“Let’s go, Brandon,” has become the right’s subversive new rallying cry against the media and President Joe Biden.
The liberal elites can’t “cancel” a meme.
While being interviewed by “Fox & Friends” weekend co-host Will McCain on Thursday, a South Carolina man chanted, “Let’s go Brandon,” a reference to a viral moment at last week’s NASCAR race in Talladega, Alabama.
“I watch Fox News because it’s America. It’s my America. It’s a real station telling the real truth everyday,” the man said. “And by the way, ‘Let’s go Brandon!'”
- In honor of Fox News’ 25th anniversary, McCain spoke with several patrons of the Carolina Drive In Restaurant in Greenville.
A MEME IS BORN
On Saturday, NBC Sports’ Kelli Stavast mistook the Talladega crowd’s “F*ck Joe Biden!” chant as a cheer for NASCAR driver Brandon Brown, whom she was in the middle of interviewing.
NBC reporter attempts desperate damage control as crowd chants “F Joe Biden” pic.twitter.com/1iYZel4zFT
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) October 3, 2021
Biden critics interpreted Stavast’s gaffe as yet another instance of the media running interference for the establishment.
- With the American public increasingly turning against the president, chants of “F*ck Joe Biden” have recently broken out at college football games, boxing matches and even the Ryder Cup golf tournament.
- Elite news outlets have been largely silent on the phenomenon, while conservative media has covered it heavily.
A MOVEMENT GROWS
“Let’s go Brandon” has quickly become an in-joke on the right and a way to stick a thumb in the eye of the powers that be.
- Google searches for the term have skyrocketed in popularity over the past week.
- During an interview, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas praised footage of Stavast’s interview with Brown, saying “it captures everything about ‘fake news’ all at once.”
- Scott McKay, a contributor the American Spectator, wrote that the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant is “a seminal moment in American political history.”
The phrase “Epstein didn’t kill himself” went viral on the right in 2019 as an expression of skepticism that disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
Ricky Gervais knocks Hollywood Celebrities for being friends with Epstein at the Golden Globes:
“He obviously didn’t kill himself just like Jeffrey Epstein. Shut up. I know he’s your friend, but I don’t care.” pic.twitter.com/vUDATFoA71
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 6, 2020