In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
The news has always ____________ predicated on informing the consumer. It speaks of — apart from the day’s most ____________ upheavals — the best and the worst that _____________ has managed to accomplish each day. This includes the medal-winners, the laureates, the record-breakers, the deal-makers _________the criminals, the villains, the corrupt. The news regales us ________ the highlights, a reel of the most provoking ones that made it into a window of a half-an-hour.