumstances; cops on the welfare reservations aren’t there to fight crime, but to pick up the pieces afterwards (they are no longer allowed to do their jobs because of racial sensitivities). The pro-active days of policing are done; now they fill out reports.

Cops have long since written these people off; they see the hopelessness up close, and know there is no solution but to wait them out (while minimizing the damage they do to People That Matter). The Dems’ plan of contracepting/aborting them out of existence is working, but slowly...


31 posted on 07/16/2014 4:17:42 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Jacquerie

That’s right; they spout approved content: “Four legs good, two legs bad!” (Animal Farm)


32 posted on 07/16/2014 4:20:10 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: exDemMom

It’s pathetic that they claim to fire him for failing to be objective. When was the last time a left wing reporter (90% of all reporters) was objective?


33 posted on 07/16/2014 4:20:42 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SMGFan

How dare a white person express an opinion about the protected class.
Black people can even say the “N-Word” and nothing will ever happen. They can call white people ‘crackers’.

But you better know your place whitey!


34 posted on 07/16/2014 4:24:35 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: SMGFan

Thought police ?


35 posted on 07/16/2014 4:35:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: SMGFan

can’t talk about the chosen race.


36 posted on 07/16/2014 4:51:57 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: exDemMom

“Um... news agencies and reporters stick their opinions into the news all the time.”.......

I’m not familiar with the TV way of presenting a story but are the reporters stories not reviewed by a news editor before being broadcast?


37 posted on 07/16/2014 4:58:09 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: SkyPilot

The 5 “W’s” of Reporting:

Who, What, When, Where and Why.

Today’s new reporting excludes “Why.”


38 posted on 07/16/2014 5:07:58 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SkyPilot

Frankly, I think the reporter has cause for legal retribution here. All he did was quote the victim...and that quote was in no way inflammatory.


39 posted on 07/16/2014 5:08:02 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: SkyPilot

Frankly, I think the reporter has cause for legal retribution here. All he did was quote the victim...and that quote was in no way inflammatory.


40 posted on 07/16/2014 5:08:27 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Enten

Just ask Larry Conners from KMOV in St. Louis. He was fired over his opinion re Obama on Facebook.


41 posted on 07/16/2014 5:15:19 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Enten

Paging George Putnum, pick up white courtesy phone.


42 posted on 07/16/2014 5:17:01 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Bullish

Nail, meet hammer. There was another thread of FR earlier this week, documenting HIV rates among gay men, which are skyrocketing once again. Not surprisingly, the source article ignored the most obvious fact about the disease: it is almost entirely preventable, without drugs or other expensive treatments, simply by avoiding high-risk behavior, i.e., anal sex with another man.

Obviously, the reporter who produced the AIDS article is probably part of the media legion that hails any development in the LGBT community as a sign of progress in America. He also understands that negative stories won’t get printed or put on the air, and if they do, your career will probably end.

These days, the only groups that can be “safely” criticized are straight, white people and Israelis. Everyone else belongs to a protected class.


43 posted on 07/16/2014 5:30:09 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Jack Black
The underlying cause of all of this, of course, young black men growing up without fathers.

This is the leftist dream for all children, and we're getting closer every minute. That's the main reason nobody is allowed to talk about it.

44 posted on 07/16/2014 5:31:21 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: kearnyirish2
I’d imagine News 12 is going to have to hire a bunch of blacks to atone for one employee’s “sin”.

You can bet on that. The 'community' will be all over the station's next license renewal. Obama's FCC and Holder will be casting baleful eyes on the procedings to make sure the station owners respond in the socially 'just' way.

45 posted on 07/16/2014 6:52:23 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Paine in the Neck

“The ‘community’ will be all over the station’s next license renewal. Obama’s FCC and Holder will be casting baleful eyes on the procedings to make sure the station owners respond in the socially ‘just’ way.”

They’re already a model of diversity; a couple of effeminate white guys with a bunch of women, with a smattering of black people.


46 posted on 07/16/2014 3:29:45 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: DaveA37

It depends on the format. Some news broadcasts are shot on the scene, and the broadcast airs almost immediately. News anchors in the studio are usually reading a script.


47 posted on 07/16/2014 6:19:25 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: jsanders2001
The racism of low expectations, as exemplified by affirmative action programs, becomes matched on the other side of the equation with feelings of victimization (you owe me). The reaction of the natural man is take the easiest path. "If you're going to give me things, why should I work for them, sucker?" This is a downward spiral to third-world status.

It is interesting that this Leftist-originated attitude comes from the same party that produced a man who 52 years ago said "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills..."

48 posted on 07/17/2014 3:50:10 AM PDT by Pecos (Kakistocracy - killing the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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