O’Reilly: I was not defending slavery


Fox News host Bill O’Reilly fired back against the “dishonest” “smear merchants” in response to accusations that he was defending slavery.

On Tuesday, O’Reilly fact checked Michelle Obama’s speech and said the White House was built by slaves, but added that the slaves were well feed and had good lodging. He did not defend slavery.

However, some media outlets accused him of doing so. O’Reilly fought back saying, “That is a lie… That is a fact, not a justification, not a defense of slavery.”

O’Reilly blasted celebrities on Twitter who he said were “buying in the defamation” and who he has invited to come on his show.

You can watch the segment below:

[Video via Mediaite]