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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.
By placement and headlines, newspapers emphasize stories about local crime over stories about crime elsewhere and about many other major events.

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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New post 22 Feb 2006, 08:07
simple but highly confusing between B and C. but finally choose C.
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New post 22 Feb 2006, 09:31
We can't conclude that international events are neglected, I choose C
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New post 22 Feb 2006, 16:50
Between C and E.. E seems a bit too extreme
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New post 22 Feb 2006, 17:23
I'll also go for C.
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New post 22 Feb 2006, 19:52
Me too for C.
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New post 22 Feb 2006, 20:47
A definite C :!:
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New post 22 Feb 2006, 21:45
agree with C.
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New post 22 Feb 2006, 21:54
Only (C) stays within scope.
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OA = "C"
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