finger-pointing finger-pointing

Definition(s):

  • (n) the imputation of blame

Usage(s):

  1. Bernard Bisson Sygma Corbis Too often, what's lost in all the finger-pointing over what's to blame for the problem is the salient question of how to fix it.
  2. But the re-examination of the law has sparked a round of finger-pointing between city and federal governments.
  3. And any viewer of the O'Reilly TV show knows that O'Reilly and I respect, even like, each other but are frequently at loud, finger-pointing odds over politics and people.

News

  1. Fox finger-pointer to woman: 'know your role'

    New York — A finger-pointing political argument on Fox News Channel boiled over when a male conservative talk show host shouted at a woman to 'know your role and shut your mouth.'
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. Finger-pointer to female 'Hannity' guest: 'Know your role'

    A finger-pointing political argument on Fox News Channel boiled over when a male conservative talk show host shouted at a woman to 'know your role and shut your mouth.'
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Journal & Courier

  3. Finger-pointer on Fox News to woman: 'know your role and shut your mouth'

    NEW YORK — A finger-pointing political argument on Fox News Channel boiled over when a male conservative talk show host told a woman to "know your role and shut your mouth."
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "For a ticket that wants to look into the future there has been too much finger-pointing for us to believe that that's where you're going," Palin told Biden, who must have uttered the words "the Bush administration" a dozen times.
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: Boston Herald

  2. "All the finger-pointing is at me," George said. "I'm the bad guy. I'll take that."
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Devean George Source: USA Today

  3. "To be successful, we must end the finger-pointing and instead roll up our sleeves and work together. I believe that we can _ and we will," said Sen. Robert Byrd, DW.Va.
    on May 16, 2007 By: Robert Byrd Source: FOXNews

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