Bias has a distorting effect on how facts are presented and interpreted by different audiences. National news networks must make decisions about what stories to run, how to present what happened, and what order to tell those stories in. Bias can be a powerful factor in how the news is reported. Your paper should be at least 2500 words.
Select two national news shows (do not use local news shows) that air on the same day from two different major networks (from networks such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, etc. Do not choose local news shows). Note the similarities and differences between each network in terms of which stories both networks report, which stories are covered by one and not the other, and what differences there are in the stories they choose to report.
Summarize the stories and the way they were reported including a note of body language, word usage, and omissions.
Explore the historical issues of bias in both news sources and how that might affect coverage.
Discuss how viewers only watching one of these sources might get a different sense of current events than one watching the other.
Discuss what steps each source could take to reduce their bias.
uarantee structural stability, justice and peace in the international system (Clements, 2008). These functions of the UN are enshrined in its charter. The UN Charter, ratified at the organisation’s foundation, is an international treaty and legally binding. The organisation protects the interests of its member states and, in turn, makes them adhere to certain obligations (Schaaf, 2013). At heart, the UN is a humanitarian organisation. For example, a key principle of the UN Charter is that every sovereign state has the right to independent domestic governance (Glen, 2009). Also, the UN Security Council, which acts in accordance of the UN Charter, plays a key role in resolving tensions between and within states as it has been granted the authority to initiate collective activities with the goal of achieving global security and peace (Schaaf, 2013). However, there are significant problems with how the UN Security Council is current run. These problems have made some commentators question whether the UN Security Council is fit for purpose. The main problem with the UN Security Council is that permanent members of the UN frequently put their own national interests before those of other parties in the global system (The National, 2016). As such, it can be suggested that the main problem with how the UN Security Council is currently ordered is that it is designed to give too much power to the permanent 5. Because of this, these five nations tend to reject resolutions that do not compliment their own self interests. Significantly, the veto power was most often used during the Cold War, a fact attributed to the need for the Permanent 5, particularly the United States and Russia, to promote their own self-interests. For example, between 1945 and 1989, Russia issued 68 vetoes, while the United States issued 61 (McClean, 2014). The problem of self-interest was most recently seen during the course of the Syrian conflict. Commentators have suggested that the response to the Syrian conflict by the UN Security Council was not inspired by a desire to mitigate the conflict, but by tensions between members of the permanent 5, particularly the interests the UK, the United States and France against those of Russia and China (Gowan and Pinheiro, 2014). Because of these tensions, four resolutions drafted to resolve the conflict were vetoed by Russia and China (Adams, 2015; Bellamy, 2016). Another problem that prevents the UN Security Council from resolving national conflicts in a fair and timely manner is gross imbalance in UN General Assembly Resolutions. For example, Israel has refused to accept UN Security Council mediation for this reason as in 1975 the General Assembly equated Zionism with racism (Ginsberg, 2001). Also, the presence of France in the Permanent 5 means any resolution involving Israel will likely be vetoed and Israel is opposed to the presence of the Arab League and its allies on the Security Council (Ginsberg, 2001). Thus, the national interests of the permanent 5 and imbalances in the UN Security Council have prevented the international body from resolving and acting decisively in the case of the Syrian conflict. Another problem with the UN is that it struggles to balance its dual purp>GET ANSWER