There’s a complete double standard. If a leftist does something reprehensible, nothing comes of it. If a normal person SAYS a word that they left can hang him on, it’s all over the news until he grovels in submission.
Stupid statement by leftists are excused for a reason. The left has successfully indoctrinated the public, through academia and the press, that they are the only view that “cares”.
This caring is then used as the justification for other views being ignored.
Sowell explained this very well in The Vision of the Annointed.