If Fox News was around in 1865

If Fox News was around in 1865

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  • ThadisJones
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Most slaves prefer being slaves

    In the South, Drapetomania was actually proposed as a scientific theory of mental instability that caused slaves to defy "the order of nature" and run away from their masters.

    The recommended cure for Drapetomania was essentially "more whipping" EDIT: Or by chopping off both big toes to make running impossible, remember kids- it's not cruelty or barbarism, it's being done as a medical therapy to cure a mental illness haha it's totally cruelty look at that guy with no toes, lets see him try to run away again /s

  • PDX_Stan
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Ending slavery will wreck the economy!

  • CainPillar
    3 Month(s) Ago

    1865? A Flickr user uploaded scans from his 9th grade history schoolbook from 1971, Alabama: https://fusion.tv/story/164447/this-alabama-high-school-history-book-from-the-1970s-sure-is-something/amp/

    Slavery was the earliest form of Social Security in the United States.

    and furthermore:

    The slave received the best medical care which the times could offer […] by the same plantation doctor who tended the master.

  • TheRabidFangirl
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I'm from Alabama and was literally taught half of that list in history class. With the caveat of "it was still bad, of course."

  • Mabubifarti
    3 Month(s) Ago

    As if they'd listen to what an Irishman has to say.

  • [deleted]
    3 Month(s) Ago

    They would probably just deny the existence of slavery altogether as deep state conspiracy.

  • Victim_of_Reagan
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I upvoted for the MS Paint mustache and beard.

  • waterbuffalo750
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I'm afraid we'd still have slavery...

  • Rabalaz
    3 Month(s) Ago

    If you really want to blow some reactionary right-winger minds, tell them that Karl Marx loved and supported Abraham Lincoln, and in fact wrote him a letter of congratulations for his success in being reelected.

  • MrRipShitUp
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Don’t forget the token slave they would find to come on and say how all the other slaves are selfish moochers and never consider the needs of the charitable owners.

  • ZeiglerJaguar
    3 Month(s) Ago


    "... so why is your truck covered in Confederate flags, Mr. MAGA?"


  • tevert
    3 Month(s) Ago

    lmao can't wait for the knuckledraggers who slept through history class to tell us how that fine southern gentleman was a democrat

  • starking12
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Except Bill O Reilly actually said something something to that already.


  • callmekizzle
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Robert e lee unrionically and infamously made all these arguments

  • Adnaan2513
    3 Month(s) Ago

    It's surprising how many idiots don't know that Republican =/= Conservative.

    Republicans used to be liberal when they were freeing the slaves, and the dems were conservative back then

  • DiggSucksNow
    3 Month(s) Ago

    How about 1865 Rand Paul? "Freeing the slaves would irreparably harm states' rights. The American people should vote with their dollars to end slavery by buying cotton from plantations that don't own slaves."

  • Paindexter
    3 Month(s) Ago

    bUt SlAvEhOlDeRs WeRe DeMoCrAtS

  • ulshars
    3 Month(s) Ago

    1865? They are saying that now.

  • Nanyea
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Are you sure this wasn't on fox and friends/hannity last week?

  • AthenianWaters
    3 Month(s) Ago

    As a southerner, I know many people who actually believe these things.

  • wisehumanity
    3 Month(s) Ago

    More like Fox News in 1998

  • lasssilver
    3 Month(s) Ago

    In this thread: A ton of fk'n morons who don't understand that "Republican" and "Democrat" are not ideologies, just political party names that can change over time.

    Conservatives = Slave Owners and Secessionist (for the right to continue owning slaves).

    Liberals = Abolitionist and fought to preserve the Union.

  • Al-Andalusia
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Fox News in 2019

    There, fixed it for you.

  • StopTheBS79
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Lol I’ve BEEN saying stuff like this, especially when I’m arguing with a mental deficient people on the right. They always like to say it was the Republicans that freed the slaves and try to pretend the ideologies haven’t switched parties since the mid 20th century. I mean why else would they also be the party that is now backed by alt-right, KKK and nazi organizations. I wouldn’t want them having my back.....oh and let’s not forget who through a hissy fit when they heard people were getting rid of confederate statues. Fox News cried and cried and cried.

  • Zodsayskneel
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I have Trump-supporting in-laws that currently believe this. Not even a joke or conjecture… one of them actually said some of these points to me and I was having the hardest time holding back from pointing out how stupid they sounded saying these things out loud.

  • MrMelkor
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Maybe people think this is funny, but in reality these arguments were sometimes used in the antebellum south. They called what northern workers did was 'wage slavery', but called it inferior because the workers were not cared for like slaves were.

    There are many other examples... but to me the saddest part is that all of their lies lived on in what is called the "lost cause" in which southern writers (IMO culminating in a book called "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell) lamented the lost society, and attacked the evil north for demonizing them and their society.

  • Tengam15
    3 Month(s) Ago

    don't you bring poor Colonel Sanders into this mess

  • anoelr1963
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I had a friend who I would later learn was very conservative who supported Trump. The early tip-off was that he believed, "well I can't imagine ALL slaveowners were THAT bad to their slaves, since owning slaves was an investment", I was like, wtf? It doesn't matter how they were "treated", it was a human literally being OWNED as property by another human being!

    It never occurred to me that someone could even have a crazy thought like that, but, there you go.

  • Scalade
    3 Month(s) Ago

    all of you morons repeating the comment about “BUt Da RpUBliCanZ WoZ AgeNst SlaverY AND DEMONRAtz WeRe ACKSHIALY ThE BAdDDies && Slave OwNErS BacK THen!”

    First of all, the post doesnt mention Reps or Dems. It’s Fox News. Right Wing. So whatever fucking party it was during the times of Slavery, Fox News would be backing it.

    The fact you’re all so used to copy pasting your benign defense of the nasty Republican party in every thread meant that you didn’t even realise it’s completely inapplicable to this post. Hilarious.

  • Ridwando
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Why are so many people in the comments parroting the myth that the switch in party platforms never happened?

    It's not the Democrats who carry the Confederate flag, and it's not the Democrats who get all the KKK and white supremacist votes these days.

    Do these morons really imagine that the Democrats of today are the ideological descendents of the Civil War era Democrats? They can't really be as braindead as that, surely?

  • dontbeajerkguy
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Oreilly actually made some of these arguments a few years back.

    Talking about how some of the slaves were "part of the family" etc

    Also the slaves who built the white house: "Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings"

  • esskue
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Conservatives are always dragged kicking and screaming into the slightly better future.

  • JackColor
    3 Month(s) Ago

    ITT: Literally a mountain of anti-democrat comments touting the "democrats were the slave holders" argument while ignoring the documented switch of the parties and their liberal/conservative leanings in the late 1800s

    During the 1960’s and 1970’s, the American racists, once loyal to the Democratic Party, switched allegiances in favor of the Republicans, and the socially tolerant and progressive Republicans switched their allegiance, to the Democratic Party. And thus, the Republican Party, the former party of Lincoln, devolved into a conglomerate of racism, intolerance, and prejudice, while the Democratic Party, the former party of Davis, became the party of acceptance.

  • Utahhgetmetwo
    3 Month(s) Ago

    As a social studies teacher I can say this is 100% funny and relatable.

  • Bahmerman
    3 Month(s) Ago

    My only qualm with this, is that there is no way Bill O'Reilly would have the balls to serve in the military.

  • nink77
    3 Month(s) Ago

    100 or so years from now when the parties switch again, LOL BILL OREILLY WAS A LIBERAL!!! KEEP EATING THIS FAKE NEWS YOU CONSERVATIVE SCUM!"

  • Mldavis22
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Thats basically Fox News today.

  • Nederlander1
    3 Month(s) Ago

    People always seem to (conveniently) forget that Abe Lincoln didn’t want the freed slaves integrating into our society...

  • CrackTheSkye1990
    3 Month(s) Ago

    It was only a matter of time before the "but the democrats owned slaves and started the KKK" comments would start.

  • Dreadnought-2
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Jesus this is skin-crawling, the accuracy

  • Jinxedchef
    3 Month(s) Ago

    "Being anti-slavery is anti-free market." -FauxNews.

  • portparterpie
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I think this is a repost? It’s missing something that would of been a perfect addition to connect the absurdity of it to today’s rhetoric.

    All of these are points that the south used to justify slavery, but it’s missing one of the justification that was used that is still being used today : religious freedom.

    Today we haven’t heard the right used religious freedom argument for keeping slaves, but rather the justification for discrimination of others (specifically queers).

  • Digger1422
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Yea I hate to say it, but I know more than one Fox News viewer who would agree with some of these today.

  • robizzle89
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Could also be current Fox News.

  • euphonious_munk
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Talking Point:

    "Are we spoiling our slaves?

  • ninjasaid13
    3 Month(s) Ago


  • RainbowDarter
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Looks like his name might have been Colonel Angus.

  • DeathRobotOfDoom
    3 Month(s) Ago

    not to mention they would call conflicting information "fake news" and their position "traditional american values"... "tHe bIbLE sUPpOrTs SlAVeRy!" (it is in fact sanctioned)

  • seductus
    3 Month(s) Ago

    The Southern newspapers before the Civil War were actually worse than Fox News. The Charleston Mercury helped start the Civil War.

  • megamoze
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Didn't O'Reilly actually make a case for slavery on his show? That they were treated well and fed because there was a financial incentive to take good care of your property.

  • TyChris2
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This is almost Fox News right now lol

  • PolygonInfinity
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Nah it'd be SO much worse. They'd probably air lynchings and openly celebrate them.

  • Szos
    3 Month(s) Ago

    And if those traitors were around about 100 years before that, they'd be on Britain's side trying to convince the colonials not to revolt.

  • PSUHiker31
    3 Month(s) Ago

    The easy way of blowing up those conservative brains is to blame Africans for taking their jobs.

    Just say it and watch their heads explode

  • dquizzle
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Alternative title: If They Have Fox News in 2025.