Rosenblum: Our society's urge to blame is a fault we must address

  • Article by: GAIL ROSENBLUM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 14, 2012 - 6:09 PM
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djgaleyApr. 14, 12 8:40 PM

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.

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jdlellis1Apr. 15, 12 8:32 AM

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!

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ammunraApr. 16, 12 7:35 AM

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.

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allhailfsmApr. 16, 12 6:10 PM

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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