On last night’s “Tip of the Day” segment, your humble correspondent delivered a confirmation of some remarks made by first lady Michelle Obama in her speech Monday at the Democratic National Convention. [Play Obama clip] Now, as many of you know, I write history in my spare time — please check out BillOreilly.com for my books. So I put those tools to work in checking the first lady’s claim. Turns out she’s absolutely right: Slaves indeed helped to construct the White House. In addition to corroborating this fact, “The Factor” added others, noting that other laborers helped to build the executive mansion. In that same spirit of comprehensiveness, I explained that the slaves were well fed and lived in decent lodgings. For that, the radical left wing, particularly active on the Internet and dedicated to the destruction of “The Factor,” blasted me. You’re trivializing slavery. That’s racist. Our reply? Sorry, left-wing loons, but we were just reporting the historical facts, and not your politically correct version of them. Next up, a tendentious interview with a Black Lives Matter activist.
July 27, 2016 at 5:14 PM EDT