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Information that is Published is Part of the Public Record. but Information that a Reporter Collects, and Sources That He Contacts, Must Be Protected in Order for Our Free Press to - Logical Reasoning

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MCQ

Information that is published is part of the public record.  But information that a reporter collects, and sources that he contacts, must be protected in order for our free press to function free of fear. The above argument is most severely weakened by which one of the following statements? 

Options

  • Public information is usually reliable 

  • Undocumented evidence may be used to convict an  innocent person 

  • Members of the press act ethically in most cases

  • The sources that a reporter contacts are usually willing  to divulge their identity  

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Solution

Undocumented evidence may be used to convict an  innocent person 

Explanation:

Of all the given options, only 'Undocumented evidence may be used to convict an innocent person' gives a reason against the said argument, telling us how undocumented evidence can be dangerous and should thus, not remain undocumented. Therefore, the correct answer is 'Undocumented evidence may be used to convict an innocent person'.

Concept: Statement and Arguments (Entrance Exam)
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