Autoblog Space Generated in Posts with Images Turned Off

I've searched the forums but can't find mention of the white space generated when you choose to turn off importing images with Autoblog. Is there some way to have images turned off but have the post that is imported ignore the location of where images are supposed to appear? I'm assuming there is some markup that is forcing the post to display the space where images would appear if turned on. Upon inspection, I'm seeing a carriage return inserted:

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