Oh Really, O'Reilly?
Bill O'Reilly decided to add his two cents among the many others in attempting to #FactCheck First Lady Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention Speech in Philadelphia on Monday Night. Michelle Obama made the statement saying this " I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves". This is O'Reilly's response " Slaves that worked there were well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802 " He also added that there were others working there as well. Read more about this on the link below:
Really, O'Reilly? That's how you're giving it up? A #FactCheck that is actually stating that what was said is true? This man has a tendency to say things to keep his name in the media and relevant enough to create ratings for his show. He feeds off the audience that tend to want to vote for a candidate like Donald Trump so I am not surprised by the statements he made. But still what does saying those slaves were well fed have to do with the fact that Michelle Obama wakes up every morning in a house that slaves did in fact build? That's like saying I cut you with a knife on your arm, but hey at least I gave you a band-aid big enough to cover the wound? The fact still remains that I still cut you. Would you have needed the band aid if I didn't cut you? If those slaves weren't fed well would they be able to do the work that they were being forced to do? If they weren't slaves would the government have needed to feed them?
At the end of the day I am person that chooses to look at the positive. What I choose to see is the greatness that Black and African-American people in the United States have rose to. The President and First Lady of the United States of America are Black and served this country from two terms (8 years) and I am forever grateful for that experience because I did not think I would ever see that in my lifetime!