In four years of President Trump, members of the media were willing to stomach frequent insults made at No. 45 — even permitting a D-list comedienne posing next to a fake decapitated head of the former president.
Now, these same commentators are losing their cool over the Let’s Go, Brandon chant currently trending in, around and throughout America. The lighthearted jab, spawned at a NASCAR event, is shooting up the charts and performed from the sporting venues to the skies.
On Friday, a Southwest Airlines pilot — flying from Houston to Albuquerque — made a public announcement to his flight’s passengers and signed off with “Let’s go, Brandon.”
BREAKING REPORT: Southwest pilot heard telling passengers 'LET'S GO BRANDON' as he signed off on a flight from Houston to Albuquerque…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) October 30, 2021
An Associated Press writer happened to be onboard and requested to speak with the pilot after his mention of the Brandon slogan.
Following her in-flight experience, writer Colleen Long released a column on Saturday antagonizing those who use the chant, similar to the outrage regarding the Atlanta Braves’ tomahawk chop.
An ESPN employee recently wrote on the “real-life violence” posed by using the chop at events — showcasing the media’s fervor with wanting to cancel anything they deem problematic.
The airline released a statement following the complaints, an effort largely seen on Twitter from blue checkmarks.
“The Southwest Team takes pride in providing a welcoming, comfortable, and respectful environment for the millions of Customers who fly with the airline each year and behavior from any individual that is divisive or offensive is not condoned,” announced the airline.
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) October 30, 2021
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 30, 2021
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) October 30, 2021
— Vaxxed & Masked (@MELLAMB66) October 30, 2021
If @SouthwestAir doesn’t do anything, every passenger on that flight has standing to file a complaint with the @FAANews and they should do so. Southwest will then be compelled to investigate or defend him. Have fun with that. No messing around in the air. Bright line rule. https://t.co/L7VlZWJ0SU
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) October 30, 2021
What makes a pilot think this is okay? What makes him think this is professional behavior? https://t.co/30ikTnoN5V
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) October 30, 2021
Fire him or boycott, your call. https://t.co/qBacQ9tBEP
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 30, 2021
Author : Alejandro Avila