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# refuting the argument

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21 Jan 2008, 09:38
Are you still reading the other newspaper in town? Did you know that the Daily Bugle is owned by an out-of-town business syndicate that couldn’t care less about the people of Gotham City? Read the Daily Clarion, the only real voice of the people of Gotham City!
Which of the following most directly refutes the argument raised in the advertisement above?

(A) Over half of the advertising revenues of the Daily Clarion come from firms whose headquarters are located outside of Gotham City.
(B) The Daily Clarion usually devotes more of its pages to out-of-town news than does the Daily Bugle.
(C) Nearly 40 percent of the readers of the Daily Clarion reside outside the limits of Gotham City.
(D) The editor-in-chief and all the other members of the editorial staff of the Daily Bugle have lived and worked in Gotham City for ten years or more.
(E) The Daily Bugle has been published in Gotham City for a longer time than has the Daily Clarion.
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21 Jan 2008, 10:13
D - real voice of the people of Gotham

Since the editor and staff of the newspaper are the "voice" of the newspaper, and they are people of Gotham, the claim of being the "only" real voice of Gotham does not stand
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21 Jan 2008, 20:37
Here argument points out that Daily Bugle is owned by an out-of-town business syndicate that couldn’t care less about people of Gotham City. In order to refute or weaken the argument, show evidenced or answer choice closely relates Daily Bugle staff is part of the Gotham City and really care about the Gotham City people.

(A) Over half of the advertising revenues of the Daily Clarion come from firms whose headquarters are located outside of Gotham City. [Advertising revenues of the Daily Clarion is irrelevant to argument – Eliminate it]

(B) The Daily Clarion usually devotes more of its pages to out-of-town news than does the Daily Bugle. [This weaken the argument but not address how this answers couldn’t care less about the people of Gotham City – eliminate it]

(C) Nearly 40 percent of the readers of the Daily Clarion reside outside the limits of Gotham City. [But this answer choice nothing about Daily Bugle – Eliminate it]

(D) The editor-in-chief and all the other members of the editorial staff of the Daily Bugle have lived and worked in Gotham City for ten years or more. [This answer choice refutes the argument claim - hold it]

(E) The Daily Bugle has been published in Gotham City for a longer time than has the Daily Clarion. [Publishing has no effect – Eliminate it]

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21 Jan 2008, 20:56
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