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|As 2012 draws to a close, many year-end reviews of the election season have focused on September 17, the day Mother Jones released the 47-percent video that captured Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser. That moment, when millions of Americans saw the candidate denigrating nearly half the electorate as 'victims' who do not take 'personal responsibility and care for their lives,' is widely seen as having upended the campaign. But the path to the scoop began months earlier, with a story about aborted fetuses.|
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