The Syrian Civil War

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Americans today tend to consider news organizations as reliable and dependable sources. While it’s true that news organizations provide valid data about current international and domestic issues, some news organizations might be following their own personal agenda that can include favoring a political party or just provide interesting news without concrete data in order to gain views which helps boost up their revenue. The fox effect is a perfect example of how the news media can be biased. Fox news has been known for providing news source favoring the political right wing, giving a skewed view over the news topic because of bias reporting. This causes a problem for people who seek a balanced report from a subject without just hearing one side of an argument. Thus, leaving the viewing public ill-informed. The Syrian civil war is a battle between the Syrian government and those who are seeking to dethrone it. The civil war began as a civil uprising from government corruption and human rights abuse, but quickly evolved from minor protest into an armed rebellion. The uprising began around the 15 of March 2011 and is still currently being disputed. The actual data of casualties are a bit murky because of the many estimations given by multiple groups. The United Nations estimated on 24 July 2013 that there’s over 100,000 casualties. Further estimations were given by activist groups, indicating that the death toll of this civil war is between 102,573 to 150,344. While the SOHR (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights) estimates that there’s 206,065 casualties overall. One incident that made the Syrian civil a hotbed debate over immediate military action was a tragic chemical attack on Ghouta, Syria. The chemical attack took place on 21 Au... ... middle of paper ... ...ams, Simon. ""Beyond Chemical Weapons: What Next in Syria's Sectarian Civil War?"" Huffington post (2013): 1-3. Huffington post. Web. 27 Apr. 2014. CNN. “Syrian’s Civil War within a Civil War”. Prod. CNN. Perf. Ivan Watson. CNN, 9 Jan. 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2014. PBS. “While Nations Urge Syria to Allow Inspectors, UN Announces New Refugee Milestone" Prod. PBS. Perf. MARGARET WARNER. PBS, 23 Aug. 2013. Web. 27 Apr. 2014 PBS. “Syrian Civilians 'Feel Abandoned' by the West in Civil War Announces New Refugee Milestone" Prod. PBS. Perf. Margaret Warner. PBS News Hour. PBS, 16 Nov. 2012. Web. 27 Apr. 2014. USA TODAY. ""Rights Group Charges Syrian Rebels with War Crimes"" USA TODAY (2013): USA TODAY, 11 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 Apr. 2014. Moyers, Bill. "Is the Fourth Estate a Fifth Column?" IN THESE TIMES (2008): 1-5. PBS, 11 July 2008. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

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