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Marc Ambinder not keen on ‘poking’ David Brooks

“I do not know why Facebook suggests that I poke David Brooks, but I think I shall reject their suggestion.” –Contributing Editor for GQ and The Atlantic Marc Ambinder, who is up awfully early for an L.A. based writer. This tweet was written at 5:20 a.m. which is 2:20 PT. Brooks is a conservative columnist for NYT.

Convo Between Two Journo Types

A sampling from JRC’s Steve Buttry: 1. “Amtrak just canceled our Acela train. Seriously.” 2. “My last Amtrak trip from NY to DC was delayed 3 hours by a fatality on the track. Now we’re thrown off in Philly for a ‘bridge problem.’” 3. “But I’m not patient.” 4. “Avis didn’t honor our reservation, but we were working w/ another guy whose reservation worked.”

Jeff Jarvis, blogger and J-School prof: “Steve Buttry, I’m surprised even your wife travels with you. Hell, I’m surprised any conveyance sells you a ticket.”

It’s Raining Jean Shorts!

“I am counting the # of jean short-tank top combos today. Despite that it’s a thing, it shouldn’t be. We are not a beach town. #dcpride” — Metro Weekly White House Correspondent Chris Geidner. In other weekend observations, Roll Call‘s John Stanton saw this: “Black leather bannana hammock + rainbow angel wings + pasty ass white skin = gay pride weekend on U St.”

Real Life Bulls%!t

“Just saw a pregnant woman carrying a baby crossing a street without crosswalk while texting… #whatswrongwithpeople” — Thomas Tobin, executive producer at NBC4.

Dinner Faux Pas

“Got back to my table, and @michaelpfalcone was using my napkin. Dude…. #RTCADinner” — Retiring Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) at the RTCA dinner Friday night on Falcone, deputy political director for ABC News. McCotter also remarked on CBS’s Steve Chaggaris, saying, “Finally met @stevechaggaris – he’s skinnier in person than on TV.” In other RTCA dinner news, WJLA TV reporter Mike Conneen, meanwhile, observed this: “AWKWARD! At @rtcadinner, Steve Kroft accepts award a few ft away from Speaker Boehner for story exposing Congressional insider trading.” Kroft works for CBS’s “60 Minutes.” UPDATE and Correction: Cheggaris recently returned to CBS as Executive Editor, Washington of CBSNews.com. He is no longer with Yahoo! News. Before that he was at TBD. The above has been changed to reflect the facts.

Surprise. Surprise. A WaPo technological failure.

“My @washingtonpost app has crashed 3 times this morning! I suppose I could go pick up the paper at the end of my driveway.” — Christine Montgomery, chief digital officer at the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch.

The Appointed Media Critic

“It’s funny how @HowardKurtz has hard lefties like David Shuster on his show, but the best he can do for a righty is Jennifer Rubin…?” — The Daily Caller‘s TV reporter Jeff Poor referencing lefty radio host Shuster and WaPo‘s right-leaning blogger Rubin.

In case you missed it over the weekend, MSNBC Contributor, author and Daily Beast Contributor Meghan McCain tweeted a picture of her crotch. By Saturday morning, it had been deleted. Lucky for her, she wasn’t going commando. See here.

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Yahoo! News‘s Olivier Knox: “Hasty iPhone shot of POTUS getting his ‘VIP Guest’ button today.” President Obama drank beer at The Dubliner on Saturday for St. Patrick’s Day.

The Atlantic Magazine Editor’s odd relationship to the semicolon

“Starting to get concerned about my compulsive use of the semicolon; it’s pathological.” — Atlantic Mag Editor Scott Stossel. He added, “This may call for a semi-colonoscopy.”

Doocy or Douchey?

“President Obama did NOT pay cover charge at The Dubliner when he popped in for St Pats Day brew, according to pool producer. POTUS just left.” — FNC Correspondent Peter Doocy, son of Fox & Friends Steve Doocy. The bar allowed the President of the Free World free entrance to The Dubliner on Saturday on St. Patrick’s Day.

Ali’s new ‘Daily Shot’

“The dirty little kitchen is I can do it from my kitchen table and I’m a lazy girl.” — Comedian and author Ali Wentworth on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday regarding her new morning spot on Yahoo.

In other St. Patty’s Day news…

“Yeah, fat boy, my great grandparents came here so you could puke on the street in broad daylight. Clean that up.” — CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary.

From the Road

“Airports should have gyms so I can get in a work out during these long layovers.” — Politico‘s Juana Summers.

En route to Montreal with Steve Buttry

On Saturday JRC’s Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry was on his way to Montreal. But not without a bit of turbulence. Watch as he initially blames United and eventually eats his words. 1. Of course our flight to Montreal is oversold. #unitedsucks. 2. We were boarding the plane when pilot (or someone in uniform) came out telling us to go back to terminal. 3. Bad weather in Montreal. 4. I maintain that my travel experience is actually common. Just travel a lot and tweet about something that universally sucks. 5. They keep pushing our departure time back: 9, 10, 10:30, now 11. Can’t blame United; Canadian weather page shows fog in Montreal. 6. Finally boarding. Hoping they’ll actually let us on the plane now. Except that the line isn’t moving. 7. Finally boarded our flight to Montreal. Bon voyage!

Discombobulated journo

“Rode bike across town in rain to renew drivers license. when I saw long line I thought should of renewed on-line. then remembered I DID.” — ABC7 TV reporter Stephen Tschida.

In reaction…

“Love when @stevebuttry travels & tweets: All of the pain and frustration of dealing w/airlines without ever having to leave my house” — Lisa Fung, Executive Editor of The Wrap.

Surprise ruined for USA Today Bureau Chief

“Sked’ed delivery of new TV on my husband’s bday today as a surprise. @BestBuy late yesterday said, oops, sorry, no TV 4 sale. #BestBuyBummer” — USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, whose husband is Carl Leubsdorf.

Spin the Boybander?

MSNBC’s weekend show “Up With Chris Hayes” is quickly becoming a Boybander Slumber Party. We can’t believe we weren’t invited. With Hayes off this past Saturday, WaPo‘s liberal blogger, Democratic strategist and FBDC Fan Club Prez Ezra Klein jumped in. His guest was none other than lower-tiered Boybander Spencer Ackerman of Wired. Ackerman remarked, as any close friend who wants to get invited on again would, “I think this @ezraklein kid is going places. Just killing it guest hosting #uppers.”

A journo’s story idea up for grabs

“Someone needs to do an in-depth story on @ChuckGrassley’s Twitter war against @HistoryChannel.” — Jordan Fabian, political editor for Univision News.

 

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GONE TO THE DOGS: ABC7 Stephen Tschida‘s new Twitter picture: His English Toy Spaniels, Henry James and F. Scott. “Wow, just saw my new twitter photo. much better than the ‘Kathy Bates/Christopher Walken’ shot. don’t you think?”

Romney gives Baier lame excuse

“Tried to talk one on one with gov Romney even for a few questions but were told there was no time – we’ll try again down the road.” — FNC’s Bret Baier, who royally pissed off Romney during an interview earlier in the campaign season.

The power of ‘timeout’

“Actually my 2-y/o likes going into timeout. He goes if the word is even mentioned.” — Washington Examiner‘s Political Columnist Tim Carney.

Self-deprecating Buttry

“Hotel breakfast room TV is doing a Dancing w/ Stars thing. Didn’t catch all the ‘stars,’ but didn’t recognize those I did see. That may say more about me than it does about the stars.” — JRC’s Community Outreach Director Steve Buttry.

Kat Fight

“Mika Brzezinski=idiot? She asked ‘What if another country burned our flag?’ Lady, that happens every single day. Geeze. This is journalism?”– Houston Chronicle blogger and Newsbuster’s Kat McKinley.

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Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is that of Politico’s media writer Dylan Byers and The Daily Caller’s Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson discussing MMFA Founder David Brock‘s book party next week at MMFA headquarters in Washington. Brock’s book is called, The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned A Network Into A Propaganda Machine.

Byers: So: I got invited to a @MMFA party. Is it Ok if I go? (cc’ @TuckerCarlson) Carlson: Only if I can come as your date. Byers: I imagine I’ll have to clear that with them. Byers: *@TuckerCarlson cannot be my date to @MMFA party: “We are unfortunately at capacity and can’t accommodate +1s” Also, TC will be out of town.

Journo live tweets fatal train accident

“If we were in an area a #DigitalFirst newsroom covers, I’d try to get out to play reporter, but I’ll just tweet from my seat. #amtrakfatal” — JRC’s Community Outreach Director Steve Buttry.

‘Recovering journo’ hits Spa World

“Spa World was what I needed. Now I hope it storms all night long, then ‘ll be in amazing shape in the morning.” — Nicole Young. (If you’ve never been to Spa World, it’s a sauna lover’s paradise.)

Deep Thought: Is it the food’s fault?

“Why does food know when I’m wearing a Brooks Brothers shirt?” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel as quoted by HuffPost’s Elise Foley.

Irritated journo

“Hello, ‘Unknown’ number that keeps calling when I’m unable to answer, then not leaving messages. Stop that.” — Actual Weigel.

 

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Live From New Hampshire: C-SPAN’s Steve Scully interviews Politico’s Jonathan Martin on the road.

A word on Bachmann’s eyelashes…

Michelle Bachmann eyelashes keep getting longer and thicker! Perhaps she’s jockeying to be the next spokeswoman for Latisse?” — freelance video journalist Liz Glover. During recent debates, Bachmann’s eyelashes came up for discussion repeatedly in online chatter.

WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza: “WaPo spellcheck doesn’t have ‘electability’ in it. Enraging.”

A journo makes excuses

“Sorry for the lack of tweets this morning. I was either working on a story or shopping for doggy sunglasses.” — ReutersSam Youngman.

Confessional

DavidShuster you were pretty good last night on Current and I normally hate you.” — Avid watcher of D.C. journos and FBDC reader Larry Kelly.

Writer finds a new insult to love

“My favorite new insult to yell at people is ‘go shit in the ocean’ – they are absolutely completely bewildered by that phrase.” — Labor Journo Mike Elk.

Buttry buys beer

“Harris Teeter auto checkout machine asked me to show clerk ID for buying beer, then asked if I qualified for senior discount. No.” — JRC Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry, who formerly engaged the community for TBD.

CNBC and NYT‘s John Hardwood assesses Santorum Vs. Romney: “Santorum is Romney’s superior in projecting authenticity and passion, but very much his inferior in looking like a president.”

Paultards, Michelletards

“I don’t care if you like or dislike @RonPaul…the use of ‘Paultards’ to describe Paul supporters is offensive.” — The Daily Caller‘s new sensation Michelle Fields. (We’re thinking she might not like “Michelletards” for members of her fan club either.)

A campaign note from Candy…

“Home repacking and rethinking. Remember when I said never knew a candidate who ‘reassessed’ a campaign and didn’t quit? Delete.” — CNN’s Candy Crowley.

Journo preps for weekend of filthy TV marathons

“So glad I came home to an episode of ‘Dance Moms’ #StartingTheWeekendOutRight – #JerseyShore later!” — The Washington Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays writer Nikki Schwab.

WH reporters get tongue-in-cheek suggestion

“WH today suggested reporters to visit Cap Hill and see if any members are around or not: ergo: Congress in recess.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller.

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A Personal Heartfelt Request

Dear Readers: I know we get attached to email addresses and once they are locked into your computers they are tough to change. But please, for the love of God, change my f@&king email address from FishbowlBetsy@gmail.com to Betsy@mediabistro.com. I have two email accounts exploding with duplicate messages and it is driving me mad. To all you nerdy types out there who are just itching to give me unsolicited advice on forwarding accounts or any other technological garble, don’t. Just use my new address. Thank you for attending to this important matter.

Thank you POTUS and FLOTUS

“SO deeply honored President Obama & the First Lady invited me to perform tonight @ the State Dinner! Hosting S. Korea!” — Janelle Monae.

BREAKING: If anyone missed the Politico plagiarism story from late last night, read here.

Arianna Wants Zzzzz’s

“In Istanbul 12:50am, still on Blackberry. wish there was another Blackberry outage so I could sleep.” — HuffPost/AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington.

WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty on Michelle Obama‘s dress: “Awesome. I’m not usually a fan of FLOTUS & belts.” See here. (Especially compared to the elegant pink garbage sac worn by the Korean Prez’s wife, Kim Yoon-ok, yes, FLOTUS’s purple gown is exceptional.)

Buttry’s nephew has hip surgery

“Thanks to all who suggested gifts for my great nephew w/ the 3/4 body cast (following hip surgery). Crowdsourced gift: Nerf gun.” — Steve Buttry, lifetime Community Engagement Director and JRC Employee.

Youngman gets bumped from Greta

Youngman to FNC’s Ed Henry: “You’re off the hook. Schedule change and no appearance for me on @gretawire tonight.” Henry replied, “Whew.” Correction: It was The Hill‘s Sam Youngman who got bumped from Greta. He was going on the program to discuss the confrontation between Ed and POTUS. Apologies… We’ve changed the above to accurately reflect what happened.

A Convo Between Two Media Types

Washington Examiner‘s Timothy Carney: “Who thinks I should get David Frum’s spot on NPR?” Former Examiner writer J.P. Freire: ME AND EVERYONE I KNOW, PLS. (Freire is now the senior comm strategist for New Media Strategies and an American Spectator blogger.)

Weather woes

“Bad sign: Just got email from D.C. emergency alert system with subject line ‘Protective Actions for Tornadoes.’” — WCP‘s Managing Editor Mike Madden.

Is an ice cream flavor really big news?

“BREAKING: ABC News reports ‘Black Walnut’ is indeed a Haagen-Daas flavor of the month. Glad we got to the bottom of that.” — The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor. The limited edition ice cream flavor is gaining traction ever since mentioned by GOP presidential contender Herman Cain, who says it’s his favorite flavor.

Boybander speaks up for female journos

“Magazines should hire women to write about things other than sex, marriage, and babies.” — Obvious women’s rights champion, Boybander and liberal blogger Matthew Yglesias. He links to this Slate story that slam’s The Atlantic‘s cover story on women and marriage.

Why can’t Hazy speak without sounding like a human thesaurus? “Precipitating a dramatic confrontation with the authorities is the absolute best thing Bloomberg can do for #OWS’s momentum.” – MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Since I got back from NYC, all of my foursquare checkins have been at work or at home. I’m officially boring.” — Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa back in the reigning position of this feature. (We kid because we love Jessica, at least in this instance. We are, however, horrified to learn that you regularly foursquare.)

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Fairchild gives Capehart a shout-out

“RT @morgfair: @CapehartJ Big fan, Jonathan. Watch you all the time|| Thanks, Ms.Fairchild. #winning” — An exchange between actress Morgan Fairchild and WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart.

In the spirit of keeping things real…“Can’t deal with auto correct on my phone anymore. Close to nervous breakdown.” –  Claritza Jimenez, Program Officer at the International Center for Journalists. Ms. Jimenez, please meet your soulmate, ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

Success: Washington style

“@joshtpm You’ve arrived.” — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell to TPM Editor-in-Chief Josh Marshall upon hearing the news this weekend that TPM had been hacked.

Inexplicably, Ed Henry sucks up to his employer

#1: “V.compelling 9/11 special on #foxnews right now — heart-breaking, yet you can’t turn away.” — FNC’s Ed Henry in a series of weekend tweets. #2: “@Larry_Kelly so you’ve noticed that people at Fox tend to stay there a long time? Great place to work.” #3: “@Greg_Hanna Loving every minute at #foxnews, thanks for writing.”

Buttry tries to save his identity

“Finally updated my about.me page: [see here] Wonder how many other places still have me working at TBD, the Gaz, API or others.” — Journal Register Co’s Steve Buttry, former Community Engagement Director at TBD.

Setting the record straight

“Our account is secure and under control. Apologize for the scare. We value your trust.” — NBC News after getting hacked this weekend in the worst of ways. As most everyone knows, someone hacked into the network’s Twitter account Friday and declared new terrorist attacks.

Better safe than sorry

“One worker might have caused SoCal blackout by pulling wrong plug. So our engineers keep me away from recording technology.” — NPR’s Scott Simon.

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Whose Lips?

Question of the hour…“Is Martin Bashir ever coming back? Or are we just going to have rotating weeks of Ezra Klein and [Jonathan] Capehart at 3 p.m. on MSNBC?” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein in a Tuesday tweet.

Journo sees bloodshed in Syria

“Just once I’d like to get through a day without seeing another dead child in Syria. I think I’ve seen four today. One is too much. Ever.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin in a Tuesday tweet.

HuffPost Hill snaps at Politico scribe

“No shit,” wrote HuffPost Hill (Editor: Eliot Nelson) in a reactionary RT of Politico‘s Byron Tau‘s message: “Matt Bai says Pawlenty failed to articulate a compelling reason for his candidate.” Read Bai’s piece here.

Buttry is butt of own joke

And now, JRC Employee and former TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry gets a laugh at his own expense… “Who booked a flight this early? Me? Where do I complain about that?” By the way, he’s at Omaha Eppley Airfield, which he embarrassingly checked into on foursquare.

Journos on the run

“Morning run thru beautiful Dubuque–past a giant statue of ‘American Gothic’” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush in a Tuesday tweet.

“Went running this am for the first time in 2 years, forgot how great it makes me feel. Machines at the gym just don’t compare.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Freeman Klopott in a Tuesday tweet.

The Media Critic

“Amazing how people cannot quote properly. Perry didn’t say ‘almost treasonous’ — quote was “almost treacherous … treasonous.” — Human Events’ Tony Lee in a Tuesday tweet. He points out that lefty ThinkProgress got the quote wrong by leaving out treacherous…see here. He adds that CNN’s Peter Hamby was among the few to get it right.

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Duffy Buttry in shades. (The pooch belongs to JRC Employee and former TBDer Steve Buttry and wife, Mimi.)

TBD reporter longs for longer hair

“Sometimes I miss having long hair.” — TBD‘s Jeremy Binckes in a Tuesday tweet.

A WaPo columnist’s sure fire solution to nation’s problems

“Maybe divine intervention is the realistic solution to this problem,” — WaPo Columnist E.J. Dionne on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow program Tuesday night.

The Observer

“The way Jay Carney just attacked Chuck Todd for asking a very legitimate question was very Robert Gibbs-like.” — Rory Cooper, Communications Director for Heritage Foundation, in a Tuesday tweet.

The Observer II

“Wow. A really … odd guy with a megaphone outside the WH. Even weirder than the norm.” — TWT White House reporter Kara Rowland in a Tuesday tweet.

WaPo blogger critiques the critics

“The economy is about to crater, but reporters are spending time trying to discredit each other’s reporting.” — WaPo‘s Greg Sargent who writes “The Plum Line” in a Tuesday tweet.

Bio of the Day

Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein: “Her senior thesis, ‘Slaves and Slavery at Princeton’ was the first extended examination of the university’s ties to slavery and won the C.O. Joline Prize for American History.”

Journo Hate

“Aww, thin-skinned @DavidShuster blocked me, just like his boss @KeithOlbermann. The shit doesn’t fall far from the asshole, or something.” — Conservative writer and radio host Derek Hunter in a Tuesday tweet. Hunter helped found The Daily Caller.

Former WHCA dinner guest weighs in on underground acne

“#IHateItWhen You can feel a zit coming on but can’t see it yet so you don’t know where to put the acne medicine.” — The lovely Alyssa Milano in a Tuesday tweet. She attended the White House Correspondent Assoc. Dinner in late April and many of the red carpet events that went along with it.

Journo has amnesia?

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Now that TWO Democrats participated in lewd sexual behavior forcing resignations, how many other dems do?” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle in a Tuesday tweet. Of course he fails to mention the litany of R’s who’ve also been involved in sex scandals including former Sen. Larry Craig, former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, former Sen. John Ensign, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Rep. Mark Foley and the shirtless former Rep. Chris Lee, to name more than a few.

 

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DOG ATTENDS LUAU: “Is this dog abuse? Duffy spent today at Pet Smart & attended a luau.” — Former TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry, who now works for JRC.

Making sense of Larry Summers’ poor grammar

“In fairness, he may have mistaken them for co-joined twins, in which case they may indeed share one asshole.” – A FBDC commenter named “Lilypad” in response to Wednesday’s story of former Treasury Sec. Larry Summers calling the Winklevoss twins “an asshole” in Aspen.

Reporter talked Bachmann migraines

“I’ll be on WNYC’s The Takeaway at 7:20 a.m. talking about Bachmann’s migraines.” — Politico‘s Molly Ball in a Wednesday tweet. Ball and colleague Kasie Hunt wrote a follow-up story on Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s migraines after The Daily Caller‘s Jonathan Strong broke it.

Journo wanted a fire day

“National Journal’s late editor says Watergate 600 (@thewatergate) is NOT the building on fire. So… work tomorrow for Atlantic Media.” — NJ‘s Ethan Klapper in a Wednesday tweet.

Bugg’s preferences on hamburgers and men

A few days ago we ran a feature displaying the favorite hamburger condiments of Washington journalists for no other reason than CBS Norah O’Donnell‘s husband Cheoff Geoff tweeted the question and then we posed it to journos. We were remiss in not printing Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg‘s response. It’s hot salsa. “I’d probably have something funnier if you asked me for my favorite condiment on men. And yes, I have one.” And yes, we asked. It’s Log Cabin syrup. “That’s not a political statement, because Mrs. Butterworth’s is also acceptable, though the bottle is a bit of a turn-off,” he said.

A special tweet from Current TV’s Keith Olbermann: “Special Guest Thursday on Countdown @Current: Cenk Uygur of @TheYoungTurks” (MSNBC has scrapped Uygur’s show for The Rev. Al Sharpton.)

Bachmann and Jefferson: So much in common

“Thomas Jefferson suffered incapacitating migraines in fact he was laid up 4 weeks b4 he penned Declaration of Independence #Knowyourhistory” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito in a Wednesday tweet.

Want to be an investigative reporter? Well, then you figure it out

Roll Call is hiring an investigative reporter. If you are qualified, you’ll figure out how to let us know — Roll Call reporter/Investigations and Influence Editor Paul Singer in a Wednesday tweet. Today Singer is also The Critic. He wrote Wednesday, “I gotta say – the references to ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Wendi’ (hello @MSNBC) are basically racist. Yes, she’s Asian. Got that.”

Number of Days since we asked WaPo‘s liberal blogger and all around genius Ezra Klein to unblock us on Twitter: 4. Number of Days that he has ignored that request: 4.

Radio reporter vividly describes hot weather

“DC, 345am: air so thick you could cut it into bricks and use it as a building material.” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep in a Thursday morning tweet.

 

 

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