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The director of programming at NNN, the National News Network, proclaimed that, despite
charges to the contrary, the Network does not have a conservative bias. The director
acknowledged that, when a liberal news personality was recently added to the Network, an
additional conservative news program was also established. However, the director argued
that far from demonstrating any bias, these actions reflect a commitment to presenting a
balanced perspective in interpreting current events. Which of the following pieces of
information would be most useful in evaluating the validity of the programming director’s
argument?
A) The Network has established an additional liberal news program whenever an additional
conservative news personality has been added.
b) The Network airs a program focused largely on the opinions of its viewers on contemporary
issues.
c) The newly added liberal news personality came from a rival network with an acknowledged
liberal bias.
d) The newly added liberal news personality has indicated that he has not felt any editorial
pressure in his new environment.
e) The viewer ratings of the Network have been lower this past year than in previous years.

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The director of programming at NNN, the National News Network, proclaimed that, despite
charges to the contrary, the Network does not have a conservative bias. The director
acknowledged that, when a liberal news personality was recently added to the Network, an
additional conservative news program was also established. However, the director argued
that far from demonstrating any bias, these actions reflect a commitment to presenting a
balanced perspective in interpreting current events. Which of the following pieces of
information would be most useful in evaluating the validity of the programming director’s
argument?
A) The Network has established an additional liberal news program whenever an additional
conservative news personality has been added.
b) The Network airs a program focused largely on the opinions of its viewers on contemporary
issues.
c) The newly added liberal news personality came from a rival network with an acknowledged
liberal bias.
d) The newly added liberal news personality has indicated that he has not felt any editorial
pressure in his new environment.
e) The viewer ratings of the Network have been lower this past year than in previous years.

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I got D but clearly wrong. Would someone please explain this one?

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04 Apr 2014, 17:53
Hi can anyone explain this? It seems that A is restating the premise?
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18 Apr 2014, 08:41
Well if the network wants to show that there is no bias then it would be fair to think that the number of liberals and conservative people that currently work in the network are roughly equal. However, for this to be true we would need to infer something along the lines of answer choice A. Therefore this is the correct answer choice

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17 Jul 2014, 20:58
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Well if the network wants to show that there is no bias then it would be fair to think that the number of liberals and conservative people that currently work in the network are roughly equal. However, for this to be true we would need to infer something along the lines of answer choice A. Therefore this is the correct answer choice

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Hii mate..
even i had selected D..however ur explanation clearly justifies option A..though,i wonder wats wrong with D..could u help me out with this ?
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29 Sep 2014, 09:10
Option D says that the liberal news personality didn't feel any pressure from editorial board. It doesn't say anything about for what the news personality was being pressurized. The pressure in the given context could be anything not necessarily to be biased.

Its out of scope in the current context.
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12 Nov 2014, 07:52
The paragraph states that the Network added a new conservative personality to balance out the newly added liberal personality. If the Network had nothing but conservative personalities before, then this would hardly show that the Network is balanced. It would help to know the other side of that coin; that when a CONSERVATIVE personality was added, the network added a LIBERAL one for balance.

If you have all conservative anchors, adding a few liberal ones with conservative ones to balance them out doesn't say that the network does not have a bias.

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