blame shifting

blame shifting

The act of exchanging accusations and blame, as between two or more parties, during a dispute or some undesirable event. After the team lost the match, there was a bit of blame shifting going on between the players and the coaches. The government parties prefer to partake in blame shifting during an economic crisis.
See also: blame, shift

blame shifting

n. a process in business and government wherein the blame for something bad is shifted from person to person. (A coinage that has appeal because it fills the need to express the concept succinctly.) Can’t we have a decent argument without your constant blame shifting?
See also: blame, shift
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The Landless People's Movement (LPM) Deputy Leader Henny Seibeb said the blame shifting in ineffective and will not address the grass root issues of the xenophobic attacks.
The questions are many, and they are in your face, despite the glib and slick whataboutism, blame shifting, and finger pointing of the opposition parties
His comments come in the midst of blame shifting between pro - government and protest supporters over the failure of the Council of Patriots (COP) to present its petition to government on June 7.
We expected Makinde to rather clear the air on his statement instead of blame shifting. We wish him the best in his endeavors but with a caution that it is too early to renege on his electoral promises.
NADRA rejected the EC claim-a familiar post election blame shifting environment in Pakistan.
The blame shifting elucidates a non-serious attitude towards improving the well-being of people and indicates a desire for popularity through exaggerated and rather facetious claims for gaining power.
Mr Burnham added: "This is a shared responsibility between Network Rail and Northern and blame shifting and passing the buck does no good to anybody.
Better to help nip the blame shifting, "labeling." and needless shaming schemes in the bud.
Guard against flaws in attitudes like 'halo effect', 'projection', 'blame shifting', 'victim blaming', 'bullying' and 'transference'.
Here, in a nutshell, is how each of the five tricks lets them shift blame and the way that the Honest Deal Act would stop the blame shifting.
The same authors acknowledge that "not only may voters have difficulty figuring out who is responsible for what, but politicians will have strong incentives to engage in blame shifting and credit taking that will further serve to undermine clear responsibility linkages." (14).
And when politicians were looked toward to bury their various hatchets and seek out expertise to conquer the crisis they did not disappoint -- falling back on their favorite tactics of mud slinging and blame shifting.
The integrated model of online (de)legitimation* will include three main categories: members (belonging to a micro-group or macro-group): the debate participants (citizens/ officials) who (de)legitimate the issue debated and the actors related to the respective issue; recipients: the actors (EU or MS institutions, citizens etc.) which/who are (de)legitimated; communication strategies: legitimation strategies (credit claiming, credit granting, requesting others to perform certain actions in the future) and delegitimation strategies (admiting mistakes, blame shifting, requesting others to stop from performing certain actions).
Nicosia-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and bereavement coach Sonya J Whittle explains that the blame shifting over what took place is common in such circumstances.
There will be no more blame shifting, dithering or wishful thinking.