Pat Sajak: Climate Change Believers Are 'Racists'
Also 'unpatriotic,' 'alarmists,' says Wheel of Fortune host
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2014 6:57 AM CDT
"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak, left, arrives at a reception at the Beverly Hilton hotel after the funeral of entertainer and producer Merv Griffin in Beverly Hills, Calif., Friday, August 17, 2007.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

(Newser) – Pat Sajak: fun-loving game show host and, apparently, prolific tweeter of anti-liberal jokes. This came to much of the world's attention on Monday night, when the Wheel of Fortune host tweeted: "I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night." But it's nothing new, as the Wire determined when it took a closer look at Sajak's Twitter feed: The thing is full of similarly pro-conservative sentiments, including:

  • "Very hot weather: 'We're all going to die!' Very cold weather: 'There's a difference between climate & weather, moron!'"
  • "Skeet shooting in Hillsdale, MI. (Don't worry...they were free range skeet.)"
  • "Met a nice woman who said she'd check my tax return for free. Says she's an expert. Name is Lerner, I think."

"Republicans and Congress in general seem spared from Sajak's Twitter ire," writes Adam Chandler. "Maybe he assumes this is his audience. But also, who cares?" Well, quite a few people; Sajak's outburst sparked a number of outraged responses. On Salon, Daniel D'Addario points out that Sajak's political leanings are no secret; between 2007 and 2013, he wrote articles for Human Events with titles like, "Opposed to ObamaCare? Then You Must Be a Racist." As for why Sajak thinks climate change believers are racists, he didn't have enough Twitter characters to clarify, but on Mother Jones, Chris Mooney explains that there's a conservative argument that eco-activism imposes the views of wealthy people on poor "Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans."

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homer1057
May 22, 2014 8:05 AM CDT
This comment was made and is intended to have the same effect as the car commercial etc w/a beautiful big busted woman sitting on the hood, so....people buy cars, or tools or whatever they sell. just because a Holly(ROTTEN)wood person said it or endorsed it etc! The blind are still led by the blind!
homer1057
May 22, 2014 7:53 AM CDT
See the one thing, and there are many, I like about the TRUTH is: you can always depend upon it and cast fiction aside! I hear all this global warming crap and the CO2 is warming this planet up when in my studies I find that "IF" all the tress and rain forests etc were cut down we would still have a good amount of CO2: why, because the majority of CO2 comes from the oceans of the world! The Oceans are like a soda, they create CO2, they fizz. There is Phosphorous in the water and there are plants, algae etc that make CO2 and those that take in O2 etc. CO2 is a friendly gas! PUT CO2 in your greenhouse and "SEE" what happens! NEVER take the govt position: STUDY the TRUTH for yourself or..."LOOSE" your mind!
homer1057
May 22, 2014 7:43 AM CDT
On the subject of climate change, global warming and all that Govt wants to control us crap: let's say that when a man or woman strays from GOD's word, "The King James Bible" they always loose what mind they may have! they are always deceived and they always take the wrong position! There has always been climate change and there has always been global warming/cooling, it is a natural cycle set up by God. Genesis 8:22 KJV To think anything else and to refute the TRUTH is about as dumb as owlcrap! You loose any trace of common sense and reason when you take the evolution theory etc as fact! In FACT: the chance that evolution etc are fact is about as remote as dropping a golf ball from an aircraft at 30K feet and hitting a 1 foot red square, not happening! TRUST in "The LORD" NOT man! PRO 3:5-7 KJV