Nov 11, 2017 by
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Ads and commercials are intended to persuade you to buy a particular product or support a particular cause or candidate. Obviously there is considerable exaggeration, especially when this is done humorously. What should be a matter of concern is clearly distorted evidence likely to mislead anyone watching or listening (a typical example is the claim that a certain product contains a marvelous ingredient when in fact other products on the market contain the same ingredient even if not with the same trademarked name). Just as important would be suppressed evidence, especially in ads for a new prescription medicine that fail to indicate how more it would cost than a product already on the market.
For this forum I want you to tell the class about the most misleading ad or commercial you have seen that illustrates this problem of distorted or suppressed evidence. Try to be specific.
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