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Sociologist: Television, telephones, and other electronic media

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Sociologist: Television, telephones, and other electronic media encourage imprecise, uncritical thinking. Yet critical thinking is the only adequate protection against political demagogues, who seek to exploit people by presenting emotionally loaded language as an objective description of reality.

If the sociologist's statements are true, then each of the following statements could be true EXCEPT:

(A) There are no political demagogues in some highly technological societies.

(B) Political demagogues are not the only ones who seek to exploit people by presenting emotionally loaded language as an objective description of reality.

(C) Highly emotional people are more easily exploited than less emotional people.

(D) The mere presence of an orderly system of government in a society provides adequate protection against political demagogues.

(E) The mere presence of electronic communications technology in a society provides adequate protection against the erosion of media freedoms
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This one is fairly straightforward as "D" runs directly contrary to the passage, according to which the only protection against political demagogue is critical thinking and nothing else (which should include orderly system of government).
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New post 19 Feb 2019, 06:28
in my opinion, A is irrelevant, since there was no information about "highly technological societies";B is more of a weakening argument;C strengthen and true; D correct; E True

but i'm not really sure about my judgement on B, please tell me if you think otherwise.. lets improve together
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carloooooooos wrote:
in my opinion, A is irrelevant, since there was no information about "highly technological societies";B is more of a weakening argument;C strengthen and true; D correct; E True

but i'm not really sure about my judgement on B, please tell me if you think otherwise.. lets improve together


The stem asks "What could never be true?" So only B can never be true! as argument states only critical thinking helps!!
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