Here it comes: word bans!
In the rush to link the horrible actions of Jared Lee Loughner to “violent rhetoric” from talk radio, there has been surprisingly little effort to show concrete examples of said rhetoric. Rep. Robert Brady, for example, is trying to ban language or symbols that could be perceived as violence. Luckily, we have some of the best callers in the talk radio world, and they have been on the lookout for some of that crazy rhetoric. Its not like the media is going to bend over backwards to find any link between the right and supposed violence, as that would never happen.
First, Glenn was alerted to a national, big box retailer that used a bull’s-eye as their primary logo. The caller, Ryan, said, “Glenn, I’m just so nervous because as you mentioned, I’m outside of D.C., I’m about ten miles outside of D.C. and there’s a major retailer that I’m concerned about because of the violent rhetoric that they’re spreading. They even advertise on TV during prime time with the use of a bull’s‑eye.”
Glenn didn’t want to name the store, referring to it as “The store that starts with a ‘T’”, because he knew that if he did someone would take the violent rhetoric to heart.
Another caller, Keith, called in and said, “Glenn, you’re telling us always to do the research and connect the dots. So I did just that. I went to that T store. And what I found was prominently displayed some of the most violent images that I’ve seen in a long time. A young boy, a young winged boy with an arrow. By the name of Cupid.”