By: Alejandra Carrillo
Television and alternate media, like the Internet, have been focusing on matters of much less importance rather than on events that do matter.
This summer was award season for the entertainment industry. The MTV Video Music Awards along with the Teen Choice Awards were the hot topics as the days passed on.
Little coverage was given by news channels on the controversial events occurring in Syria. What was covered about this topic was overpowered by Miley Cyrus’ latest twerking trends along with other celebrity nonsense.
Students and everyone else should become more aware with news events that can potentially harm others.
In Late August, Syria launched rockets filled with deadly chemicals in an attempt to kill Syrian Rebels. According to the Washington Post, nearly 1,500 people were killed; among those were 426 innocent children.
The Post also said U.S. spy agencies recorded every step of their supposed chemical attack without Syrian officials knowing.
This event was compared to one that took place about a decade ago, which claimed that Saddam Hussein was pursuing chemical, nuclear and biological weapons. According to CNN, 10 days after the chemical attack, President Obama was still unsure of what actions he should have taken, but there were hints of a military strike without the use of chemical weapons.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who was dispatched to talk with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in peace talks, said to the New York Times that Obama was deeply committed to a negotiated solution with respect to Syria
With a potential limited U.S. military strike against Syria, who really wants to talk about Miley Cyrus?
Decisions made by the president and White House officials change daily, which is why it is important to keep up with news that actually matters.
Cyrus, Justin Beiber, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes will surround our television screens for as long as they live, but it does not mean that their antics are valued more than people’s lives and the safety of our country and soldiers.