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# Which of the following best completes the passage below? the

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09 Dec 2011, 18:06
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Which of the following best completes the passage below?
the most serious flaw in television's coverage of election campaigns is its tendency to focus on the horse-race side of politics-that is, to concentrate on the question "Who's winning?" at the expense of substantive coverage of the issues and the candidates' positions on them. The endless interviews with campaign managers, discussions of campaign strategies, and, especially, the obsession with opinion polls have surrounded elections with the atmosphere of a football game or a prizefight. To reform this situation, a first step might well be______
(A) a shortening of the length of election campaigns to a period of six weeks
(B) a stringent limit on campaign spending
(C) a reduction in the television coverage of opinion polls during election campaigns
(D) the publication and distribution of voter-education literature to inform the public about each candidate's position on the major issues
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18 Dec 2011, 06:57
"The endless interviews with ... opinion polls have surrounded elections with the atmosphere of a football game or a prizefight"

C

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18 Dec 2011, 23:25
I went with C as well. Could you explain though why not D?

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19 Dec 2011, 01:43
calvin1984 wrote:
I went with C as well. Could you explain though why not D?

ummm.. yes D is tricky.
In my opinion, Since the stimulus is about a flaw in television coverage, the best solution to correct that fault should be something associated with television. Answer D is a solution, but not a solution under the supervision of television. It's about publication that is not related to television mission. It's out of the scope. But in answer C, we say that by reducing the coverage of opinion polls, TV can use the extra time to focus on issues and the candidates' positions on them.

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19 Dec 2011, 03:54
My reason for not selecting D was part of the reasons you gave, in that it refers to publication not the television coverage itself. Thanks for the more elaborate explanation.

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Re: CR1000   [#permalink] 19 Dec 2011, 03:54
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