Climate change deniers for $400: This orange game-show staple recently tainted your harmless sick-day TV-watching by spouting dreck on Twitter. (Who is Pat Sajak? Ding ding ding!)
Making even Conan Alex Trebek look like a bastion of reason, the Wheel of Fortune host tweeted this on Monday:
I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night.—
Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 20, 2014
After a busy day brokering vowels, Sajak likes to kick back and make some 140-character jabs at environmentalists, proving that no, he’s not smarter than a fifth grader:
My interest in Al Gore's pronouncements could fit into a gnat's navel & still leave room for a Liberal's sense of humor.—
Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 07, 2014
Having a huge Earth Hour party tonight. Workers installing laser light show equipment. Busing in hundreds of guests.—
Pat Sajak (@patsajak) March 29, 2014
Very hot weather: "We're all going to die!" Very cold weather: "There's a difference between climate & weather, moron!"—
Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 11, 2014
Thankfully, sometimes we jab back:
I guess it’s tough for @patsajak to accept the environment can change when he’s been standing on the same 1980s game show set for 33 years.—
Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) May 20, 2014
Greg Laden (@gregladen) May 20, 2014
Sajak’s been airing his doubt in 97 percent of scientists since 2007. At two cents, the price is right for his thoughts. (Zing!) Thankfully, as a professional mannequin, he’s not exactly the most respected scientific authority. Can someone change the channel back to Bill Nye?
Turns Out Pat Sajak's Twitter Is a Repository of Crotchety Liberal Jokes, The Wire.
Pat Sajak Says People Concerned About Climate Change Are 'Unpatriotic Racists', Huffington Post.