In honor of Black History Month, Jon Stewart said it was time that some people got their facts straight on how history really went down.
Stewart called out Fox Business Network's "tribute" to Black History Month Monday night by playing a clip of Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano claiming that President Lincoln hurt the nation by leading "the most murderous war in America" rather than letting slavery die a "natural" death. Napolitano argued that Lincoln should have tried "purchasing the slaves and then freeing them."
Here's how Stewart responded:
"Compensated emancipation, why didn't Lincoln think of that!? What's that? Oh, he did think of that? Oh! He spent most of 1862 trying to convince the border states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri and West Virginia to free their slaves in exchange for money and everybody said f*ck off...because it wasn't economically feasible and the slave states had a deeply vested socio-political interest in maintaining a two-tiered culture based on cheap forced labor."
Watch the video for the full clip on "The Daily Show."
(h/t: The Raw Story)
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