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# Informed people generally assimilate information from

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30 Jan 2008, 20:24
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Informed people generally assimilate information from several divergent sources before coming to an opinion. However, most popular news organizations view foreign affairs solely through the eyes of our State Department. In reporting the political crisis in foreign country B, news organizations must endeavor to find alternative sources of information.

Which of the following inferences can be drawn from the argument above ?

(A) To the degree that a news source gives an account of another country that mirrors that of our State Department, that reporting is suspect.

(B) To protect their integrity, news media should avoid the influence of State Department releases in their overage of foreign affairs.

(C) Reporting that is not influenced by the State Department is usually more accurate than are other accounts.

(D) The alternative sources of information mentioned in the passage would probably not share the same views as the State Department.

(E) A report cannot be seen as influenced by the State Department if it accurately depicts the events in a foreign country.
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30 Jan 2008, 20:51
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Informed people generally assimilate information from several divergent sources before coming to an opinion. However, most popular news organizations view foreign affairs solely through the eyes of our State Department. In reporting the political crisis in foreign country B, news organizations must endeavor to find alternative sources of information.

Which of the following inferences can be drawn from the argument above ?

(A) To the degree that a news source gives an account of another country that mirrors that of our State Department, that reporting is suspect.

(B) To protect their integrity, news media should avoid the influence of State Department releases in their overage of foreign affairs.

(C) Reporting that is not influenced by the State Department is usually more accurate than are other accounts.

(D) The alternative sources of information mentioned in the passage would probably not share the same views as the State Department.

(E) A report cannot be seen as influenced by the State Department if it accurately depicts the events in a foreign country.

I take A.

B: too extreme
C: this again is too extreme
D: maybe maybe not, we cannot deduce this. All it suggests is to have different sources, that doesnt mean they cannot have similar views.
E: this is kind of like B and C, way too extreme.

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30 Jan 2008, 21:33
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vscid wrote:
Informed people generally assimilate information from several divergent sources before coming to an opinion. However, most popular news organizations view foreign affairs solely through the eyes of our State Department. In reporting the political crisis in foreign country B, news organizations must endeavor to find alternative sources of information.

Which of the following inferences can be drawn from the argument above ?

(A) To the degree that a news source gives an account of another country that mirrors that of our State Department, that reporting is suspect.

(B) To protect their integrity, news media should avoid the influence of State Department releases in their overage of foreign affairs.

(C) Reporting that is not influenced by the State Department is usually more accurate than are other accounts.

(D) The alternative sources of information mentioned in the passage would probably not share the same views as the State Department.

(E) A report cannot be seen as influenced by the State Department if it accurately depicts the events in a foreign country.

(D)?

(A) Incorrect. This option seems to be misleading us into believing that the State Government's opinion is flawed. The original argument simply states that we should take information from multiple sources to be better informed.
(B) Incorrect. The State Department should not be avoided, but rather its reporting should be combined with other news sources.
(C) Incorrect. Nowhere does it mention or imply that the State government is less accurate than other accounts
(D) Correct. When you look at multiple sources, you will probably not share the same views
(E) Irrelevant.
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30 Jan 2008, 22:31
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D

A seems to me bit extreme

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31 Jan 2008, 05:33
D for me.

Passage says several 'divergent' sources ... divergent as in, they probably will not share the same views as the state dept.

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31 Jan 2008, 15:46
OA is D.
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