This book teaches us some example of using postive verbs to express passive meanings.
The kind of cloth washes easily.
These books sell well.
The door doesn't lock.
This pen writes very well.
Then, gives a question of example.
The hero's story ____ differently in the newspaper.
A. was reported B. was reporting C. reports D. reported
And the given answer is C. Because the time / tense does't be told, so only the "reports" of present tense can be chosen.
Someone argues about this, deems the A is right too.
What do you think about this?