Reports about the Southwest pilot who signed off with “Let’s Go Brandon” has offended the delicate sensibilities of many who were perfectly fine with “f**k Trump” being said any place and time. One Associated Press reporter who was on the plane that day admitted she “probably sounded insane” for seeking to have the locked cockpit door opened so she could get a comment from the pilot.
The situation has also caused some CNN analysts to serve up some of their own hot takes. Juliette Kayyem suggested that every passenger on the “Let’s Go Brandon” flight should file a complaint with the FAA. Meanwhile, CNN analyst Asha Rangappa had this to say:
As an experiment, I’d love for an @SouthwestAir pilot to say “Long live ISIS” before taking off. My guess is that 1) the plane would be immediately grounded; 2) the pilot fired; and 3) a statement issued by the airline within a matter of hours
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) October 31, 2021
Because those two things are totally comparable! (Cue eye roll)
These idiots are crazy. How is this remotely the same thing? https://t.co/Dpo4kNjmEP
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) October 31, 2021
Maybe because that isn't anywhere the same thing?
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) October 31, 2021
"Let's Go Brandon" is NOT the equivalent of "Long live ISIS." No surprise this is coming from a former FBI agent. https://t.co/QR4YwN16vv
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 31, 2021
That’s because ISIS is a terrorist organization.
Why do you hate Brandon so much?
— Aims 💋 (@awakenotwoke17) October 31, 2021
I wasn't aware Brandon was a terrorist organization… https://t.co/JwPLWhcXL9
— Dead Inside Annie (@AptlyAnnie) October 31, 2021
Remember when the Dems denied that they were saying that mere criticism is terrorism?
Now they’re actually saying it directly. https://t.co/d5geLSloU7
— Pudge (@pudgenet) October 31, 2021
— Mike Kilo (@Mike___Kilo) October 31, 2021
As an experiment, I'd love for CNN to employ an intelligent analyst. https://t.co/1nZ0meXmyf
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) October 31, 2021
If you can't see why that is much more disturbing than a pilot saying "Let's go Brandon" then nobody can help you.
Your blue check doesn't mean that affords you credibility. https://t.co/l3Gj3ybhGV
— Titan (@BOOB_level) October 31, 2021
As an experiment, I'd love to see Asha stop pretending she does know the difference between the two saying. https://t.co/CfGUk77oD0
— Rogue Penguin (@Rogue_40) October 31, 2021
Criticizing a U.S. president (even in a wink wink vulgar way) is not the same as praising a terrorist group that murders innocents, suicide bombs civilians, enslaves women, attempts genocide against religious minorities, & crucifies its enemies. You… you understand that, right? https://t.co/Z1LUiP8nX6
— Scary Dunleavy 👻🎃 (@JerryDunleavy) October 31, 2021
The comparison might make sense, but only to CNN’s target audience, as small as it may be.
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