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Political advocacy groups have begun to use information [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 12:48
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Political advocacy groups have begun to use information services to disseminate information that is then accessed by the public via personal computer. Since many groups are thus able to bypasstraditional news sources, whose reporting is selective, and to present their political views directly to the public, information services present a more balanced picture of the complexities of political issues than any traditional news source presents.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?

A. Information services are accessible to enough people to ensure that political advocacy groups can use these services to reach as large a percentage of the public as they could through traditional news sources.
B. People could get a thorough understanding of a particular political issue by sorting through information provided by several traditional news sources, each with differing editorial biases.
C. Information on political issues disseminated through information services does not come almost entirely from advocacy groups that share a single bias.
D. Traditional news sources seldom report the views of political advocacy groups accurately.
E. Most people who get information on political issues from newspapers and other traditional news sources can readily identify the editorial biases of those sources.
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Re: CR: Political advocacy [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 16:57
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Political advocacy groups have begun to use information services to disseminate information that is then accessed by the public via personal computer. Since many groups are thus able to bypasstraditional news sources, whose reporting is selective, and to present their political views directly to the public, information services present a more balanced picture of the complexities of political issues than any traditional news source presents.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?

A. Information services are accessible to enough people to ensure that political advocacy groups can use these services to reach as large a percentage of the public as they could through traditional news sources.
B. People could get a thorough understanding of a particular political issue by sorting through information provided by several traditional news sources, each with differing editorial biases.
C. Information on political issues disseminated through information services does not come almost entirely from advocacy groups that share a single bias.
D. Traditional news sources seldom report the views of political advocacy groups accurately.
E. Most people who get information on political issues from newspapers and other traditional news sources can readily identify the editorial biases of those sources.


Clear C to me.

Apply the negation test and the conclusion falls apart

Conclusion is IS provides balanced view when compared with the TNS

Take C and negate. Info from IS comes from groups that share bias. Conclusion falls apart.
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Re: CR: Political advocacy [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 15:11
I picked E because the assumption is "information services present a more balanced picture of the complexities of political issues than any traditional news source presents." but that doesn't mean the public is aware of this or even interested in complexities of political issues.
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Re: CR: Political advocacy [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 21:07
reply2spg wrote:
Political advocacy groups have begun to use information services to disseminate information that is then accessed by the public via personal computer. Since many groups are thus able to bypasstraditional news sources, whose reporting is selective, and to present their political views directly to the public, information services present a more balanced picture of the complexities of political issues than any traditional news source presents.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?

A. Information services are accessible to enough people to ensure that political advocacy groups can use these services to reach as large a percentage of the public as they could through traditional news sources.
B. People could get a thorough understanding of a particular political issue by sorting through information provided by several traditional news sources, each with differing editorial biases.
C. Information on political issues disseminated through information services does not come almost entirely from advocacy groups that share a single bias.
D. Traditional news sources seldom report the views of political advocacy groups accurately.
E. Most people who get information on political issues from newspapers and other traditional news sources can readily identify the editorial biases of those sources.



Agree that LSAT question is so subtle.
E says about the people getting information, rather than about the people (traditional sources) delivering information to the public. Keep in mind that the argument makes a dis-preference over the traditional views sources. So E out of scope

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Re: CR: Political advocacy [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 23:34
IMO C.

Good explaination by Icandy.
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Re: CR: Political advocacy [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 00:58
yes C
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Re: CR: Political advocacy [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 01:39
clearly C.................

the last sentence of the argument itself states that "information services present a more balanced picture of the complexities of political issues than any traditional news source presents"....

now if we have a look at option C then it holds that since the information on poilitcal issues does not come entirely from advocay group that share a single bias so therfore the information services presents a more realistic and balanced picture of the complexities of political issues .
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Re: CR: Political advocacy [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 18:20
OA C
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Re: CR: Political advocacy [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2009, 04:47
This is a GMATPREP exam-1 question and may or may not be a LSAT question.
Re: CR: Political advocacy   [#permalink] 21 Aug 2009, 04:47
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