Here's an example of hypocrisy at its worse and what is meant by "attacking the messenger."
Blaming and punishing someone for exposing wrongdoing that should have rightly been dealt with by those doing the blaming.
Scheming and plotting to personally attack opponents, rigging the primaries, paying for play, being reckless and careless and jeopardizing national security. All exposed in emails released by whistle blowers that provided American voters with information to help them make informed decisions at the ballot box.
One would expect that those responsible for exposing this corruption would be rewarded, not punished.
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