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It seems like every day you turn on the local news and you hear about someone being murdered in our city. It is really frightening. I am not sure I want to live somewhere so violent, and crime is clearly going up here. Otherwise the news shows wouldn't have so many murders to report.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument above?

A Federal statistics show that crime in the city has dropped by 2% over the last year.

B Local groups have encouraged the media to do more reporting on crimes committed against minorities in the city.

C Studies have shown that as crime rates decrease in a city, media coverage of violent crime often increases, giving a false impression of more crime.

D The speaker watches three different newscasts every day.

E Federal statistics show that the crime rate in the city has remained steady.

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chesstitans wrote:
It seems like every day you turn on the local news and you hear about someone being murdered in our city. It is really frightening. I am not sure I want to live somewhere so violent, and crime is clearly going up here. Otherwise the news shows wouldn't have so many murders to report.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument above?

A Federal statistics show that crime in the city has dropped by 2% over the last year.

B Local groups have encouraged the media to do more reporting on crimes committed against minorities in the city.

C Studies have shown that as crime rates decrease in a city, media coverage of violent crime often increases, giving a false impression of more crime.

D The speaker watches three different newscasts every day.

E Federal statistics show that the crime rate in the city has remained steady.

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conclusion - news wouldn't show such reports thus crime rate is increasing

weaken by stating that news channels show reports when crime late is low

(C) correctly states this
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Isn’t the conclusion “crime is going up”. If not - how should I identify conclusion?
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chesstitans wrote:
It seems like every day you turn on the local news and you hear about someone being murdered in our city. It is really frightening. I am not sure I want to live somewhere so violent, and crime is clearly going up here. Otherwise the news shows wouldn't have so many murders to report.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument above?

A Federal statistics show that crime in the city has dropped by 2% over the last year. Difficult to conclude from %age. We can check more better option.

B Local groups have encouraged the media to do more reporting on crimes committed against minorities in the city. Out of scope

C Studies have shown that as crime rates decrease in a city, media coverage of violent crime often increases, giving a false impression of more crime. Bang On

D The speaker watches three different newscasts every day. Out of scope

E Federal statistics show that the crime rate in the city has remained steady. Not a good option as (A) says something else.

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Hence (C)

Though (A) and (E) do not seem great.
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