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# Since the new publisher took control, a news magazine s

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Since the new publisher took control, a news magazine’s covers have featured only models and movie stars. Previously, the covers had displayed only politicians, soldiers, and business leaders. A leading gossip columnist claimed that the changes made the magazine relevant again. However, many newspaper editorials disagreed and suggested that the new publisher is more interested in boosting sales than in reporting important news events.

Which of the following is an assumption necessary for the argument made by the gossip columnist’s opponents?

A The charitable activities of models and movie stars often focus public attention on pressing problems.
B Final authority for choosing the cover subject of the magazine lies with the publisher.
C A magazine can boost sales while highlighting the coverage of important world leaders.
D Some of the movie stars featured are now running for political office.
E Magazine issues with models or movie stars on the covers are purchased at a rate more than three times greater than is the case with issues featuring politicians on the covers.

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03 Apr 2009, 01:37
A The charitable activities of models and movie stars often focus public attention on pressing problems. No..newspaper editors are arguing against thsis.
B Final authority for choosing the cover subject of the magazine lies with the publisher. True. By saying that the new publisher is interested in boosting sales, the editors will be assuming that he had the final say on what goes on the cover. It may well have been that the poor fellow had minimal say in that matter.
C A magazine can boost sales while highlighting the coverage of important world leaders. This could be what they believe but not what they are assuming.
D Some of the movie stars featured are now running for political office. So?
E Magazine issues with models or movie stars on the covers are purchased at a rate more than three times greater than is the case with issues featuring politicians on the covers.The fact that the price is 3 times greater or 100 times greater doesnt guarantee that the publisher is just interested in boosting sales. Maybe there are important events tied with movie starts

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03 Apr 2009, 12:05
I think E is right option, with numbers being mentioned to divert the attention. If you just ignore the "three times greater" that becomes the apt choice.

But I am not sure of it. OA please?
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03 Apr 2009, 20:05
OA is B
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05 Apr 2009, 00:23
Nice one:) What is the source?
ritula wrote:
OA is B
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05 Apr 2009, 15:44
This is really good Its B)..(people may miss this by choosing E).
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10 Jun 2009, 04:32
It's B too. A good one!
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14 Jun 2009, 07:39
This is a good one...Even if the columnists claim that the changes are intended to increase the sales, the confirmation of it is not given in the argument..On the contrary B does bring out the missing link in the argument...

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Re: CR: news magazine   [#permalink] 14 Jun 2009, 07:39
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