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Well, guess what. Our press, Star-Tribune included, is a key component in always looking to point fingers. Not all things in this world have a legitimate scapegoat, and attempting to find one seems to be a big story quest for our media. This has led to lot of damage to people, and abets the diviseness we are mired in as a country.
When one listens to the general media or even worse, listen to politicians, the common theme is that you are at risk, you are a victim, etc. and it is some else's fault. Despite what many preach, life is not fair/equal in outcome. We live in a society where there are many doors of opportunity open for all. Things happen when the individual relies on the human spirit to drive for success. Life is not a spectator sport!
I suspect the reason for our current culture of blame is that it's so easy to do while obfuscating the most important part of an issue, which is finding a solution. Politicians, in particular, don't even need to have solutions nowadays, all they need to do is convince enough people that someone else caused the problem.
The problem is not "blame" itself, but the media that covers accusations as if they are legitimate facts. Its all he-said she-said, and who is winning points, blows and knockouts.
Even when a lie is clear, the media will not label it as a lie. If someone says the earth is flat, the media will say there is a controversy on the shape of the earth.
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