By Bill Maher
A few weeks ago “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak jokingly tweeted this:
Well, now “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek has weighed in.
Trebek, who describes himself as a social liberal/fiscal conservative, told Salon that he believes climate change exists and is contributed to by human activity:
“I have seen firsthand the effects of climate change, in trips to Antarctica and Mount Kilimanjaro, both of which are showing huge changes due to global warming.”
Is it any surprise that the guy who hosts the show for dumb people – “Wheel” – denies climate change while the guy who hosts the show for smart people – “Jeopardy” – believes climate change is real?
“Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” have always made strange bedfellows. “Jeopardy” is a game of skill with a level playing field, a game show for liberals. “Wheel” is a game of luck where the lucky are allowed to buy clues to help insure a victory, a game show for conservatives. Buying a vowel is the ultimate entitlement for those who are ahead. It’s a get out of jail free card for those lucky enough to get a decent spin of the wheel. Also “Wheel of Fortune” begins each episode with the audience chanting “Wheel… of… Fortune!” in unison just like Republicans chant “USA… USA…” in unison at their conventions.
Watching “Jeopardy” makes smart people feel dumb and watching “Wheel” makes dumb people feel smart. Republicans love watching “Wheel” because they love feeling superior to others. They speak English and look down their nose at anyone who doesn’t. They don’t need food stamps, so why should anyone else? It’s no surprise that the climate change believer hosts the show where knowledge is king and the climate change denier hosts the show with questions easier than the TV Guide crossword puzzle.