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10. People tend to estimate the likelihood of an event's occurrence according to its salience; that is, according to how strongly and how often it comes to their attention.
It can be concluded on the basis of the statements above that, if they are true, which of the following is most probably also true?
A. The language used in newspaper headlines about local crime is inflammatory and fails to respect the rights of suspects.
B. The coverage of international events in newspapers is neglected in favor of the coverage of local events.
C. Readers of local news in newspapers tend to overestimate the amount of crime in their own localities relative to the amount of crime in other places.
D. None of the events concerning other people that are reported in newspapers is so salient in people's minds as their own personal experiences.
E. The press is the news medium that focuses people's attention most strongly on local crimes.
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11 Oct 2011, 22:09
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12 Oct 2011, 21:00
But could you please explain why it is C and not E ? Am confused.
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12 Oct 2011, 23:35
^ For E to be true, we need information about the frequency of local crimes. If there are only 2 to 3 local crimes per month, will that be sufficient for E ?
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17 Oct 2011, 03:02
+1 for C.

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24 Dec 2011, 08:04
E uses extreme language. While it may be true that the press focuses people's attention most strongly on local crimes, it may not necessarily be so. This is not mandatory. Hence E is out.
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25 Dec 2011, 06:41
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25 Dec 2011, 07:35
According to the passage the press gives more emphasis on local crimes compared to crimes elsewhere. so basically we are comparing local crimes and non local crimes.
based on the passage we cannot say for sure if local crimes are given "most" of the focus. they might be reserving most of their focus on sports/fashion/international affairs , etc.
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25 Dec 2011, 18:48
C it is
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25 Dec 2011, 22:11
+1 for C
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26 Dec 2011, 02:28
C

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A,D,E
B could be but it deviates from the statement
C states the obvious which is the answer
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14 Dec 2015, 12:20
What is wrong with B?

Just that it is referring the word coverage, which is not mentioned in the stimulus???

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18 Dec 2015, 21:56
Expert's post
Yes, you are right. The word mentioned in the argument is that newspapers "emphasize" local events. The papers might cover other events but the emphasis is more on local events. So "B" is out because of the word "coverage".
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