‘CNN is deranged’: Cruz goes off on network analyst over ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ flight of fancy involving ISIS

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is implying that a CNN analyst has taken a flight of fancy, as it were, by perhaps analogizing the “Let’s Go Brandon” meme with “Long Live ISIS.”

The Texas Republican tweeted out that “@cnn is deranged. And no, as a factual matter, supporting genocidal religious zealots is not the same as disagreeing with the current President.”

Cruz was reacting to a tweet from CNN’s Asha Rangappa, a former FBI agent who teaches at prestigious Yale University, who wrote the following:  “As an experiment, I’d love for an @SouthwestAir pilot to say ‘Long live ISIS’ before taking off. My guess is that 1) the plane would be immediately grounded; 2) the pilot fired; and 3) a statement issued by the airline within a matter of hours.”

The blue-check left apparently is still triggered by an October 29 incident in which a Southwest Airlines pilot allegedly said “Let’s go Brandon” over the PA system on a flight from Houston to Albuquerque.

The airline subsequently released a statement that it “does not condone employees sharing political opinions” while on the clock and has launched an internal investigation into the matter. Many social media users later questioned whether the pilot actually said the phrase or had, in fact, been overheard saying “Let’s go Braves.”

The LGB mantra has caught on in a big way at sporting events and elsewhere as a less-profane substitute for “F**k Joe Biden.

It all got started when an NBC Sports reporter memorably appeared to misunderstand what was being shouted in the stands following a NASCAR race at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway when she was interviewing winner Brandon Brown.

The anti-Biden tune “Let’s Go Brandon,” performed by Christian rapper Bryson Gray, subsequently bumped pop music superstar Adele’s latest single off its perch as the top song on iTunes

According to Fox News, neither CNN nor Rangappa have as yet provided a public comment about what Cruz shared on Twitter.

Perhaps upping the hyperbolic ante, a commentator who appears on both CNN and MNSBC, networks where so far there is no metaphorical vaccine for Trump derangement syndrome, separately chimed in on Twitter with this variation on a theme: ‘Let’s go, Brandon’ is the MAGA version of ‘Sieg Heil.’”

Many Twitter users — apart from die-hard, what-about-Trump liberals who disproportionately inhabit the social media platform — are on Team Ted rather than Team Deep State. Here is a sampling:


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