Yes, again and again I see Fr. Pfeiffer, Pablo, Greg Taylor, Maccabees, etc. that whole group engage in the psychological phenomenon of PROJECTION, where a person projects their own faults onto their adversary, and then proceeds to lambast them.
It's kind of like "the pot calling the kettle black", only it's more like "the pot calling the (red) strawberry black." No, the strawberry isn't black, but as a matter of fact YOU are black, Mr. pot!
It's also a modern political technique. Don't go on the defensive; that can make you appear weak and passive. Rather than wait for your adversary to attack you, attack HIM with whatever you are guilty of! That way, if he ends up attacking you, it will seem like a desperate, tit-for-tat, "me too" maneuver.
It's also extremely bold and gutsy -- it takes a lot of chutzpah to pull that off. You also have to be pretty good at lying. Basically it's a Donald Trump kind of move.