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Pat Sajak: ‘Global Warming Alarmists Are Unpatriotic Racists’

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In case you missed it, 'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak sent out a series of incendiary tweets recently that showed the former weatherman’s more than skeptical views on climate change, culminating in the following post that caused a firestorm on Twitter:

Sadly, Sajak is not alone in his belief that climate change is not real. And though Twitter users had a lot of fun calling out Pat’s whack-job point of view, trying to interpret his comment beyond its blatant disregard for the science behind climate change isn’t so easily done. Why specifically are believers in climate change racists and unpatriotic? Mother Jones takes a whack at it:

Perhaps he's channeling a strain of conservative argument best epitomized by the book "Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death," by Paul Driessen. According to Amazon.com, it argues that the environmental movement "imposes the views of mostly wealthy, comfortable Americans and Europeans on mostly poor, desperate Africans, Asians and Latin Americans."

Of course, the reality of the situation is that those who will be most impacted by the extremes of climate change are the world's poorest and most vulnerable.

No reaction yet from famous tile-turner Vanna White.

Check out a special Pat Sajak-themed 'Wheel of Fortune' puzzle, AFTER THE JUMP…

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  1. Pat Sajak is still living? Who knew?

    Posted by: Ted | May 21, 2014 4:02:17 PM


  2. Who cares? He's a game show host. (What do we care if he thinks the earth is flat?)

    Posted by: WeHo | May 21, 2014 4:04:53 PM


  3. Something happens to white men when the get old.

    I am not looking forward to it.

    Posted by: Bill | May 21, 2014 4:07:09 PM


  4. Pat's comment doesn't even make sense. There are plenty of conservatives who agree that there is global warming, they just don't necessarily agree with scientists on the cause.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | May 21, 2014 4:07:41 PM


  5. So we're unpatriotic for not supporting (many) large corporations and their lobbyists interests and racist because we've hurt the feelings of their white CEO's.
    Thanks for enlightening me Pat

    Posted by: AuthlimofXvim | May 21, 2014 4:17:44 PM


  6. Oh, please. Must we label reaction to a stupid tweet a "firestorm"?

    Posted by: will | May 21, 2014 4:30:51 PM


  7. So says the man who watches other people play Hangman for a living. Oh, and Bill, it's not age in his case. He's a lifelong wingnut.

    Posted by: MajorTom | May 21, 2014 4:30:56 PM


  8. and pope francis recently said causing climate change is a sin

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/21/1300969/-Pope-Francis-Causing-Climate-Change-Is-a-Sin

    Posted by: Moz's | May 21, 2014 4:35:13 PM


  9. I hope Pat doesn't have a condo on Miami Beach, because if he does both he and it will be underwater in 50 years or less.

    Posted by: Tom | May 21, 2014 4:38:35 PM


  10. This just confirms that stupid people who have easy, highly paid jobs begin to confuse their good luck with intelligence. And then with expertise. And finally with holding the high moral ground.

    His opinion doesn't even make sense. Are we supposed to buy vowels to decode it?

    Posted by: james street james | May 21, 2014 4:50:16 PM


  11. phrase 10 seconds

    sejak is an a_ _ _ole

    Posted by: candide | May 21, 2014 5:12:49 PM


  12. Here we go, now the press is going to crucify yet another public figure. For DARING to voice an opinion that is contrary
    to the fantasy of global warming, pushed on a gullible people by Algore and his money making speaking tours. What ever happened to allowing other people to voice an opinion without the liberal media going on the attack.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | May 21, 2014 5:16:26 PM


  13. Well, there's nothing in the statements to indicate he denies GW, only that he hates the alarmists. And the debate has devolved into alarmists on one side and denialists on the other, with the alarmists full of smug moral superiority and the denialists able to believe three impossible things before breakfast. Can you honestly say you believe in GW while still driving an SUV?

    However this is more of the "Can you believe what he said" nonsense TR is devolving into. Next we're going to have "ten things every gay man needs to know!" articles.

    Posted by: anon | May 21, 2014 5:26:53 PM


  14. LOL, since when did Global Warming I mean Climate Change I mean Climate "Instability" become a gay thing? I believe there was just a scientific expert from the UK who was publicly dismissed by the Climate "Instability" crowd "because his data wasn't beneficial to us".

    Posted by: MIke | May 21, 2014 6:05:54 PM


  15. Sajak was a "weatherman" for 4 years at KNBC in LA. Nothing indicates that he really knew anything about weather (no degree, schooling, etc--just 'anchoring' the weather). Kind of akin to Sarah Palin alluding that she should be President because she could see Russia from her house.

    From Wikipedia:
    "Sajak is an active supporter of conservative political causes and has written a number of columns for the conservative magazine Human Events.[21] According to NEWSMEAT, Sajak has donated over $17,000 to candidates and election committees, all associated with the Republican Party.[22] Sajak is also a regular poster and podcast participant on the conservative blog ricochet.com.[23]

    On April 18, 2014, Sajak used Twitter to announce his heterosexuality, a move viewed by some as being critical of the gay rights movement."

    One could easily say that his denials are unpatriotic and that he's racist for knowingly misleading the public for his own corporate gain. Yeah, "good night" you scurrilous drunk.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | May 21, 2014 6:16:32 PM


  16. @i wont grow up. really? which "press" is going to persecute sajak?

    any free speech doesnt preclude criticism for that speech. you delicate persecuted flowers on the right dont seem to get that

    Posted by: jaker | May 21, 2014 6:20:05 PM


  17. I know when I want the facts, I tune in to the TV host of a spelling show, not any scientist specializing in the field of study.

    Posted by: Randy | May 21, 2014 6:36:30 PM


  18. @I WONT GROW UP

    You ask: "What ever happened to allowing other people to voice an opinion without the liberal media going on the attack."

    A better question might be, whatever happened to people voicing an opinion without attacking those one disagrees with by calling them "unpatriotic" and "racist"?

    Posted by: Retro | May 21, 2014 8:25:25 PM


  19. After he got called on his first tweet, he said that he was just poking a hornet's nest, like it was on purpose. Now he's saying that he was just joking. Why does he believe what he first tweeted? Because he's an old, rich, white Republican male and that's what FoxNews told him to believe. No one ever said game show hosts are smart!

    Posted by: Beezers | May 21, 2014 8:37:25 PM


  20. ""Kind of akin to Sarah Palin alluding that she should be President because she could see Russia from her house.""

    Sweetums, that was Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. But you knew that.

    Posted by: MIke | May 21, 2014 8:56:03 PM


  21. What I find amazing is that 56K people follow Pat Sajak on twitter. Seriously? LOL!

    Anyway, he should probably be the type who sticks to tweeting what the weather is like where he is, and what he's having for dinner. He wouldn't want to mess with his brand and ruin his safe, boring persona.

    Posted by: Fox | May 21, 2014 9:22:27 PM


  22. I met Pat Sajak eons ago during my youth. I went to LA to watch a filming of Wheel of Fortune with my dad. I lost all respect for him during that experience. He was a total prima donna, was rude to his coworkers and the guests/audience, and was extremely arrogant. Obviously, when I learned a few years ago that he was a conservative Republican, I wasn't surprised.

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | May 21, 2014 10:16:45 PM


  23. oh look more white nonsense.

    Posted by: Derrick | May 21, 2014 11:06:57 PM


  24. Pat Sajak is a moron tv game show host. Let's not waste our life forces talking about a person who DOES NOT MATTER in the discussion about climate change and how to address it before we are all completely f*****.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | May 21, 2014 11:43:08 PM


  25. I think Pat needs a blowjob, and I'm not talking about one for his poofy hair.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | May 22, 2014 12:40:12 AM


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