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'''Hypocrisy''' literally means criticism of others, by a standard one does not apply to oneself. It is hypocritical to use a [[double standard]] which strictly applies a rule to one group of people, while exempting or excusing another group.
It is difficult to present an For example which both liberals and conservatives will accept: Suppose a politician criticizes an opponent for "catering to special interests, since each side accuses " rather than saying and doing things which benefit every constituent. If this politician is also "in the other pocket" of hypocrisy while insisting on its own integrityspecial interests, it would be hypocritical to critique an opponent for doing the same.
A hypothetical example must suffice: Suppose a politician criticizes an opponent for Charges of hypocrisy, however, are not so often directed against practices rather than against people. It is not that the critic really opposes "catering to special interests," rather than saying , but that they just want that particular politician to be silenced or removed from office. * A mere accusation of hypocrisy can halt a debate by silencing the accused, forcing him off-topic to defend himself against the tangential charge of hypocrisy. This is how and doing things which benefit every constituentwhy so many talking-head shows quickly degenerate into everyone accusing everyone else of hypocrisy, with nothing of substance actually discussed. If this politician <ref>[ The False and Lazy Charge of Hypocrisy]</ref> * The treatment by the nation's news gatekeepers and liberal groups of racist or bigoted behavior varies wildly depending on whether the presumed guilty party is also a Republican or a Democrat (or conservative or a liberal).<ref name="in the pocketbigots" >[ Bigots and the Press]</ref> * Some conservatives have pointed to Gore's use of special interestsa private jet while spreading the message about the dangers of [[global warming]].<ref>[ More Inconvenient Truths About Al Gore]</ref> Hypocrisy is a common fault in many individuals of many affiliations. Ironically,it would be hypocritical many people are quick to critique an opponent for doing accuse other affiliations of hypocrisy, while refusing to consider the sameidea that they might be so themselves.<ref>[ Matthew 7:3]</ref> The [[Bible]] strongly and repeatedly condemns hypocrisy.<ref>[*&t=KJV&page=1 Instances of "hypocrite" and forms thereof in the King James Bible]</ref> ==See also==*[[Hypocrites]]*[[Liberal hypocrisy]]*[[Atheist hypocrisy]]*[[Polemic]] ==References==<references/> {{Ten Commandments}} [[Category:Psychology]][[Category:Sin]][[Category:Liberal Traits]]
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