- Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:49 pm
In general with these Author's Attitude questions, you want to steer clear of answer choices that describe extreme tones, as LSAT authors almost never write with extreme emotion in any direction. Here, "clearly outraged" is too strong to describe the author's tone. The author suggests that they were wrong but does not say anything like "they are horrible people who have done the world a grave injustice in obscuring the benefits of wine! They should all be fired!" etc. An author who is "clearly outraged" would have to be obviously expressing extreme anger toward the scientists, not merely suggesting that they made an incorrect assumption which has obscured potential health benefits of wine.
As you said, he is "criticizing" the scientists in the first paragraph--which is why an answer choice saying that he is "critical" is a perfect fit!
Hope this helps!