Is he committing a crime by inciting his listeners to riot? I'm not a legal expert, so I can't say. But it does seem like he's coming very close to that, at the least. And does anyone doubt for a minute that if Rachel Maddow or Randi Rhodes or some other liberal radio commentator were advocating violence at the Republican convention that there would be thousands of conservatives immediately up in arms about the message, with calls for prosecution and investigation by various state and federal attorneys general and the Secret Service? Of course, as so many have pointed out, IOKIYAR. I mean, what are the odds of Michael Mukasey going after Rush? Hey, stop laughing, that was a semi-serious question.
Once again, the canard that "both sides are the same, both sides are equally nasty" gets exposed as the bullshit it is. No one on the left -- especially no one with the standing and audience that Pilonidal Cyst Limbaugh has -- is calling for riots at the Republican convention.
For more on the subject, check out Steve D's post at the Booman Tribune or Richard Blair at the All Spin Zone. And a big tip of the Generik Brand cap to the invaluable Avedon Carol at The Sideshow.