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Blindspot Report

July 14 - 20

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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Senior Biden officials finding that Covid lab leak theory as credible as natural origins explanation
Senior Biden administration officials, including national security adviser Jake Sullivan, now view the theory that the novel coronavirus leaked from a laboratory as equally plausible as a natural origin. The lab-leak theory, which had been treated as a “debunked conspiracy theory” throughout 2020 has received renewed interest in government intelligence agencies.
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Distribution of 15 sources
13% 7 Right 80%
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Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House
Leaked document claims Vladimir Putin personally ordered Russian spies to support a ‘mentally unstable’ Donald Trump in his bid to become US president in 2016. The meeting is said to have taken place on January 22, 2016 – less than nine months before the US presidential election.
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Distribution of 24 sources
Left 63% 12% 25%
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Ex-Kamala Harris Staffers Describe Toxic Culture
Ex-staffers of Vice President Kamala Harris say reports of staff dysfunction in her office spread like wildfire. Some former staffers said they were thrilled to have worked for a woman they see as a brilliant politician. Others described Harris as unpredictable and at times demeaning to her staff over the years.
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Distribution of 9 sources
22% Right 78%
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Experts: Europe floods shows need to curb emissions, adapt
"A few years ago, you had to point to a point in the future or far away on the planet to talk about climate change. It’s happening now – here."
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Distribution of 14 sources
Left 43% Center 50% 7
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Yellen sees 'several more months of rapid inflation,' worries about impact on home buyers
Yellen: "We will have several more months of rapid inflation" Consumer price index increased 5.4% in June, the fastest pace in nearly 13 years. Prices that goods and services producers receive for their products jumped 7.3%. Yellen says she is encouraged by market-based measures that suggest prices will cool.
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Distribution of 12 sources
8 25% Right 67%
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Poll of the Week
Have rising prices changed your spending habits?
YES
NO
Check back next week for the results

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Joe Manchin Heads To Texas For Fundraiser Hosted By GOP Donors
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is traveling to Texas on Friday for a fundraiser with several wealthy Republican donors. The host committee includes titans of the Texas oil and gas industry, many of whom donate almost exclusively to Republicans.
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Distribution of 10 sources
Left 80% 10% 10%
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Poll of the Week
Do you care which corporations financially support your local political representative?
YES
NO
Check back next week for the results

Poll Results from Last Week
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Highlighting discrepancies between the reporting on stories across different news outlets.

This week's story

Jeff Bezos, world's richest man, carries out inaugural space voyage

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

Wired · LEFT
Jeff Bezos Touches Space Aboard Blue Origin Rocket
Pioneer Press · LEFT
Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: ‘Best day ever’
Reuters · CENTER
Jeff Bezos, world's richest man, carries out inaugural space voyage
UPI · CENTER
Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin crew soar into space, land safely
Breitbart · RIGHT
Jeff Bezos Phallic Rocket Ride Lasts Mere Minutes in Space
Barron's · RIGHT
Blue Origin Reaches Space, the First Company to Take a Paying Passenger Into Orbit

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