Magazine editor: I know that some of our regular advertisers have been pressuring us to give favorable mention to their products in our articles, but they should realize that for us to yield to their wishes would actually be against their interests. To remain an effective advertising vehicle, we must have loyal readership, and we would soon lost that readership if our readers suspect that our editorial integrity has been compromised by pandering to advertisers.
Advertising-sales director: You underestimate the sophistication of our readers. They recognize that the advertisements we carry are not articles, so their response to the advertisements has never depended on their opinion of the editorial integrity of the magazine as a whole.
22. Which one of the following is the most accurate assessment of the advertising-sales directorâ€™s argument as a response to the magazine editorâ€™s argument?
(A) It succeeds because it shows that the editorâ€™s argument depends on an unwarranted assumption about factors affecting an advertisementâ€™s effectiveness.
(B) It success because it exposes as mistaken the editorâ€™s estimation of the sophistication of the magazineâ€™s readers.
(C) It succeeds because it undermines the editorâ€™s claim about how the magazineâ€™s editorial integrity would be affected by allowing advertisers to influence articles.
(D) It fails because the editorâ€™s argument does not depend on any assumption about readersâ€™ response to the advertisements they see in the magazine.
(E) It fails because it is based on a misunderstanding of the editorâ€™s view about how readers respond to advertisements they see in the magazine.
the editor didnot mention anything about the readers response to the ad (rather his/her response about the readers response to the article).
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