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Let’s Go, Brandon! The Media’s Desperate Attempts To Protect Biden Spectacularly Backfire

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Over the weekend, a song by little-known rap artist Bryson Gray leaped to No. 1 on Apple Music, supplanting the latest song by 15-time-Grammy-Award-winning Adele.

More surprising is that Gray’s song – “Let’s Go, Brandon” – is a Biden-bashing tune that had so offended the delicate sensibilities of the censors at Google’s YouTube and Facebook’s Instagram that they banned the video from their platforms.

The Big Brothers at YouTube said the song contained “medical misinformation” and Instagram’s excuse was that the video spread “harmful false information.”

Let’s rewind the tape.

“Let’s Go, Brandon” became a popular online meme after an NBC reporter was shown interviewing NASCAR winner Brandon Brown as the crowd behind them unmistakably chanted “F*** Joe Biden.”

In an attempt to gaslight viewers on behalf of Biden, the reporter’s response to the serenade was to utter: “Brandon … as you can hear the chants from the crowd: ‘Let’s go, Brandon!’”

Suddenly, that phrase started showing up everywhere, on T-shirts, in headlines, and across the internet. One traveler had it announced over an airport public address system. A Southwest Airlines pilot is being investigated for saying “Let’s go, Brandon” over the intercom. The term even has its own Wikipedia page.

So, by trying to protect President Joe Biden from the embarrassment of  “F*** Joe Biden” chants, the media created an even more popular saying – one that can’t be censored but gets the message out just the same.

Except, then they did try to censor it.

By taking down Gray’s “Let’s Go, Brandon” video – on the ludicrous grounds that it was spreading misinformation about COVID vaccines – YouTube and Instagram apparently helped propel the song’s popularity and drive it to the No. 1 spot. At least, that’s what Gray thinks.

The New York Post quoted Gray as saying: “Cancel culture doesn’t work anymore. It only works on people who are scared … all it does is help me out. Thanks, YouTube!”

Gray had it exactly right when he told the Post that “If you read guidelines for social media sites now, the guidelines themselves are against conservatism. You literally can’t have a conservative opinion.”

If you’re a leftist, well, then anything goes on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and the rest.

As evidence, we’ve printed the lyrics to “Let’s Go, Brandon” below. See for yourself if this constitutes “harmful” information that should be banned in YouTube. Then click on this link to see how many YouTube videos show up when you search “F*** Trump” — all of which comply with YouTube’s “community standards.”

We don’t want to make too much about this one incident, except to say that the success of “Let’s Go, Brandon” is a welcome sign that there are still Americans out there who don’t like being pushed around, bullied into silence, and told how to think and act. As long as these folks exist, and are willing to stand up and be counted, the last bastion of freedom on Earth still has a chance of surviving.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board


Let’s Go, Brandon” Lyrics

[Intro: Joe Biden & Bryson Gray]
The various shots the people are getting now cover that
They’re-, they’re-, they’re okay
You’re not gonna-, you’re not gonna get COVID if you have these vaccinations
Somebody gotta do it
Ayy

[Chorus: Bryson Gray]
Let’s go, Brandon
I keep a drum like I’m Nick Cannon, ayy, ayy, ayy, ayy (Brrt, brrt)
Let’s go, Brandon
Pandemic ain’t real, they just planned it, ayy, ayy (They just planned it)
Let’s go, Brandon
When you ask questions, they start bannin’, ayy, ayy (Facts)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Ayy, let’s go, Brandon)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Ayy, let’s go, Brandon)
Let’s go, Brandon
I keep a drum like I’m Nick Cannon, ayy, ayy (Pow, pow)
Let’s go, Brandon
Pandemic ain’t real, thеy just planned it, ayy, ayy (They just planned it)
Lеt’s go, Brandon
When you ask questions, they start bannin’, ayy, ayy (Facts)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Let’s go)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Ayy, let’s go)

[Verse 1: Bryson Gray]
Biden said the jab stop the spread, it was lies (I remember)
How you woke, but you haven’t opened your eyes? (You just sleep)
These politicians are demons, just in disguise (Facts)
Look at Kyrie Irving and Nicki Minaj (Let’s go)
Look at Australia, that’s what’s comin’ next if we don’t stand up
Stop complyin’ with them takin’ our rights, it’s time to man up
‘Publicans votin’ for red flag laws, that’s just what I can’t trust
If you ask questions ’bout the Vax, then they gonna ban us (It’s true)
Ayy, this is ’bout control, everybody knows
Everyone complies weigh the cons and pros
I don’t need a plane, I just hit the road
I do what I want, I can’t sell my soul
Market ’bout to crash, this is what you chose
Ruinin’ the country, I think that’s the goal
You gon’ take the mark, I take narrow roads
I’m a man of God, I can never fold

[Chorus: Bryson Gray]
Let’s go, Brandon
I keep a drum like I’m Nick Cannon, ayy, ayy, ayy, ayy (Brrt, brrt)
Let’s go, Brandon
Pandemic ain’t real, they just planned it, ayy, ayy (They just planned it)
Let’s go, Brandon
When you ask questions, they start bannin’, ayy, ayy (Facts)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Ayy, let’s go, Brandon)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Ayy, let’s go, Brandon)
Let’s go, Brandon
I keep a drum like I’m Nick Cannon, ayy, ayy (Pow, pow)
Let’s go, Brandon
Pandemic ain’t real, they just planned it, ayy, ayy (They just planned it)
Let’s go, Brandon
When you ask questions, they start bannin’, ayy, ayy (Facts)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Let’s go)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Ayy, let’s go)

[Verse 2: Tyson James]
Yeah
Let’s go, Brandon and it’s clear that man a wreck, ayy, ayy
Let’s go, Brandon, now the Taliban a threat, ayy
You planned it, now the Taliban is standin’ on our neck
Chantin’ “Death to America,” you are barely president
Listen, I don’t think you here, man, let me make it clear, man
Better keep yo’ hands unto yourself, that stuff is weird, man
I wish I could take you in the back play smear the queer, man
You could take the Vax, I fear God, I don’t fear man
I’m on gear ten, believe me, we ready to rumble
The only play that Joe can execute is a fumble (Facts)
I think we all know he’s out to lunch, that dude went campin’
I’m a Christian, so how do I say this? Let’s go, Brandon

[Chorus: Bryson Gray]
I keep a drum like I’m Nick Cannon, ayy, ayy (Brrt, Brrt!)
Let’s go, Brandon
Pandemic ain’t real, they just planned it, ayy, ayy (They just planned it)
Let’s go, Brandon
When you ask questions, they start bannin’, ayy, ayy (Facts)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Let’s go)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Ayy, let’s go)

[Verse 3: Chandler Crump]
(Gottem, Ayy, yuh)
Let’s go, Brandon, we know he cappin’
Patriots out in the street takin’ action
Huntin’ us down for speakin’ the truth (Huh)
Beat down the pedo, let’s save all the youth (Uh huh)
Media lyin’, ignore all the cryin’
They buildin’ back better, but only the Taliban (What?)
Pilots on strike, but to Joe, it’s irrelevant
Open the border, lose all the order
Divide us up so they know that we never win
But we united, we here in the stadiums (Let’s go)
Everyone chantin’ it, CNN slanderin’ (Let’s go)
Biden collapsin’ and Democrats stealin’ it (Facts)
Ayy, we look at Joe, can we get a refund? (Brandon)
How ’bout some mean tweets? (Facts)
Joe is a crook, and he knows how to deceive
F. J. B. is the motto in these streets
Let’s go, Brandon, Sing it with me!

[Chorus: Bryson Gray]
I keep a drum like I’m Nick Cannon, ayy, ayy (Pow, pow)
Let’s go, Brandon
Pandemic ain’t real, they just planned it, ayy, ayy (They just planned it)
Let’s go, Brandon
When you ask questions, they start bannin’, ayy, ayy (Facts)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Let’s go)
Let’s go, Brandon, ayy, ayy (Ayy, let’s go)

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9 comments

  • From the article:
    Gray had it exactly right when he told the Post that “If you read guidelines for social media sites now, the guidelines themselves are against conservatism. You literally can’t have a conservative opinion.”

    More evidence that what Trumpists call “conservatism” is disinformation.

    • Here is an example of another clueless Dim siding with the corporate/fascist social media companies against free expression and then claiming their censorship proves them correct.

      Unreal.

  • The left is triggered by even the PG rated lets go brandon chant but were cheering on Madonna blowing up the White House, S Bee using feckless c*nt, colbert calling trump putin’s cockholster and kathy griffin holding trump’s severed head. F the media and dementia joe.

    • No, the only cheering was in your imagination.

      And the left isn’t triggered by “Let’s Go Brandon.” But, as this article says, some platforms that have actual standards against disinformation banned the song.

      • Joe Lockhart former clinton press secretary and CNN “journalist” “You know who had coded statements like brandon? ISIS, the Klan, NAZIs beginning to get the point?”
        NBC’s ken delanian called the FBI over a weapon part with FJB on it. etc.
        Spare me your pearl clutching.

  • Having promoted the Biden-led Democrats, the media must go all-in to protect him and they do so assiduously. They know he has fostered an administration with the blind staggers, a compilation of maladapted misfits who revel in contempt, if not outright hatred, for Americans who do not think ‘correctly’. As he beholds the culmination of his life’s work, four decades in the murky swamp, he does not recognize how he and his band of Bernie Sanders think-alikes have plundered our history and traditions. He is a hero only in his dreams and cannot recognize the nightmare reality he has loosed. But still the media soldiers on, knowing that if Biden fails they will share his shame.

  • “You’re not gonna-, you’re not gonna get COVID if you have these vaccinations”

    medical misinformation

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