Pat Sajak is a science denier, but did you know about all the other crazy stuff he’s said?

By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 18:09 EDT
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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:

[Image: "Pat Sajak Arriving At The 38th Daytime Emmy Awards At Hilton Hotel & Casino On June 19, 2010 In Las Vegas, Nv." by Helga Esteb via Shutterstock.com]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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