Pat Sajak: Climate Change Tweet Was 'Hyperbole'
'Wheel of Fortune' host backtracks, a little
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2014 8:04 AM CDT
Game show host Pat Sajak arrive at the 17th annual Broacasting and Cable Hall of Fame awards dinner at Cipriani's 42nd street, Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 in New York.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

(Newser) – Pat Sajak isn't apologizing for the controversial tweet in which he called climate change believers "unpatriotic racists," but he is backtracking—a little. "As most of you know, original Tweet was intended to parody the name-calling directed at climate skeptics. Hyperbole," the Wheel of Fortune host tweeted yesterday. He had earlier noted on Twitter, "Sometimes it's fun to poke a stick in a hornets' nest just to hear the buzzing." But, as multiple outlets have pointed out, it's clear Sajak has few warm feelings for climate change activists. Some of his previous tweets on the topic:

  • "Help...climate changing...must send money to lots of places...a lot of money...hurry...time is short...not kidding..."
  • "My interest in Al Gore's pronouncements could fit into a gnat's navel & still leave room for a Liberal's sense of humor."
  • "Traveled from Caribbean to East Coast today. Climate did change. That settles it; I'm a believer."
  • "I miss the pre-climate change days when it didn't get too hot or cold, or too wet or dry, or too stormy or calm or..."
  • "Very hot weather: 'We're all going to die!' Very cold weather: 'There's a difference between climate & weather, moron!'"
  • "In East with more snow. Miss pre-climate change days growing up in Chicago. Always 65-70 with occasional gentle rain."

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politicallyincorrect
May 28, 2014 8:52 PM CDT
Well...since the "Science was settled" with the 2012 IPCC report that it was NOT true, major players started jumping off the bandwagon, and those scheduled to make a mint started getting worried about their kickbacks, the "scientists" were called to the White House, and the name calling/mud slinging started. Why? Because that's all they have. "Deniers", "racists", "haters"...I hear it EVERY DAY. Know why? BECAUSE THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED! Same with third term and "post birth abortions", too, but I digress. "Tolerant" Hollywood. Watch how those who think independently off the liberal plantation are DESTROYED. Clooney leads the charge with the name calling .He does it CONSTANTLY and the rest fall in place. Sajak, Wahl, Harmon, Stacey Dash is now not only getting liberal hate but the typical "Uncle Tom" race hate/women hate....stay classy (and uninformed) liberals.
Finnsmom1
May 26, 2014 8:44 PM CDT
Sajak doesn't have the balls to own up to his belief that there is no climate change. Own it Sajak, you Pussy.
geo wells
May 24, 2014 1:51 AM CDT
Global warming is a hoax. The warmists are radicals, cultural marxists, green outside, red inside.