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# Broadcaster: Our radio station has a responsibility to serve the publi

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Broadcaster: Our radio station has a responsibility to serve the public interest' Hence, when our critics contend that our recent expose of events in the private lives of local celebrities was excessively intrusive, we can only reply that the overwhelming public interest in these matters makes it our responsibility to publicize them.

Which one of the following is a flaw in the broadcaster's defense of the radio station's practice?

(A) assuming without argument that there is a right to privacy.
(B) ignoring grounds for criticism of the exposed aside from intrusion into people's private lives.
(C) intentionally failing to specify what is meant by "excessively intrusive".
(D) confusing legal responsibility with moral obligation.
(E) improperly exploiting an ambiguity in the phrase "public interest".
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27 Feb 2017, 06:37
vikasp99 wrote:
Broadcaster: Our radio station has a responsibility to serve the public interest' Hence, when our critics contend that our recent expose of events in the private lives of local celebrities was excessively intrusive, we can only reply that the overwhelming public interest in these matters makes it our responsibility to publicize them.

Which one of the following is a flaw in the broadcaster's defense of the radio station's practice?

(A) assuming without argument that there is a right to privacy.
(B) ignoring grounds for criticism of the exposed aside from intrusion into people's private lives.
(C) intentionally failing to specify what is meant by "excessively intrusive".
(D) confusing legal responsibility with moral obligation.
(E) improperly exploiting an ambiguity in the phrase "public interest".

The only reason Broadcaster gives for excessively intrusion is public interest . The argument doesn't give any proof that the public is interested in the private lives of celebrities.
It makes that assumption.
Only Choice E reflects that reasoning.

**Please correct me if my explanation seems deficient**
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27 Feb 2017, 07:38
vikasp99 wrote:
Broadcaster: Our radio station has a responsibility to serve the public interest' Hence, when our critics contend that our recent expose of events in the private lives of local celebrities was excessively intrusive, we can only reply that the overwhelming public interest in these matters makes it our responsibility to publicize them.

Which one of the following is a flaw in the broadcaster's defense of the radio station's practice?

(A) assuming without argument that there is a right to privacy.
(B) ignoring grounds for criticism of the exposed aside from intrusion into people's private lives.
(C) intentionally failing to specify what is meant by "excessively intrusive".
(D) confusing legal responsibility with moral obligation.
(E) improperly exploiting an ambiguity in the phrase "public interest".

Premise : Our radio station has a responsibility to serve the public interest - this is the Broadcaster's statement.

Premise : Critics contend that celebs privates lives getting public - i.e. Critics say that Broadcaster is not doing anything related to public interest.

BC Conclusion : Public interest in these matters makes it our responsibility to publicize them.

Here the BC thinks that making celebs private lives is to serve the public interest by his counter. We can get information from the critics statement that such BC action is not at all related to the public interest.

So only option E fits the bill and all other options are irrelevant.
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