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

(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."

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.
"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)
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