I usually try to leave politics out of this site, but can you think of any people who have made mistakes lately and aren't owning up?
Anita Bruzzese, CareerBuilder, says fear or stubbornness (that doubling down thing) make things worse.
Show that you've learned, move on--don't harp for six months.
But--often--managers take responsibility and it wasn't really their fault. It was just on their watch, as they say. So they make themselves scapegoats or let others do it for them.
A workplace guru says if you are in the middle of a mess, stay calm. Be respectful.
Say to the boss, "This makes me uncomfortable."
Define the problem--here is the issue.
Then suggest a solution.
Ah, it sounds so simple--but your hide may be at stake. Good luck!
As for our national leaders, don't get me started.