Bill O’Reilly ALMOST Gets History on Slavery Right, Instead Shoots Himself in Foot

Bill O’Reilly ALMOST Gets History on Slavery Right, Instead Shoots Himself in Foot

Former Fox anchor Bill O’Reilly, the answer to a question nobody was asking, embarrassed himself on Monday afternoon when he weighed in on the issue of reparations for slavery.

This is shocking, in that it might be the only time in his long career that Bill O’Reilly has published an accurate summation of history. That he did so while claiming this fact is some sort of “radical belief” and not the settled consensus of most historians is the cherry on the sundae.

That a guy who had to pay $45 million to multiple women he had sexually harassed can wag his finger at others about personal responsibility without any apparent self-awareness is, to say the least, enormously ironic.

Historians, wags, and everyone else with two functioning brain cells and at least a sixth-grade education had some fun with O’Reilly on Twitter:

Gary Legum

Gary Legum has written about politics and culture for Independent Journal Review, Salon, The Daily Beast, Wonkette, AlterNet and McSweeney's, among others. He currently lives in his native state of Virginia.