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# Are you still reading the other newspaper in town? Did you know that

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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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01 Feb 2010, 14:29
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B isn't the best choice, I don't think, because the questions in the passage are concerned with the people running the papers not the content of the papers.

You could turn the questions into statements to help clarify.

1a. The Daily Bugle is owned by an out-of-town business syndicate.
1b. The out-of-town business syndicate couldn't care less about the people of Gotham City.

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Conclusion: The Daily Clarion is the only real voice of the people of Gotham City.

B is an option but you could argue that even if The Daily Clarion devotes more space to foreign news, as long as it's from the perspective of residents of Gotham City, its still the true voice of the people.

Although the out-of-town business syndicate couldn't care less about the people of Gotham City, if the editors (essentially the voice of the paper) are from Gotham City, it would be difficult to claim they're not speaking for the town residents. At least not without additional info, I would say. That's why I think D is a slightly better choice.
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16 Jan 2010, 02:54
The answer is D, The argument assumes that the Daily Budgle is not the real voice of the people of the Gotham City because the Daily Bugle might be own by an out of town, however it doesn't mean the owner writes the article. Only the answer D refutes well the whole argument.
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what wrong with B

(B) The Daily Clarion usually devotes more of its pages to out-of-town news than does the Daily Bugle.

since The Daily Clarion usually devotes more of its pages to out-of-town news, so it missing the town's news and nor a real voice of town.
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I would go with B too ! ...
Can anyone explain why this choice is incorrect.

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(B) The Daily Clarion usually devotes more of its pages to out-of-town news than does the Daily Bugle.

Consider this:
One newspaper devotes 3 pages while having 100 pages. The other devotes 2 pages while having 3 pages at all.
So, this choice is wrong.
D is correct.
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option (d) says the editor and the others have lived for 10 or more years in GOTHAM. So presently they dont live in gotham. How can we say they still care about GOTHAM city? Option (B) makes more sense.
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28 Feb 2012, 10:02
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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!

conclusion : daily clarion is real voice because daily bugle is owned by out of town business syndicate which care less about 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. ad revenues has nothing to do with what gets published in Daily clarion
(B) The Daily Clarion usually devotes more of its pages to out-of-town news than does the Daily Bugle. may be number of pages for daily bugle for news related to Gotham city is still larger than number of pages dedicated by daily clarion for gotham city's news
(C) Nearly 40 percent of the readers of the Daily Clarion reside outside the limits of Gotham City. out of scope. who reads have no impact on what gets published
(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. if all members of editorial staff of daily bugle live in gotham than the articles paper contain be more Representative of opinion of gotham city resident. IMO correct answer
(E) The Daily Bugle has been published in Gotham City for a longer time than has the Daily Clarion. out of scope
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17 Jul 2018, 12:32
sanjayism wrote:
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.

Question Type: Logical Flaw

Premise 1: The Daily Bugle is owned by an out of town syndicate.

Premise 2: The Daily Bugle does not care about the people of Gotham City

Conclusion: Read the Daily Clarion, the only real voice of the people of Gotham City!

Analysis: The argument's author assumes that the ownership influences the content of the newspaper. An out of town owned newspaper cannot be the real voice of the people of Gotham city, since Gotham city is not represented in the newspaper's ownership.

(A) Over half of the advertising revenues of the Daily Clarion come from firms whose headquarters are located outside of Gotham City. - Advertising revenues cannot be connected to content of the newspaper. Incorrect
(B) The Daily Clarion usually devotes more of its pages to out-of-town news than does the Daily Bugle. - Does not mean the remaining pages are not focused on news related to real issues of Gotham city. Incorrect.
(C) Nearly 40 percent of the readers of the Daily Clarion reside outside the limits of Gotham City. - Still majority readers are from Gotham city. Incorrect
(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. - The content owners are from Gotham city, hence they represent the voice of Gotham city. Correct.
(E) The Daily Bugle has been published in Gotham City for a longer time than has the Daily Clarion. - Does not directly imply that the news in Daily Bugle is primarily about Gotham city. Incorrect

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17 Jul 2018, 16:55
can we stop posting these questions that are poorly designed and contain ambiguous answers that confuse people more than they help prep for the exam.
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sanjayism wrote:
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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