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Reporting on a civil war, a journalist encountered evidence

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Reporting on a civil war, a journalist encountered evidence that refugees were starving because the government would not permit food shipments to a rebel-held area. Government censors deleted all mention of the government’s role in the starvation from the journalist’s report which had not implicated either nature or the rebels in the starvation. The journalist concluded that it was ethically permissible to file the censored report because the journalist’s news agency would precede it with the notice “Cleared by government censors.”

Which one of the following ethical criteria, if valid, would serve to support the journalist’s conclusion while placing the least constraint on the flow of reported information?

(A) It is ethical in general to report known facts but unethical to do so while omitting other known facts if the omitted facts would substantially alter an impression of a person or institution that would be congruent with the reported facts.

(B) In a situation of conflict, it is ethical to report known facts and unethical to fail to report known facts that would tend to exonerate one party to the conflict.

(C) In a situation of censorship, it is unethical make any report if the government represented by the censor deletes from the report material unfavorable to that government.

(D) It is ethical in general to report known facts but unethical to make a report in a situation of censorship if relevant facts have been deleted by the censor unless the recipient of the report is warned that censorship existed.

(E) Although it is ethical in general to report known facts, it is unethical to make a report from which a censor has deleted relevant facts, unless the recipient of the report is warned that there was censorship and the reported facts do not by themselves give a misleading impression.

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A : constraint (if the omitted facts would substantially alter an impression of a person or institution)
B : constraint (unethical to fail to report known facts that would tend to exonerate)
C : constraint (if the government represented by the censor deletes from the report material unfavorable to that government.)
D : constraint (unethical if relevant facts have been deleted by the censor unless the recipient of the report is warned that censorship existed.) ----> Since report is "warned" there is no constraint now.
E : constraint (the reported facts do not by themselves give a misleading impression)

D it is.
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New post 17 Jul 2010, 11:19
Wow --- it had been 2:21 by the time i reached the choice D - and i did not bother to read ahead..but man it is tough.... whats the source?
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New post 18 Jul 2010, 02:47
Yeah, clearly D, though it takes a lot of time to read and understand what we are asked.
I wouldn't say it was difficult, but time consuming (which for the sake of GMAT is almost the same).
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New post 31 Jul 2010, 14:42
Between A and D ..fell for A ........becsue the last "is warned of Sensorship" put me off....
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New post 01 Aug 2010, 03:11
I went for D too, time-consuming Q!
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m confused with D and E

and finally choose E...............:( phw.... tough one...
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New post 16 Sep 2010, 07:03
i picked D between E and D hope luck will be with me on exam day ;)
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New post 09 Apr 2011, 11:24
Just like several of other candidates, I was hesitating between D and E and ended up selecting E.
Ok, here is the key for the right answer:
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Government censors deleted all mention of the government’s role in the starvation from the journalist’s report which had not implicated either nature or (smth missing??-vorskl) the rebels in the starvation.


This question smells like LSAT. Luckily for us, GMAT CRs are not THAT long and wordy.
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New post 14 Jun 2011, 04:14
between D and E fell of E instead.Didn't re read to clear of the doubt that's why.
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noboru wrote:
Reporting on a civil war, a journalist encountered evidence that refugees were starving because the government would not permit food shipments to a rebel-held area. Government censors deleted all mention of the government’s role in the starvation from the journalist’s report which had not implicated either nature or the rebels in the starvation. The journalist concluded that it was ethically permissible to file the censored report because the journalist’s news agency would precede it with the notice “Cleared by government censors.”
Which one of the following ethical criteria, if valid, would serve to support the journalist’s conclusion while placing the least constraint on the flow of reported information?
(A) It is ethical in general to report known facts but unethical to do so while omitting other known facts if the omitted facts would substantially alter an impression of a person or institution that would be congruent with the reported facts.
(B) In a situation of conflict, it is ethical to report known facts and unethical to fail to report known facts that would tend to exonerate one party to the conflict.
(C) In a situation of censorship, it is unethical make any report if the government represented by the censor deletes from the report material unfavorable to that government.
(D) It is ethical in general to report known facts but unethical to make a report in a situation of censorship if relevant facts have been deleted by the censor unless the recipient of the report is warned that censorship existed.
(E) Although it is ethical in general to report known facts, it is unethical to make a report from which a censor has deleted relevant facts, unless the recipient of the report is warned that there was censorship and the reported facts do not by themselves give a misleading impression.

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i reached to D, read the part in blue...clearly D is the winner.
E is close, but D is better.
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