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Let’s Go, Brandon: An Expression of Disappointment, Partisan Reporting, and Distrust in News Media

Chrysalis L. Wright, PhD University of Central Florida Donna Larson University of Central Florida Caitlin Rechdan University of Central Florida   Abstract The current study examined potential partisan reporting of the “Let’s Go Brandon” (LGB) phrase using Meta’s metrics platform, CrowdTangle. “Let’s go Brandon” is a euphemism for “f*** Joe Biden,” which is frequently used to express disapproval of President Joe Biden. We tracked posts by news media outlets (right-leaning, left-leaning, neutral) from October 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022. Our study was exploratory in nature, and we aimed to examine patterns and user interactions related to the posts. We ...

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