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Blindspot Report

April 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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Ship owned by Israeli firm targeted off UAE coast
A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was targeted near Fujairah port in the UAE, with one Israeli TV channel describing the event as a missile strike allegedly by Iran. Iran had threatened retaliation over attack on Natanz nuclear site blamed on Israel. No casualties were reported.
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Distribution of 21 sources
19% 10% Right 71%
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2 transgender women killed in separate shootings at Charlotte hotels, police say
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, say they're not sure if the killings are connected, even though each victim died in similar circumstances - both shot in hotel rooms.
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Distribution of 8 sources
Left 100%
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Facebook prevents sharing of New York Post Black Lives Matter story
Facebook is preventing users from sharing a New York Post story about how a co-founder of Black Lives Matter spent millions of dollars to buy several homes.
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Distribution of 31 sources
7 3 Right 90%
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US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse, data breach reveals
A data breach at a Christian crowdfunding website has revealed that serving police officers and public officials have donated money to fundraisers for accused vigilante murderers, far-right activists, and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans.
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Distribution of 21 sources
Left 71% 19% 10%
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Russia says Iran nuclear talks to resume next week after consultations
Russia's envoy to the Iran nuclear talks said on Tuesday that the parties had agreed to pause negotiations to consult with their capitals before resuming next week.
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Distribution of 17 sources
12% 29% Right 59%
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New Zealand introduces climate change law for financial firms in world first
New Zealand has become the first country to introduce a law that will require banks, insurers and investment managers to report the impacts of climate change on their business, minister for climate change James Shaw said on Tuesday.
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Distribution of 27 sources
Left 44% Center 45% 11%
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Something we'd like to recommend this week:
A book about why you shouldn’t always trust fancy psychological experts
Superstar psychologists have offered us many ideas to better the world: “Power-posing” to reduce gender gaps, ‘grit’ to address educational inequality, and the implicit association test to address our unconscious racial biases. Unfortunately, there’s much less to these ideas than you might think. In “The Quick Fix,” Jesse Singal methodically critiques the most overhyped ideas of our TED-Talk era.
A book about why you shouldn’t always trust fancy psychological experts

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

This week's story

George W. Bush says failure of immigration reform one of his biggest regrets

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

The Daily Wire · RIGHT
George W. Bush Pops Up To Push Pathway To Citizenship For Illegal Aliens
Independent.ie · RIGHT
Bush’s bid to ‘humanise’ immigration debate with portraits sparks backlash
USA Today · CENTER
George W. Bush, in op-ed, lobbies for bipartisan immigration reform
Politicus USA · LEFT
Bush Slams The Modern GOP as "Nativist" and "Isolationist"
NBC News · LEFT
Bush tells Congress to cool it on immigration rhetoric, hopes to set 'more respectful' tone
CNN · LEFT
Bush calls on Congress to tone down 'harsh rhetoric' about immigration

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