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Are the MO players bullies or victims?

The heavy guns have come out on both sides of the Minnesota Orchestra lockout.  Today is even the day esteemed music director Osmo Vanska originally said he would resign if the lockout had not come to an end.  That date has slid, however; now the working date seems to be September 15th.  

On the one hand, the MOA seems to have circled the wagons and hunkered down, whereas the at times rabid fans of the players have carried their campaign to the next level — of starting additional groups with the intent of breaking the back of the MOA through public opinion (or at least the opinion of those protesting).  Some are even demanding that Gov. Dayton and the state of Minnesota take over the orchestra.  Here is one…