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# The increase in the number of newspaper

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The increase in the number of newspaper articles exposed as fabrications serves to bolster the contention that publishers are more interested in boosting circulation than in printing the truth. Even minor publications have staffs to check such obvious fraud.

The argument above assumes that

A. Newspaper stories exposed as fabrications are a recent phenomenon.

B. Everything a newspaper prints must be factually verifiable.

C. Fact checking is more comprehensive for minor publications than for major ones.

D. Only recently have newspapers admitted to publishing intentionally fraudulent stories.

E. The publishers of newspapers are he people who decide what to print in their newspapers.

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20 Feb 2017, 14:25
i went with B thought fabrications meant that something has to be verified... can any one pls throw some light on this one.. thanks
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20 Feb 2017, 16:04
Even opinions are printed in the newspaper and they cannot be verified but they are an important part of the news. So option B does not hold true . Besides negating E makes the conclusion fail.

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20 Feb 2017, 16:33
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The argument made is this -

Increase in numbers of articles exposed as fake --> Publishers are interested in boosting circulation than in printing the truth.

Let us look at each of the answer options -

Option A - Incorrect.
the argument clearly states that there has been an increase in the number of articles exposed as fabrications. this implies that exposing articles as fabrications is not entirely recent. Only, the increase is recent.

Option B - Incorrect.
Negate this.
"Some of the articles published must be factually verifiable". This does not destroy the argument. If there is an increase in number of fabricated stories among those that can be verified, the argument made still stands.

Option C - Incorrect.
We are talking about all publications in general for the argument.

Option D - Incorrect.
We have no idea whether the publications have admitted to such things. Moreover, we do not know whether they have done so only recently or from some time.

If publishers have NO control on what to print, then the conclusion that Publishers are more interested in boosting circulation than printing the truth will collapse.
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