Why has the critique of hypocrisy run out of steam?

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English professor Chris Douglas wrote a piece for Religion Dispatches about why the critique of hypocrisy has been exhausted and no longer carries moral force. 

"President Donald Trump recently led a ceremony on National Prayer Day, just a day after his lawyer admitted in a television interview that, contrary to previous declarations, the president had indeed paid off an adult film actress to keep quiet about a purported affair while his third wife was pregnant. Questions about the payment from journalists to the president were met with calls of “shame” by attending evangelicals—shame on the journalists for asking about the affair and payment, not shame on the President for violating his marriage vows and paying for adulterous sex.

So what’s happened to the notion of hypocrisy? Why has the critique of hypocrisy run out of steam?"

Read the full story in Religion Dispatches.