Amid the wave of grief over Nelson Mandela’s passing, and outpouring of fond memories about his inspiring deeds of greatness, came a harsh reminder from Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly: Let’s not forget he was a communist.
“He was a communist, this man,” Mr. O’Reilly said, during a Thursday night discussion with Rick Santorum about the fate of the Republican Party. The context for his comments about Mr. Mandela: He was trying to illustrate how the GOP could win more public favor for the next presidential election, Mediaite reported.
That’s when he blurted: “He was a communist, all right? But he was a great man. What he did for his people was stunning. … He was a great man, but he was a communist.”
Shhh, racist. Don’t remind people of the truth.