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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: O'Reilly's Take On Slave Construction At The White House


Surely you knew, rightwing media would take the FLOTUS's statement and develop feed for their cauldron of ravenous sycophant viewers and listeners. Fox News followed Rush Limbaugh in staking their claim of disgust.

Bill O'Reilly is a cable news giant. He has the largest audience of any Fox News host and often spews racists and bigoted remarks comparable to Rush Limbaugh feeding his AM radio audience (formerly known as ditto heads).   While their messages are often commonly shared towards their mission of  advancing far-right conservative dogma, O'Reilly is perceived as one who works to a higher order of conservative.  He may very well be less guttural than Limbaugh, but he is nonetheless a racist demagogue feeding souls who relish his sustenance. 

How does the old business adage read: "Give the customer what they want." Fox News managers and producers are masters at offering daily customer satisfaction. O'Reilly is the network's primary purveyor of racial animus.

After Michelle Obama's DNC speech Monday night, right-wing media went into full attack mode.  Limbaugh declared Michelle Obama should get over" slavery. The AM radio equivalent of Joseph Goebbels fulfilled his role for his listeners.  O'Reilly took his disgust to another level. during last night's broadcast, O'Reilly and his producers offered his viewers racist Filet Mignon. 

Media Matters
Slaves did participate in the construction of the White House. Records show about 400 payments made to slave masters between 1795 and 1801. In addition, free blacks, whites, and immigrants also worked on the massive building. There were no illegal immigrants at that time. If you could make it here, you could stay here. 

Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802. 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 all? There will be a quiz.

What do you think? Does O'Reilly's total indifference to human ownership offend you? Chances are if you are a worshiper of O'Reilly the comments are fine with you. The rational persona who ca accurately state he/she is not a racist or a bigot, should find the flip nature of his comments totally offensive.

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