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Most television viewers estimate how frequently a particular [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2019, 13:10
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Most television viewers estimate how frequently a particular type of accident or crime occurs by how extensively it is discussed on television news shows. Television news shows report more on stories that include dramatic pictures such as fires and motor vehicle accidents than they do on more common stories that have little visual drama such as bookkeeping fraud.

If the statements above are true, it can be properly concluded that which of the following is also true?

(A) The time that television news reporters spend researching news stories is directly related to the number of viewers who will be affected by events like those in the news stories.
(B) It is easier for crimes such as bookkeeping fraud to go unprosecuted than it is for crimes such as arson.
(C) The number of fires and motor vehicle accidents greatly increases after each television n~ws show that includes dramatic pictures of a fire or motor vehicle accident.
(D) Viewers of television news shows tend to overestimate the number of fires and motor vehicle accidents that occur relative to the number of crimes of bookkeeping fraud.
(E) The usual selection of news stories for television news shows is determined by the number of news reporters available for assignment.
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Re: Most television viewers estimate how frequently a particular [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2019, 20:27
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(A) Nothing at all is said about how many viewers are likely to be affected by fires, accidents, or fraud. So this conclusion can't be justified.

(B) This may well be true, possibly supported by the given statements, but we have to make too many unwarranted assumptions. There is no reason to conclude that media coverage affects prosecution of crimes.

(C) This doesn't make sense at all. Why would news media cause fires or accidents? The statements give us no indication that this is so.

(D) This is all but directly claimed by the statements. Because people see arson and accidents on the news more frequently, they assume that arson and accidents must occur more frequently. The first sentence tells us this explicitly.

(E) The number of news reporters is not mentioned at all, so we can't make any assumptions about it.
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