Who's Fact-Checking Whoopi Goldberg on Republicans Wanting to Bring Back Slavery?

April 13th, 2024 4:00 PM

The headline at The Daily Caller read: 

Whoopi Goldberg Says Republicans ‘Want To Bring Slavery Back’

Some version of that headline and Whoopi’s remark on ABC’s The View was all over the media world on Wednesday. The Daily Caller version reported this:  

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Wednesday that Republicans “want to bring slavery back” as she raged against Arizona’s reinstatement of an 1864 abortion ban. 

Who will fact-check her on this crazy claim? Whoopi seems to be utterly unaware (or deliberately ignores) that support for slavery in the day came not from Republicans - whose party was formed in 1854 to oppose the expansion of slavery.

History records that it was, in fact, slave-holding Democrats who founded the Democratic Party. And obviously, Whoopi is unaware that  the Democratic Party, writing in its first 6 platforms, staunchly supported slavery. Not to mention its Members of Congress opposed the passage of the 13th Amendment -- which abolished slavery. It was the GOP that ended slavery over the objections of the ardently pro-slavery Democrats.

And oh yes, the number of Democratic presidents who owned slaves? There were seven from 1800-1861.

And since Whoopi tied the subject of slavery to abortion, a reminder that the founder of the pro-abortion Planned Parenthood was one Margaret Sanger. It was Sanger whose notoriously deep-seated racism was a pillar of her support for abortion. Her objective was to use abortion to thin out the inferior populations. Black women account for 38 percent of abortions.

Isn’t it past time for Whoopi and others in the media to press the Democratic Party for its apology in supporting slavery? Periodically a call goes up for reparations -- but curiously the call is never directed at the Democratic Party which was, as said, responsible for supporting slavery and making it a matter of government policy upon winning elections -- six times in a row -- on a platform of enslaving black Americans.

Fact? Misleading or gaslighting Americans is the modus operandi of the liberal media. 

As the Whoopi story made the rounds, so too did this story from NPR’s Uri Berliner. Berliner’s piece over at The Free Press was headlined:  I’ve Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust.

Uri Berliner, a veteran at the public radio institution, says the network lost its way when it started telling listeners how to think.

Berliner goes on to say: 

An open-minded spirit no longer exists within NPR, and now, predictably, we don’t have an audience that reflects America.

His point was clear: There was no viewpoint diversity at NPR. The goal every hour of the NPR broadcast day was to push the progressive world view. They're not alone. Berliner admitted this isn't just a problem at NPR.

As if to reinforce Berliner’s point, in the Washington Post the other day was this already noxious headline about the shooting by Chicago police of a 26-year old black man named Dexter Reed. 

It took a full eight paragraphs, deep inside the story, for the Post to report: 

COPA (Chicago Police) said its review of the footage and initial reports “appear to confirm that Mr. Reed fired first,” hitting one officer while four others returned fire.

Which is to say, this is an admission that directly contradicts the impression given in the headline that police singled out a car with a lone young black man at the wheel, stopped him on the pretense of not having his seat belt connected - and, unprovoked, shot him to death in a hail of 96 bullets. 

In other words, the Post wasn’t interested in the truth and the facts. The Post, like those at NPR, are only interested in pushing the progressive world view. In this case that view being that police target young black men. So gaslighting is the order of the day.

Which brings us back to Whoopi Goldberg on The View. Simply put, Whoopi, like the NPR crowd and that Washington Post headline, was gaslighting her audience. In Whoopi’s case leaving the impression that Republicans “want to bring slavery back” because, of course, Republicans had supported slavery in the first place.

When, of course, the truth is exactly the opposite. Worse, not only did the Democrats repeatedly support slavery and oppose abolishing it, but in today’s world the party somehow can’t find it in themselves to apologize for it. No one in the pro-Biden media will ask for it.

Will Whoopi take to The View to ask the Democrats and party leader President Joe Biden to apologize to black Americans for the party’s repeated support of slavery?

Don’t wait up.