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Blindspot Report

August 4 - 10

Good evening. It’s Tuesday, August 10th, and we’re shining a light on blindspots from across the political spectrum.

We’re looking at coverage of a new surge in unaccompanied minors at the US border, Healthcare rankings in high-income countries and how different outlets are covering AOC's new interview about the Capitol Hill riot.

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Major climate changes now inevitable and irreversible, stark UN report says
IPCC report: It's no longer possible to prevent the planet from heating over the next 20 to 30 years. Human activity is "unequivocally" behind the Earth's rapidly changing climate. With a 1.5 degree Celsius increase in global temperatures, there will be more frequent and life-threatening heat waves.
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Distribution of 120 sources
Left 43% Center 37% 20%
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Nike CEO pressed on not addressing Chinese human rights abuses: 'China is a very important market for us'
Nike CEO John Donahoe responded to a question on why Nike hasn’t been more vocal on human rights issues in China. He said that they participate “in sport all over the world, including China. China’s a very important market for us. We have a long-term history in China”
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Distribution of 9 sources
11% Right 89%

Poll of the Week
Would an unethical supply chain reduce your likelihood to purchase a company's products?
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UN creates permanent body to address challenges of racism
The UN General Assembly on Monday established a new platform to improve the lives of Afro-descendants. The 193-member body unanimously adopted a resolution establishing the United Nations Permanent Forum of People of African Descent. The 10-member advisory body will work closely with the Geneva-based Human Rights Council.
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Left 79% 21%

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New York Times reporter faces backlash over 'sophisticated, vaccinated crowd' comments about Obama party
New York Times White House Correspondent Annie Karni discussed the controversy surrounding Obama's much-criticized Martha's Vineyard celebration. Karni used the term "sophisticated" crowd, saying that the guests were "following all the safety precautions". The clip sparked outrage on social media including from journalist Glenn Greenwald.
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Distribution of 13 sources
8 Right 92%
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Black Real Estate Agent, Client Handcuffed at Home Showing
Realtor Eric Brown and his client Roy Thorne say they were racially profiled. Wyoming police were responding to a 911 call about a break-in. The men were put in handcuffs, including Thorne's 15-year-old son. Police say they immediately removed the handcuffs after learning what the men were doing.
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Distribution of 42 sources
Left 60% Center 30% 10%
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Over 800 unaccompanied migrant kids apprehended at the border in a single day as numbers surge
834 illegal immigrant children traveling the border without parents were detained Tuesday. The previous high point for children in daily records released by Homeland Security was 747 on April 6. Most children who show up without a parent are ages 15 to 17, though authorities report children as young as just a few months who have been carried across.
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Distribution of 9 sources
11% Right 89%

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US comes in last in health care rankings of high-income countries
The U.S. ranked last on access to care, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes. Half of lower-income Americans said costs prevented them from receiving care. The nation performed well in rates of mammography screening and influenza vaccination. Norway, the Netherlands and Australia were the top-performing countries overall.
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Left 60% 20% 20%

Poll of the Week
Do you hold a favourable view of the US healthcare system?
Check back next week for the results

Poll Results from Last Week
Do you believe that sex belongs on birth certificates?
If adverse climate conditions imperil industries like fishing, should the government provide financial compensation?


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

This week's story

'I didn't think that I was just going to be killed': Ocasio-Cortez on her fears on January 6


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

The Independent · LEFT
AOC says she feared being raped during Capitol riot
'I didn't think that I was just going to be killed': Ocasio-Cortez on her fears on January 6
RedState · RIGHT
AOC Adds Yet Another Disgraceful Spin About Capitol Riot During CNN Interview
The Daily Wire · RIGHT
AOC Claims ‘Misogyny’ And ‘Racism’ Motivated Capitol Riot, Says She Feared Being Raped Because ‘White Supremacy And Patriarchy Are Very Linked’
Sputnik News · RIGHT
‘What a False Narrative’: Internet Unconvinced by AOC Claims She Feared Being Raped in Capitol Riot

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