Journalist Furious After Pilot Broadcasts 'Let's Go Brandon' Over the Intercom


Liberals went into a tailspin of anger after a Southwest Airlines pilot used a conservative phrase over the plane’s loudspeaker on Friday.

“We’re heading east at about 107 or 108 mph,” the pilot said, according to a clip of the incident caught on TikTok. “Clear visibility, mostly clear skies, 77 degrees. Thanks for coming out and flying Southwest Airlines. Welcome aboard, and remember, let’s go Brandon.”

Associated Press reporter Colleen Long was on the Houston-Albuquerque flight and included the comment in a story that equated the use of the phrase with a comment that crosses the line and insults the president.

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“Let’s Go Brandon” became a catchphrase for liberalism trying to censor reality when an NBC reporter was interviewing NASCAR driver Brandon Brown. During the interview, the crowd was chanting “F*** Joe Biden” in the background. The reporter insisted the chant was “Let’s Go Brandon,” according to Fox News.

But in Long’s spin, “The line has become conservative code for something far more vulgar: ‘F*** Joe Biden.’ It’s all the rage among Republicans wanting to prove their conservative credentials, a not-so-secret handshake that signals they’re in sync with the party’s base.”

In response to this threat to liberal orthodoxy making its way into the mainstream, social media users vented their outrage that a pilot tried to use a bit of political humor from the cockpit.

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Southwest Airlines said it “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 will not be tolerated,” according to the New York Post.

Long called the phrase “coded crudity.”

She quoted Jim Innocenzi, who crafts ads for Republicans, as calling the phrase  “hilarious.”

“Unless you are living in a cave, you know what it means,” he said. “But it’s done with a little bit of a class. And if you object and are taking it too seriously, go away.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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