Bill O'Reilly recently reported on the death of former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, who passed away this week at age 70 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis (video below).
The host of 'The O'Reilly Factor' then segued into a segment on how "white America was kind of unified" in the 1950s and how "that made it easier for society to function," reports MediaMatters.org.
O'Reilly admitted life was "generally awful" for minorities in the 1950's and told doubters to buy his book 'Killing Kennedy' if they needed education on racism. O'Reilly claimed that life has "much improved" today for minorities.
He cited the low unemployment rates, low numbers of babies born out of wedlock and how premarital sex and explicit behavior 'was kept quiet" in the 1950s.
"Because we had just won a hellacious war, white America was kind of united and standards of behavior were very similar," said O'Reilly. "That unification made it easier for society to function."