ABOVE: What did Pat Sajack tweet that has climate change activists so riled up?
TORONTO — Game show host Pat Sajak sparked a social media meltdown this week when he weighed in on climate change.
“I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends,” the 67-year-old Wheel of Fortune host tweeted. “Good night.”
I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 20, 2014
Reaction on Twitter was swift, damning — and occasionally clever.
Pat Sajak works with words for a living but doesn’t seem to know what they mean.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 20, 2014
Will the 8 year old kid who hacked @PatSajak‘s account please return it to its rightful owner?
— Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) May 20, 2014
If Pat Sajak was replaced by a hologram, would anyone be able to tell?
— Todd Chappelle (@ToddChappelle) May 21, 2014
@patsajak Believing in tooth fairy= good, knowing global warming is real=bad? Got it. Now we know how the rest of the non-believers think.
— Cyndie Smith (@Mrs_Smith53) May 21, 2014
You might be a racist if you have a Ph.D in Earth Science & spend a lot of time worrying about glaciers -from Pat Sajak’s new comedy album
— Rob???? (@ForeverHairy) May 21, 2014
Hate to say this, but because of Pat Sajak’s awful remarks, I will no longer look to game show hosts for moral guidance. — Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) May 21, 2014
.@patsajak Experts from military, health, & insurance agree with overwhelming majority of scientists. Are they also unpatriotic racists? :(
— Scott A Mandia (@AGW_Prof) May 20, 2014
Sajak seemed to be enjoying the furor. Tuesday, he followed up with: “Sometimes it’s fun to poke a stick in a hornets’ nest just to hear the buzzing.”
Sometimes it’s fun to poke a stick in a hornets’ nest just to hear the buzzing. — Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 20, 2014
Only a few days earlier, Sajak took another jab at climate change.
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
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