convenient scapegoat

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  • This failure, and his prominent position, made him a convenient scapegoat for many.
  • Some of the committee found him a rather too convenient scapegoat.
  • After 20 years in space, Korolev can no longer return to Earth and will make a convenient scapegoat.
  • Nasica was an embarrassment to the senate and he might prove a convenient scapegoat. Cited from A History of Rome, Vol 1, by A H.J. Greenidge
  • But it found a convenient scapegoat in Hull, who was far less to blame than his superiors in the Cabinet. Cited from The War With the United States, by William Wood
  • Bazaine was a convenient scapegoat, and he himself knew it. Cited from The Development of the European Nations, by John Holland Rose
  • Buchanan opposes placing economic sanctions on foreign countries, saying they only harm the impoverished and weak while giving tyrants a convenient scapegoat.
  • After the revelation, a convenient scapegoat is supposed to take the blame, in this case, Vinnie.
  • While the poison did not express itself on the intended queen, it managed to kill the infant prince, and the powerless Bhimsen was made a convenient scapegoat.
  • Mobutu viewed the Soviet presence as advantageous for two reasons: it allowed him to maintain an image of non-alignment, and it provided a convenient scapegoat for problems at home.
  • The Jews proved to be a convenient scapegoat.
  • It is now clear that Julie Bale is innocent, having been used as a convenient scapegoat because of her journalistic enquiries into the corruption allegations.
  • Seeking a convenient scapegoat, he declares that the already outlaw Hellions are terrorist threats and blames them for killing the X-Men.
  • Ranulf was a convenient scapegoat for the financial extortions of Rufus' reign.
  • The reason for the charges against Holmes was that his success exceeded even the most unreasonable expectations, and that he was, diplomatically, a convenient scapegoat (a fact of which he seems to have been aware).
  • In the meantime, though, other things commenced disappearing -- things that Radnor knew his brother had no use for -- and he supposed the workers about the place were stealing and laying it to the ghost, as a convenient scapegoat. Cited from The Four Pools Mystery, by Jean Webster
  • This opened the door for the detractors of absinthe to accuse the drink of being harmful and deleterious, making it a convenient scapegoat for societal ills.
  • Pompey hands Decius a second commission, to locate Capito's murderer - or, at least, a convenient scapegoat to pacify the mob.
  • Indeed, Jiang Qing's role in the Cultural Revolution was perceived by the public to be largely negative, and the Gang of Four was a convenient scapegoat for the ten years of political and social turmoil.
  • Supporters of Sarah Pender claim that if anything, far from being manipulative, Sarah Pender has often been used by a variety of people as a convenient scapegoat to elude their own responsibilities in crimes or errors they committed.
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