There's been a good deal of talk this week in the blogosphere about the left-wing protesters in Pittsburgh for the G-20, their conduct, and the relative silence of the media to their activities as opposed to their endless hyperventilating about the grave dangers to the Republic posed by septuagenarians with the temerity to question their legislators.
Explanations for the press disinterest won't surprise any of us, mostly centering around common cause, and affinity politics. That said, I saw somewhere (I can't remember now where) a commentator who said it is the "soft bigotry of low-expectations" at work again, in that, well, that's the way leftist protesters are SUPPOSED to act--you know, the puppets, the masks, the violence, etc. It's in their DNA for heaven sake. But moderate and right of center people? Well first of all, they're not supposed to protest ANYTHING. But if they did, such protests should have been much better behaved because, well, that's the way such people are supposed to act!