Critic: The Gazette-Standard newspaper recently increased its editorial staff to avoid factual errors. But this clear...

Ryan on December 15 at 02:58PM

Why is C correct? Why is D incorrect?

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Irina on December 16 at 04:31AM

@Ryan-Mahabir,

(D) actually strengthens the argument. If the articles are checked by more editors, and the gazette still runs significantly more corrections than its competitor, than having more editors is not actually helpful as the argument concludes.

(C) is correct because it provides an alternative explanation for the fact that the gazette runs more corrections than its competitor. The higher number of corrections is explained by the fact that it actively follows up on readers' complaints rather than the implication that its editors overlook factual errors.