My thoughts on hypocrites & hypocrisy in general . . .
Let's face it, we've ALL been hypocrites or hypocritical at one time or another in our lives. But some people take being a hypocrite or hypocritical to a whole NEW level. And here are just a few.
JIMMY SWAGGART & HIS MARY MAGDALENE FETISH
Jimmy Swaggart was a top 80s televangelist. He preached against all things he considered "immoral", including rock music & sex. That is, until he was caught paying hookers to be Mary Magdalene!
DRUGGIE ROCKERS "AGAINST" DRUGS
In the 80s there was a thing called Rock Against Drugs. Thing was the top "rockers" involved were hardcore druggies. As comedian Sam Kinison once joked: "Rock against drugs? Rock CREATED drugs!"
THE RIGHT & THE DIXIE CHICKS
Right-wing pundits like to slam lefties who try to "censor" those they "disagree" with. I guess they forgot they tried to do the SAME with the Dixie Chicks when they slammed George W. Bush.
ANN COULTER & SINGLE MOMS
In her book "Guilty", Ann Coulter spends an entire chapter demonizing single moms. However, in the SAME book, she chastises the media for slamming Bristol Palin as a-that's right!-single mom.
ANN COULTER (Again!)
Also in her book "Guilty", Ann lashed out at left-wingers who called "conservatives" like her "Nazis". However, later in the book, she likened Katie Couric to Eva Braun who was Hitler's lover.
ALEC BALDWIN AND . . . EVERYTHING!
"Liberal" Alec Baldwin "threatened" his young daughter in that infamous phone message. He also lashed out at reporters with "homophobic" slurs. He also called a female reporter a "nutty b*tch".
LEONARDO DICAPRIO & THE ENVIRONMENT
Leonardo DiCaprio fashions himself a staunch "environmentalist" while he himself flies around in his very own private jet, not to mention all the yachts & the 4 or 5 mansions he reportedly owns.
BILL O'REILLY & HIS "TRADITIONAL" FALAFELS
Bill O'Reilly likes to talk of "traditional" values even though he was (allegedly) caught having one-sided phone sex with a female employee. That's where he made his infamous "falafel" comment.
TOMI LAHREN & GLENN BECK
Right-wing commentator Tomi Lahren was recently let go at Glenn Beck's The Blaze because she called herself "pro-choice" on The View. Again, the right harps on the left for doing this shit.
JENNY MCCARTHY & PLAYBOY
Jenny McCarthy has taken heat for her "anti-vaccine" stance. She has also bashed her Playboy past. But that hasn't stopped her from posing for PB whenever she needed a "boast" to her career.
DAVID LETTERMAN & DONALD TRUMP
David Letterman made a career out of mocking sex scandals while he was "preying" upon his younger interns. He's also lashed out at Donald Trump when media people like him helped CREATE Trump.
THE "FEMINISTS" & MONICA LEWINSKY
Monica Lewinsky was the infamous intern-& mistress-of then-president Bill Clinton. But, even though Bill was "guilty" of sexual harassment, she was the one attacked by "feminists" & others.
LAURA INGRAHAM & "FREE SPEECH"
Laura Ingraham told Sean Hannity how she was all for "free speech" & people speaking their minds even though she chastised "liberal" celebrities doing just that in her book "Shut Up & Sing".
JON STEWART & "RICH" REPUBLICAN MITT ROMNEY
During the 2008 presidential elections, Jon Stewart chastised GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romeny for being "rich" on The Daily Show even though Jon's own reported net worth is $80 MILLION.
RASHIDA JONES & HER CELEBRITY "WHORES"
Actress Rashida Jones chastised celebs like Miley Cyrus for their "provocative" image in her #stopactinglikewhores hashtag campaign while she herself has posed "provocatively" for GQ & Flaunt.
GEORGE CARLIN & 10-10-220
While I'll always be a fan of the late great George Carlin, I still found it somewhat hypocritical he mocked advertising while he did 10-10-220 commercials in 1999. At least he owned up to it.
JELLO BIAFRA & EVERYONE ON THE RIGHT
While I'll always be a fan of the Dead Kennedys, their ex-singer Jello Biafra called Trump a "bully" who "demeans people" in a video AFTER he called Trump voters, and I quote, "fucking stupid".
DONALD TRUMP (Of Course!)
Speaking of Donald Trump, he fashions himself a "man of the people" while, back in the 90s, he went to court to try to get an elderly lady kicked out of her home so he could build a parking lot.
"TOLERANT" PEOPLE WHO ACT "INTOLERANT"
I've noticed a number of people who preach "tolerance" are themselves often "intolerant" of those who express ideas & opinions that are "different" than their own either by trolling or threats.
Final thoughts on hypocrites & hypocrisy. (For now!)
These are but a few of those whom I feel to be hypocrites or hypocritical. The rap duo Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy said it best: "Hypocrisy is the greatest luxury. Raise the double standard!"