Thursday, August 01, 2013

Actual History on (D) Racism

O'Reilly swallows the Camelot Myth whole, and regurgitates it as "fact."  Coulter takes him down.

...During his otherwise excellent commentaries on race in America, Bill O’Reilly, host of the No. 1 cable news show, claimed on Tuesday night that the one person who tried to help African-Americans more than any other was … Robert F. Kennedy!

No one laughed....

...According to O’Reilly’s Bizarro-World history, Bobby Kennedy was “the guy who was really concerned about African-Americans” and “who really DID SOMETHING. … He went in with the federal government and he cleaned out the rat’s nest that was abusing African-Americans in the South.”

Although this myth has been polished to perfection by the Kennedy PR machine, is simply a fact that helping blacks was not the Democrats’ priority. Even the ones who wanted to, such as Bobby and John Kennedy, couldn’t risk upsetting the segregationists, more than 90 percent of whom were Democratic.

Another world-class history professor, Oprah Winfrey, declares that there were 'millions' of blacks lynched in the South.  Actually, there were 4,700+, and 1,000+ of those were white folks.  Most of the 4,700+ were Republicans, by the way--and the lynch-ers were Democrats.

That's why the Camelot folks didn't act against segregation.

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