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Bill O'Reilly Defends Use Of Slaves In White House Construction: They Were 'Well-Fed'!

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:57:52 Z)

FOX News Host Bill O'Reilly did some fact checking after First Lady Michelle Obama said in her convention speech that she "wakes up every morning in a house built by slaves." O'Reilly conceded that slaves worked on construction of the White House, but he pointed out that they were "well-fed" and given a place to sleep by the government. This, of course, has caused quite a stir.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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