December 2004 LSAT Section 5 Question 12
Melody on November 18, 2014The columnist first states that when one receives an unsigned letter, they will have feelings of doubt about the truth of its contents. She then points out that in a similar scenario--news stories that include statements from anonymous sources--the content of these stories are usually quoted with "the utmost respect."
Jenna on August 30, 2018What makes A a better answer choice than C?
Max on August 31, 2018@jstaff (A) is a better answer because we are comparing two analogous situations (i.e. an unsigned letter vs. a news story with anonymous sources). (C) instead refers to making an inference about situations of the SAME type based on a hypothetical situation of that type. An example of that would be to say "If you read a story in the Times with an anonymous source, you wouldn't trust the story. Therefore no newspaper stories with anonymous sources can be trusted." I hope that helps!