Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bill O’Reilly: Slaves Were Fed And Housed (Free Of Charge!)

Bill O’Reilly has issues with Michelle Obama mentioning slaves built the White House. He wants his audience to understand that those slaves were fed and housed. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola (ThinkTank), and Michael Shure, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. "On the first night of the Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama delivered a stirring speech that was widely praised on both sides of the aisle. Even Donald Trump commended the first lady's performance, despite being the unnamed target of her forceful rebuke. But there was one line in her remarks that Fox News historian Bill O'Reilly felt needed more explanation. The line below: "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves," Obama said... On his show Tuesday, O'Reilly lauded Obama for "referring to the evolution of America in a positive way." But he then proceeded to fact-check her statement in a way that appeared to excuse the US government's use of slave labor. "Slaves that worked there were well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802," he said. "However, the feds did not forbid subcontractors from using slave labor. So Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White House, but there were others working as well. Got it?””*

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