Advertisement
HomeCollectionsScapegoat
IN THE NEWS

Scapegoat

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
December 20, 2011
Del. Pat McDonough accusing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of political pandering in his recent commentary ("Rawlings-Blake, Obama turn Baltimore into an 'amnesty city,'" Dec. 14) is the kettle calling the frying pan black. No one outdoes Mr. McDonough in appealing to people's base fears and ethnic insecurities for electoral gain. And the Harford County delegate's concern for Baltimore would be touching if it weren't so incongruous. I guess there aren't enough hardworking "illegal aliens" in his neck of the woods to scare people.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Mark Puente, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
After serving eight months in federal custody for his role in a towing scandal, former Baltimore police officer David Reeping is fighting to get his job back. Reeping contends that investigators used him as a scapegoat to avoid accusations of racial profiling from Hispanic and African-American officers convicted in the scandal, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. "I was the token 'Caucasian' to stack the deck against them," Reeping told the commission, according to a copy of the claim obtained by The Baltimore Sun. A city lawyer called Reeping's allegations "absurd" and urged the commission to reject the claim, according to his correspondence with the commission.
Advertisement
SPORTS
October 3, 2011
He didn't get job done Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Somebody has to wear it, and for lack of a better alternative, it should have been Terry Francona. General manager Theo Epstein said Francona would not be branded the scapegoat. Teams don't lose nine-game September leads and not have a scapegoat. Are others more deserving? Probably, but what are the Red Sox to do? Release John Lackey and eat the remaining $45.75 million on his deal? Admit Carl Crawford was a bust and make a request that he proves worthy of the $122 million owed him?
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts. General Growth Properties is taking ecoATMs out of all its properties in the state, a spokesman for the Chicago-based company said Tuesday. The kiosks, which have been called "reverse vending machines," allow users to receive cash for used phones and other small electronic devices.
NEWS
By JONATHAN POWER | June 17, 1994
Geneva -- Pat Oliphant's cartoon of a Don Quixote on a children's rocking horse, marooned, lance raised, over a sea of African bodies, sums up how many observers perceive the United Nations secretary general, Boutros Boutros-Ghali.He has come in for some harsh criticisms of late. Simon Tisdall, the new foreign editor of The Guardian, Britain's best liberal paper, describes him in a sharply worded piece as ''a mandarin without a mandate, a meddler without a method.'' An American cheerleader he never really had, but is he in danger of losing his European constituency, and even his Third World one, this son of Egypt?
NEWS
By JAMES J. KILPATRICK | September 25, 1992
Charleston, South Carolina -- George Bush was in the Pacific Northwest last week, chasing votes and damning the spotted owl. No one can reasonably object to a candidate's chasing votes, but I wish he would lay off the owl.The president said he would ask for a major amendment to the Endangered Species Act of 1973. This would direct the Interior Department to make balancing decisions on the survival of threatened animals and plants. The department would have to weigh the environmental benefits of protection against the economic benefits of employment.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 5, 2009
I am your scapegoat. I am your boogeyman. Brown-skinned, kinky-haired, black man, me. So I was not surprised last week when a white woman from suburban Philadelphia called police from her cell phone, claiming she had been locked in the trunk of a Cadillac by two black men. Nor was I shocked when police said Bonnie Sweeten was actually holed up in a luxury hotel at Walt Disney World and there never was a kidnapping, much less by two black men. I'm your...
SPORTS
By Ken Murray | September 14, 2008
the top five 1 Cowboys After a cakewalk in Cleveland, Tony Romo gets a gut check tomorrow against the Eagles. 2 Steelers It was an old-time revival in Pittsburgh last week: 39 runs, 18 passes. 3 Bears Finally, they got the attention off the quarterback and back on the defense. 4 Giants They had nine days to prepare for St. Louis; pity the Rams. 5 Chargers Norv Turner is already at the crossroads in Week 2. Ken Murray the bottom five 28 Bengals Marvin Lewis can't turn the corner with this team.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 30, 1992
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's troubled re-election effort is facing yet another handicap: He's in danger of losing his number one scapegoat -- Congress.Amid growing signs that voters are tired of the Washington blame game, Bush advisers are busy revising a major theme of his campaign by turning down the volume on the Congress-bashing.Bush campaign aides fear that if the president goes too far in blaming Congress for the nation's problems, he may wind up hurting himself. In this viciously anti-establishment election year, voters clearly don't like Congress.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | March 5, 1993
The American consumers' post-election party ended last month with a hangover for retailers.February sales reported by major retailers yesterday looked terrible. They were so bad that mighty Wal-Mart Stores, which routinely reports double-digit gains in stores that have been open a year or more, posted a big goose egg last month.Even at that, the nation's No. 1 retailer was fortunate. Many retailers posted negative numbers.The consolation was that February is a relatively insignificant month in the retail calendar.
NEWS
February 26, 2013
In the debate over gun control, the National Rifle Association and supporters of the status quo are dictating a narrative that insists what is important is not limiting the number of guns in our country but targeting the mentally ill as potential perpetrators of gun violence ("Guns and mental illness," Feb. 21). Rather than suggest that identifying mentally unstable people will enable us to control gun violence, I would argue that anyone who owns an assault weapon is, by virtue of that very fact, likely to be mentally ill themselves.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
Dr. Mark Midei's lawyers on Wednesday cast the embattled cardiologist as a scapegoat used to mask deeper turmoil at St. Joseph Medical Center as they asked a judge to let a defamation lawsuit Midei filed against the hospital go to trial. Baltimore County Circuit Judge Mickey Norman made no decision. Norman held the hearing in response to a plea from St. Joseph and its corporate parent to throw out Midei's case rather than carry it to the jury trial Midei's lawyer Stephen L. Snyder is requesting.
NEWS
December 20, 2011
Del. Pat McDonough accusing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of political pandering in his recent commentary ("Rawlings-Blake, Obama turn Baltimore into an 'amnesty city,'" Dec. 14) is the kettle calling the frying pan black. No one outdoes Mr. McDonough in appealing to people's base fears and ethnic insecurities for electoral gain. And the Harford County delegate's concern for Baltimore would be touching if it weren't so incongruous. I guess there aren't enough hardworking "illegal aliens" in his neck of the woods to scare people.
SPORTS
October 3, 2011
He didn't get job done Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Somebody has to wear it, and for lack of a better alternative, it should have been Terry Francona. General manager Theo Epstein said Francona would not be branded the scapegoat. Teams don't lose nine-game September leads and not have a scapegoat. Are others more deserving? Probably, but what are the Red Sox to do? Release John Lackey and eat the remaining $45.75 million on his deal? Admit Carl Crawford was a bust and make a request that he proves worthy of the $122 million owed him?
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 5, 2009
I am your scapegoat. I am your boogeyman. Brown-skinned, kinky-haired, black man, me. So I was not surprised last week when a white woman from suburban Philadelphia called police from her cell phone, claiming she had been locked in the trunk of a Cadillac by two black men. Nor was I shocked when police said Bonnie Sweeten was actually holed up in a luxury hotel at Walt Disney World and there never was a kidnapping, much less by two black men. I'm your...
SPORTS
By Ken Murray | September 14, 2008
the top five 1 Cowboys After a cakewalk in Cleveland, Tony Romo gets a gut check tomorrow against the Eagles. 2 Steelers It was an old-time revival in Pittsburgh last week: 39 runs, 18 passes. 3 Bears Finally, they got the attention off the quarterback and back on the defense. 4 Giants They had nine days to prepare for St. Louis; pity the Rams. 5 Chargers Norv Turner is already at the crossroads in Week 2. Ken Murray the bottom five 28 Bengals Marvin Lewis can't turn the corner with this team.
NEWS
April 28, 1992
Scapegoats are important. You cannot have a disaster without one. Sometimes that helps, and sometimes hinders, the search for the root causes, the effort to prevent recurrence.Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley fired three officials for the April 13 pouring of the Chicago River through a 50-mile tunnel system into downtown basements, knocking Chicago for a loop. He has had the heads of the acting transportation chief, the chief bridge engineer and a project engineer and is seeking removal of two others.
NEWS
By Edwin Feulner | March 30, 1993
PRESIDENT Clinton recently launched an all-out public attack on the pharmaceutical industry for the high prices of prescription drugs and vaccines.He blames the industry for a host of evils -- but especially for low vaccination rates among preschool children. As a remedy, he wants Washington to spend $300 million, among other things to vaccinate a million children next year. He also wants the government to buy up all vaccines produced in the United States and give them free to physicians and public health clinics.
NEWS
By MATTHEW DOLAN and MATTHEW DOLAN,SUN REPORTER | April 5, 2006
Federal prosecutors, addressing the jury for the final time yesterday in the trial of two Baltimore police officers charged with shaking down drug dealers, called the detectives "animals" for preying on victims in a "jungle" of West Baltimore - a characterization that drew an impassioned rebuke from the officers' attorneys. "This is a case about two bullies. Bullies with badges and bullies with guns," Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Peters said, standing at a lectern in front of the jury box. "They reveled in it. They enjoyed it as bullies do."
NEWS
February 12, 2006
Michael D. Brown, the failed FEMA director who took the fall for the federal fiasco with Hurricane Katrina, had plenty of company in his cluelessness. Testifying Friday before a Senate committee concluding an exhaustive investigation of the disaster, Mr. Brown revealed that he notified top aides to President Bush and indirectly sent word to Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff on Aug. 29 that levees in New Orleans had been breached, at least 12 hours before Mr. Bush - still vacationing in Texas - observed that the flooding city seemed to have "dodged the bullet."
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.