AB - He said it but he is one of us so he really did not mean it (because he is one of us and we would never mean it even if we did say it). No problem here.
PD - She said it and she is not one of us so she really meant it (because she is not one of us so she is evil and hides her actions well). Fire her, burn her house to the ground and destroy her.
ETA: The more I see this thought process in use, the more I feel I am still in high school, watching the herd mentality of the "cool kids" as they condemn someone who is not part of their clique.
This post was edited on 6/29 at 6:36 am