The netroots? Just a gang.

Philip Barron: In subtle ways - and headline construction - are biases revealed.
Headline of today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch article on the netroots and presidential campaigns:

Web gang wants to be big partner in politics

As opposed to a street gang, the Capone gang, or "Our Gang," perhaps.

"Gang," from the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4ed., 2000.
1. A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.
2. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
3. Informal A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis: The whole gang from the office went to a clambake.
4. A group of laborers organized together on one job or under one foreperson: a railroad gang.
5. A matched or coordinated set, as of tools: a gang of chisels.
6a. A pack of wolves or wild dogs.
6b. A herd, especially of buffalo or elk.
It is truly an unruly and juvenile mob outside the gates, these liberal bloggers and political activists. Thank God the Post-Dispatch and other MSM bastions are here to properly categorize them.
Philip Barron is a St. Louis writer and author of the blog Waveflux.
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