Category: Fox News

ADL Demands Fox Fire Tucker After Anti-Semitic Rant | Crooks and Liars

When Nazis marched in Charlottesville in 2017, they chanted “You will not replace us!” and, somewhat more clarifying, “Jews will not replace us!” The terrorist who gunned down 51 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, used this slogan (“The Great Replacement”) in his manifesto. Last night, Tucker Carlson appeared on a prime-time Fox News show to defend this theory, not only in substance but also by name.

“Replacement theory” imagines that an elite cabal, frequently described as Jewish, is plotting to “replace” the native white population with non-white immigrants, who will pollute and destroy the white Christian culture.

Source: ADL Demands Fox Fire Tucker After Anti-Semitic Rant | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson makes a compelling case against Biden’s infrastructure plan for climate deniers and white supremacists | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson makes a compelling case against Biden's infrastructure plan for climate deniers and white supremacists

Source: Tucker Carlson makes a compelling case against Biden’s infrastructure plan for climate deniers and white supremacists | Media Matters for America

Ted Cruz Rails Against Voting Rights Bill | Crooks and Liars

Ted Cruz Rails Against Voting Rights Bill
Cruz’s inner Dorian Grey is really on display

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) answered questions about the border and voting rights on Sunday by repeatedly accusing Democrats of enabling child rape. Cruz made the remarks on Fox News after host Maria Bartiromo asked him about his recent trip to the U.S-Mexico border to highlight the seasonal surge in migrants.

Ted Cruz Rails Against Voting Rights Bill | Crooks and Liars

Fox News did not cover Boulder presser during primetime after 7th mass shooting in 7 days in the US | Salon.com

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“Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham completely ignored what happened in Boulder today,” tweeted former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh.

Fox News did not cover Boulder presser during primetime after 7th mass shooting in 7 days in the US | Salon.com

Tucker Carlson shifts blame from white supremacists to Black people for rise in violence against Asian Americans | Media Matters for America

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On March 16, eight people, including six Asian women, were shot and killed by a gunman who embarked on a shooting spree through three Atlanta spas. Despite evidence that the gunman targeted Asian businesses, Tucker Carlson skipped over any attempt to inform the public of the events that took place or to memorialize the victims, instead diving straight into attacking anyone discussing the potential role of race in the attacks as divisive.

Tucker Carlson shifts blame from white supremacists to Black people for rise in violence against Asian Americans | Media Matters for America

Fox News absurdly claims it is unconstitutional for Congress to protect the right to vote | Media Matters for America

Fox News claims HR1 is unconstitutional

NYU’s Democracy Program director explains the importance of passing H.R. 1 in the face of a relentless assault on voting rights by Republican state legislatures. On the eve of the passage of the For the People Act, Wendy Weiser, the director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU’s law school, told The New York Times, “Voting rights in America are under significant attack, more than they have been in decades — an attack through racially targeted efforts to restrict access to voting.” She also explained:

Fox News absurdly claims it is unconstitutional for Congress to protect the right to vote | Media Matters for America

Fox News Liars Call Biden ‘Senile’ After Speech | Crooks and Liars

Fox News Liars Call Biden 'Senile' After Speech

Fox had to cover Biden’s first prime time address after b**tching for days about no presser. So they lined up “pundits” to pan the speech afterwards. Fox News has given up having anything to do with news.

Fox News Liars Call Biden ‘Senile’ After Speech | Crooks and Liars

Blame the Murdochs for Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson with Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch

If you want to stop the Fox host, focus on the money behind him

Blame the Murdochs for Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

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Fox hosts attack the stock market for going up after passage of COVID relief

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Fox News absurdly claims it is unconstitutional for Congress to protect the right to vote

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Fox’s meltdown over Biden’s speech shows that it has nothing left but propaganda

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Former Neo-Nazi Recruiter: Fox News Driving Radicalization In America | Crooks and Liars

Former Neo-Nazi Recruiter: Fox News Driving Radicalization In America

Former white supremacist skinhead gang member Frank Meeink who now lectures against the movement discussed what’s driving the radicalization we’re seeing on the right with CNN’s Pamela Brown. None of this will come as any surprise to anyone who has been monitoring the hate speech and right-wing propaganda being pushed by Fox “news” day in and day out, or to anyone who has lost a loved one that’s been sucked in by their garbage.

Former Neo-Nazi Recruiter: Fox News Driving Radicalization In America | Crooks and Liars

The FBI director dismantled Tucker Carlson’s lie that white supremacists aren’t a threat — so Carlson ignored him | Media Matters for America

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson has spent years telling his audience that white supremacists do not pose a serious threat to the public. Even as Americans motivated by racist ideologies committed acts of domestic terror — including the January 6 sacking of the U.S. Capitol — he was quick to scoff, arguing that Democrats and the press were exaggerating the threat for political gain. So after FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress the exact opposite on Tuesday, Carlson was left with three choices — admit that he was wrong, lie about what happened, or ignore it. He chose the latter path, preferring to devote his show to issues he apparently considered more pressing, like the purported cancellation of Dr. Seuss.

The FBI director dismantled Tucker Carlson’s lie that white supremacists aren’t a threat — so Carlson ignored him | Media Matters for America

Kayleigh McEnany, who “lies the way that most people breathe,” joins Fox News | Media Matters for America

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One of the most dishonest Trump flacks joins the so-called “news” network that underwrote her lies

Kayleigh McEnany, who “lies the way that most people breathe,” joins Fox News | Media Matters for America

Majority of US Voters Want Government to Invest More in Healthcare, Education, and Fighting Poverty: Poll | Common Dreams News

A person sleeps on a park bench on September 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Why Fox News is the voice of a very few Americans

57% of the electorate thinks the government doesn’t spend enough on anti-poverty initiatives, while 56% want to see more investment in education and healthcare.

Majority of US Voters Want Government to Invest More in Healthcare, Education, and Fighting Poverty: Poll | Common Dreams News

Tucker Carlson falsely says there is “no evidence that white supremacists are responsible” for January 6. Capitol Police keep disproving him. | Media Matters for America

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson insisted again Monday night: “There is no evidence that white supremacists are responsible for what happened on January 6, that’s a lie” — and furthermore, that the attack on the Capitol was not an “armed insurrection,” either.

Tucker Carlson falsely says there is “no evidence that white supremacists are responsible” for January 6. Capitol Police keep disproving him. | Media Matters for America

Fox prime time marks the 500,000th U.S. pandemic death with the same lies that helped get us there | Media Matters for America

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Where Craig Kelly gets his talking points

But the network’s coverage Monday night alone puts the lie to Fox’s claim to being a credible source for information about the pandemic.

Fox prime time marks the 500,000th U.S. pandemic death with the same lies that helped get us there | Media Matters for America

What do The Wall Street Journal, Tucker Carlson, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Steve Bannon, and an online troll called “Catturd” all have in common? | Media Matters for America

What do The Wall Street Journal, Tucker Carlson, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Steve Bannon, and an online troll called “Catturd” all have in common?

They are among the right-wing figures behind the latest right-wing media lie that wind energy is the main culprit for Texas’ blackouts

What do The Wall Street Journal, Tucker Carlson, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Steve Bannon, and an online troll called “Catturd” all have in common? | Media Matters for America

Fox News Recycles Lies About Wind Turbines in Texas

Republicans failed to ensure that the Texas power grid could withstand a cold snap, so the party’s broadcast arm recycled lies about wind energy to deflect blame on to Democrats. Robert MackeyRobert Mackey February 17 2021, 6:50 p.m.

Fox News Recycles Lies About Wind Turbines in Texas

More Voting Machine Lawsuits Against Fox News! | Crooks and Liars

More Voting Machine Lawsuits Against Fox News!
Will Insurance Bring Them To Heel?

Smartmatic voter tech company filed a 285-page, $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. Mind you, this is not the first lawsuit against some of these folks. Dominion is already suing Sidney Powell for $1.3 billion. Rudy Giuliani is also being sued by Dominion for $1.3 billion. Well, now it looks like many other are getting caught up in the net and it is not going to go well for them.

More Voting Machine Lawsuits Against Fox News! | Crooks and Liars

Fox News, Fox hosts, Giuliani and Powell named in $US2.7 billion libel suit by Smartmatic voting company

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The complaint also alleges that Fox hosts Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro also directly benefited from their involvement in the conspiracy. The lawsuit alleges that Fox went along with the “well-orchestrated dance” due to pressure from newcomer outlets such as Newsmax and One America News, which were stealing away conservative, pro-Trump viewers. Fox News Media, in a statement on behalf of the network and its hosts, rejected the accusations. It said it is proud of its election coverage and would defend itself against the “meritless” lawsuit in court. Fox “is committed to providing the full context of every story with in-depth reporting and clear opinion,” the company said in a written statement. Giuliani and Powell did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Fox News, Fox hosts, Giuliani and Powell named in $US2.7 billion libel suit by Smartmatic voting company

Trump fanatic who is charged with participation in January 6 insurrection made several Fox News appearances in 2019 | Media Matters for America

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Couy Griffin is an anti-immigrant bigot who has pushed xenophobic claims on Fox

Trump fanatic who is charged with participation in January 6 insurrection made several Fox News appearances in 2019 | Media Matters for America

WATCH: Fox’s ‘Hannity’ Is Now Just One Long Ramble Of Right Wing Trigger Words | Crooks and Liars

WATCH:  Fox's 'Hannity' Is Now Just One Long Ramble Of Right Wing Trigger Words

You watch Fox News long enough and you figure out how that sausage must get made. In 2011, Rolling Stone (paywall) watched enough to prove that the guests on Fox are not there to provide their insight or opinions: they are there to repeat the talking point of the day to the hosts so that it appears to the audience that “everybody is saying” that, for instance, Barack Obama is a secret socialist.

WATCH: Fox’s ‘Hannity’ Is Now Just One Long Ramble Of Right Wing Trigger Words | Crooks and Liars

Right-wing media use loner activist’s arrest to revive conspiracy theories about “antifa” at the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America

Right-wing media use loner activist’s arrest to revive conspiracy theories about “antifa” at the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America
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To bolster those claims, they’ve zeroed in on Utah man John Sullivan, who recorded the events and reportedly cheered on the mob l, regarding his past attendance at Black Lives Matters protests. But the fact is, those local activists all say Sullivan is not welcome, and they’ve been trying for some time to keep him away. Despite early claims by right-wing media and Republican members of Congress that far-left provocateurs had really been the ones to instigate the attack on the Capitol, FBI Assistant Director Steven D’Antuono told reporters later that week, “We have no indication of that, at this time.” And a report in the Los Angeles Times has found that the suspects who have been arrested since the riot have represented “a broad cross section of President Trump’s supporters — people with office jobs, kids and mortgages, and otherwise respectable public reputations,” along with some “fringe radic

Right-wing media use loner activist’s arrest to revive conspiracy theories about “antifa” at the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson Has Gone Full Don Quixote | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson Has Gone Full Don Quixote

When Fantasy News overtakes Real News madness is the opportune reality for authoritarians.

Views: 3911 The famous line for Don Quixote: “When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?” Related to this week? I know the answer to that one! FOX NEWS, that’s where. Specifically, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Tucker Carlson Has Gone Full Don Quixote | Crooks and Liars

In 2 weeks after it called the election, Fox News cast doubt on the results nearly 800 times | Media Matters for America

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In the two weeks after Fox News called the election for Biden, Fox News cast doubt on the results of the election at least 774 times. The network’s most prominent figures relentlessly attempted to subvert democracy by fueling conspiracy theories and spreading misinformation, rhetoric for which the network has refused to hold them accountable.

In 2 weeks after it called the election, Fox News cast doubt on the results nearly 800 times | Media Matters for America

Desperate to win back viewers, Fox breaks its promise to advertisers | Media Matters for America

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Color of Money screwed the Advertisers

Fox News’ unprecedented ratings losses in recent weeks have forced the network to choose between its right-wing viewers and its corporate advertisers. Its decision to side with its audience has left the companies that financially support the network holding the bag for its incendiary coverage of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Desperate to win back viewers, Fox breaks its promise to advertisers | Media Matters for America

Fox anchor Maria Bartiromo abets Trump’s lies to undermine democracy | Media Matters for America

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Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo hosted President Donald Trump for an extended appearance on her show, where he told numerous lies as part of his democracy-undermining effort to claim that he actually won the 2020 presidential election. Bartiromo offered no pushback to Trump’s lies, and in fact encouraged him to lie at length about the election.

Fox anchor Maria Bartiromo abets Trump’s lies to undermine democracy | Media Matters for America

Trumpism After Trump? How Fox News Structures Republican Attitudes | Richard Dawkins Foundation

Among television news sources, Fox News holds outsize influence, particularly among Republicans. Currently, 15% of Americans cite Fox News as the television news source they trust the most to provide accurate information about politics and current events, which is roughly equal to the combined influence of broadcast networks like NBC, ABC, and CBS (16%), and larger than that of local television news (12%) and CNN (11%). Fox News is by far the most trusted outlet among Republicans (40%), with the next most trusted source, local news, trailing distantly (14%). Just eight percent of independents and four percent of Democrats most trust Fox News. Among religious groups, Fox News is most trusted by white evangelical Protestants (36%), by nearly twice the proportion of all other religious groups. Continue reading by clicking the name of the source below.

Trumpism After Trump? How Fox News Structures Republican Attitudes | Richard Dawkins Foundation

Fox executives have decided to give you more Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

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Fox executives have lined up behind Carlson before. Lachlan Murdoch reportedly gave personal support to Carlson after he went on an anti-immigrant rant in 2018. The Murdoch family knows exactly what Carlson stands for, and it’s exactly what they want the Fox brand to stand for.

Carlson has long been billed by Fox as a member of the network’s “entertainment” side. In September, a federal judge wrote, quoting Fox lawyers, that Carlson’s show “is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.'” U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil found that no “reasonable viewer” would take Carlson seriously. 

Fox executives have decided to give you more Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

‘I…I Am The Mainstream Media,’ Realizes Horrified Tucker Carlson Spiraling Live On Air

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WASHINGTON—Coming to the realization in front of millions of viewers during the broadcast of his show, a horrified Tucker Carlson stated, ‘I…I am the mainstream media’ Wednesday as he began spiraling live on air. “We’ve discovered evidence of rampant voter fraud, and the president has every right to call for an investigation even if the mainstream media thinks…” said Carlson, who trailed off, stared down at his shaking hands, and felt a sudden ringing in his ears as he looked back up and zeroed in on the production crew surrounding him. “The media says…wait. Those liars on TV will try to tell you…oh God. We’re the number-one program on cable news, aren’t we? Fox News…Fox ‘News.’ It’s the media. It’s me. This can’t be. No, no, no, no. Jesus Christ, I make $6 million a year. Get that camera off me!” At press time, Carlson had torn the microphone from his lapel and fled the set in panic.

‘I…I Am The Mainstream Media,’ Realizes Horrified Tucker Carlson Spiraling Live On Air

US election 2020: What happens to Fox News if Trump loses? Rupert Murdoch is prepared

President Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch at a dinner in New York City in 2017.

The elder Murdoch has stopped speaking as frequently as he once did with Trump, but his associates say that those conversations probably will pick up again after November 3, when Trump will either be a second-term president or a free agent on the media circuit. “Maybe Rupert can just back the truck up and pay Trump to appear on Fox’s air at will,” Klein said. “Trump might prefer that to the rigours of having to actually run an actual business.”

US election 2020: What happens to Fox News if Trump loses? Rupert Murdoch is prepared

The Murdochs’ desperate final push to use Hunter Biden to reelect Donald Trump | Media Matters for America

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With President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes seemingly fading, Fox News star Tucker Carlson made an 11th hour push on Tuesday night to try to will him to victory. He devoted his entire program to an interview with Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, in the latest dubious salvo of an extensive campaign by Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch’ media outlets to tarnish Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden via his son’s business interests.

The Murdochs’ desperate final push to use Hunter Biden to reelect Donald Trump | Media Matters for America

Fox News May Be Heading Towards an Epic Election-Night Showdown | Washington Monthly

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Donald Trump has made it clear that he plans to declare victory on election night. He’ll do it when the returns are primarily based on in-person voting from that day. The president and his enablers launched a massive disinformation campaign based on the lie that mail-in ballots are fraudulent so that he could create chaos by claiming that they shouldn’t be counted.Donald Trump has made it clear that he plans to declare victory on election night. He’ll do it when the returns are primarily based on in-person voting from that day. The president and his enablers launched a massive disinformation campaign based on the lie that mail-in ballots are fraudulent so that he could create chaos by claiming that they shouldn’t be counted.

Fox News May Be Heading Towards an Epic Election-Night Showdown | Washington Monthly

The Murdochs have blood on their hands | Media Matters for America

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Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch is reportedly “disgusted” by President Donald Trump’s failed handling of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. He and his son Lachlan Murdoch, who currently oversees the network, are also partly responsible for it. Murdoch has complained to confidants that Trump “is not listening to advice about how best to handle the pandemic” which is “creating a never-ending crisis for his administration,” according to a Thursday account from The Daily Beast.

The Murdochs have blood on their hands | Media Matters for America

Fox News death cult embraces declaration calling for “herd immunity” | Media Matters for America

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They want to give COVID-19 to Rupert

Fox News personalities are rallying around a White House-supported declaration that calls for “herd immunity” approach to the coronavirus pandemic, the deeply flawed idea that the virus should be intentionally spread widely in the population.

Fox News death cult embraces declaration calling for “herd immunity” | Media Matters for America

15 examples of Fox News’ unrivaled federal influence over the last two years | Media Matters for America

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Meanwhile, the president’s most important source of information isn’t the U.S. intelligence community — it’s the dimwitted pro-Trump shills at the network’s morning show, Fox & Friends. The president watches hours of Fox News and its sister network, Fox Business, each day and regularly tweets in response to segments that attract his attention — at times dramatically shifting the news cycle and government policy. He sent 1,146 of these Fox live tweets from September 2018 through August 2020 — 7.5% of his total tweets during that period — according to a new Media Matters report.This Trump-Fox feedback loop impacts the president’s worldview — and thus, the government’s actions — on a scope far beyond any other news outlet in the recent past. And the network’s hold on both have only been strengthened over the course of his administration. Here are 15 ways Fox drove federal policymaking and political events over the last two years.

15 examples of Fox News’ unrivaled federal influence over the last two years | Media Matters for America

A Fox News reporter confirmed The Atlantic’s story about Trump insulting fallen troops. Fox hosts are still calling it a hoax. | Media Matters for America

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The new bombshell report from The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, reporting that President Donald Trump had repeatedly disparaged fallen U.S. troops as “losers” and “suckers,” has now been confirmed by a rather unexpected media voice: Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin. This latest confirmation comes after Fox’s previous coverage of the story continually backed Trump’s denials.

A Fox News reporter confirmed The Atlantic’s story about Trump insulting fallen troops. Fox hosts are still calling it a hoax. | Media Matters for America

Fox News is already suggesting that Jacob Blake is to blame for police shooting him in the back 7 times | Media Matters for America

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Fox anchor and reporter don’t mention that Blake was unarmed when police shot him in the back

Fox News is already suggesting that Jacob Blake is to blame for police shooting him in the back 7 times | Media Matters for America

Disgraced Tucker Carlson writer penned scores of odious articles for the Daily Caller | Media Matters for America

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Although it’s shocking that the most popular cable news show on television would hire a racist, sexist bigot as a lead writer, Fox and its prime-time host knew exactly what they were getting when they hired Neff. Before joining Fox, Neff wrote nearly 2,000 articles as a reporter at The Daily Caller, an outlet that has drawn criticism in the past for hiring writers linked to white nationalist and other racist groups. (Carlson co-founded the Daily Caller and had a stake in it till recently.)

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Tucker Carlson has said enough | Media Matters for America

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That bigoted content about race and immigration is why white nationalists love Carlson’s show and flock to his defense — they know that he is bringing their talking points, previously relegated to the fringe, into the homes of millions of Americans. David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, tweeted just last week that Carlson should replace Vice President Mike Pence on the Republican ticket.

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Tucker Carlson Warns Trump Will Lose Unless BLM Protesters “Rounded Up’ Like Terrorists | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson Warns Trump Will Lose Unless BLM Protesters “Rounded Up’ Like Terrorists

Keeping a lid on millions of  Americans where would Trump put them? Only Tucker knows. Round up the advertisers deserting him is the first step. (ODT)

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