Deception In The Onion

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A wise man once said, "Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception." In a generation where advertisements play a big role in persuading consumers to buy, deception has become something businesses abuse in order to receive money. The mock press release from The Onion uses humor and satire in order to illustrate how businesses abuse deception in advertisements. Throughout the whole article, The Onion mocks the diction and tone that real advertisements use. The article first shows that through "no fewer than five forms of pseudoscience," the Magna Soles will "stimulate and soothe the wearer's feet". Then the article continues to demonstrate how the Magna Soles are "not just a shoe insert" but "a total foot-rejuvenation system." The business

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