I have noticed in random groups recently that there is nothing unusual in someone dropping a negative or even a rude comment about conservative thought or media. Apparently it is assumed that everyone present agrees. Over a period of time, listening to these remarks, I may point out some discrepancy of fact. At which time the critic becomes outraged, sometimes even leaving the room in a huff.
The tiniest demur, and they are insulted. Yet it was OK to sneer and make one acid comment after the other about a conservative or a conservative idea. That some in positions of power can be so rude as to make faces or roll their eyes when someone they may not agree with speaks to them. Perhaps someone can explain this double standard to me.
What ever happened to the concept of treating everyone as you would like to be treated?