The revolution will not be televised.
This is just, to use a technical term, weird. This is the kind of behavior people who self describe as better — more attentive to a nebulous set of “values” — than everybody else so frequently choose to undulge in. (Via TPM.)
This kind of strongly held belief in one’s own superior rectitude, usually tied to fundamentalist religious views, makes people much much more arrogant than others, despite their proud claims of humility.
Most of the country doesn’t like being lectured to by scolds like these. Expose their bad behavior and let them be seen for what they are.
Update: video of a Fox reporter also getting the treatment (again via TPM).