Both Sides! Blame Game! Blah Blah Fart!

Me, in comments, earlier today:
It would be really swell if our garbage media could spend as much time talking about the possibilities of what might happen with a default as they do talking about which party the country is likely to blame for it.

I honestly don't give a fuck what percentage of respondents will blame whom when I'm freaking the fuck out about how we're going to avoid it and what will happen if we don't!
CNN's current front page:

screen cap of CNN's front page with a headline reading: 'PLENTY OF BLAME TO GO AROUND: Poll: All sides take a hit in shutdown. A majority of Americans say the government shutdown is causing a crisis or major problems, a new CNN/ORC Poll shows.'

From the linked article:
According to the poll, 63% of those questioned say they are angry at the Republicans for the way they have handled the shutdown.

"But the Democrats are not getting off scot-free. Fifty-seven percent of Americans are also angry at the way the Democrats are dealing with the shutdown. And a 53% majority say they are also angry at President Obama," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "It looks like there is more than enough blame to go around and both parties are being hurt by the shutdown."
GEE I WONDER WHY THAT COULD BE? I'm sure it has nothing to do with the media's insistence on framing this as a "both sides are unwilling to negotiate" situation, a mendacious bit of garbage of which CNN is one of the worst purveyors.

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