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27th Apr '16 4:43:06 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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*** While Bruce Kalish has passed the buck to Koichi Sakamoto on multiple occasions as Sakamoto does use similar effects work in series he directs (see: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger on top of the Above Fourze Example), the problem with such blame for many fans is Sakamoto was Not the main or stunt director, nor involved in choreographing Scenes during Kalishís Run. He hadnít done so for Power Rangers since the end of [[PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force]]. And During the bulk of [[PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Power Rangers Operation Overdrive]]'s production (where many cite Kalishplosions being their absolute worst), Sakamoto was busy in Japan doing second unit directorial work and Stunt Choreography for [[JukenSentaiGekiranger Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger]] ([[PowerRangersJungleFury Power Rangers Jungle Fury]]ís source material), meaning he was not present or able to perform or direct the original effects work for Overdrive due to the much more demanding production schedule for Sentai. His Work on Gekiranger in turn lead to his primary directorial work with Toei later on for Fourze and Kyoryuger, alongside [[KamenRiderDouble Kamen Rider W]], [[KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger]], and [[UltraSeries the Ultra series over with Tsuburaya productions]]; none of these latter cases featuring egregious overused explosions which a scene then lingers on or repeats footage of; which is one of the more prevalent criticisms of the Kalishplosion, and such was otherwise absent from his work or nowhere near the egregious degree before this period. So Generally Fans have given Sakamoto the benefit of the doubt over this; as his while his effect-work does use a lot of explosions, his style of fight direction remains in known for itís fast, Dynamic and effective pace while not removing coherence or detracting from the narrative staging of a scene. Most of which is lacking or absent in what fans refer to as Kalishplosions. As the Problem with Kalishplosions is not just the explosions, but how they are framed and utilized with respect to a scene and the story.

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*** While Bruce Kalish has passed the buck to Koichi Sakamoto on multiple occasions as Sakamoto does use similar effects work in series he directs (see: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger on top of the Above Fourze Example), the problem with such blame for many fans is Sakamoto was Not the main or stunt director, nor involved in choreographing Scenes during Kalishís Run. He hadnít done so for Power Rangers since the end of [[PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force]]. And During the bulk of [[PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Power Rangers Operation Overdrive]]'s production (where many cite Kalishplosions being their absolute worst), Sakamoto was busy in Japan doing second unit directorial work and Stunt Choreography for [[JukenSentaiGekiranger Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger]] ([[PowerRangersJungleFury Power Rangers Jungle Fury]]ís source material), meaning he was not present or able to perform or direct the original effects work for Overdrive due to the much more demanding production schedule for Sentai. His Work on Gekiranger in turn lead to his primary directorial work with Toei later on for Fourze and Kyoryuger, alongside [[KamenRiderDouble Kamen Rider W]], [[KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger]], and [[UltraSeries [[Franchise/UltraSeries the Ultra series over with Tsuburaya productions]]; none of these latter cases featuring egregious overused explosions which a scene then lingers on or repeats footage of; which is one of the more prevalent criticisms of the Kalishplosion, and such was otherwise absent from his work or nowhere near the egregious degree before this period. So Generally Fans have given Sakamoto the benefit of the doubt over this; as his while his effect-work does use a lot of explosions, his style of fight direction remains in known for itís fast, Dynamic and effective pace while not removing coherence or detracting from the narrative staging of a scene. Most of which is lacking or absent in what fans refer to as Kalishplosions. As the Problem with Kalishplosions is not just the explosions, but how they are framed and utilized with respect to a scene and the story.
27th Apr '16 4:34:10 PM rjd1922
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** Portman and both actors who played Anakin had a very poor script to work with, and Lucas insisted on an overly-melodramatic acting style to mimic old 30's and 40's adventure serials. There's a behind-the-scenes clip of Hayden Christansen doing an excellent line read, only to have George come in and coach him to do it again in a more drab and stilted manner.

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** Portman and both actors who played Anakin had a very poor script to work with, and Lucas insisted on an overly-melodramatic acting style to mimic old 30's and 40's adventure serials. There's a behind-the-scenes clip of Hayden Christansen Christensen doing an excellent line read, only to have George come in and coach him to do it again in a more drab and stilted manner.
27th Apr '16 4:31:31 PM rjd1922
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** Portman and both actors who played Anakin had a very poor script to work with, and Lucas insisted on an overly-melodramatic acting style to mimic old 30's and 40's adventure serials. There's a behind-the-scenes clip of Hayden Christiansen doing an excellent line read, only to have George come in and coach him to do it again in a more drab and stilted manner.

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** Portman and both actors who played Anakin had a very poor script to work with, and Lucas insisted on an overly-melodramatic acting style to mimic old 30's and 40's adventure serials. There's a behind-the-scenes clip of Hayden Christiansen Christansen doing an excellent line read, only to have George come in and coach him to do it again in a more drab and stilted manner.
24th Apr '16 12:22:33 AM StrixObscuro
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* Fans of [[spoiler: Agent Coulson]] were quick to call for the head of Creator/JossWhedon, who is after all known for killing fan-favorites, after ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' came out. [[http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/09/15/avengers-assemble-clark-gregg-and-titus-welliver-agents-of-shield-interviewed/ Apparently, though]], this was part of the overall MarvelCinematicUniverse masterplan, and Whedon didn't get much say in it.
* ZackSnyder ([[TheyChangedItNowItSucks like pretty much every comic book film director before him]]) got a lot of hate from Comicbook/{{Superman}} purists for changing the character's costume in ''Film/ManOfSteel''. Snyder later revealed that he had fought to keep the character's red trunks, and that it was [[ExecutiveMeddling the execs]] who wanted the character in a more modern-looking outfit to fight the perception that Superman was "lame" and "old-fashioned". A lot of people also apparently missed the fact that the editors at Creator/DCComics already took away Superman's famous red underwear when they redesigned his costume for their controversial Comicbook/{{New 52}} ContinuityReboot in 2011...[[OlderThanTheyThink two years before]] ''Man of Steel'' came out.
* Perhaps because of the unpopular way in which ''Series/{{Lost}}'' ended, people dissatisfied or disappointed with the movie ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', which he did a rewrite on, have tended to blame DamonLindelof for everything wrong with the film -- including its vagueness, its lack of xenomorphs, the (in some people's opinion) forced comparison between the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Engineers]] and [[CrystalDragonJesus the Christian God]], etc. You name it, Lindelof's to blame. And if it's not Lindelof, it's Fox's fault. Except that Creator/RidleyScott came up with about half of the things that people don't like about the movie.
** And Lindelof is now getting blamed for all of the problems on the TroubledProduction of ''Film/WorldWarZ''...despite the fact that he was brought in only to do rewrites long after production started and did nothing else (directing, producing, acting) on the film. Could we have a new poster child for this trope?

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* Fans of [[spoiler: Agent [[spoiler:Agent Coulson]] were quick to call for the head of Creator/JossWhedon, who is after all known for killing fan-favorites, after ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' came out. [[http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/09/15/avengers-assemble-clark-gregg-and-titus-welliver-agents-of-shield-interviewed/ Apparently, though]], this was part of the overall MarvelCinematicUniverse masterplan, and Whedon didn't get much say in it.
*** Similarly, when ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' came out, detractors accused Whedon of deliberately ignoring events from previous movies (particularly ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.) In reality, Whedon had been required to write the script for ''Age'' in isolation, to prevent the possibility of his movie spoiling the major twists of the other movies.
* ZackSnyder Creator/ZackSnyder ([[TheyChangedItNowItSucks like pretty much every comic book film director before him]]) got a lot of hate from Comicbook/{{Superman}} purists for changing the character's costume in ''Film/ManOfSteel''. Snyder later revealed that he had fought to keep the character's red trunks, and that it was [[ExecutiveMeddling the execs]] who wanted the character in a more modern-looking outfit to fight the perception that Superman was "lame" and "old-fashioned". A lot of people also apparently missed the fact that the editors at Creator/DCComics already took away Superman's famous red underwear when they redesigned his costume for their controversial Comicbook/{{New 52}} ContinuityReboot in 2011...[[OlderThanTheyThink two years before]] ''Man of Steel'' came out.
* Perhaps because of the unpopular way in which ''Series/{{Lost}}'' ended, people dissatisfied or disappointed with the movie ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', which he did a rewrite on, have tended to blame DamonLindelof Creator/DamonLindelof for everything wrong with the film -- including its vagueness, its lack of xenomorphs, the (in some people's opinion) forced comparison between the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Engineers]] and [[CrystalDragonJesus the Christian God]], etc. You name it, Lindelof's to blame. And if it's not Lindelof, it's Fox's fault. Except that Creator/RidleyScott came up with about half of the things that people don't like about the movie.
** And Lindelof is now getting blamed for all of the problems on the TroubledProduction of ''Film/WorldWarZ''... despite the fact that he was brought in only to do rewrites long after production started and did nothing else (directing, producing, acting) on the film. Could we have a new poster child for this trope?
22nd Apr '16 1:46:37 PM OlfinBedwere
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** Some fans blame Ronald D. Moore for turning the Klingons into thuggish, honor obsessed warriors during the course of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. In actuality, that had already been done by then-showrunner Maurice Hurley during the first season, two years before Moore started working on the show. If anything, Moore actually ''toned down'' the TNG-era Klingons from their first few appearances, where they were depicted almost as animalistic savages; in their latter appearances they were again depicted with the more cunning and ruthless nature displayed in the TOS era, albeit still with the Vikings-in-Space angle that Hurley had introduced.
19th Apr '16 3:32:19 AM erforce
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** Forget Michael Bay, Shia Labeouf is actually the person personally responsible for everything wrong with Transformers. He's also the responsible for every fault of the fourth ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movie.

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** Forget Michael Bay, Shia Labeouf is actually the person personally responsible for everything wrong with Transformers. ''Transformers''. He's also the responsible for every fault of the fourth [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull fourth]] ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movie.



* Due to GeorgeLucas's status as a ScapegoatCreator, fans were quick to blame him for the infamous fridge nuking scene in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''. [[http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32315 Steven Spielberg admitted that it was his idea]] (and that he was happy to have brought that silly idea into popular culture), although he did also say that the aliens were Lucas' idea. Years later, though, this was DoubleSubverted when Lucas revealed he did think of the fridge scene, and Spielberg was TakingTheHeat for him.

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* Due to GeorgeLucas's Creator/GeorgeLucas's status as a ScapegoatCreator, fans were quick to blame him for the infamous fridge nuking scene in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''. [[http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32315 Steven Spielberg admitted that it was his idea]] (and that he was happy to have brought that silly idea into popular culture), although he did also say that the aliens were Lucas' idea. Years later, though, this was DoubleSubverted when Lucas revealed he did think of the fridge scene, and Spielberg was TakingTheHeat for him.
18th Apr '16 12:43:38 AM Hoppy
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* In 2014, the New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade has been heavily criticized by gay rights activists for not allowing gay groups to display banners (or any gay pride memorabilia) while marching. What they fail to realize is that this ban extends to ALL activist and ideological groups, including groups that most people in the Irish American community actually support such as pro-life activists. (That said, said ban was first put in place in no small part because of gay people attempting to march in the parade since the early 1990s, hence [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Smithers']] reference to the parade in "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part II'')

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* In 2014, the New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade has been heavily criticized by gay rights activists for not allowing gay groups to display banners (or any gay pride memorabilia) while marching. What they fail to realize is that this ban extends to ALL activist and ideological groups, including groups that most people in the Irish American community actually support such as pro-life activists.groups. (That said, said ban was first put in place in no small part because of gay people attempting to march in the parade since the early 1990s, hence [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Smithers']] reference to the parade in "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part II'')II'').
5th Apr '16 2:59:24 PM maxwellsilver
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* When it comes to TV programs (especially animated ones), oftentimes the fans of a recently cancelled show will blame the very next show that gets announced ([[TooSoon Especially if it happens shortly after the former is announced as cancelled]]) for getting their show cancelled when it just happened to be the next show in the pipeline and was likely already in production for months (or even years) beforehand. ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' was blamed for kicking ''WesternAnimation/SymbionicTitan'' off the air [[note]] Actually was because of behind-the-scenes problems and merchandising issues[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/LegendsOfChima'' was seen as a ReplacementScrappy for ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}''[[note]] Chima was already in production beforehand, but Chima and Thundercats fans still tend to go at each other's throats[[/note]], and some parts of the ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'' fandom believe that the show was kicked off Nickelodeon's schedule in favor of ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig''.[[note]] ''[[NetworkRedHeadedStepchild Robot and Monster]]'' was apparently the only show Nick seemed to regret green-lighting more than ''WesternAnimation/{{Kablam}}'' as they seemed prepared to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screw it over]] from the get-go, long before ''Sanjay and Craig'' was officially green-lit.[[/note]] In short, TV show production just doesn't quite work that way.

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* When it comes to TV programs (especially animated ones), oftentimes the fans of a recently cancelled show will blame the very next show that gets announced ([[TooSoon Especially (Especially if it happens shortly after the former is announced as cancelled]]) cancelled) for getting their show cancelled when it just happened to be the next show in the pipeline and was likely already in production for months (or even years) beforehand. ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' was blamed for kicking ''WesternAnimation/SymbionicTitan'' off the air [[note]] Actually was because of behind-the-scenes problems and merchandising issues[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/LegendsOfChima'' was seen as a ReplacementScrappy for ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}''[[note]] Chima was already in production beforehand, but Chima and Thundercats fans still tend to go at each other's throats[[/note]], and some parts of the ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'' fandom believe that the show was kicked off Nickelodeon's schedule in favor of ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig''.[[note]] ''[[NetworkRedHeadedStepchild Robot ''Robot and Monster]]'' Monster'' was apparently the only show Nick seemed to regret green-lighting more than ''WesternAnimation/{{Kablam}}'' as they seemed prepared to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screw it over]] from the get-go, long before ''Sanjay and Craig'' was officially green-lit.[[/note]] In short, TV show production just doesn't quite work that way.



* Feminists seem to get a lot of blame for WonderWoman's depowering in UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, however the complete opposite is true. While the decision to depower her was made to make the comic more appealing to feminists and women in general, DC came up with the idea [[ExecutiveMeddling all on their own]] -- in fact it was backlash from the feminists that resulted in her getting repowered.

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* Feminists seem to get a lot of blame for WonderWoman's ComicBook/WonderWoman's depowering in UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, however the complete opposite is true. While the decision to depower her was made to make the comic more appealing to feminists and women in general, DC came up with the idea [[ExecutiveMeddling all on their own]] own -- in fact it was backlash from the feminists that resulted in her getting repowered.
23rd Mar '16 8:55:35 PM KaworuS
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***While Bruce Kalish has passed the buck to Koichi Sakamoto on multiple occasions as Sakamoto does use similar effects work in series he directs (see: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger on top of the Above Fourze Example), the problem with such blame for many fans is Sakamoto was Not the main or stunt director, nor involved in choreographing Scenes during Kalishís Run. He hadnít done so for Power Rangers since the end of [[PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force]]. And During the bulk of [[PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Power Rangers Operation Overdrive]]'s production (where many cite Kalishplosions being their absolute worst), Sakamoto was busy in Japan doing second unit directorial work and Stunt Choreography for [[JukenSentaiGekiranger Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger]] ([[PowerRangersJungleFury Power Rangers Jungle Fury]]ís source material), meaning he was not present or able to perform or direct the original effects work for Overdrive due to the much more demanding production schedule for Sentai. His Work on Gekiranger in turn lead to his primary directorial work with Toei later on for Fourze and Kyoryuger, alongside [[KamenRiderDouble Kamen Rider W]], [[KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger]], and [[UltraSeries the Ultra series over with Tsuburaya productions]]; none of these latter cases featuring egregious overused explosions which a scene then lingers on or repeats footage of; which is one of the more prevalent criticisms of the Kalishplosion, and such was otherwise absent from his work or nowhere near the egregious degree before this period. So Generally Fans have given Sakamoto the benefit of the doubt over this; as his while his effect-work does use a lot of explosions, his style of fight direction remains in known for itís fast, Dynamic and effective pace while not removing coherence or detracting from the narrative staging of a scene. Most of which is lacking or absent in what fans refer to as Kalishplosions. As the Problem with Kalishplosions is not just the explosions, but how they are framed and utilized with respect to a scene and the story.
***Mark Harris replaced Sakamoto as stunt director at the beginning of [[PowerRangersNinjaStorm Power Rangers Ninja Storm]]. As what fans refer to as Kalishplosions began to appear Prominently in [[PowerRangersDinoThunder Power Rangers Dino Thunder]], and such appeared in his later work, Itís likely he is the true culprit in this argument.
11th Mar '16 9:15:27 AM azul120
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Blaming {{executive meddling}} when the author did it on purpose, without any executive mandate, [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste perhaps with good cause]], perhaps with poor cause.

The mere existence of meddling executives often gives the impression that they are tyrants, slave driving the humble writer. But even the glorified writers are prone to mistakes and their own issues, which is chronicled with {{author tract}}, {{author appeal}}, {{creator breakdown}} and other tropes.

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Blaming {{executive meddling}} ExecutiveMeddling when the author did it on purpose, without any executive mandate, [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste perhaps with good cause]], perhaps with poor cause.

The mere existence of meddling executives often gives the impression that they are tyrants, slave driving the humble writer. But even the glorified writers are prone to mistakes and their own issues, which is chronicled with {{author tract}}, {{author appeal}}, {{creator breakdown}} AuthorTract, AuthorAppeal, CreatorBreakdown and other tropes.



The ultimate difficulties of the {{fan dumb}}, laying down false information and establishing opinion as fact. The information is then spread across the Internet and only information from the source can correct it.

This is an example of when the fan dumb just doesn't fact check. They blame someone who worked on it for an error when they actually didn't even do that much behind it. A very common form of this is when people blame a company that worked on something that was subject to {{hype backlash}}, when in reality, the blamed company was merely a financial backer or they didn't have ''any'' involvement whatsoever and merely published it.

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The ultimate difficulties of the {{fan dumb}}, FanDumb, laying down false information and establishing opinion as fact. The information is then spread across the Internet and only information from the source can correct it.

This is an example of when the fan dumb just doesn't fact check. They blame someone who worked on it for an error when they actually didn't even do that much behind it. A very common form of this is when people blame a company that worked on something that was subject to {{hype backlash}}, HypeBacklash, when in reality, the blamed company was merely a financial backer or they didn't have ''any'' involvement whatsoever and merely published it.



A similar fallacy that applies to {{video games}} is the "There are no Developers, only Publishers" Fallacy. Despite all the company logos that show when people load up a game, they only seem to see the one of the big company and tend to assume it was all their doing. Even when their input is limited to monetary support and maybe localization. To further confound this, sometimes the #1 targets for this fallacy (Creator/{{Nintendo}}, Creator/SquareEnix, Creator/ElectronicArts, Creator/{{Ubisoft}}, Creator/{{Activision}}) are companies that actually ''do'' develop ''and'' publish games. There are some rumors that Japanese developers are actually glad in knowing they'll receive no credit for their work, because they'll ''also'' receive none of the criticism.

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A similar fallacy that applies to {{video games}} VideoGames is the "There are no Developers, only Publishers" Fallacy. Despite all the company logos that show when people load up a game, they only seem to see the one of the big company and tend to assume it was all their doing. Even when their input is limited to monetary support and maybe localization. To further confound this, sometimes the #1 targets for this fallacy (Creator/{{Nintendo}}, Creator/SquareEnix, Creator/ElectronicArts, Creator/{{Ubisoft}}, Creator/{{Activision}}) are companies that actually ''do'' develop ''and'' publish games. There are some rumors that Japanese developers are actually glad in knowing they'll receive no credit for their work, because they'll ''also'' receive none of the criticism.



[=Misblame=] can be exacerbated when someone willingly takes blame for something not their fault. Among professionals, this can happen for lots of reasons:

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[=Misblame=] Misblame can be exacerbated when someone willingly takes blame for something not their fault. Among professionals, this can happen for lots of reasons:



* When it comes to TV programs (especially animated ones), oftentimes the fans of a recently cancelled show will blame the very next show that gets announced ([[TooSoon Especially if it happens shortly after the former is announced as cancelled]]) for getting their show cancelled when it just happened to be the next show in the pipeline and was likely already in production for months (or even years) beforehand. ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' was blamed for kicking ''WesternAnimation/SymbionicTitan'' off the air [[note]] Actually was because of behind-the-scenes problems and merchandising issues[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/LegendsOfChima'' was seen as a ReplacementScrappy for ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats2011}}''[[note]] Chima was already in production beforehand, but Chima and Thundercats fans still tend to go at each other's throats[[/note]], and some parts of the ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'' fandom believe that the show was kicked off Nickelodeon's schedule in favor of ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig''.[[note]] ''[[NetworkRedHeadedStepchild Robot and Monster]]'' was apparently the only show Nick seemed to regret green-lighting more than ''WesternAnimation/{{Kablam}}'' as they seemed prepared to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screw it over]] from the get-go, long before ''Sanjay and Craig'' was officially green-lit.[[/note]] In short, TV show production just doesn't quite work that way.

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* When it comes to TV programs (especially animated ones), oftentimes the fans of a recently cancelled show will blame the very next show that gets announced ([[TooSoon Especially if it happens shortly after the former is announced as cancelled]]) for getting their show cancelled when it just happened to be the next show in the pipeline and was likely already in production for months (or even years) beforehand. ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' was blamed for kicking ''WesternAnimation/SymbionicTitan'' off the air [[note]] Actually was because of behind-the-scenes problems and merchandising issues[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/LegendsOfChima'' was seen as a ReplacementScrappy for ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats2011}}''[[note]] ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}''[[note]] Chima was already in production beforehand, but Chima and Thundercats fans still tend to go at each other's throats[[/note]], and some parts of the ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'' fandom believe that the show was kicked off Nickelodeon's schedule in favor of ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig''.[[note]] ''[[NetworkRedHeadedStepchild Robot and Monster]]'' was apparently the only show Nick seemed to regret green-lighting more than ''WesternAnimation/{{Kablam}}'' as they seemed prepared to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screw it over]] from the get-go, long before ''Sanjay and Craig'' was officially green-lit.[[/note]] In short, TV show production just doesn't quite work that way.



* Blaming a lot of the really crappy comics during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} on UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode ignores the fact that most of these stories were just really bad on their own without any censorship.
** Speaking of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, a lot of people blame Fredric Wertham solely for the creation of the Comics Code, while he is only indirectly responsible for it. He published ''Seduction of the Innocent'' which lead to the [[NewMediaAreEvil social panic]], which lead to the Code for sure. However, he was actually relatively moderate on the issue -- he simply wanted comics to have a rating system, not for any remotely objectionable content to be banned.

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* Blaming a lot of the really crappy comics during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Age|OfComicBooks}} on UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode ignores the fact that most of these stories were just really bad on their own without any censorship.
** Speaking of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Age|OfComicBooks}}, a lot of people blame Fredric Wertham solely for the creation of the Comics Code, while he is only indirectly responsible for it. He published ''Seduction of the Innocent'' which lead to the [[NewMediaAreEvil social panic]], which lead to the Code for sure. However, he was actually relatively moderate on the issue -- he simply wanted comics to have a rating system, not for any remotely objectionable content to be banned.



** Speaking of One More Day, JMS, the writer, has been both [=misblamed=] and Mis-Credited in its case. He was first blamed for creating the story until it was known Quesada ordered it -- probably wouldn't have happened had he stuck to his guns and refused to have his name on it. When that came out, he was looked on as a hero for leaving the book and standing up against bad ExecutiveMeddling -- when in reality he supported the retcon but walked out because Quesada wouldn't let him take it even further and completely rewrite the Marvel Universe's entire history.

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** Speaking of One More Day, JMS, the writer, has been both [=misblamed=] misblamed and Mis-Credited in its case. He was first blamed for creating the story until it was known Quesada ordered it -- probably wouldn't have happened had he stuck to his guns and refused to have his name on it. When that came out, he was looked on as a hero for leaving the book and standing up against bad ExecutiveMeddling -- when in reality he supported the retcon but walked out because Quesada wouldn't let him take it even further and completely rewrite the Marvel Universe's entire history.



* There's a trend among professional film critics to regard the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era [[NostalgiaFilter as the last true Golden Age of films.]] This was a period where ambitious young film directors, using the new freedom of the R rating, created DarkerAndEdgier films that were critically acclaimed box office hits. Many of these critics (perhaps the most prominent was ''Newsweek'' critic David Ansen) misblame Creator/StevenSpielberg for making ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and especially Creator/GeorgeLucas for making ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'', because this supposedly "ruined" the New Hollywood era, and replaced it with the "inferior" [[UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood Blockbuster Age of Hollywood]]. But what actually happened is that most of those young film directors gained so much [[AuteurLicense creative clout]] ([[NiceJobBreakingItHero helped along by critics promoting the auteur theory]]) that they lost the ProtectionFromEditors that was an essential reason why their earlier films were so good. So at the same time Spielberg made ''Jaws'' and Lucas made ''Star Wars'', these other young film directors made films that weren't just box office flops, but were even critically panned. So not only do Spielberg and Lucas get misblamed, but the critics who misblame them are targeting two of the only young film directors of the time who managed to avoid the PFE pitfalls at the time and make films that weren't just box office hits, but were also critically acclaimed.

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* There's a trend among professional film critics to regard the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era [[NostalgiaFilter as the last true Golden Age of films.]] films]]. This was a period where ambitious young film directors, using the new freedom of the R rating, created DarkerAndEdgier films that were critically acclaimed box office hits. Many of these critics (perhaps the most prominent was ''Newsweek'' critic David Ansen) misblame Creator/StevenSpielberg for making ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and especially Creator/GeorgeLucas for making ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'', because this supposedly "ruined" the New Hollywood era, and replaced it with the "inferior" [[UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood Blockbuster Age of Hollywood]]. But what actually happened is that most of those young film directors gained so much [[AuteurLicense creative clout]] ([[NiceJobBreakingItHero helped along by critics promoting the auteur theory]]) that they lost the ProtectionFromEditors that was an essential reason why their earlier films were so good. So at the same time Spielberg made ''Jaws'' and Lucas made ''Star Wars'', these other young film directors made films that weren't just box office flops, but were even critically panned. So not only do Spielberg and Lucas get misblamed, but the critics who misblame them are targeting two of the only young film directors of the time who managed to avoid the PFE pitfalls at the time and make films that weren't just box office hits, but were also critically acclaimed.



* Some odd-seeming NarrativeDevices and {{Plots}} in old movies have been [=misblamed=] on [[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode Hays Office]] censorship. (ValuesDissonance may be a better explanation.)

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* Some odd-seeming NarrativeDevices and {{Plots}} in old movies have been [=misblamed=] misblamed on [[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode Hays Office]] censorship. (ValuesDissonance may be a better explanation.)



** On the other hand, some critics '''did''' think that Smith had written ''Cop Out'', and [=misblamed=] him accordingly. Some acknowledged that he hadn't written the screenplay, but said that he should have rewritten it himself and so still deserved blame (which is a slightly more valid viewpoint, though rather naive of how things generally work in Hollywood).

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** On the other hand, some critics '''did''' think that Smith had written ''Cop Out'', and [=misblamed=] misblamed him accordingly. Some acknowledged that he hadn't written the screenplay, but said that he should have rewritten it himself and so still deserved blame (which is a slightly more valid viewpoint, though rather naive of how things generally work in Hollywood).



* Creator/JJAbrams took the blunt of the blame from angry Trekkie's over ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' [[spoiler: redoing the ending of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan.'']] They apparently forgot that Abrams '''did not''' actually write the script.

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* Creator/JJAbrams took the blunt of the blame from angry Trekkie's over ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' [[spoiler: redoing [[spoiler:redoing the ending of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan.'']] ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.]] They apparently forgot that Abrams '''did not''' actually write the script.



* ''{{Spider-Man}}'' fans have blamed Sam Raimi for the critically-divided ''Film/SpiderMan3'' with the addition of [[EvilCounterpart Venom]] and having Mary Jane Watson becoming the damsel in distress for a [[DamselScrappy third time]]. However, those ideas were actually Avi Arad's ideas, and in addition to that Raimi's ideas was to have the Vulture as the secondary villain and Gwen Stacy being the damsel in distress for the final battle, plus Raimi has considered Venom TheScrappy.

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* ''{{Spider-Man}}'' ''SpiderMan'' fans have blamed Sam Raimi for the critically-divided ''Film/SpiderMan3'' with the addition of [[EvilCounterpart Venom]] and having Mary Jane Watson becoming the damsel in distress for a [[DamselScrappy third time]]. However, those ideas were actually Avi Arad's ideas, and in addition to that Raimi's ideas was to have the Vulture as the secondary villain and Gwen Stacy being the damsel in distress for the final battle, plus Raimi has considered Venom TheScrappy.



** The "Turtles as aliens" rumours. They were eventually revealed to have ''never'' been an official part of the story. The rumour was based on a line which, in context, seemed to indicate that the Ooze, rather than the Turtles, would be alien in origin. [[spoiler: A throwaway line confirmed this to still be true.]]

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** The "Turtles as aliens" rumours. They were eventually revealed to have ''never'' been an official part of the story. The rumour was based on a line which, in context, seemed to indicate that the Ooze, rather than the Turtles, would be alien in origin. [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A throwaway line confirmed this to still be true.]]



* There was a small debacle when fans of the comic ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'' accused Creator/JKRowling of ripping it off. Nobody has confirmed this, and in fact, even Creator/NeilGaiman admitted that neither Rowling or himself were the first people who created a bespectacled young man destined to become a great wizard, or send him to school. But it got worse when a magazine said Gaiman ''accused'' Rowling of pinching his idea. Immediately Gaiman defended himself against the person who [=misblamed=] him and said, "I did ''NOT'' accuse her of that!". He even admits that if anything, they were more inspired by fantasy authors writing Arthurian legends moreso than each other.
** Terry Pratchett has likewise had to fend off numerous accusations that he'd ripped off J.K. Rowling with ''Equal Rites'', despite the latter having been written in 1987. When he's pointed this out, some fans have turned around and [=misblamed=] him for accusing ''Rowling'' of stealing his work! The similarities between them mostly amount to this: there is a school for magic users, someone in the book uses a broomstick to fly. Someone is turned partially or entirely into a pig, goats are mentioned a couple times.

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* There was a small debacle when fans of the comic ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'' accused Creator/JKRowling of ripping it off. Nobody has confirmed this, and in fact, even Creator/NeilGaiman admitted that neither Rowling or himself were the first people who created a bespectacled young man destined to become a great wizard, or send him to school. But it got worse when a magazine said Gaiman ''accused'' Rowling of pinching his idea. Immediately Gaiman defended himself against the person who [=misblamed=] misblamed him and said, "I did ''NOT'' accuse her of that!". He even admits that if anything, they were more inspired by fantasy authors writing Arthurian legends moreso than each other.
** Terry Pratchett has likewise had to fend off numerous accusations that he'd ripped off J.K. Rowling with ''Equal Rites'', despite the latter having been written in 1987. When he's pointed this out, some fans have turned around and [=misblamed=] misblamed him for accusing ''Rowling'' of stealing his work! The similarities between them mostly amount to this: there is a school for magic users, someone in the book uses a broomstick to fly. Someone is turned partially or entirely into a pig, goats are mentioned a couple times.



* The poorly received third season of the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' was largely blamed on the showrunner Fred Freiberger. But most of the cast and crew have worked to denounce that idea because of several major reasons. First, GeneRoddenberry had left the writing duties in the third season, he (the creator) only had a minor influence on the show. Second, Gene Roddenberry left because the network promised a juicy Monday night spot, only to renounce it and give them the FridayNightDeathSlot. Third, the production budget was always below par for a sci-fi series, and the budget was slashed another 10 percent, which affected the scripts heavily. Freiberger was doing his best on a show that was sinking fast. If anything the main culprits were script editor Arthur Singer and network executive Douglas S. Cramer, the former of whom knew virtually nothing about the show and made little attempt to find out during the season, and the latter of whom apparently vetoed several good story ideas and pushed for the show to have a campier overall tone (one of his demands in particular was having the script for "The Way to Eden" changed to incorporate childish pot shots aimed at his predecessor, Herbert Solow).

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* The poorly received third season of the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' Trek|TheOriginalSeries}}'' was largely blamed on the showrunner Fred Freiberger. But most of the cast and crew have worked to denounce that idea because of several major reasons. First, GeneRoddenberry had left the writing duties in the third season, he (the creator) only had a minor influence on the show. Second, Gene Roddenberry left because the network promised a juicy Monday night spot, only to renounce it and give them the FridayNightDeathSlot. Third, the production budget was always below par for a sci-fi series, and the budget was slashed another 10 percent, which affected the scripts heavily. Freiberger was doing his best on a show that was sinking fast. If anything the main culprits were script editor Arthur Singer and network executive Douglas S. Cramer, the former of whom knew virtually nothing about the show and made little attempt to find out during the season, and the latter of whom apparently vetoed several good story ideas and pushed for the show to have a campier overall tone (one of his demands in particular was having the script for "The Way to Eden" changed to incorporate childish pot shots aimed at his predecessor, Herbert Solow).



* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' is full of these. First off, despite what some more aggressive ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fans may tell you, Creator/StevenMoffat did ''not'' invent the idea of a modern Literature/SherlockHolmes adaptation, and the concept had been around for decades (it goes back to the 1940's Universal films with Basil Rathbone, which had Holmes battling Nazi spies). As for the criticism about making Watson [[RaceLift Asian]], it was not meant to "pander" to minority viewers; the creators are on record saying the part was race-neutral, and Creator/LucyLiu just happened to be [[AbilityOverappearance the best actress for the job]].

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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' is full of these. First off, despite what some more aggressive ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fans may tell you, Creator/StevenMoffat did ''not'' invent the idea of a modern Literature/SherlockHolmes adaptation, and the concept had been around for decades (it goes back to the 1940's Universal films with Basil Rathbone, which had Holmes battling Nazi spies). As for the criticism about making Watson [[RaceLift Asian]], it was not meant to "pander" to minority viewers; the creators are on record saying the part was race-neutral, and Creator/LucyLiu just happened to be [[AbilityOverappearance [[AbilityOverAppearance the best actress for the job]].



* Pretty much anything that went wrong with ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' is blamed on Fox, even when [[WordOfGod Joss Whedon himself]] takes credit for such things as drastic changes or [[http://whedonesque.com/comments/17005 shooting a new pilot]]. Granted, it's hard to blame the fans. Fox ''did'' [[TheFireflyEffect cancel]] ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', which was definitely a high-quality show that got screwed by ExecutiveMeddling. But it's like Whedonites have a constant persecution complex up and running -- All. The. Time.
** {{Series/Firefly}} is the perfect example of the above-mentioned phenomenon where a popular show gets cancelled because the "wrong" audience liked it. Quoth the producer: "The initial results Ė they made the network nervous. The men didnít respond as strongly as they thought they would, and the women responded more strongly."

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* Pretty much anything that went wrong with ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' is blamed on Fox, even when [[WordOfGod Joss Whedon himself]] takes credit for such things as drastic changes or [[http://whedonesque.com/comments/17005 shooting a new pilot]]. Granted, it's hard to blame the fans. Fox ''did'' [[TheFireflyEffect cancel]] ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', which was definitely a high-quality show that got screwed by ExecutiveMeddling. But it's like Whedonites have a constant persecution complex up and running -- All. The. Time.
** {{Series/Firefly}} Series/{{Firefly}} is the perfect example of the above-mentioned phenomenon where a popular show gets cancelled because the "wrong" audience liked it. Quoth the producer: "The initial results Ė they made the network nervous. The men didnít respond as strongly as they thought they would, and the women responded more strongly."



** It gets worse from there. Mana's reputation as not just a schemer, but also an arrogant, sadistic and jealous primadonna who can't stand anyone more popular or talented than him, has stuck. He now gets blamed by a significant number of people every time someone he works with leaves or a band on his label splits up. Admittedly, Moi Dix Mois' HighTurnoverRate, as well as Mana's stoic and emotionless public image doesn't help, but it really has gone too far. The really sad thing is that half the people who believe it don't even listen to Malice Mizer or Moi Dix Mois, and only think Mana's to blame for everything because [[FaNon everyone else in whichever Jrock community they belong to treats it as fact.]]

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** It gets worse from there. Mana's reputation as not just a schemer, but also an arrogant, sadistic and jealous primadonna who can't stand anyone more popular or talented than him, has stuck. He now gets blamed by a significant number of people every time someone he works with leaves or a band on his label splits up. Admittedly, Moi Dix Mois' HighTurnoverRate, as well as Mana's stoic and emotionless public image doesn't help, but it really has gone too far. The really sad thing is that half the people who believe it don't even listen to Malice Mizer or Moi Dix Mois, and only think Mana's to blame for everything because [[FaNon everyone else in whichever Jrock community they belong to treats it as fact.]]fact]].



* LizPhair has gained some infamy in the music industry for "selling out." Despite what some [[BrokenBase fans]] choose to believe, it wasn't Liz's fault. Her indie record label Matador Records dumped her onto the major Capitol Records. They wouldn't give her money to record an album unless she worked with mainstream producers and made a pop album. If Matador Records didn't give Liz away, then she most likely would have continued on her indie rock route.

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* LizPhair has gained some infamy in the music industry for "selling out." out". Despite what some [[BrokenBase fans]] choose to believe, it wasn't Liz's fault. Her indie record label Matador Records dumped her onto the major Capitol Records. They wouldn't give her money to record an album unless she worked with mainstream producers and made a pop album. If Matador Records didn't give Liz away, then she most likely would have continued on her indie rock route.



* In general, because of the {{kayfabe}} heavy nature of the proceedings, {{professional wrestling}} does it best to obfuscate who exactly is to blame for what on and offscreen. It's not entirely the fans' fault if they criticize the on-screen culprit of a {{worked shoot}} in a {{real life writes the plot}} situation, when the actual people behind the scenes have done their damndest to confuse the issue.

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* In general, because of the {{kayfabe}} heavy nature of the proceedings, {{professional wrestling}} ProfessionalWrestling does it best to obfuscate who exactly is to blame for what on and offscreen. It's not entirely the fans' fault if they criticize the on-screen culprit of a {{worked shoot}} WorkedShoot in a {{real life writes the plot}} RealLifeWritesThePlot situation, when the actual people behind the scenes have done their damndest to confuse the issue.



* Wrestling/HulkHogan tends to be blamed for holding people back and not jobbing cleanly, and indeed he has used his pull and fame more than a few times for personal gain or vendettas (like getting WCW to fire color commentator Wrestling/JesseVentura). However, he was never a booker and even though he had creative control, he did not decide on the angles that didn't concern him. Management is to blame for most of the mishandling of people like Wrestling/BillyKidman and Wrestling/LexLuger. One particularly egregious example of him being [=misblamed=] is for the botched ending of his match against Wrestling/{{Sting}} at ''[=Starrcade=] 1997''. Several people to this day claim that Hogan bribed Nick Patrick to intentionally count at regular speed, to make Sting look bad when he kicked out when he was supposed to (after "three"). There is no real evidence that Patrick didn't just make a mistake, other than general rumors of Hogan's backstage behaviors.
* The Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob was such a chaotic situation, and kayfabe and [[WorkedShoot worked shoots]] have further muddied the issue until a lot of people are ''badly'' misinformed about what actually happened. That being said. Triple H was not a major contributor to the Montreal Screwjob, although as Wrestling/ShawnMichaels' buddy he was in on it. He claims to have been the one to give Vince the idea of doing something drastic about Hart and the title; and in a 2012 DVD release, Michaels all but admits HHH planted the seed in his head. WWE has always denied that booker Pat Patterson had any involvement; although he was the one who came up with the sharpshooter spot. Invertedly, Earl Hebner, who was in on the entire thing from close to the beginning, is frequently described as having been unaware of anything until minutes before the match and having been bullied into going along with it against his wishes. Many people use Michaels' autobiography as a source about the Screwjob, but as someone said, the most controversial thing about the autobiography is "whether it belongs in the fiction section".
* Wrestling/BretHart gets quite a bit of the [=misblame=] as well. Contrary to popular belief, he was booked for another month of TV and house shows following Montreal, as well as having permission from WCW head Eric Bischoff to work the next pay-per-view in order to drop the title and finish up business in the WWF. His refusal to drop the title to Michaels was only after Shawn made it clear he wasn't losing to Bret under any circumstances. Stories of him taking the WWF title belt to WCW are equally ludicrous; the two previous incidents of this happening (one with Wrestling/RicFlair, and one with Wrestling/{{Madusa}}) both ended up in nasty lawsuits, and hindsight shows WCW had no plans for the unbeaten WWF champion when he did in fact arrive.

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* Wrestling/HulkHogan tends to be blamed for holding people back and not jobbing cleanly, and indeed he has used his pull and fame more than a few times for personal gain or vendettas (like getting WCW to fire color commentator Wrestling/JesseVentura). However, he was never a booker and even though he had creative control, he did not decide on the angles that didn't concern him. Management is to blame for most of the mishandling of people like Wrestling/BillyKidman and Wrestling/LexLuger. One particularly egregious example of him being [=misblamed=] misblamed is for the botched ending of his match against Wrestling/{{Sting}} at ''[=Starrcade=] 1997''. Several people to this day claim that Hogan bribed Nick Patrick to intentionally count at regular speed, to make Sting look bad when he kicked out when he was supposed to (after "three"). There is no real evidence that Patrick didn't just make a mistake, other than general rumors of Hogan's backstage behaviors.
* The Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob was such a chaotic situation, and kayfabe and [[WorkedShoot worked shoots]] {{worked shoot}}s have further muddied the issue until a lot of people are ''badly'' misinformed about what actually happened. That being said. Triple H was not a major contributor to the Montreal Screwjob, although as Wrestling/ShawnMichaels' buddy he was in on it. He claims to have been the one to give Vince the idea of doing something drastic about Hart and the title; and in a 2012 DVD release, Michaels all but admits HHH planted the seed in his head. WWE has always denied that booker Pat Patterson had any involvement; although he was the one who came up with the sharpshooter spot. Invertedly, Earl Hebner, who was in on the entire thing from close to the beginning, is frequently described as having been unaware of anything until minutes before the match and having been bullied into going along with it against his wishes. Many people use Michaels' autobiography as a source about the Screwjob, but as someone said, the most controversial thing about the autobiography is "whether it belongs in the fiction section".
* Wrestling/BretHart gets quite a bit of the [=misblame=] misblame as well. Contrary to popular belief, he was booked for another month of TV and house shows following Montreal, as well as having permission from WCW head Eric Bischoff to work the next pay-per-view in order to drop the title and finish up business in the WWF. His refusal to drop the title to Michaels was only after Shawn made it clear he wasn't losing to Bret under any circumstances. Stories of him taking the WWF title belt to WCW are equally ludicrous; the two previous incidents of this happening (one with Wrestling/RicFlair, and one with Wrestling/{{Madusa}}) both ended up in nasty lawsuits, and hindsight shows WCW had no plans for the unbeaten WWF champion when he did in fact arrive.



* According to Wrestling/{{TNA}} owner Dixie Carter, the fans' chants of "Fire Russo!" were [=misblame=], as Wrestling/VinceRusso only had a small part in writing their shows. Disregarding the fact that the shows still had Russo's {{signature style}} all over them, this hardly made for a better situation, as it implied that the entire booking team had their collective heads up their asses, rather than just one member. (Hilariously muddying the waters: after Russo was fired 2012 at the behest of Spike TV, he was secretly rehired as a consultant a year later. Dixie would keep up the facade of Russo not being involved until Spike removed TNA from its schedule.)
* Wrestling/JohnCena gets constant flak for being a boring InvincibleHero and his FiveMovesOfDoom (amongst other things), yet as a performer, he really doesn't get the final say in the matter. Executive meddling is responsible for telling him what moves to do and how he should wrestle his matches. In fact, Cena said in an interview in the summer of '06 that he wanted to drop out of the Main Event scene after he jobbed to Edge at New Year's Revolution and [[FaceHeelTurn turn heel]] to refresh his character. The writers collectively slapped him down and continued to write all of his lines at shows like they had since '03 when he [[HeelFaceTurn turned face]]. Cena's HateDumb also tends to hold him exclusively responsible for the companies [[LighterAndSofter PG Era.]] The PG-Era writing was a result of the company wanting to clean up their image after Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's Double Murder Suicide and to help with Linda [=McMahon=]'s attempt at having a political career.

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* According to Wrestling/{{TNA}} owner Dixie Carter, the fans' chants of "Fire Russo!" were [=misblame=], misblame, as Wrestling/VinceRusso only had a small part in writing their shows. Disregarding the fact that the shows still had Russo's {{signature style}} all over them, this hardly made for a better situation, as it implied that the entire booking team had their collective heads up their asses, rather than just one member. (Hilariously muddying the waters: after Russo was fired 2012 at the behest of Spike TV, he was secretly rehired as a consultant a year later. Dixie would keep up the facade of Russo not being involved until Spike removed TNA from its schedule.)
* Wrestling/JohnCena gets constant flak for being a boring InvincibleHero and his FiveMovesOfDoom (amongst other things), yet as a performer, he really doesn't get the final say in the matter. Executive meddling is responsible for telling him what moves to do and how he should wrestle his matches. In fact, Cena said in an interview in the summer of '06 that he wanted to drop out of the Main Event scene after he jobbed to Edge at New Year's Revolution and [[FaceHeelTurn turn heel]] to refresh his character. The writers collectively slapped him down and continued to write all of his lines at shows like they had since '03 when he [[HeelFaceTurn turned face]]. Cena's HateDumb also tends to hold him exclusively responsible for the companies [[LighterAndSofter PG Era.]] Era]]. The PG-Era writing was a result of the company wanting to clean up their image after Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's Double Murder Suicide and to help with Linda [=McMahon=]'s attempt at having a political career.



* The description for Type 5 of [=misblamed=] is also known as "Quarterback Syndrome", because a lot of mistakes (such as a bad play, a poorly executed play, etc) are automatically blamed on the quarterback of American football teams. When really, sometimes it isn't their fault at ''all''.

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* The description for Type 5 of [=misblamed=] misblamed is also known as "Quarterback Syndrome", because a lot of mistakes (such as a bad play, a poorly executed play, etc) are automatically blamed on the quarterback of American football teams. When really, sometimes it isn't their fault at ''all''.



* Watching ESPN's documentary, ''[[http://30for30.espn.com/film/small-potatoes-who-killed-the-usfl.html Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?]]'' the answer to the titular question would seem to be "DonaldTrump." While Trump, as owner of the New Jersey Generals, started a bidding war with the NFL over college players (one that most USFL owners didn't have the resources to compete in), the real downfall of the league -- the disastrous decision to move from spring to fall and compete directly with the NFL -- couldn't have been done without a consensus of owners going along with Trump. Much like the Vince Russo entries above, it's unfair to say he single-handedly destroyed the league. Though Trump doesn't help his own cause by defending everything he did as "the right thing to do" and accepting none of the blame for the USFL's swift and epic collapse.

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* Watching ESPN's documentary, ''[[http://30for30.espn.com/film/small-potatoes-who-killed-the-usfl.html Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?]]'' the answer to the titular question would seem to be "DonaldTrump." "DonaldTrump". While Trump, as owner of the New Jersey Generals, started a bidding war with the NFL over college players (one that most USFL owners didn't have the resources to compete in), the real downfall of the league -- the disastrous decision to move from spring to fall and compete directly with the NFL -- couldn't have been done without a consensus of owners going along with Trump. Much like the Vince Russo entries above, it's unfair to say he single-handedly destroyed the league. Though Trump doesn't help his own cause by defending everything he did as "the right thing to do" and accepting none of the blame for the USFL's swift and epic collapse.



* For Creator/LittleKuriboh's ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', despite the fact [[Creator/4KidsEntertainment 4Kids]] are the main villains of the 3rd season, fans keep on saying that [=4Kids=] are responsible for banning LittleKuriboh / CardGamesFTW. However, they were recently suspended by a Japanese company named Nippon Ad Systems -- [=LittleKuriboh=] even stated himself that people should stop blaming [=4Kids=], and [=4Kids=] are still blamed to this day.

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* For Creator/LittleKuriboh's ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', despite the fact [[Creator/4KidsEntertainment 4Kids]] Creator/{{4Kids|Entertainment}} are the main villains of the 3rd season, fans keep on saying that [=4Kids=] are responsible for banning LittleKuriboh / CardGamesFTW. However, they were recently suspended by a Japanese company named Nippon Ad Systems -- [=LittleKuriboh=] even stated himself that people should stop blaming [=4Kids=], and [=4Kids=] are still blamed to this day.



** Fans of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''[[GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries Green Lantern: The Animated Series]]'' have since gone on to blame ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]]'' for the cancellations of their beloved cartoons. Never mind that the creative teams behind the new shows had ''nothing'' to do with cancelling the older WesternAnimation/DCNation cartoons.

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** Fans of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''[[GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries Green Lantern: The Animated Series]]'' ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' have since gone on to blame ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' for the cancellations of their beloved cartoons. Never mind that the creative teams behind the new shows had ''nothing'' to do with cancelling the older WesternAnimation/DCNation cartoons.



* Creator/TimBurton gets blamed for [[BilledAboveTheTitle upstaging]] [[BillingDisplacement credit]] on Creator/HenrySelick for ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. Debates rage over who did the most work and will go as far as to insult one or the other. In actuality Burton chose Selick to direct ''Nightmare'' so he could direct ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Another fact is, directors, actors and even producers, rarely control the billing of a film. Such things are done by the studio marketing department and the executives. The lines get even more blurred when it came to ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' which advertised as being ''From the Director of The Nightmare Before Christmas'', which is factual as Selick did direct both ''Nightmare'' and ''Coraline.'' Still Burton gets blamed for upstaging credit for ''Coraline'' despite the fact Burton didn't have ''anything'' to do with ''Coraline.''

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* Creator/TimBurton gets blamed for [[BilledAboveTheTitle upstaging]] [[BillingDisplacement credit]] on Creator/HenrySelick for ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. Debates rage over who did the most work and will go as far as to insult one or the other. In actuality Burton chose Selick to direct ''Nightmare'' so he could direct ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Another fact is, directors, actors and even producers, rarely control the billing of a film. Such things are done by the studio marketing department and the executives. The lines get even more blurred when it came to ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' which advertised as being ''From the Director of The Nightmare Before Christmas'', which is factual as Selick did direct both ''Nightmare'' and ''Coraline.'' ''Coraline''. Still Burton gets blamed for upstaging credit for ''Coraline'' despite the fact Burton didn't have ''anything'' to do with ''Coraline.''''Coraline''.



** Matt Groening gets next to none of the blame for the show's decline, but he probably deserves more: Some of the big complaints about the last 15 or so seasons are {{Flanderization}}, [[{{Anvilicious}} blunt]] political commentary, and the show increasingly resembling ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark South Park]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Family Guy]]''. Incidentally, these are also some of the main complaints about the UnCancelled seasons of {{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}, which has little in common with modern-day ''Simpsons'' apart from having Groening at the helm.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' season 2 received a case of type 5, with Jackson Publick (credited under his actual name Chris [=McCulloch=] ) getting the accusation of "usurping" the show from Christy Karacas, as he was put in charge of being the story-editor and having the final call on scripts. If an episode fell flat, a plot twist was done that a fan didn't like, or if there was less violence, it had to be all on him. In actuality, the season 2 format change was something that Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick had wanted to do in hope of breaking away from being formulaic and getting to explore the characters' stories more.

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** Matt Groening gets next to none of the blame for the show's decline, but he probably deserves more: Some of the big complaints about the last 15 or so seasons are {{Flanderization}}, [[{{Anvilicious}} blunt]] political commentary, and the show increasingly resembling ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark South Park]]'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Family Guy]]''. ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Incidentally, these are also some of the main complaints about the UnCancelled seasons of {{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}, WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}, which has little in common with modern-day ''Simpsons'' apart from having Groening at the helm.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' season 2 received a case of type 5, with Jackson Publick (credited under his actual name Chris [=McCulloch=] ) getting the accusation of "usurping" the show from Christy Karacas, as he was put in charge of being the story-editor and having the final call on scripts. If an episode fell flat, a plot twist was done that a fan didn't like, or if there was less violence, it had to be all on him. In actuality, the season 2 format change was something that Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick had wanted to do in hope of breaking away from being formulaic and getting to explore the characters' stories more.



* Man of Action, the creators of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' have been blamed for the [[BrokenBase fan-divided]] ''Ben10Omniverse''. However, they left the franchise after ''[[Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' to work on ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'', though they still receive a "created by" credit and in actual fact, art director Derrick Wyatt, executive producer Tramm Wigzell, supervising producer Matt Youngberg and now ex-Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Toonami CEO Stuart Snyder are actually responsible for the stylistic change from the DarkerAndEdgier tone of ''[[Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]/Ultimate Alien'' to the LighterAndSofter tone of ''Omniverse''.

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* Man of Action, the creators of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' have been blamed for the [[BrokenBase fan-divided]] ''Ben10Omniverse''. However, they left the franchise after ''[[Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' to work on ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'', ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', though they still receive a "created by" credit and in actual fact, art director Derrick Wyatt, executive producer Tramm Wigzell, supervising producer Matt Youngberg and now ex-Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Toonami CEO Stuart Snyder are actually responsible for the stylistic change from the DarkerAndEdgier tone of ''[[Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]/Ultimate Alien'' to the LighterAndSofter tone of ''Omniverse''. ''Omniverse''.



* To avoid any FlameBait, a lot of decisions made or proposed for a lot of countries out there are [=misblamed=] as being thought up solely by either the Prime Minister, President or whoever is considered the head of the government. Nope... that may have been the case sometimes, but not ''every'' time. Granted, this is a very easy thing to happen though, what with how most people won't know ''everything'' that happens in their government without actually being there, so most people know of it through the media. But the media has often [=misblamed=] things as being "All the head-guy's fault". The media will have you believe that the prime minister or president does ''everything'' by themselves -- no mention of senators, governors, legislatures, etc unless they are caught in some scandal.

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* To avoid any FlameBait, a lot of decisions made or proposed for a lot of countries out there are [=misblamed=] misblamed as being thought up solely by either the Prime Minister, President or whoever is considered the head of the government. Nope... that may have been the case sometimes, but not ''every'' time. Granted, this is a very easy thing to happen though, what with how most people won't know ''everything'' that happens in their government without actually being there, so most people know of it through the media. But the media has often [=misblamed=] misblamed things as being "All the head-guy's fault". The media will have you believe that the prime minister or president does ''everything'' by themselves -- no mention of senators, governors, legislatures, etc unless they are caught in some scandal.



*** The "THANKS OBAMA!" [[{{Memes/Politics}} meme]] parodies the trend of blaming Obama for everything, [[PoesLaw though sometimes it's hard to tell whether it's being used jokingly or not.]]

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*** The "THANKS OBAMA!" [[{{Memes/Politics}} meme]] parodies the trend of blaming Obama for everything, [[PoesLaw though sometimes it's hard to tell whether it's being used jokingly or not.]]not]].



* When a VocalMinority of a group, race, gender, etc. does something outrageous, in a lot of occasions the entire group gets [[{{Demonization}} demonized]] for it, including those that have nothing to do with it or even oppose it. [[{{Eagleland}} Americans]] for example: Most of them are not loud, boorish, fat, lazy, uncultured, stupid, etc. [[NotSoDifferent While many, if not all countries have "bad apples" as well]], due to the number of Americans in the media they are often [[OnlyInAmerica painted as the problem child]]. (It helps when you have ManipulativeEditing on your side, too -- check the article to see how ''easy'' it is.)

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* When a VocalMinority of a group, race, gender, etc. does something outrageous, in a lot of occasions the entire group gets [[{{Demonization}} demonized]] {{demoniz|ation}}ed for it, including those that have nothing to do with it or even oppose it. [[{{Eagleland}} Americans]] for example: Most of them are not loud, boorish, fat, lazy, uncultured, stupid, etc. [[NotSoDifferent While many, if not all countries have "bad apples" as well]], due to the number of Americans in the media they are often [[OnlyInAmerica painted as the problem child]]. (It helps when you have ManipulativeEditing on your side, too -- check the article to see how ''easy'' it is.)
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