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Blindspot Report

August 25 - 31


Good evening. It’s Tuesday, August 31st, and we’re shining a light on blindspots from across the political spectrum.

We’re looking at the controlled demolition of the last CIA outpost in Afghanistan, an Israeli study on vaccine effectiveness versus post-infection immunity, and how different outlets are covering the actions of a group of football fans in Glasgow.

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US destroys CIA outpost outside Kabul airport to keep sensitive information away from Taliban: report
According to The New York Times, Afghan residents didn't know much about the base, as it was heavily fortified with walls that reached 10 feet.
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13%12%Right 75%
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7 girls among 29 dead on migrant boat to Canary Islands
Spanish maritime services rescued 27 migrants and recovered 4 bodies in the boat. Boat was spotted by a fishing vessel 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of El Hierro. At least 24 more people were on the boat when it left from Dakhla, a port city in the disputed Western Sahara.
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Distribution of 9 sources
Left 56%Center 44%
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U.S. officials provided Taliban with names of Americans, Afghan allies to evacuate
U.S. officials gave the Taliban a list of American citizens and Afghan allies to grant access to Kabul’s airport. The move was meant to help evacuate thousands of people from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control of the country. But after thousands of visa applicants arrived, the State Department asked applicants not to come to the airport.
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17%14%Right 69%

Poll of the Week
Should the U.S. have provided the Taliban with a list of American citizens and Afghan allies they wanted to evacuate?
YES
NO
Check back next week for the results

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Anti-Vax Radio Host Dies of Covid
Marc Bernier, 65, died after a three-week battle with COVID-19, WNDB and Southern Stone Communications announced on Twitter. Bernier was remembered in recent days as a conservative who sought out and aired others' points of view. He also was an outspoken opponent of vaccinations.
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Distribution of 18 sources
Left 72%28%

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Natural immunity is stronger than vaccination, study suggests
An Israeli study has found that people with natural immunity from contracting and recovering from COVID-19 could be 13 times less likely to contract the respiratory virus than those who were solely vaccinated against the disease.
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Distribution of 20 sources
10%Right 90%

Poll of the Week
Should the media publish scientific studies that have not been peer-reviewed?
YES
NO
Check back next week for the results

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US donates 55 military vehicles to Kosovo
The U.S. has heavily supported the KSF’s 3,400-troop force. The force was turned into a regular army more than two years ago. The KSF is expected to have 5,000 troops and 3,000 reservists in a decade.
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Distribution of 6 sources
Left 50%Center 33%17%

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Biden slammed for appearing to look at his watch during ceremony for dead Marines
Conservatives and veterans attacked President Biden for appearing to look at his watch during a ceremony for the 13 U.S. service members killed in an ISIS-K suicide bombing near the Kabul airport in Afghanistan last week.
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Distribution of 15 sources
76Right 87%

Poll Results from Last Week
Is the world better off without a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan?
Should Heads of State have the power to pardon those convicted of crimes?

Highlighting discrepancies between the reporting on stories across different news outlets.

This week's story

'Arrests expected' over anti-Catholic singing by group of Rangers fans

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

The Herald Scotland • LEFT
'Display of hatred': Charities condemn 'racist anti-Irish' march before Rangers v Celtic game
Metro News • LEFT
Police vow to arrest Rangers fans who racially abused Irish Catholics in Glasgow
Daily Record • LEFT
Cops launch probe after 'racist anti-Irish march' in Glasgow sparks fury
The Times • RIGHT
Rangers fans face arrest for singing Famine Song in Glasgow

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