bamboozeled, brain washed, played for a fool, suckered, taken advantage of, intentionally mentally over whelmed, they used your emotions to confuse your thoughts etc.
We were dooped by this headline: BOTTLED WATER LINKED TO HEALTHIER BABIES. Without further evidence, this invitation should be refused, since affluent parents are more likely both to drink bottled water and to have healthy children; they have the stability and where withal to offer good food, clothing, shelter, and amenities. Families that own cappuccino makers are more likely to have healthy babies for the same reason. Making a practice of questioning correlations when reading about "links" between this practice and that condition is good statistical hygiene." A Quote from: William C. Burns