CBC Calgary delivers this hilarious indictment of an evil Calgary rock (28 second video at the web site).
The CBC outlet blames the rock for causing cars a big world of hurt.  Naughty evil rock.
Rock.2It’s a diverting gag.  But to media watchers, the underlying mentality is all too common.  The victim is assumed to be at fault for their own death or injury.  Or to a lesser extent, the vehicle itself is.  It is rare to find a report that accurately pins presumptive blame on the operator of the motor vehicle.
It’s a societal blind spot — we are perfectly happy with significant death, injury and property damage due to various failures of motor vehicle operators. We tend to focus elsewhere for blame and remedies.  Anywhere, it seems, but behind the wheel.  And legal remedies, such as penalties, are laughable, in far too many cases.
It’s motordom’s most effective achievement, plain and simple.