The false equivalence (both sides do it) employed by the US "news" media just shows how useless the news media is. Indeed, I would say that the US news media is not only useless, but actively destructive.
In what logical or fact-based sense are House Republicans not responsible for the current government shutdown? They threatened to shut down the US gov't and that's what happened. To argue otherwise would be to accept the tactics and lack of moral accountability implicit in terrorism...not to mention utterly ignoring the definition of treason.
Republicans hate government (and democracy and the constitution). Again: voting a Republican into public office is like hiring a pedophile to babysit children...or a rapist to head a women's support group....or a fascist to defend Israel.
In what logical or fact-based sense are House Republicans not responsible for the current government shutdown?
It's not clear to me how you ask this question. This is a political and philosophical argument. Both side have hold of an idea or series of ideas they want to stand by, but either side can let go of their positions and the government will open. Only someone who's completely partisan can't see that - your question reflects that circumstance - and the MSM has been in that box for many months until just recently, when they are starting to realize that a tug of war is over if either team throws down the rope.