Rhetorical Analysis Of Don T Blame The Eater

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In David Zinczenko’s essay “Don’t Blame the Eater”, the author shares his sympathy for a group of young people suing McDonalds for making them fat. Zinczenko makes a point that the surplus of fast food chains and the amount of advertising they are allowed has a serious effect on today’s youth. He goes on to argue his stance that the “eaters” are not to blame. His tone in the article struck me as if he was accusing those who hold unhealthy eaters responsible for their own actions as “victim blamers” who lack empathy and the understanding of how the food industries work. I felt as though he was coming off as too defensive and a bit arrogant. Despite that, I do think he made some interesting points. He supported his opinions with data and other facts, which is a sign of a good argument. I even agree with him to an extent. Particularity in the case of type 2 Diabetes and fast food companies responsibility for the obesity epidemic. …show more content…

The amount of unhealthy food consumed in America goes well beyond McDonalds. In fact, you have to go no farther than your local grocery store to find equally as terrible food choices. For example, in recent years the government has put out warnings against eating fat in excess, which lead many big food companies, from yogurt to Wheat Thins, to send out new products with “less fat”. However, products with “less fat” actually have nearly twice as much sugar. Many studies have shown that sugar in excess is much worse than fat. Although, food companies are leading us to believe these “less fat” or “no fat” products are the healthier options. Meanwhile, waistbands expand nearly as quickly as corporate

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