Our Shaykh and father ‘Ubayd Ibn ‘Abd Allāh al-Jābirī (حفظه الله) addresses the doubt that the people of desires use to attack the people of the sunnah.
[Excerpt]: Some people who have no understanding think that Ahl al-Sunnah contradict themselves in their tazkiyāt (praise and recommendation of people). For example, yesterday they praise a person and today they debase his status and expose him by refuting him and raising the curtains (i.e. expose him). This is a mistake; it is not contradiction.