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Claiming the moral high ground is a venerable technique of political rhetoric, aimed at connecting one's immediate interest to the interests of others or to universal values of justice and fairness.
Maybe the Red Hen in Lexington, VA should issue an apology to Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family for making them leave the restaurant without serving them, claiming the moral high ground, but really because Sanders works for President Trump.
I find it sad and hypocritical that the US, UK and France are claiming the moral high ground on the basis of an alleged gas attack by the Syrian regime supported by Russia.
Sanchez wanted to become the club's highest earner as he eyed the last big contract of his career and City walked away, claiming the moral high ground.
Jeremy Corbyn is from the same privileged background as so many politicians and has indulged in political games throughout his career while claiming the moral high ground.
SO the Labour Party are claiming the moral high ground in their spat with the Unite union.
While I am claiming the moral high ground for this year, I do have previous!
Claiming the moral high ground while swimming in ethical contradictions, "The Greater Good" addresses the hot-button issue of childhood immunizations, tackling the topic in a manner that will have only one immediate outcome: Fewer kids will be vaccinated.
West Ham are claiming the moral high ground, which must be a new experience for their owners, who cannot be trusted to run a whelk stall.
"This issue is about more than claiming the moral high ground - it really comes down to the trust between firms and their customers," she said.
By billing himself as a pure football fundamentalist, Wenger is claiming the moral high ground, when he has long since lost the high ground in the Premier League table.
It has great passages--the reconstruction of Borne's witty conversation, the' Letters from Helgoland' which purport to anticipate and celebrate the July Revolution of 1830, the satirical account of a gathering of exiled revolutionaries, and the reflection on the opposed Hellene and Nazarene character-types--but it aroused, and still arouses, incredulous ridicule by claiming the moral high ground while salaciously accusing Borne of living in a menage a trois.
from claiming the moral high ground in negotiations - not to mention a much-needed dose of goodwill in the developing world.
Like Gary Neville at Old Trafford, Mourinho ought to have thought twice before smugly claiming the moral high ground.
Perhaps this is the usual politics of this country, opposing everything that the other party suggests, although we now have David Cameron cleverly claiming the moral high ground by saying he is abandoning Punch and Judy politics.