I think its been quite eye-opening about how biased (or just simplistic and lazy) our media are. Up until a month ago there was a unanimous viewpoint across the media regarding Syria. Even the BBC, The Guardian and Channel 4 news (who are normally the safest voices on this) were parroting the same unquestioning line.
Assad was a evil monster who was ruthlessly suppressing an innocent civilian population, with only plucky freedom fighters (who we should be arming, or even mounting air strikes to support) trying to protect them from this dictators evil oppression. Putin and Russia were just cynically siding with Assad to make money and annoy America! They are also cold calculating bastards
Not biased, just a bien pensant left-wing media. I noticed and was somewhat ashamed to see that it was the left that was calling for war over Syria, I remember reading far more cynical well-informed articles in the Times/Nazigraph.