America The Ugly. Ugly, Ugly, Ugly.

Credit: Screenshot, Fox News.

In a disgusting, repellent display, even for those purveyors of disgusting, Fox News thought it would be appropriate to show the Moab bombing of Afghanistan, overlaid with treacly jingoism in the form of country music. As much as I love words, I don’t have enough for this perversion, my gorge is rising. I’ll include one of the videos here, if you can cope with it. I suggest not playing, I did, and it made me want to vomit.

That didn’t stop Fox News, however. President Trump’s favorite television program — Fox and Friends — celebrated the bombing, with a soundtrack to boot.

“The video is black and white. But that is what freedom looks like, that’s the red white and blue,” host Ainsley Earhardt said after the program showed the video of the bomb dropping in Afghanistan.

“One of my favorite things in 16 years at Fox News is watching bombs drop on bad guys,” Geraldo Rivera says.

Oh. In that case, I look forward to someone dropping a bomb on Fox News.

The video was shown overlaid with country star Toby Keith singing the chorus of “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue,” which celebrates the military with jingoistic fervor:

“Hey Uncle Sam, put your name at the top of his list
And the Statue of Liberty started shakin’ her fist
And the eagle will fly man, it’s gonna be hell
When you hear mother freedom start ringin’ her bell
And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you
Brought to you courtesy of the red white and blue.”

Later in the program, Fox and Friends showed the video again, again overlaying it with uber-patriotic country music.

“We’ll play a little music, demonstrate the moment of impact there in Afghanistan on the MOAB in Nangarhar province,” host Pete Hegseth says, as the video plays under Kid Rock singing “born free.”


Fox News, which was the most-watched cable network of 2016 and is a primary source of news for millions of Americans (including, it seems, the President), isn’t overly concerned about those deaths, however.

“I think it is very, very important we kill bad guys but there is no denying that the issue of friendly fire is really egregious,” Rivera said, only to be immediately rebutted by host Pete Hegseth.

“Why go there first, Geraldo?” said Hegseth. “Civilian casualties happen. We’re going against an enemy that cuts off our heads.”

Oh right, seems yours hasn’t been cut off, has it, you fucking moron? Have there been waves of the Mother Of All Swords landing here in the good ol’ U.S. of Amerikka, resulting in thousands of heads rolling? I haven’t noticed anything like that at all. Not that I’d be entirely against certain heads rolling, and I’m looking at Fox News. I’d most likely favour a guillotine though. More efficient. Goddamn disgusting asshole apes, chattering away, ever so excited over dead people. Celebrating. Yeah, why ever go there, ’cause you know, people die, who gives a shit, lookit that bomb go! Of course, when other people fight back against that sort of thing, they are the bad ones. And, they are the bad ones when they become radicalized because bombs keep being dropped on them, killing people. Those people that don’t matter, because hot damn, lookit at that thing go! Fucking barbaric animals.


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  1. Kengi says

    These are the people who watched Dr. Strangelove and didn’t realize it was satirical. Who watched Slim Pickens ride the bomb down, whooping and yelling, and saw him as a hero. These are the people who watched Apocalypse Now and didn’t realize Colonel Kilgore was an abhorrent representation of the horrors of the Vietnam War, and saw him as a cool role model.

    Thanks for the warning. No, I won’t watch it.

  2. says

    They claim to have killed 31 IS fighters. All victims are IS fighters, of course, otherwise they wouldn’t have been killed, obviously.
    Apart from the fact that you got to wonder how they know that, you also got to wonder why they needed a 300 million dollar bomb that incinerates everything in a 1 mile radius for that.

  3. says

    When ASAD kills civilians, he is a villain. When US generals kill civilians using fire and shrapnel, that is just colateral damage.
    It seems unfathomable to too many people, that there area two villains at play here.
    And that is apart from the fact that ISIS, Al Kaida, Taliban and similar are a legacy of USA destabilizing the region in order to get a power buffer against SSSR in cold war.

  4. says

    Charly, I remember how people reacted when back in the day I suggested that bombing Libya would not bring freedom, democracy, stability and prosperity. Obviously I was a pro dictatorship shill because this would be the first time when western military intervention would work.
    I haven’t heard from these people now that Syrian refugees are being auctioned off there on the slave markets…

  5. rq says

    Not watching. I heard that claim about no civilian casualties and it stinks: everyone is defined as enemy combatants, even those beautiful babies…
    Just imagining that music makes me sick.

  6. Ice Swimmer says

    I watched the TYT coverage on the F*X&F*nds flag waving fest. There John Iadarola made a point that the number 36 ISIS fighters dead is almost certainly pulled out of somebody’s ass, no way they can know it that accurately and there’s no way to check anymore.

  7. says

    If there were 36 people in the tunnels why didn’t they fast-rope in some special forces badasses and let them be badass?

    Oh, right: because that part of Afghanistan is no longer US-controlled and it’s not safe to operate there. I.e: give up and drop bombs -- just like Vietnam.

  8. says

    They could have dropped the $$-cost of the bomb, and it would have eliminated more people off ISIS’ rolls.

    It wasn’t even ISIS’ tunnel. It was an “ISIS affiliate”

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