When the arrogant leader falls on his sword the crowd roars and the arguments wage on - we expect our leaders to be without sin. So when hypocrisy is discovered - we crucify vs forgive. One side starts the justifying arguments, the other "we told you so". The the fact remains - everyone regardless of arrogance or humility will someday fall on their sword. How you respond to your neighbor's wound is what will differentiate you.
It's a slippery slope to rank the fall or how big the sword is. Some justify using the past saying - "At least it's not as bad as when ....."
Actually most falls on a sword are fatal -- that is a fall without forgiveness. The tough thing is forgiving someone who offers no others forgiveness (a form of ultimate arrogance).
Today marks the week of ultimate forgiveness - the Armor of Grace.