NBC national security correspondent Ken Dilanian is the latest to suffer a public breakdown over a popular meme airing grievances against President Joe Biden.
On Monday, Dilanian shared on Twitter that he reached out to the U.S. Secret Service about gun dealers printing the phrase “Let’s go Brandon,” a euphemism for “F-ck Joe Biden,” on merchandise, with the labels “F@ck!” “Joe!” and “Biden!” in place of the typical “safe,” “fire,” and “auto” modes.
“They had no comment,” Dilanian wrote, engaged in another conspiracy after serving as a purveyor of fake news for NBC over the Russia hoax.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) November 1, 2021
The phrase born out of a gaffe-turned-meme has taken the internet by storm after an NBC Sports reporter translated the “F-ck Joe Biden” chant from the NASCAR stands as “Let’s go Brandon.”
“As you can hear the chants from the crowd, ‘Let’s go Brandon,'” she said, interviewing driver Brandon Brown as stadium fans clearly chanted “F-ck Joe Biden.” The reporter was either apparently oblivious to what’s become a popular chant at large events or engaged in cover for the president.
The expression quickly caught traction leading to songs which turned into TikTok challenges as they topped charts on YouTube and Apple Music.
The phrase sweeping the country as Biden’s approval deteriorates to the lowest of his first term has begun to ignite hysteria among legacy reporters to new heights after the more blatant “F-ck Trump” was cheered by elite leftists in Hollywood for years.
I cannot believe that a Southwest Airlines pilot would say 'Lets Go Brandon' during a flight. That's so disgraceful and offensive.
He literally needs to be fired. pic.twitter.com/oSOdBiZ0vQ
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 31, 2021
When Associated Press reporter Colleen Long thought she heard a Southwest Airlines pilot signing off with “Let’s go Brandon,” an audio recording of which also sounds like “Let’s go Braves,” Long bragged that she attempted to break into the locked cockpit of the plane.
Also in defense of airline I was asking them to open locked cock pit and probably sounded insane!
— Colleen Long (@ctlong1) October 30, 2021
Others from legacy institutions responded to the incident with similar rage.
Juliette Kayyem, a Harvard professor and analyst for CNN, shared a statement questioning the pilot’s mental stability.
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) October 30, 2021
Tristan Snell, a commentator for CNN and MSNBC, branded the meme as a Nazi salute.
LMAO these people are just begging for Trump 2024. pic.twitter.com/0lvGzNolpW
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) October 31, 2021