I recall the OA on this being B, though I don't quite agree with it.
the increase in the number of reported accidents is caused by an increase in the number of news sources covering airline accident, not by an increase in the number of accidents.
(B) Airline accidents tend to occur far more often during certain peak travel months.
The answer doesn't address if there's another cause for the increase of number of accidents or that publicity is at fault -
It says just saying that the number of accidents increased, because.. it did.
But what happens if -
Perhaps the perception that B) happens because of the increase of publicity?
Am I thinking too much into this?
I guess every one does with one Q or the other. So dont worry about thinking much. But if you look at the stimulus, its saying there are months where the number of accidents reports spike. Assertion is they happen all the time and only some of them get reported. The biggest assertion is that reporting number increases and decreases depending on gruesomeness but the actual accident number stays the same.
B is saying there are months where the accidents increase. Directly weakens the whole argument by saying that the actual accident number does not stay the same.