Washington Post Finally Admits ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ Chant Was 'F*ck Joe Biden'
The 'greatest correction in history of journalism'
The left-leaning news outlet The Washington Post has been forced to admit that they lied in a fake news article concerning anti-Biden chants.
During a speech by Donald Trump Jr. in Georgia, crowds broke into a “F*ck Joe Biden."
The Post published a story titled “Biden’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts,” falsely claiming the crowd was cheering “Let’s Go, Brandon.”
GOP strategist Arthur Schwartz pointed out on Twitter:
“Let’s Go, Brandon” did not come about until October 2. The chant originated after NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast awkwardly attempted to run cover for the president as she interviewed NASCAR Xfinity Series race winner Brandon Brown after the race. As she spoke to Brown, the crowd in the stands spontaneously broke out in a chant of “F*ck Joe Biden,” live on the air.
Stavast claimed the crowd was chanting, “Let’s Go, Brandon.”
“Brandon, you also told me,” Stavast said before being interrupted by the crowd.
“As you can hear the chants from the crowd…” she added, before claiming that the crowd was saying, “Let’s Go, Brandon.”
#FJBMovement alive and strong as it finds it way to @Nascar @TALLADEGA chanting "Fu*k Joe Biden" during race winner's interview. #NASCAR #FJB #FJoeBiden pic.twitter.com/ZRKVJOgF4A— Sn00pster (@sn00pdad) October 3, 2021
A Post article, written by Ashley Parker and Carissa Wolf, made claims the crowd in Georgia took the cue and “broke into cries of 'Let’s go Brandon',” even though footage showed they were chanting “F*ck Joe Biden.”
Here is the report:
The former president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., has repeatedly promoted the meme, and the original chant, on his social media feeds.
At a speech in Georgia, he took the stage after the crowd had been chanting, “USA! USA!” And roared, “There’s a couple other chants I’ve been hearing going around. Have you heard the other one that’s been going around?” The crowd took the cue and broke into cries of “Let’s go Brandon.”
“Hey @AshleyRParker. The crowd was chanting 'f**k Joe Biden,' not 'let’s go Brandon.' There’s video of it all over the place. Your sloppy reporting is a real problem,” Schwartz tweeted at Parker.
Crowd breaks into an "F Joe Biden" chant at a @DonaldJTrumpJr speech in GA pic.twitter.com/0Z90HDlmVT— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) September 22, 2021
Donald Trump Jr. also demanded a retraction:
I demand a retraction and a correction. https://t.co/vM5omnnueB— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 24, 2021
The Post then issued a correction at the end of the article and admitted they changed the story.
“Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly said a crowd broke into a “Let’s go Brandon” chant during a Donald Trump Jr. speech in Georgia,” the Post wrote.
"The crowd broke into a “F— Joe Biden!” chant at that speech in September.
"The error, which was inserted by an editor, has been corrected.”
Trump Jr. called the correction the “greatest correction in history of journalism.”
This is the greatest correction in the history of journalism!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 24, 2021
Thanks @washingtonpost pic.twitter.com/TlUrcRDc52
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the Post was “forced to admit they lied.”
BOOM @washingtonpost forced to admit they lied and covered up chants of “F*@k Joe Biden” https://t.co/Pvl0OWg8Ox— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) October 24, 2021
The “F*ck Joe Biden” and the “Let’s go Brandon” chants have become widely popular across America.