What is Bill O’Reilly’s problem with Lincoln?

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On Tuesday’s radio show, Glenn welcomed the “King of Cable News” Bill O’Reilly to the program for an interview about his new book, “Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever”. Yes, that’s right – Bill O’Reilly has decided to write ANOTHER book about killing Abraham Lincoln. What does Bill O’Reilly have against Lincoln? Why does he want to make sure he stays dead? These are the questions that Glenn wanted answered.

“One of the best history books I have ever read is Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Lincoln”. It is a great, great read,” Glenn said as he introduced O’Reilly to the audience.

O’Reilly explained that he took pieces of his book, “Killing Lincoln”, and folded them into Lincoln’s Last Days in order to get kids interested in their country’s history.

“I’m trying to get the younger people interested in their country somehow,” O’Reilly told Glenn.

“If (kids) start to read it, they’ll get into it. And thousands of the school districts are now using it as a teaching tool,” he added.

O’Reilly shared two interesting facts about Lincoln that he wanted kids to take away from the book. First, when he woke up in the morning he would always read one or two pages in the Bible in order to find inspiration. Secondly, that John Wilkes Booth was truly an evil man and that kids need to recognize there is evil in the world and there is a challenge that comes with fighting evil.

“I was uncompromising in portraying Booth in this book,” O’Reilly said. “I wanted the kids to know you’re going to be confronted with evil in your life and you need to know how to handle it.”

After “Lincoln’s Last Days”, O’Reilly will be releasing a book in October called “Killing Kennedy”, a focus on the last days and assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Rahm Kota

    We need a Lincoln and not just because Biden and Obama want to divide the country between race again.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Those who forget the past are thus condemned to repeat the mistakes of the past – Churchill and Santyana.

    The fact of Lincoln showing to be a man of faith, and a believer of one UNITED states, shows the moral and just goodness of the man. Booth was a man dedicated to his cause, but in the means he did it, and his declared reasoning behind it, show the calous, cold, calculating evil that had festered and blossomed in all its vileness of true evil in this world.

    In the end, we need leaders at all levels who will enable the people to work togeather for the betterment of the nation, still as individuals, as led by the Spirit; yet showing the way in deed and in faith of God and Jesus.

    The Progressives are dividers, seeking to isolate, shatter, control, manipulate and then finally subjugate each group in turn.

    They understand, for the darkness of their cause, is easily countered by the light of truth, and in those who fight the dark, standing togeather, united to push the tide back.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I might expand a bit more on that; we need a Lincoln and a Washington, plus those who will be the new founding fathers/mothers of the land as the Restoration continues forward. Never forgetting the past, but also seeking those of this time and place who are called upon to do the same role as God will have them.

  • Anonymous

    they are bound to repeat it …..

  • http://twitter.com/Frederickgyn Frederickgyn

    Irene answered I’m startled that any body able to earn $5335 in four weeks on the network. have you seen this(Click on menu Home)

  • Anonymous

    You need Lincoln for what? To kill another 600 000 Americans and trash the Constitution?

  • http://twitter.com/Frederickgyn Frederickgyn

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    goo.gl/tc0xl

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for standing up to the “Saint Lincoln” myth.

  • Anonymous

    You need a true education. Trust me you can get a library card for free and get a much better education then you present. .

  • roark1948

    Lincoln was a thug, when the south came to him and wanted to
    quit the union. He should have done NOTHING. Maybe he could have said If/When
    you want to come back you will be welcome. Instead he invaded the south at Fort
    Sumter, South Carolina and killed 620,000 American boys and destroyed agriculture
    in the south for the next 100+years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randy.moore.79677 Randy Moore

    also being portrayed as the great emancipator is total fictiion, as he did so only to give the north a cause to fight their brothers for. 

  • Anonymous

    Lincoln tried to Unite The country and treat blacks as people not slaves….mans pride keeps man from truly loving as God wants us to do…time to put the kind back in manKind! but we cant do that as long as Liberals are so blind to the Truth! Hussein-Obama and his cohorts are so accustomed to lies they will never find the Truth! The Truth Has No Agenda Progressives Always have an agenda their own selfish agenda! When Will People Wake Up And See Barry Hussein Obama Is A spoiled child Progressive Marxist antiAmerican Islamist Terrorist All He cares for is Himself! Don’t be blind and fall for his lies that he wants to help you he only looks out for himself! He will say and do anything for himself to be king of the world..Dictator-in-Chief of the World…George Soros New World Order One World Government…the puppetmaster anti jew hebrew who as a teen worked for the Nazi’s! Hussein-Obama is worse than Hitler for he idolizes Mao who killed more than Hitler he idolizes to become hugo chavez his friend….how many people know HusseinObama never ended any wars but continued seven wars in country surrounding isreal putting the Muslim Brotherhood in charge…

  • Anonymous

    I like the Beck/O’Reilly connection and just wish it was a face to face that we could have seen.

    They enjoy sparring with each other as much as I like watching it.

     

  • Anonymous

    You know what, Freddy, Irene is just as big a liar as Jennifer.  Can’t trust either

    one of them worth a hoot.    Where do you find these women?

  • Anonymous

     The mistake was not made by Lincoln, if the south really wanted out they should have fought it in the courts before considering other action.
    The south took first aggressive action by firing on the fort where the garrison was just sitting around probably freaking out.

  • Anonymous

     he emancipated the slaves in the south for several reasons, first and foremost keep the british and other european nations out of the war, and then disrupt southern war efforts by gaining the immediate support of many slaves (not all but many),

  • Anonymous

     it was a civil war, bad things happen.  it was a desperate situation and lincoln took desperate action.
    the fault really lies with the south, they should have fought the battle in the courts

  • sara holy land

    I do not think that Netanyahu will wait, after the election …….
     The calculation will be, when all parameters task success ..
    And with God’s help we will succeed.

  • http://www.destroyer.com John R. Lancellotti

    In my opinion, O’Reilly is a fool.  And I say that only because I’M LOOKING OUT FOR YOU.

  • Anonymous

    Not interested in Lincoln expect I am glad he was murdered for the lives of 2/3rds of the men in the south murdered women raped by animals and the burning of beautiful homes and distroyed land
    and to add the first Progressive

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Rahm Kota

    So you just love that slavery then that he put an end to good to know that their still people who just can’t let go of the fact that slavery is wrong.

  • Anonymous

    The majority of our founders did not beleive in slavery but they wanted the states united, so they did not place the language in the constitution. They beleived they would address it at a later time. Lincoln was the time. It is not just for anyone to own another person.How would you feel if you were the owned, so shut up about the south dropping out of a union that they signed into so that they could keep their slaves.Even the lord killed many to LET HIS PEOPLE GO.

  • http://twitter.com/CherylCMarrero Cheryl C. Marrero

    You know what, Freddy, Irene is just as big a liar as Jennifer. http://HoursEnjoyMoneys.blogspot.com

  • Ciaran

    I don’t know what O’Reilly’s issue with Lincoln is, as I rarely pay any attention to O’Reilly at all – but Lincoln was a total scumbag, who SHREDDED the US Constitution, issued unlawful arrests, and turned Federal guns on American Citizens.  The South had EVERY Constituional right to secede. The Civil War was NEVER about slavery. That issue was tacked on in order to get the Northern Abolitionists Doo-Gooders involved. The war was ABOUT States Rights - and cotton production, Lincoln was a tyrant and a TRAITOR.

    Booth was not a “truly evil man”. He was RIGHT about his animosity towards Lincoln. Booth WAS an arrogant, flamboyant ACTOR. He got all caught up in his theatrical impulses. He was essentially an over-inflated child. I wish he had NOT shot Lincoln – most of the USA was on Booth’s side. Booth was immensely popular; he was THE SuperStar of his day. He should have simply stuck around and denounced Lincoln. Used his fame and popularity as a bully pulpit, and let Lincoln’s truly despicable actions  be judged by Time and Tide. America turned against Booth and Booth’s belief’s because of a profound and righteous revulsion against assassination. Had Lincoln not been assassinated – Booth would be considered a hero today.

    Slavery would have ended naturally due to mechanization. The ruination and misery that the Tyrant Lincoln inflicted on America would not have occurred, The Civil War never really ended. The USA is failing today because of the monstrous actions of the North against the South. The North “won” – but America LOST.

  • Ciaran

    Lincoln was a tyrant that operated in DIRECT opposition to EVERYTHING the Founders stood for. Washington would have HANGED Lincoln.

  • Ciaran

    WRONG. Lincoln SHREDDED the Constitution. Nothing was “desperate” – this was a war over cotton production. The immense wealth and production of the agrarian South screwed up the Rothschild’s Egyptian cotton monopoly.

    The South was RIGHT about EVERYTHING. And this is being proved today.

  • Ciaran

    You need to read the Constitution just once in your life.

  • Ciaran

    Uuummmm…..when will Africans in Africa have an Abolition movement? slavery existed there loooooong before the USA existed. Slavery is thriving and expanding now. When will Black Africans fight against slavery?

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Rahm Kota

    Wow if it isn’t the Jew hating racist Ciaran Palmer itself. So you hate black people to as well gee who could have seen that coming. By the way the Jews did not start world war two.

  • Ciaran

    Oh my my. I find that when people make ad hominum attacks, instead of adressing specific issues or questions – THAT person is guilty of whatever they accuse others of.

    What name or names to you normally troll under?

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Rahm Kota

    By the way I refuse to waste any more time with you because all most everything that comes out of you your mouth is pure B.S. and with nothing to back up your claims.

  • Ciaran

    Also – DO you have any thoughts on when Africans will end chattle slavery, or not? And are the Israelis “racist” for hurling the African workers they brought into Israel, as fast as they can toss them out?

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Rahm Kota

    Like I said everything you say is B.S. Come back here when
    you come back to something I like to call reality. You just live in some sort of racist fantasy land don’t you? I am done with you bigot now be gone Satan.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Rahm Kota

    You know who I am moron I was under this very name when we last talked but I guess your bigoted heart can’t tell the truth from fantasy.

  • new2la

    Right…Booth was the Sean Penn of today; A leader in his own mind. And no, Booth would not be considered a hero today. Perhaps in the minds of those that think like Sean Penn.

  • Ciaran

    This may shock your obviously immense ego – but I have no idea which troll you are. Beck’s site has many sefl-styled “handlers”, and trolls. Which is why I rarely waste my time here. The subject intrigued me, however. Whoever you are – please don’t waste your time on me. I won’t waste my time on you either.  

  • Ciaran

    Did you EVER read what Lincoln wrote about Blacks? OMG.  

  • Ciaran

    OK-  I think Booth was more popular than Penn – but I’ll go along with your basic  premise that both were and are egomaniacs.

    Howver – Booth was PROTESTING, long and loud, about the violation of the US Constitution for the Tyrant Lincoln. Lincoln has NO RIGHT to do what he did, and turn Federal guns on American Citizens. Had Booth NOT assassinated Linclon, and just hung around and denounced him – he woudl be regarded as a principled, honorable man, instead of a murdering douchebag. Booth did a LOT of damage to his own cause by his wanton idiocy, in committing murder. He turned Lincoln into a martyr, with one shot.

  • Anonymous

    lincoln did not have to invade fort sumpter it belonged to the united states

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Rahm Kota

    You started it num nuts.

  • new2la

    So, let’s assume you are correct, and let’s pretend you were a General in said war. How would you have handled the problem of slavery and between the North and South? They were all Americans.

    If Obama stays in power, we may very well see the same happen today between Americans.

  • Anonymous

    Slavery is everywhere, not just in Africa Slavery also existed in Europe loooooong before the USA and still continues their now. Sadly there are more slaves today than they were in 1860.

  • Ciaran

    Please refine the scenario. A General does not start a war. Congress is supposed to declare war. The country was united before Lincoln ordered Federal troops to attack the South. Federal troops were turned into murderers of Americans.  I am REALLY REALLY REALLY into the US Constitution. I most likely would have refused to follow orders that I consider un-Constitutional. And dealt with the consequences accordingly. Nowadays, Generals are VERY political. I think in Lincoln’s day, things were “looser”. I think if influential various Generals had all refused Lincoln’s illegal and immoral orders – there would have been no war. It was NOT about slavery. It was about cotton.

    Slavery - that’s a HUGE issue. The slave trade ENDED in the early 1800′s. As in Americans stopped buying slaves, fromrica, and essentially bred slaves locally. I want tostate here, now, and for the record – I consder slavery to be an absolute abomination. A horror. A degredation and corruption of dignty  for every-one involved. The Slave, the Slavers, and the Masters. Alas, throughout Human history – most people do not agree with me. Most humans seem to things slavery is just swell, if they are the Masters. Slavery is still commonplace all over – and it returning to US soil, with the arrival of total cultural aliens.

    The South was largely agrarian – and farm work still requires human hands, to a small degree, even today. Still – with the devlopment of technology, the human factor is lessened every year. Mechanization takes car od a lot of labor. I think chattel slavery would have declined naturally, with mechanization. I thnk is the South would have seceded – they would have eventually returned to the Union, under their terms, without the horrors inflicted by the War, and the even worse “Reconstruction”. The slaves would have been absorbed into society normally….not the jerry rigged “fix” that was foisted on this Nation.

    FYI – the word “slave” derives from the word “Slav” as in Slavic. You know – Slavs….White people? Europeans resolved their slavery issues naturally, with a social consensus, over time. Other places…uh…it’s still going on. So I get REALLY weary of slavery being used to scam modern day Americans who had NOTHING to do with slavery. Most Blacks in the USA are not descended from slaves, And there were Black slave owners, ya know.

    Most Americans today, of any Race, came from people who immigrated to the USA AFTER 1900. slavery was used as a “Moral weapon” during the Civil War – but why on Earth is this an issue today?

    Finally – if Obama is re-installed Holy H#ll will break loose. There wil be nothing to keep him, and even more nefarious Holder in check. Nothing. (Now let’s talk about how Diveristy is working out, shall we?)

  • Ciaran

    Wrong. By turning Federal guns on law-abiding Americans – he staged a treacherous INVASION.

  • Ciaran

    Bless you for actually knowing the facts.

  • Anonymous

    Really, a civil war in which the state surrounding the capital might secede does not count as desperate?
    The south was far from right about everything, evidenced by the fact they lost the war, a war they managed poorly and were not properly prepared for. A war that the south didn’t stand a chance of winning as long as the north was willing to keep fighting.
    And then there are the problems of a caste system based society with a few extreme wealthy and many poor subsistence farmers. And I’m sure you don’t think black people are inferior to white people or even on the same level as pack animal and it was just an oversight in your previous post, cause if you did that would be the funniest thing I’d have heard this month.
    For the south it may have been a war over cotton production, states rights, and a reaction to perceived bullying from the north, but for the north it was a war of preservation of the county and for some a war to right the greatest wrong and hypocrisy in american history even though the war wasn’t about that for the first two years.

  • Anonymous

    so b/c they have slavery it was ok for us to have slavery?  Putting it in context of the times is one thing, arguing that it was ok and not a great act of hypocrisy and one of the greatest tragedies of american history is another completely

  • Ciaran

    Complete BALLS. You sound like a Socialist. The North, and the Capitol, were FAR from “desperate. Most Northerners wanted nothing to do with the war. The had to be paid a lot of money TO fight, and Irish were pulled off RIGHT off the boats (enticed to the USA to escape the famines, and not told aobut the strings) and forced into uniform. Ever heard of the Draft Riots? NO ONE wanted War except the same gang of bankster DEVILS, that are still fomenting war for blood money. The South would not have attacked the North. They were defending THIER identity and Constitutional rights. The WAR was FORCED on the South You are so full of feces you reek over the Internet. WHAT wrong was righted? You admit the war had NOTHING to do with slavery, and that I;m RIGHT about the reasons – and you are still blathering about WHAT? The North was WRONG. And the USA is falling apart because of it. The Founders would have HANGED Lincoln for what he did.

  • Ciaran

    I never said slavery was Ok. I am completely AGAINST slavery. I thing slavery is evil. FYI – why don’t you read up on one Mr. William Ellison? He started off as a slave – was freed, and became the biggest slaveholders in the South. And Ellison owned more slaves than 99 percent of the South’s slaveholders, and was weathier than most of his White neighbors. He once hired a White man to catch a runaway slave. He and his entire Negro family supported the confederacy, and gave money, supplies and slaves to help win.

  • Anonymous

    I have read the Constitution and I have studied the Constitiution, but that has nothing to do with what your selling. Because I have done my homework and have a true education, I can spot a poser from over a mile off. You have never been educated, you have been indoctrinated, there is a huge difference my friend.

  • Anonymous

    By the way your comments to edward are full of crap. The northerners were poor. Many fought with hardly any clothes on their backs. They were promised money, but at the end of the war they got a thank you and were sent home. The whole country was broke at this point. Even congress did not have the ability to feed its own troops. Washington was in a frantic trying to get supplies, but nothing. France, later funded the war and went nearly backrupt for doing so. God, it is terrible to watch progressves twist the truth. The issue is that you tell these stories to  your friends and they think your smart, because like you, they live in a bubble. Then, when you come out of your bubble you get expected resistance. Maybe, one day you will get a real education. Like I said, you can get one of those for about $1.95 at the library.

  • Anonymous

    The first slave owner in America was a black. He actually sued his indentured servant and the courts awarded him his black slave. Now, tell me what Lincoln said about blacks and don’t leave anything out. I will be watching, poser.

  • Ciaran

    Youj are the poseur, trying to run some scam. Accusers invariably accuse OTHERs of their deceit. If you are such a GENIUS – you tell me what Lincoln thought of Negroes. I’ll check back…

  • Ciaran

    So the Banksters and their Toady Lincoln screwed over every-one n’est ce pas? What  the HELL are you babbling about? I’m an American Constitutionalist. The Civil War should not have HAPPENED. What they HELL are you babbling about?

  • Anonymous

    Do you know who Fredick Douglas is? probably not! However, I would much rather speak to a black man that lived in the time of Abraham Lincoln then to listen to the ramblings of a progressive liberal. So here are the things Fredrick Douglas said about Lincoln:

    Abraham Lincoln was “emphatically, the black man’s
    President,” wrote the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass in 1865, “the first
    to show any respect for their rights as men.”
    Here is another quote:

    Whatever Lincoln’s flaws may have been in the eyes of racial
    egalitarians, he said “in his heart of hearts he loathed and hated slavery.”
    And my last quote:
    His firm wartime leadership saved the nation and freed it
    “from the great crime of slavery…. The hour and the man of our redemption had
    met in the person of Abraham Lincoln.”
    Now, I got these quotes of Fredrick Douglas online. Amazing what you can do if you take five minutes to try and be educated. Fredrick Dougas was lied to by the progressives. He was told that the Constitution was a terrible document and it enslved blacks. Fredrick was just abot to do a tour condemning the Constitution when he askedthe right question, he wanted a copy so he could read it. Fredrick never took that tour, because he was enlightened by the Constitution and realized it favored blacks (Again, placed in context).
    So, stop the bologne and stop telling us what you believe. Fredrick Douglas was an Abolitionist, so don’t try to tell anyone his opinion of Abraham Lincoln doesn’t count.

  • Ciaran

    OMG!!!! Many are you wrong about slavery. The South was immensely rich. The War DESTROYED the Southern economy. The South is much poorer now.  

  • Ciaran

    In the words of Abraham Lincoln:

    “What I would most desire would be the separation of the white and black races.” (Spoken at Springfield, Illinois on July 17th, 1858; from Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, 1894, Vol. 1, page 273).
    “Why should the people of your race be colonized, and where? Why should they leave this country? This is, perhaps, the first question for proper consideration. You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If this be admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated. It is better for both, therefore, to be separated.” (Spoken at the White House to a group of black community leaders, August 14th, 1862, from Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol 5, page 371).
    “I will say, then, that I am not nor have I ever been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the black and white races—that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with White people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the White and black races which will ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together, there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the White race.” (4th Lincoln-Douglas debate, September 18th, 1858; Collected Works. Vol. 3, pp. 145-146).

    Frederick Douglas was a mulatto – and the first in a loooong line of long legged Mack Daddy Race Hustlers, preying on a gullible US population.

    I prefer the decent rectitude of Booker T Washington. The Rev Manning of his day.
     

  • Joan Knox

    This is not a comment about Lincoln, just slavery. I think anyone who pays taxes in this day and time are slaves. We work supposedly to support our families and for a chance at a better life. But before we get even a look at our paychecks, the taxes for state and federal governments are already deducted. And we have no choice about paying and have no say about where the money goes. Compare that to what the slaves had to endure. Just a different era.