Yesterday a bunch of communist thugs stormed a meeting of the Toronto City Council budget committee.
They disrupted the proceedings with chants, they assaulted and insulted police officers, they showed complete disdain for the democratic process.
So what does the media focus its attention on? The unruly protesters?
What made headlines is that Doug Ford, the committee vice-chair, told the left wing goons to "get a job."
Now, for me the only problem with Ford's comment was its unoriginality, I mean "get a job" is so 1960s. Plus I doubt anyone would hire the placard waving idiots who invaded City Hall.
Yet, for the media the quip overshadowed the actual protests.
And this illustrates the problem with the media and just generally with the political establishment.
They will rant and rave over the "bullying" of the Harper Conservatives in Ottawa, but all too often they will look the over way when the Left uses tactics of intimidation, threats and even violence.
Perhaps this is because they sympathize with some of the radical left's goals, or perhaps its because violent protests makes for good copy and television.
All I do know is that violence and bullyboy tactics have no place in a free and democratic society.