The imbalance of the social discipliners being somewhat exempt from discipline themselves is not new. In the extreme, lynch mobs were not consequated for crimes that were worse.
Yet I think there is some new intensity in our current 24/7 news, social media environment. People who attempt to rein in critics of BLM/rape/harassment/GOPe are immediately accused of supporting BLM/rape/harassment/GOPe thereby. The discipliners are getting something of a free pass to do as they please.