I have to agree with the National Catholic Reporter opinion piece (which is itself hypocritical in this regard, especially how they trashed Pope St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict) when they call out the hypocrisy of some so-called traditional catholics:
It also bares as pretenders those who previously claimed the high ground of "orthodoxy" as defined, in their world, by unquestioning loyalty to the pope and the magisterium. In fact, their orthodoxy extended only so far as their agreement with prevailing papal tendencies.
Very soon after Pope Francis was elected pope we saw from those who should have and could have known better a vehement disregard for this particular successor of St. Peter. In this, they were mimicking the same thing as ultra-liberals who were opposed to the previous two papacies, but in particular their hatred of Pope Benedict.
I personally think it is a psychological type rather than a theological type that the two extreme camps in the Church share in common be they so-called liberal or conservative, their denigration of persons who hold high office be it political or religious when their views don't match up.
I was taught in the pre-Vatican II Church, mind you, that there have been good Catholics and bad Catholics, good popes and bad popes, good priests and bad priests and so on. But as Catholics we respect the office although we might lament the errors or immoral behavior of those who hold them. This is even true of secular government, that we respect authority, not in a blind fashion but for the sake of peace and justice and the common good.
When I read some of the comments that so-called traditionalists hurl at Pope Francis, and I don't mean legitimate critique but name calling and the like, some of whom comment here and politicize Catholicism according to the current fashion of comments concerning our politicians, I fear for the future of the Church.
If we are going to recover what is good about the Pre-Vatican II Church in continuity with what the Church should be today, we need to recover civility as well as elements of the pre-Vatican II liturgical and devotional life. An EF Mass with Pope Francis haters is as much of a liturgical abuse and sacrilege as an OF Mass with a clown theme.