What You Eat Is Your Business Rhetorical Analysis

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In both David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame The Eater” and “ Radley Balko’s “What You Eat is Your Business”, the argument of obesity in America is present and clear from opposing viewpoints. Both articles were written in the early 2000’s, when the popular political topic of the time was obesity and how it would be dealt by our nation in the future. While Zinczenko argues that unhealthy junk food is an unavoidable cultural factor, Balko presents the thought that the government should have no say in it’s citizens diet or eating habits. Zinczenko’s article was written with the rhetorical stratedgy of pathos in mind. Zinczenko strategically uses emotional pathos through his example of obesity in children. Children are innocent in tone, therefore helping him explain that they are innocent in spite of the manipulation of the fast food industry. The author presents the issue of the lack of nutrition information in fast food. He’s not dissing the fast food industry; rather, he is stating the problem at hand that should be taken care of. He sympathizes with the fact that he too was once a kid whose two daily meals were from typical fast food restaurants. (892) Zinczenko argues that America has failed to give a solution or better alternative, and because of that fact, has…show more content…
His argue is that, politically, the health care system is becoming more and more socialist. Likewise, our government is too concerned on intervening with our nation’s junk food problem, and should be modeling and encouraging American citizens on personal health, responsibility, and self-awareness. The author feels that “we’re becoming less responsible for our own health, and more responsible for everyone else’s.” (897) Balko seems to hold more credible sources, and being the fact that he is a “self-descried libertarian” (896), he knowledge also helps greatly with his opinion on this topic of
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