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Blindspot Report

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Good evening. It’s Tuesday, August 3rd, and we’re shining a light on blindspots from across the political spectrum.

We’re looking at coverage of a gun maker's settlement offer to Sandy Hook families, the effects of warming rivers in the US West, and how different outlets are covering the House GOP response to new senate mask mandates.

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eye with a bar through it left arrows BLINDSPOT FOR THE LEFT
Fed Chair Jerome Powell: "Inflation Could Turn Out To Be Higher And More Persistent Than We Expect"
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned that the risk of inflation "could turn out to be higher and more persistent than we expected" following a decision to keep the interest rate unchanged.
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Distribution of 7 sources
14% Right 86%
BLINDSPOT FOR THE RIGHT right arrows eye with a bar through it
Remington offering $33M in settlement with Sandy Hook families
Gunmaker Remington Arms Co. has offered around $33 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nine families of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre.
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Distribution of 46 sources
Left 33% Center 50% 17%

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Portland, Ore., Can’t Find Police for Unit to Fight Rising Murder Rate
The Portland, Oregon, police department is struggling to fill a patrol designed to combat the rising murder rate. Only four police officers have applied to fill the 14 spots on the Focused Initiative Team. The team is a reincarnation of the Gun Violence Reduction Team, which was shut down last year amid the racial justice protests that included calls for police reform.
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Distribution of 10 sources
Right 100%

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Warming rivers in US West killing fish, imperiling industry
Hundreds of thousands of young salmon are dying in Northern California’s Klamath River. The Sacramento River is facing a “near-complete loss’ of young Chinook salmon. Warm water is starting to affect older fish, too. The West has been grappling with a historic drought and recent heat waves.
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Distribution of 31 sources
Left 32% Center 68%

Poll of the Week
If adverse climate conditions imperil industries like fishing, should the government provide financial compensation?
Check back next week for the results

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AMA faces backlash after opposing putting sex on birth certificates
The American Medical Association (AMA) faced intense backlash late last week and over the weekend after calling for sex to be removed as a legal definition on the public part of birth certificates.The backlash came in response to a tweet from WebMD that highlighted the call from the AMA.
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Distribution of 8 sources
Right 100%

Poll of the Week
Do you believe that sex belongs on birth certificates?
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BLINDSPOT FOR THE RIGHT right arrows eye with a bar through it
Former NY bishop admits to cover up of sexual abuse allegations against priests
Bishop Howard Hubbard ran the diocese in New York’s Capital District from 1977 to 2014. He has himself been accused of sexual abuse. About 300 lawsuits have been filed against the Albany diocese under a state law that allows people until Aug. 14 to sue. (photo: AP)
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Distribution of 17 sources
Left 71% 17% 12%

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Poll Results from Last Week


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

This week's story

House Republicans Stage Anti-Mask Protest In Senate


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

Politicus USA · LEFT
Republicans Tried To Adjourn The House To Protest Mask Mandate And It Laughably Flopped
Alternet · LEFT
Dozens of House Republicans refusing to wear masks march to the Senate for 'taste of freedom’
Daily Kos · LEFT
House Republicans fail to get votes they want and walk maskless to Senate Chambers for pity party
The Daily Caller · RIGHT
House Republicans Protest Mask Mandates And ‘Pelosi’s Political Rules’ In the Capitol Building
Russia Today · RIGHT
‘Don’t arrest me Pelosi’: House Republicans protest mask rules by walking to Senate side of Capitol

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