Is every perspective on a news story equally important?

I believe that all points and perspectives are important. However, a bias is not reliable and often irrelevant.

One reason that I believe this is that the State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, is biased towards her military. This has had an effect on the situation. To keep her military out of trouble, she has stayed quiet about the problem and instead blamed Rohingya terrorists on starting the violence.

This is evidence that biased perspectives are unreliable. Aung San Suu Kyi is blaming “terrorists” simply because of a bias, which should not happen. I do not think that a bias should be able to affect life-changing situations like these.

A second reason I believe this is because many people are biased towards leaders, political figures and those in power. For example, in Myanmar, a university student, Aye Myat Mon, has blamed the trouble on terrorists, which is exactly what the State Counsellor said. She was brought up in a very anti-Rohingya environment, which has had a massive impact on the person she is now.

This is yet more proof that a bias is unreliable, as the student was biased towards her country’s leader, which made her blame it all on terrorists. Even though many military leaders have been charged with manslaughter, she still believes that it is the Rohingya’s fault. A bias should not be able to give people negative mindsets. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, not someone else's.

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