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
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
c) The newly added liberal news personality came from a rival network with an acknowledged
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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