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04/14/2017 10:41 am ET Updated Apr 14, 2017

Fox News Cranks Up The Music And Fawns As Bomb Drops In Afghanistan

Geraldo Rivera says watching bombs drop is his favorite thing about working for Fox.

There’s no better way to get the “Fox & Friends” crew going after breakfast than playing some good ol’ fashioned freedom music and watching a video of an American payload snuffing out the lives of our enemies.

The show kicked off its Friday-morning segment with black and white footage of the “Mother of All Bombs” killing as many as 36 alleged Islamic State militants in Afghanistan on Thursday, with a celebratory backdrop of Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.”

As the footage plays and the “Fox & Friends” crew cackles, host Ainsley Earhardt crows, “That is what freedom looks like.”

If that forced patriotism wasn’t enough to make you gag, Geraldo Rivera joined the segment to note that watching bombs drop is one of his favorite things about working for Fox News.

One of my favorite things in my 16 years I’ve been here at Fox News is watching bombs drop on bad guys,” he said.

It’s the latest in a cringe-worthy series of segments by several news stations hailing President Donald Trump’s newfound penchant for lobbing bombs as “presidential.”

Legendary anchor Dan Rather lashed out at the likes of CNN, MSNBC and The Washington Post for treating Trump’s airstrike in Syria last week as “a public relations operation.”

“The number of members of the press who have lauded the actions last night as ‘presidential’ is concerning,” Rather wrote in a Facebook post last Friday. “War must never be considered a public relations operation. It is not a way for an Administration to gain a narrative. It is a step into a dangerous unknown and its full impact is impossible to predict, especially in the immediate wake of the first strike.”

But we can’t put it any better than Toby Keith does:

“And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you/
Brought to you Courtesy of the Red White and Blue.”

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