Is every perspective on a news story equally important?


Every perspective should be respected, but they are not of equal importance.

One reason I believe this is because some perspectives are racist, and may hurt people in a way that they might not appreciate or like. For example, in Myanmar, a university student, reads the news via Facebook, where a lot of anti-Rohingya information is spread. She quoted,”They do not belong in this country and are not our people. This is a fact. They are illegal immigrants and we’re worried that they’ll overrun our country.

This shows that every perspective is not important because what she has been reading about, is very negative, and in my opinion, negative news should not be considered. Social media is not a reliable source for news, which is also my opinion.

A second reason I believe this is because it might be helpful to have someone who has neutral perspective, who can just point out the facts, leaving emotion to one side. For example, in Myanmar, the chairman of the United Nations had experience dealing with humanitarian crises.

This shows that every perspective is not important because if someone who is using their emotions to backup their opinions will not have valid reasons. If you put your emotions away, you will be most likely to win the argument.