Both are subject to an extra heaping of criticism, skepticism, and scorn because there is some culturally-validated argument to be made about how they are different from some perceived status quo.
And in modern mercenary America, the mythology is "win at all costs" whether it's politics, business, religion, education, or Returning That Thing You Broke even though it's out of warranty because goddammit we're entitled to All The Things!!!!
To gain or preserve power, you need to win
It is acceptable -- even laudable -- to win by any means necessary (legal, ethical, loophole, grey area, "disrupting" or otherwise)
To win you must be good and work hard, but plenty of winners take shortcuts, cheat, break rules/laws, harm others, and/or fraud their way to the top -- so in order to stay on the field, you need to become open to those tactics whether you believe it's right or not (see: Lance Armstrong). Meanwhile internally, you have built-in psychological mechanisms that enforce you...