Say it ain't so! The beloved host of "Wheel of Fortune" is apparently a right wing extremist nut. What's next? Vanna White and Ann Coulter having cocktails? Remember kiddies, believing in global warming=racism.
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak’s online outburst Monday night mocking the idea of man-made climate change is only the latest in his series of off-screen conservative rants, Salon reported.
On Monday, Sajak attacked “global warming alarmists,” accusing them of “knowingly misleading for their own ends”:
But Sajak also voiced skepticism about global warming as far back as 2007 in a column for the conservative website Human Events, arguing that “a large (and growing) segment” of researchers were doing the same. To date, an overwhelming majority of studies on the matter have concluded that the planet’s changing climate patterns are cause for concern.
Sajak, who wrote for the site between 2007 and 2013, expressed similar sarcasm about global warming earlier this month, albeit in slightly more neutral terms:
Earlier today, Sajak downplayed the impact of the New York Times’ controversial firing of its first female executive editor, Jill Abramson:
And earlier this month, he, like Ann Coulter, mocked First Lady Michelle Obama for offering her support to the efforts to rescue the scores of kidnapped girls in Nigeria:
The Daily Kos reported that Sajak received some pushback from actual climate scientists following his latest anti-science remarks:
Rather than respond to Mandia’s question, however, Sajak seemed to retreat: