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The commercial news media emphasize exceptional events such as airplane crashes at the expense of those such as automobile accidents, which occur far more frequently and represent a far greater risk to the public. Yet the public tends to interpret the degree of emphasis the news media give to these occurrences as indicating the degree of risk they represent.

If the statements above are true, which one of the following conclusions is more strongly supported by them?



(A) Print media, such as newspapers and magazines, are a better source of information than are broadcast media.

(B) The emphasis given in the commercial news media to major catastrophes is dictated by the publics taste for the extraordinary.

(C) Events over which people feel they have no control are generally perceived as more dangerous than those which people feel they can avert or avoid.

(D) Where commercial news media constitute the dominant source of information, public perception of risk does not reflect actual risk.

(E) A massive outbreak of cholera will be covered more extensively by the news media than will the occurrence of a rarer but less serious disease.
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Re: CR:commercial news media [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 16:52
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The commercial news media emphasize exceptional events such as airplane crashes at the expense of those such as automobile accidents, which occur far more frequently and represent a far greater risk to the public. Yet the public tends to interpret the degree of emphasis the news media give to these occurrences as indicating the degree of risk they represent.

If the statements above are true, which one of the following conclusions is more strongly supported by them?

(A) Print media, such as newspapers and magazines, are a better source of information than are broadcast media. Out of scope

(B) The emphasis given in the commercial news media to major catastrophes is dictated by the publics taste for the extraordinary.The argument does not touch this aspect.

(C) Events over which people feel they have no control are generally perceived as more dangerous than those which people feel they can avert or avoid.Somewhat relevant though not very strong

(D) Where commercial news media constitute the dominant source of information, public perception of risk does not reflect actual risk.Too extreme

(E) A massive outbreak of cholera will be covered more extensively by the news media than will the occurrence of a rarer but less serious disease.


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Re: CR:commercial news media [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 17:07
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Re: CR:commercial news media [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 17:58
IMO D

A. Other medias are Out of scope
B. Public taste is not mentioned anywhere so OOS.
C. Looks good. My second choice but its too generic and does not follow directly from the given passage.
E. It talks about a rare disease whereas the given para talks about a frequently occuring thing.
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Re: CR:commercial news media [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 17:58
I go for the D also,

The media only wants to emphasize on "a greater risk" events, not on the degree of risk, but the public understand that the emphasis represents the degree of risk.

So D should be more strongly sported by them.
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Re: CR:commercial news media [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 06:04
The OA is indeed D. Thanks!
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