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Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera got real testy Sunday with The Atlantic editor David Frum, who had appeared early in the day on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Taking to Twitter, Rivera responded to a tweet from Frum plugging his appearance to defend himself and his network.

I talked today with [host Brian Stelter] about Fox News’ Russia infatuation,” Frum tweeted, along with a screengrab depicting Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Rivera didn’t mince words in an F-bomb reply to the tweet.

“F*ck Russia and f*ck you,” he said. “I don’t have any infatuation. You’re the smitten one, obsessed with Fox.”

In the segment, Stelter said Tucker Carlson has a “soft spot for Russia,” before Frum claimed the Fox News host had a “pro Russia feeling,” which he then compared to “the Zionism of the white nationalists.”

“There’s this idealized homeland where a white man can be a white man without backtalk from lesser orders,” he said. “And so that’s very exciting to a certain kind of person.”

But he then expanded his attack beyond Carlson to Fox News viewers in general.

“Those are the people who love Tucker Carlson show the most and whose feedback he seems to value,” Frum said. “So when he champions Russian nationalism on his show, he’s not talking about the actual Russia, the murders, the assassinations, the stealing on a scale so obscene that it would — that it dazzles Donald Trump and that oppresses the actual people of Russia. He’s expressing a commitment to an ideological cause that so excites his viewers.”

The remarkable thing about the political fascination with Russia is that during the Obama years, warming up to Russia was seen as a progressive step forward — who can forget then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offering a red “reset” button to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as a symbolic gesture to restart U.S.-Russia relations.

Or President Barack Obama’s infamous hot mic moment when he was caught telling Russian President Dmitri Medvedev he would have “more flexibility” to negotiate with Vladimir Putin after the election.

But today, this same cabal condemns any association with Russia, now a convenient vehicle to demonize Trump.

Rivera is not above criticizing President Trump, which draws a fair share of critics from the right, but he did defend the president recently in regard to the Democratic party’s partisan impeachment effort.

…doing so with another healthy dose of profanity.

“Hearing Democrats talking about their “solemn responsibility” makes me gag. It’s bullsh*t. They failed with the Russia hoax, then dropped that 2 1/2 year $45 million crusade when they discovered another hook. @realDonaldTrump’s #Ukraine call was sucky. Sucky ain’t a high crime,” Rivera tweeted on Oct. 31.

On Monday, Rivera mounted another spirited defense, ripping Democrats for their “implacable unrestrained hatred” of Trump.

Tom Tillison

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