She terms the targets of such efforts "folk devils," items branded dangerous and immoral that serve to focus blame and fear.
Having quickly ruled out a terrorist attack, city and federal officials focused blame on engineering flaws in the center's construction.
Simms decided to focus blame on the new National Football League salary cap, but salary caps don't decide which players get cut.
This time the white-hot light of publicity focused blame more on the administrators than on individual caregivers.
And the Democrats have made it clear that they will do their best to focus blame on the Governor.
But with the peace plan in trouble, the Israeli leadership has moved to focus blame on Mr. Arafat.
These supporters said this would allow Mr. Reagan to put distance between himself and the scandal and to focus blame on others.
Some critics of our coverage during that time have focused blame on individual reporters.
City and federal officials ruled out a terrorist attack, focusing blame on engineering flaws.
Instead, his own vessel was damaged, and these conspirators chose to use that as an opportunity to focus blame on the Federation officers.