“Fox & Friends” aired a government video showing a massive bomb being dropped in Afghanistan today, with one host touting it as “what freedom looks like.”
On Thursday the U.S. military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb — GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), commonly called the “mother of all bombs” — onto a terrorist tunnel network in Afghanistan.
Fox News’s morning show aired the video of the bombing to the sounds of Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.” The country song, written in 2002 amid calls for military action after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, famously contains the line “We’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way.”
Host Ainsley Earhardt referenced the song’s lyrics, saying that even though the video is in black and white, “That’s what freedom looks like, that’s the red, white, and blue.”
Geraldo Rivera noted his joy at being able to see the video of the bomb, saying:
“On of my favorite things in the 16 years I’ve been here at Fox News is watching bombs drop on bad guys.”
Often referred to as the “mother of all bombs,” the MOAB is considered to be one of the most powerful non-nuclear bombs in the U.S. arsenal. It is also the most powerful bomb U.S. has used in Afghanistan. Thursday’s bombing killed up to 36 suspected ISIS militants.
Fox host: Dropping MOAB is "what freedom looks like, that's the red, white, and blue."
Geraldo: It's one of my favorite things to watch. pic.twitter.com/E5X2lmTnSE
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) April 14, 2017