Dont Blame The Eater

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America is one of the world’s “fattest county’s.” It very puzzling to ignore a fast food ad that is why David Zinczenko does not blame the eater as he furthermore explains why the government should regulate the fast food industry in his argumentative essay, Don’t Blame the Eater, published on November 23, 2002. On the other hand, Radley Balko attempts to persuade readers that people should be responsible for what they are consuming every day inside What You Eat Is Your Business, published on May 23, 2004. Both of these persuasive articles contain strengths and weaknesses as they attempt convince readers to take their side. The title from Zinczenko’s article, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” can be considered an eye catcher for any reader (Zinczenko…show more content…
His closing sentences really hook readers into choosing sides with his argument for its diction and syntax, “Without such warnings, we'll see more sick, obese children and more angry, litigious parents. I say, let the deep-fried chips fall where they may” (Zinczenko 393). These sympathetic, argumentative, and satirical words really leave readers contemplating on how they can truly help out. Balko words only seem to be argumentative, “We’re becoming less responsible for our own health, and more responsible for everyone else’s” (Balko 396). His words lack emotional appeal or we know as pathos. He could’ve said something more like, “If you want to help others out then you must help yourself first.” Readers are always persuaded when they are moved. It is the only way. Overall, in the article Don’t Blame the Eater, David Zinczenko attempts to persuade readers that the government should intervene in the fast-food industry, while Radley Balko, author of What You Eat Is Your Business, attempts to convince his readers that people should only be responsible for what they consume every day. Both of these articles contain strengths and weakness. However, Balko’s article does the best at convincing his readers with his title, claim and opposition while Zinczenko only overcomes his readers mainly with his evidence and interesting
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