There is always someone claiming to speak on behalf of disenfranchised and minority groups. In SBS’ controversial new TV program, Struggle Street, which aired 8.30pm last night, that role was assumed by the somewhat condescending voice-over explaining, “That’s how some folks do it, in the Druitt.” The episode itself did not come anywhere near the much-hyped speculation of "poverty porn". The episode afforded compassion and sympathy to the lives depicted, beyond what anyone was expecting after the critical lead-up, to the point where the pendulum has swung the other way as commentators discuss just how much humanity the show captured.