Bill O'Reilly on Lincoln, Obama, and the GOP Candidates

Monday, October 03, 2011

In 1865, the Civil War came to a close. But just six days after the confederate commanding general Robert E. Lee surrendered, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford Theatre in Washington DC. It’s a story that most Americans know, but Bill O’Reilly has some new perspective on these historic events. O'Reilly, the host of Fox News's "The O’Reilly Factor," is also a former high school history teacher, a hobby historian, and co-author of a new book called "Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever."

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Ed Pressman from Eastchester, NY

When Bill O'Reilly cavalierly states that it was Lincoln's assassination and Andrew Johnson's administration that set our country back for a century, it clearly displays to me how superficial and simplistic O'Reilly's view of American history is.
It is also counterfactual history, which, in my opinion, does not serve a purpose in historical research.
I think you needed to have him explain his statement.

Oct. 03 2011 10:19 AM

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