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Informed people generally assimilate information from several divergent sources before coming to an opinion. However, most popular news organizations view foreign affairs solely through the eyes of our State Department. In reporting the political crisis in foreign country B, news organizations must endeavor to find alternative sources of information.

Which of the following inferences can be drawn from the argument above?

(A) To the degree that a news source gives an account of another country that mirrors that of our State Department, that reporting is suspect.
(B) To protect their integrity, news media should avoid the influence of State Department releases in their coverage of foreign affairs.
(C) Reporting that is not influenced by the State Department is usually more accurate than are other accounts.
(D) The alternative sources of information mentioned in the passage might not share the same views as the State Department.
(E) A report cannot be seen as influenced by the State Department if it accurately depicts the events in a foreign country.
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Re: Informed people generally assimilate information from severa [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2012, 19:45
IMO B

I was stuck between B and D, but D is out of scope.
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Re: Informed people generally assimilate information from severa [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2012, 21:44
IMO D

However, most popular news organizations view foreign affairssolely through the eyes of our State Department. In reporting the political crisis in foreign country B, news organizationsmust endeavor to find alternative sources of information.

News organizations should not only view foreign affairs through eyes of state department but also consider alternative sources which imply that these alternative sources of information may have a different view than that of the state department.
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Re: Informed people generally assimilate information from severa [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2012, 21:56
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IMO B

I was stuck between B and D, but D is out of scope.


B option --> option is too extreme.... therefore its incorrect ....
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Re: Informed people generally assimilate information from severa [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2012, 09:13
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Bull78 wrote:
IMO B

I was stuck between B and D, but D is out of scope.


B option --> option is too extreme.... therefore its incorrect ....


maybe B is too extremme but I should go much deeper to analyse this answer: To protect their integrity, news media should avoid the influence of State Department releases in their coverage of foreign affairs.

So, look at avoid influece os SD, we have not enough information to say that, the stimulus only say that most popular news organizations view foreign affairs solely through the eyes of our State Department but this doesn't imply that SD have influence.

Moreover, this answer do not adress the first part of the stimulus. In must true question, conclusion, inference we MUST adress the entore situation in somehow, matter that D does in an excellent way.

So B is wrong :)
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Re: Informed people generally assimilate information from [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2013, 04:46
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Re: Informed people generally assimilate information from [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 07:04
Kudos to the question poster. I picked up C and then i realized how wrong I am.
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Re: Informed people generally assimilate information from [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 07:35
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Informed people generally assimilate information from several divergent sources before coming to an opinion. However, most popular news organizations view foreign affairs solely through the eyes of our State Department. In reporting the political crisis in foreign country B, news organizations must endeavor to find alternative sources of information.

Which of the following inferences can be drawn from the argument above?

(A) To the degree that a news source gives an account of another country that mirrors that of our State Department, that reporting is suspect.
(B) To protect their integrity, news media should avoid the influence of State Department releases in their coverage of foreign affairs.
(C) Reporting that is not influenced by the State Department is usually more accurate than are other accounts.
(D) The alternative sources of information mentioned in the passage might not share the same views as the State Department.
(E) A report cannot be seen as influenced by the State Department if it accurately depicts the events in a foreign country.


This is a great example of GMAT questions on general topics on which people have strong viewpoints. Every option except D is an extreme viewpoint that many of us might have. But the trick is to stick to the passage and not get drawn in by our preconceived notions.
Option D is the only option that is very mild and states the mood of the passage. In inference questions the answer must state the fact that is explicitly mentioned in the passage.

The passage states "Informed people get info from divergent sources. Most popular news orgs view foreign affairs through the eyes of State. While reporting on country B orgs must try to get info from alternate sources"
This passage is not biased and doesn't take any extreme position, just plainly states the facts and proposes that news orgs must try to find alternate sources.
(A) The passage never says that reporting is suspect
(B) Never questions the integrity of the news, influenced by the State.
(C) Never says that news not influenced by State is more accurate.
(D) The passage does make a proposal to find alternate news sources in the hope that those sources might not have the same view as the State. - So correct
(E) This is out of scope as such a scenario is not mentioned anywhere in the passage.
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Re: Informed people generally assimilate information from [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 09:47
NOTE:
1. Most popular news organizations view foreign affairs solely through the eyes of our State Department.

2. In reporting the political crisis in foreign country B, news organizations must endeavor to find alternative sources of information.

WHY ALTERNATE SOURCE? BECAUSE IT MUST HAVE ALTERNATE/ DIFFERENT VIEWS......


(D) The alternative sources of information mentioned in the passage might not share the same views as the State Department..CORRECT.
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