“Let’s Go Brandon” chants are all the rage at sporting events and elsewhere these days, and it appears to be offending the delicate sensibilities of the media. In this case, the Washington Post:
Earlier this week, when President Biden visited his hometown Scranton, Pa, he was greeted by a handmade sign: “F— Joe Biden,” held by a woman standing on Biden Street. @AshleyRParker @CarissaWolf on the increasingly vulgar taunts directed at Biden: https://t.co/PdZuYXSyH4 pic.twitter.com/PeXBKmLVQn
— Matt Viser (@mviser) October 23, 2021
Biden’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts https://t.co/J6Cvdm5XpJ
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 23, 2021
The result has been a proliferation of chants in recent weeks, both of “Let’s go Brandon!” — now used as a stand-in by the Trump faithful — and the more vulgar original, sometimes shorthanded as “FJB.” https://t.co/FEZTXrAa3O
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 23, 2021
Boos, jeers and insults are nothing new for politicians, especially those who reach the @WhiteHouse. But the "current eruption of anti-Biden signs and chants, however, is on another level, far more vulgar and widespread," reports @washingtonpost. https://t.co/NFB9fDONUe
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 23, 2021
The media’s just going to pretend to have forgotten what happened for four years when Trump was in office, aren’t they?
Oh. So this kind of stuff is bad now? Good to know.
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) October 23, 2021
The Left really gets upset if the other side rips even a single page out of their playbook and runs with it.
— Extremely Careless (@Shanghaibeast) October 23, 2021
Good thing G. W. Bush, Dick Cheney, or Sarah Palin never received such treatment. https://t.co/1QHoM7Lmm1
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) October 23, 2021
Right? We don’t recall the media getting upset about it on their behalf at the time either.
Remember the woman who flipped off Trump and WaPo made her a hero? https://t.co/GMDUvBZzgD
Where was the “Muh civility” crowd then? https://t.co/FoHDRWnvs0
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 23, 2021
Not only made her a hero. She used the national publicity from it to run for Loudoun County Board Supervisor and won. https://t.co/c8HbTprA8j
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) October 23, 2021
And we don’t recall nearly as much media triggering as there has been over “Let’s Go Brandon” or any variation thereof.
— Dandy Walker (@Dandywalker25) October 23, 2021
— J (@1000Steps) October 23, 2021
America, the Washington Post is VERY disappointed in you. You subscribe past this paywall and get your talking-to RIGHT NOW, boys and girls! https://t.co/95GFN1RKs3
— Brian Ruff (@DecaffDog) October 23, 2021
It would be nice to have less profanity and vulgarity in public life, but this pearl-clutching from WAPO is a one way street. https://t.co/8V1szCGAit
— Dean Clark (@earldean71) October 23, 2021
Look at how up in arms the press is about "vulgarities" towards the president lmaooooo
These ppl are kahba political activists, they will come after normal citizens to protect their politicians
"Enemy of the ppl" was too on the head https://t.co/oZbURgS095
— Ahmed Al Asliken (@assliken) October 23, 2021
The end game is going to be getting Twitter to ban the phrase "Let's go Brandon" as some sort of terroristic threat the same way they did for "Learn to Code" lol.
— Alex (@Alex_Z_01) October 23, 2021
Sadly that wouldn’t be unexpected.