Allow me to repeat a question I posed
late last night, this time with a supplementary visual aid:
If thousands of enraged, chanting Tea Partiers had swarmed past security into the US Capitol rotunda, broken windows and doors, locked themselves into the building using handcuffs, and attempted to surround and rock a busload of Democratic representatives leaving the Hill following their Obamacare vote last March, how might the media have reacted?
Video documentation of these "peaceful!" protesters: