Ace has some thoughts on the Floyd Corkins/SPLC issue over at his site. Actually, he goes beyond the current issue to shed some light on the media response to all of these incidents of political violence. The whole thing is worth reading but here's the current problem he seeks to address:
the media claims the right must "tone down its rhetoric" -- make its rhetoric less inciting -- in order to Protect the Public Safety. Any pungent, tough-worded bit of rhetoric could spur a nutter to do something violent.
True enough. I can't argue with that. History is filled with
nutters who read something and then shot someone. For God's sake, John
Lennon was killed by someone who got really, really incited by Catcher in the Rye.
But what you can't help but notice is that the media never makes a
similar demand of those on the left to "tone down their rhetoric."
Like, for example, the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hate Map," which,
it turns out, quickly became a leftist's Kill Map.
So where are the calls for SPLC to take down its Kill Map?