Why Are the Media Treating “Let’s Go Brandon” Like Criminal Hate Speech?

Source: Reason
by Robby Soave

“[E]ven though it was completely normal for Democrats to vigorously insult former President Donald Trump throughout his presidency, some liberal media figures have decided that the comparatively mild ‘let’s go Brandon’ chant is an essentially violent utterance. Asha Rangappa, a commentator for CNN, said it was akin to making a pro-ISIS statement. … Make no mistake: The chant is clearly First Amendment–protected speech, even if some would consider it hate speech. Contrary to what many progressive activists naively assume, hate speech is free speech.” (11/05/21)

https://reason.com/2021/11/05/lets-go-brandon-hate-speech-cnn-southwest-airlines/