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# Balance is particularly important when reporting the

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Balance is particularly important when reporting the background of civil wars and conflicts. Facts must not be deliberately manipulated to show one party in a favorable light, and the views of each side should be fairly represented. This concept of balance, however, does not justify concealing or glossing over basic injustices in an effort to be even-handed. If all the media were to adopt such a perverse interpretation of balanced reporting, the public would be given a picture of a world where each party in every conflict had an equal measure of justice on its side, contrary to our experience of life and, indeed, our common sense.
Which one of the following best expresses the main point of the argument?
(A) Balanced reporting presents the public with a picture of the world in which all sides to a conflict have equal justification.
(B) Balanced reporting requires impartially revealing injustices where they occur no less than fairly presenting the views of each party in a conflict.
(C) Our experience of life shows that there are indeed cases in which conflicts arise because of an injustice, with one party clearly in the wrong.
(D) Common sense tells us that balance is especially needed when reporting the background of civil wars and conflicts.
(E) Balanced reporting is an ideal that cannot be realized, because judgments of balance are necessarily subjective.

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28 Jul 2010, 08:29
Amongst A, B and C I feel B is the best because errr well it is more "balanced"; A and C are close but I rejected them because they seem to be too extreme.

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28 Jul 2010, 12:56
Balance means
1) presenting facts without manipulation
2) representing the views of each side fairly
and
3) Balance does not justify concealing or glossing over basic injustices

(B) covers the above points.

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28 Jul 2010, 19:54
seekmba wrote:
Balance means
1) presenting facts without manipulation
2) representing the views of each side fairly
and
3) Balance does not justify concealing or glossing over basic injustices

(B) covers the above points.

Nice explanations,

I pick B as well

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29 Jul 2010, 06:20
b

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20 Aug 2010, 01:54
+1 for B

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21 Aug 2010, 03:08
seekmba wrote:
Balance means
1) presenting facts without manipulation
2) representing the views of each side fairly
and
3) Balance does not justify concealing or glossing over basic injustices

(B) covers the above points.

Agreed, B is correct..

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24 Aug 2010, 00:56
B is correct
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25 Aug 2010, 09:27
B

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04 Sep 2010, 00:53
+1 for B.

Clearly states the jist of the passage...

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04 Sep 2010, 04:39
nice question. B

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05 Sep 2010, 11:11
good question +1 for B!!

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