One Definition Of Fake News: When Something Is Reported As News By The AP That Ethics Alarms Readers Knew Almost a Month Ago

Pulitzer journalism

Two hours ago, Colleen Long of the AP issued the scoop that she had solved the puzzle of where “Let’s Go Brandon!” came from. It is October 30. On October 4, Ethics Alarms informed its readers,

“After NASCAR driver Brandon Brown won at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama over the weekend, NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast tried to interview him while fans were loudly chanting, “Fuck Joe Biden!” in the background. Like the loyal state media hack she is, Kelli did her best to obscure reality from the TV audience, saying to the racer, “As you can hear the chants from the crowd, ‘Let’s go Brandon!’” Nice try.”

Today, the Associate Press piece asks, “But how did Republicans settle on the Brandon phrase as a G-rated substitute for its more vulgar three-word cousin?” It’s a mystery! But readers can trust crack investigative reporters like Long to get to the bottom of it: “It started at an Oct. 2 NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Brandon Brown…” she writes, and then tells the same story anyone could read here 26 days ago. American Thinker reported it the day before I did, but that’s a conservative site, so anything it reports doesn’t count, and the mainstream media does its readers a favor by using their own wits and industry.

It takes a little longer to get to the truth, but it’s worth it!

6 thoughts on “One Definition Of Fake News: When Something Is Reported As News By The AP That Ethics Alarms Readers Knew Almost a Month Ago

  1. Now, now, let’s be fair. Approximately half of the nation had no idea what “Let’s Go Brandon!” meant, or its origin. And it kept popping up, again and again, louder and louder. Without doubt, approximately half of the nation was puzzled by the expression – even though the Associated Press and its fellow travelers in the so-called “news” media could have, should have, but didn’t report it (isn’t it rather amusing that “fake news,” as Trump called it, has been given a spit and a shine and a few more syllables by the left, and is now called “misinformation”)?

    Therefore, the Associated Press has done a solid to the American citizenry – even if late in doing so – by explaining something that most of the media has, to date, withheld from them. They have done a service, albeit somewhat late, to inform the populace that “Let’s Go Brandon!” is a polite way of saying FUCK JOE BIDEN.

    It will no doubt be a short walk between this reportage and “analysis” positing how low and vulgar those who chant such things actually are. Deplorables, don’t you know. But at least the right-thinkers are now informed what the deplorables like to sing.

    • Non-reporting is also a form of misinformation. The real lesson of this fiasco is how the mainstream news media reflexively pretends that “conservative” news stories never happened. This was, as I properly framed it, an example of a reporter distorting facts to cover for Joe Biden. So it didn’t happen.

        • But it was still a valid point! The AP was reporting on something half the country didn’t understand, because it is trapped in the MSM bubble.It’s the AP’s fault (among others), but because of their rotten journalism, a ridiculously late decision to provide information still seems like a scoop.

  2. As a motor sports fan, I was watching when the “Let’s Go Brandon!” interpretation was first uttered, but in the weeks since I have been asked by several people, “Where did that come from?” The only news outlet on which I heard it mentioned was Fox, so I suppose that non-NASCAR fans and non-Fox watchers were left in the dark.

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