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Are you still reading the other newspaper in town? Did you know that the Daily Bugle is owned by an out-of-town business syndicate that couldn’t care less about the people of Gotham City? Read the Daily Clarion, the only real voice of the people of Gotham City!
Which of the following most directly refutes the argument raised in the advertisement above?

(A) Over half of the advertising revenues of the Daily Clarion come from firms whose headquarters are located outside of Gotham City.
(B) The Daily Clarion usually devotes more of its pages to out-of-town news than does the Daily Bugle.
(C) Nearly 40 percent of the readers of the Daily Clarion reside outside the limits of Gotham City.
(D) The editor-in-chief and all the other members of the editorial staff of the Daily Bugle have lived and worked in Gotham City for ten years or more.
(E) The Daily Bugle has been published in Gotham City for a longer time than has the Daily Clarion.

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22 Mar 2005, 06:52
B.
stems says that Clarion is the real voice of people in Gotham City.
B refutes it.
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22 Mar 2005, 09:27
B. B tells us that Clarion is not the voice of the poeple in Gotham city.

(I thought Daily Bugle was the paper spiderman works for )
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22 Mar 2005, 12:16
agree on B
If I found this on the actual test, I'd break into laughter
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22 Mar 2005, 17:25
I found this on Internet with OA but no explanations...

I chose A on this one because I thought that the argument raised was about an out-of-town business syndicate and I assimilated it to a certain form of business...however it seems this was a premise and not the argument itself.

Anyway, the OA is D
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22 Mar 2005, 17:55
Antmavel wrote:
Are you still reading the other newspaper in town? Did you know that the Daily Bugle is owned by an out-of-town business syndicate that couldnâ€™t care less about the people of Gotham City? Read the Daily Clarion, the only real voice of the people of Gotham City!
Which of the following most directly refutes the argument raised in the advertisement above?

(A) Over half of the advertising revenues of the Daily Clarion come from firms whose headquarters are located outside of Gotham City.
(B) The Daily Clarion usually devotes more of its pages to out-of-town news than does the Daily Bugle.
(C) Nearly 40 percent of the readers of the Daily Clarion reside outside the limits of Gotham City.
(D) The editor-in-chief and all the other members of the editorial staff of the Daily Bugle have lived and worked in Gotham City for ten years or more.
(E) The Daily Bugle has been published in Gotham City for a longer time than has the Daily Clarion.

A,C, D,E don't refute the argument :Did you know that the Daily Bugle is owned by an out-of-town business syndicate that couldnâ€™t care less about the people of Gotham City?Read the Daily Clarion, the only real voice of the people of Gotham City!
B refutes it

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22 Mar 2005, 19:11
Antmavel wrote:
I found this on Internet with OA but no explanations...

I chose A on this one because I thought that the argument raised was about an out-of-town business syndicate and I assimilated it to a certain form of business...however it seems this was a premise and not the argument itself.

Anyway, the OA is D

D is a little hard to accept. The argument is that a newspaper is a voice of the people when it reports local news. If Clarion devotes more pages to our of town news, then it can't be a voice of the Gotham people. I still think B is correct.
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22 Mar 2005, 22:32
Yeah agree, those days I am gonna post some of the CR I found difficult to understand so maybe we will find other with strange OA
I just wanted to be sure I was not crazy because B seems acceptable for me but D was totally weird...thanks
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23 Mar 2005, 12:39
Are you still reading the other newspaper in town? Did you know that the Daily Bugle is owned by an out-of-town business syndicate that couldnâ€™t care less about the people of Gotham City? Read the Daily Clarion, the only real voice of the people of Gotham City!
Which of the following most directly refutes the argument raised in the advertisement above?

(A) Over half of the advertising revenues of the Daily Clarion come from firms whose headquarters are located outside of Gotham City.
(B) The Daily Clarion usually devotes more of its pages to out-of-town news than does the Daily Bugle.
(C) Nearly 40 percent of the readers of the Daily Clarion reside outside the limits of Gotham City.
(D) The editor-in-chief and all the other members of the editorial staff of the Daily Bugle have lived and worked in Gotham City for ten years or more.
(E) The Daily Bugle has been published in Gotham City for a longer time than has the Daily Clarion.

i guess its B
here's my explaination against D, Daily Bugle is [color=red]owned by an out-of-town business syndicate [/color]that couldnâ€™t care less about the people of Gotham City?
THIS MEANS THAT IF OWNERSHIP IS OF TOWN THEN ONLY THE NEWSPAPER IS WORTHY!
D just talks about the working people, who'll probably do what the owner says!
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24 Mar 2005, 16:11
i don't think its D...well one of those loose questions..
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25 Mar 2005, 12:53
I agree with the OA.

Claim: Daily Bugle is not the real voice of people of Gotham City because its owner doesn't live in the city.

D says Daily Bugle's main editor and all the other members of the editorial staff for this paper lives in the city and have lived in the city for years. Therefore the paper IS the real voice of people in this city.

I thought B was right before I read D too. However B raises a different standard for what is considered the real voice of people, instead of directly refuting the claim in the stem.
Re: CR Daily Bugle   [#permalink] 25 Mar 2005, 12:53
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