Scapegoat in the Storm: The Media’s Unjust Blame Game

Alex Greenwood
4 min readJul 3, 2023

In the contemporary American media landscape, two powerful phenomena, negativity bias and dwindling attention spans, collide to create a tempest that shapes our perceptions and reactions to world events. Often, these phenomena unjustly lay blame on our leaders for issues beyond their control.

For instance, when egg, gas, and rent prices spike — developments that have little to do with presidential actions — the media spotlight often falls on the Oval Office. Conversely, when there are positive economic developments, these often fail to…

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Alex Greenwood

PR Consultant, Speaker, Podcast Producer/Host, Editor, and Award-Winning Writer of the John Pilate Mystery Series. Accomplished belly laugher.