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The father of fake news, Dan Rather, sent out a tweet on Wednesday taking a shot at the viral phrase “Let’s go, Brandon,” royally missing the mark and once again making a fool of himself highlighting his colossal irrelevancy and willful ignorance of President Joe Biden’s missteps.
“#LetsGoBrandonReallyMeans ‘You can’t handle the truth,’” Rather tweeted, evidently thinking he was being clever but instead he came off as ironic considering the phrase is not only a jab at President Biden but an indictment of the media.
You might remember Rather as the former leftist media star who was given the boot by CBS when he was caught offering forged documents to try and embarrass George W. Bush during the 2004 presidential election. He was humiliated and thoroughly discredited after being called out for it.
Now, the overtly bitter and disgraced former news anchor is bent on excoriating the “Let’s go, Brandon” catchphrase at length.
#LetsGoBrandonReallyMeans “You can’t handle the truth.”
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) December 30, 2021
“’F- Joe Biden,’ or the slightly less explicitly obscene but no more clever ‘Let’s go Brandon,’ is about much more than political passion or anger. It’s about weaponizing the vulgar dehumanization of our entire democratic – small d – experiment,” he wrote on Substack in November.
“Joe Biden is not only a person; he is the President of the United States, whether your tinfoil-shrouded conspiracy brain cares to recognize that fact or not. How many times have we heard Republicans sanctimoniously preach about how Democrats don’t ‘respect’ the office of the presidency for such things as President Obama not saluting properly or wearing a tan suit?” he continued.
“To be sure, many Democrats have said some form of ‘F- Donald Trump.’ There was even a rap song to that effect. We all have a right to free speech. But when Republican elected representatives say ‘Let’s go Brandon’ to end a speech on the House floor, like Bill Posey, a Republican from Florida did, or wear a ‘Let’s go Brandon’ facemask, like South Carolina Republican Jeff Duncan did, or when Ted Cruz can’t get enough of it, something else is going on. This is a movement that has engulfed the party, and party leaders think they can use it to effectively rally their voters. The sad truth is that they are likely right,” Rather lamented.
People like @DanRather have no recollection of the entire Trump presidency, and all the vulgar obscenities Democrats spewed on a daily basis.
They act like "Let's Go Brandon" (much milder than "F~ Trump") is something completely new and unique.
It's amazing to witness. https://t.co/k6iIlqcSog
— Allen Ray (@2CynicAl65) December 27, 2021
“It’s not surprising that the ‘F- Joe Biden’ chant began at sporting events, because it is just the kind of thing that happens when tens of thousands of often inebriated fans get riled up over a game, feuling a group-enforced hatred for an opposing team. Adults who should know better sometimes get carried away. But this isn’t a game. This isn’t something where you act stupid on a Saturday afternoon and then can go back to your normal life once the beer and heartburn from the hot dogs have worn off. This is our national identity,” he charged taking direct aim at the majority of Americans.
“This chant perfectly encapsulates the rot and unseriousness of the Republican party ― like the smart-alec in the classroom who adds nothing but juvenile taunts and distractions,” Rather, 90, caustically blathered.
He then accused Trump of enabling “a party that marches, in almost lockstep, under a banner of misplaced victimhood, of vilifying those who are different, of denying the truth, and having the chutzpah ― fueled by privilege ― to announce a hateful ignorance to the world with raw vulgarity, or the meekest fig leaf of innuendo.”
“Let’s go Brandon?” Rather concluded as if anyone listens to his leftist rants anymore. “How about let’s go America?”
There was an avalanche of response to Rather’s tone-deaf tweet:
The truth 👇 pic.twitter.com/g6FgEIvgXH
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) December 30, 2021
No it means:
“WE KNOW CORPORATE MEDIA COLLUDES WITH POLITICAL AGENDAS & FINANCIALS INTERESTS THAT BENEFIT IT & FINALLY WE SAW THIS IN REAL TIME, PRESENTED IN A MANNER IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE & WE ARE EQUALLY AWARE IT IS IN SAID MEDIA’S INTEREST TO NOW CAST THIS AS A ‘SLUR.'”
— Ashley Rindsberg – TheGrayLadyWinked.com (@AshleyRindsberg) December 30, 2021
So a phrase that a reporter literally made up on the spot means people can’t handle the “truth.”
Got it, Chief.
You’re a cases study in fake news.
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) December 30, 2021
Every time you utter “truth”, I laugh.
— Elaine L. (@ElaineLAngel77) December 30, 2021
Not even close to what it means, Dan.😂😏
— SmallTown MetalFreak (@JosiahSRobinson) December 30, 2021
Irrelevant much? FO pic.twitter.com/2rM3TtbyJ5
— The Big Guy (@FLASH00028) December 30, 2021
Are you still typing up documents on your typewriter?
— matrixghost1286 (@matrixghost1286) December 30, 2021
Dan Rather, DNC Spokesman.
— Danny Harmon (@RailfanDanny) December 30, 2021
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