Almost like when one says one thing and does another (hypocrisy), but if one were expressing emotions, opinions or beliefs without following through in their day-to-day actions or way of living. Not necessarily that they're being actively deceptive about what they believe, but that expressing themselves provides enough catharsis that they don't feel the need to take action afterwards - i.e. my own belief in my moral superiority is confirmed/bolstered by my words not my deeds.
For example, if the Prime Minister made an emotional speech on television about the horrors of genocide on Holocaust Memorial Day, but did not make intervention in current genocides a political priority, because she felt like she'd done enough by just talking about it.
Or another example: Crying to your friend because you miss your sister, and you want your friend to know that you care about your family, but after receiving praise/comfort/etc from your friend, you don't actually call your sister.