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Blindspot Report

April 28 - 4 May

The weekly Blindspot Report from Ground News puts a spotlight on news that publications from one side of the political spectrum or the other had little to no reporting on.


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American Federation of Teachers Union Influenced CDC on In-Person-Learning Guidelines
The American Federation of Teachers influenced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s February guidelines on reopening schools, according to emails reported by the New York Post on Saturday. At least two language suggestions made by the AFT were adopted in some form in the final text of the CDC’s guidelines, the Post reported. The two changes were an addition for "a new update" in case of variant transmission, and exemptions from in-person work for teachers and staff at higher risk of susceptibility to coronavirus.
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Distribution of 12 sources
8 Right 92%
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Arizona governor signs bill blocking abortions based on genetic issues
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) Tuesday signed into law anti-abortion legislation that bans the procedure if a mother is seeking to terminate a pregnancy due to a genetic abnormality in a fetus. The measure bans abortions performed strictly on the basis of genetic disorders detected in the fetus, such as Down syndrome or cystic fibrosis, unless the condition is considered lethal.
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Distribution of 37 sources
Left 41% Center 51% 8
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Portland cops, FBI investigate video of masked anarchist who issued threat to Wheeler: report
The Portland Police Department said it has been in contact with the FBI over a menacing video that included a masked individual with an altered voice issuing a threat against the city's mayor Ted Wheeler. The video appeared on Twitter Wednesday evening, posted by an anonymous account.
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Distribution of 12 sources
25% Right 75%
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Deadly air pollutant ‘disproportionately and systematically’ harms Americans of color, study finds
Nearly every form of the nation’s most pervasive deadly air pollutant disproportionately affects Americans of color, regardless of their location or income level, according to a peer-reviewed analysis published Wednesday.
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Distribution of 23 sources
Left 52% Center 39% 9
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Disneyland’s new Snow White ride slammed for prince’s ‘non-consensual’ kiss
Disneyland in California reopened to the public last week with a revamped Snow White ride, which has sparked a backlash for featuring a ‘problematic’ true love’s kiss. The overhaul of the ride at the theme park in Anaheim, California, was revealed to the public after being closed during the pandemic for more than a year. (Picture: Disney Parks/YouTube)
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Distribution of 28 sources
Left 32% 14% Right 54%
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Satellites show world's glaciers melting faster than ever
Glaciers are melting faster, losing 31% more snow and ice per year than they did 15 years earlier, according to three-dimensional satellite measurements of all the world’s mountain glaciers.
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Distribution of 57 sources
Left 44% Center 45% 11%
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Highlighting discrepancies between the reporting on stories across different news outlets.

This week's story

Ted Cruz caught sleeping during Biden’s address

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What do the different news outlets focus on when reporting on this story?

The Independent · LEFT
Ted Cruz busted for falling asleep during Biden’s speech
USA Today · LEFT
Was Ted Cruz really sleeping during Joe Biden's speech? Twitter has some thoughts
Business Insider · CENTER
Ted Cruz appeared to doze off during President Biden's first joint address to Congress
Sputnik News · RIGHT
Dreaming of Cancun? Netizens Giggle at Ted Cruz Nodding Off During Biden’s Joint Address
Daily Express · RIGHT
Ted Cruz caught struggling to keep eyes open during 'Sleepy' Joe's first Congress speech

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