Don’t Fret, Fox News Says Slaves Who Built The White House Were “Well-Fed”

Let’s not mince words here: Bill O’Reilly is an asshole. Both onscreen and off, the man is a jagoff of cyclopean proportions. He’s known mostly for having hosted ‘The O’Reilly Factor‘ on Fox News for the last 1000 years and also a little bit for that time he got recorded flipping the fuck out over a teleprompter issue (“WE’LL DO IT LIVE!“).

Being the huge, lumbering dickbutt that he is, he made an incredibly weird attempt at taking the jam out of the donut of First Lady Michelle Obama‘s goddamn incredible speech in support of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention
The address she delivered was personal, moving and, most importantly, not at all plagiarised from anyone else. Particularly lovely was her contrasting the origins of the White House with America having a black president, and what it would mean again to have a woman president:
“Today, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters — two beautiful intelligent black young women — play with the dog on the White House lawn.”

“And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all of our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”
Which is lovely right? You’d be insane to try and find some issue with that? Well, there’s a fair chance Bill O’Reilly is insane.
On the ‘Tip Of The Day‘ segment of his show, he decided to ‘fact check’ the speech – which he did by pointing out that the slaves who built the White House were well-fed:

“Slaves that worked there were well fed and had decent lodgings, provided by the Government – which stopped hiring slave labour in 1802, however the Feds did not forbid sub-contractors from hiring slave labour.

“So Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the white house, but there were others working as well.”

Excuse my salty language, but what the fuck kinda point is he trying to make here? Does the fact that they got a few hot meals a day in some way diminish the point that Michelle made? To even try to mitigate something as awful as slavery by pointing out something this asinine is absolutely abhorrent, and deeply, deeply weird.

I have no idea what he could have been trying to achieve with this, other than lessening the impact of her speech – but it sure doesn’t. What a dick.
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