First of all, I have not been able to verify that this shot at Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, pictured above, was generated by a Target store in Washington state (much as nothing else seems verified in this insufferably overblown mess). The guy who posted the picture on Twitter tells me a friend of his posted it on Facebook and that it was taken, supposedly, at a Target store in Washington state.
Here’s a wider angle so you can see that it sure looks like a Target store (of which there are 37 in Washington state).
And it looks like a Target store that employs someone who doesn’t appreciate that a joke displayed publicly on the West Coast can make it all the way to the East Coast in the blink of an eye these days.
Here in Massachusetts, where Target is a major retailer, it’s not all that funny.