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Blindspot Report

June 2 - 8

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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Ex-CDC director says he received threats from other scientists after backing lab-leak theory
Former CDC Director Robert Redfield told Vanity Fair that he received death threats from other scientists after telling CNN in March that he believes the coronavirus accidentally "escaped" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.Why it matters: The allegation was featured in a sweeping investigation by Vanity Fair into the battles over the origins of COVID-19 that have raged inside the U.S. government and scientific community.
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Distribution of 16 sources
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Tom Hanks Calls for Schools to Teach Kids About the Tulsa Massacre and Stop ‘Whitewashing’ History
Tom Hanks thinks more Americans need to read up on the Tulsa massacre of 1921 and schools need to stop “whitewashing” curriculums. In a powerful New York Times essay titled “You Should Learn the Truth About the Tulsa Race Massacre,” Hanks described himself as a student of history who was nonetheless shocked to learn about the white mob that killed hundreds of Black people in 1921.
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Distribution of 22 sources
Left 59% 23% 18%
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Fauci to release book about 'life philosophy'
The nation's top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, is slated to release a book about “life philosophy” this November, according to The Publishers Lunch.
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Distribution of 11 sources
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Boat explodes in viral video after boaters allegedly harassed vessel flying pride flags
A boat carrying a group of people who were reportedly harassing a family for having LGBTQ+ pride flags spontaneously blew up over the weekend in Washington state,
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Distribution of 15 sources
Left 73% 14% 13%
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Conservative commentator launches GoFundMe to help repair AOC's grandmother's crumbling house
After Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Squalid Conditions Of Her Abuela’s Home, Matt Walsh Starts Viral GoFundMe To Help
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Distribution of 23 sources
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Biden turns to Obama to help boost health care enrollment
President Joe Biden turned to his old boss, former President Barack Obama, on Saturday to help him encourage Americans to sign up for “Obamacare” health care coverage during an expanded special enrollment period in the pandemic.
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Distribution of 26 sources
Left 54% Center 38% 8
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Russia to U.S.: Lift sanctions on space sector or we'll exit space station
The head of Russia's space agency on Monday suggested Moscow would withdraw from the International Space Station in 2025 unless Washington lifted sanctions on the space sector that were hampering Russian satellite launches. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, was addressing parliamentarians ahead of a summit in Geneva later this month between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden.
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Distribution of 9 sources
11% Center 33% Right 56%
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Crowds overwhelm Texas bakery with support after Pride Month cookie backlash
A Texas bakery was "overwhelmed" with supporters and well-wishers last week after facing backlash for posting a cookie in honor of Pride Month in the U.S.
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Distribution of 20 sources
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Highlighting discrepancies between the reporting on stories across different news outlets.

This week's story

Florida governor bans transgender women from school sports

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

NY Daily News · US · LEFT
‘Girls are going to play girls sports:’ Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill banning trans athletes on first day of Pride month
The Independent · UK · LEFT
Florida becomes 7th state to ban transgender children from girls’ sport
CNN · US · LEFT
Florida becomes 8th state to enact anti-trans sports ban this year
Sun-Sentinel · US · CENTER
Citing biology over ideology, DeSantis signs transgender athlete ban
Breitbart · US · RIGHT
FL Gov. Ron DeSantis Signing Landmark Bill to Protect Women's Sports
The Daily Caller · US · RIGHT
DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Biological Men From Competing In Women’s Sports

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