Pat Sajak Tweet Stirs Up The Global Warming Hornets Nest-Truth!
Pat Sajak Tweet Stirs Up The Global Warming Hornets Nest-Truth!Summary of eRumor: A Twitter comment about global warming alarmists by TV game show host Pat Sajak has gone viral on the Web and stirred up some controversy. The Truth:
TV's Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak posted a tweet on May 19, 2014, that said, "I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night." This according to a May 21, 2014, article by Fox News. The article said that Sajak was contacted by "The Kelly File" and told them "that he was 'mocking the name calling that is directed at global warming skeptics within and without the scientific community.'" On May 17, 2014, Breitbart reported that Lawrence Torcello, an assistant professor of philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, wrote an essay that said "climate scientists who fail to communicate the correct message about 'global warming' should face trial for 'criminal negligence'." This may have sparked Sajak's viral tweet. The day after Sajak's jab he tweeted, "Sometimes it's fun to poke a stick in a hornets' nest just to hear the buzzing." Posted May 22, 2014
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