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# Criticism that the press panders to public sentiment

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29 Apr 2008, 04:34
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Criticism that the press panders to public sentiment neglects to consider that the press is a profit-making institution. Like other private enterprises, it has to make money to survive. If press were not profit-making, who would support it? The only alternative is subsidy and, with it, outside control. It is easy to get subsidies for propaganda, but no one will subsidize honest journalism.

It can be properly inferred from the passage that if the press is

(A) not subsidized, it is in no danger of outside control

(B) not subsidized, it will not produce propaganda

(C) not to be subsidized, it cannot be a profit-making institution

(D) to produce honest journalism, it must be profit-making institution

(E) to make a profit, it must produce honest journalism

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29 Apr 2008, 07:22
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In this order, 1) The "only alternative[to profit making] is a subsidy and with it outside control" 2) "no one will subsidize honest journalism" 3)"[The press] has to make money to survive"

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29 Apr 2008, 07:38
bhatiagp wrote:
Criticism that the press panders to public sentiment neglects to consider that the press is a profit-making institution. Like other private enterprises, it has to make money to survive. If press were not profit-making, who would support it? The only alternative is subsidy and, with it, outside control. It is easy to get subsidies for propaganda, but no one will subsidize honest journalism.

It can be properly inferred from the passage that if the press is:

I would say:

(D) to produce honest journalism, it must be profit-making institution

Because: (1) it [the press] has to make money to survive, (2) no one will subsidize honest journalism

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29 Apr 2008, 07:43
RyanDe680 wrote:

I would say:

(D) to produce honest journalism, it must be profit-making institution

Because: (1) it [the press] has to make money to survive, (2) no one will subsidize honest journalism

You missed "only alternative"

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29 Apr 2008, 17:38
A seems less far fetched than D.
bhatiagp wrote:
Criticism that the press panders to public sentiment neglects to consider that the press is a profit-making institution. Like other private enterprises, it has to make money to survive. If press were not profit-making, who would support it? The only alternative is subsidy and, with it, outside control. It is easy to get subsidies for propaganda, but no one will subsidize honest journalism.

It can be properly inferred from the passage that if the press is

(A) not subsidized, it is in no danger of outside control

(B) not subsidized, it will not produce propaganda

(C) not to be subsidized, it cannot be a profit-making institution

(D) to produce honest journalism, it must be profit-making institution

(E) to make a profit, it must produce honest journalism

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29 Apr 2008, 20:59
OA : D

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30 Apr 2008, 02:42
Had a hard time in choosing one among the absolutes. A was looking attractive on these grounds, but D sounded the safest.

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30 Apr 2008, 10:53
"Criticism that the press panders to public sentiment neglects to consider that the press is a profit-making institution. Like other private enterprises, it has to make money to survive. If press were not profit-making, who would support it? The only alternative is subsidy and, with it, outside control."

The press must make money so it must either be profit making or subsidiesed. In other words if it is not profit making then it must be subsidiesed.

If not profit then subsidies

When you reverse and negate you get:

If not subsidies then profit

"It is easy to get subsidies for propaganda, but no one will subsidize honest journalism."

If honest then not subsidiesed

Combine and you get:

If honest then not subsidised ---> If not subsidised then profit.
(D) to produce honest journalism, it must be profit-making institution

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30 Apr 2008, 16:45
D
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30 Apr 2008, 19:51
D is the winner.

Criticism that the press panders to public sentiment neglects to consider that the press is a profit-making institution. Like other private enterprises, it has to make money to survive. If press were not profit-making, who would support it? The only alternative is subsidy and, with it, outside control. It is easy to get subsidies for propaganda, but no one will subsidize honest journalism.

Blue colored text clearly indicates that to produce honest journalism, the press should be profit making body.

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10 May 2011, 03:45
Call between D and E.

Argument says that Profit making leads to honest Journalism as it panders/indulges with the public sentiments.

Thus D.
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