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Fri May 2, 2014
Piling On: Media Plays The Blame Game
One of the easiest and most compelling forms of journalism is the “pile-on effect," which is when something goes wrong, like with the Department of Children and Families, and the subsequent reporting lays those problems at the feet of whoever is in charge, making sure to list every disaster along the way.