If there's one thing the blanket blitz of Tent Embassy coverage lacks, it's perspective. So let's squint through the blizzard for a moment to remember this other mob:

Actually, you may not remember them. This heated exchange wasn't covered by most media. And it's an imperfect comparison, we know. But as an example of a politician fronting a group of very angry protesters to engage with their complaints (which is what, many Tent Embassy protestors contend, they thought Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott were about to do when they scrambled out the door of The Lobby to be shoved into waiting cars) it is, well, illuminating.