William Shakespeare must have known that one day in the future Pat Sajak would exist when the Bard wrote in Hamlet, “Since brevity is the soul of wit / And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief.”
On Thursday night, Sajak, the beloved host of “Wheel of Fortune,” issued another succinct, immortal tweet, this time targeting Democrats as he sat suffering through the Democratic presidential debate. He wrote, “This could be worse. It could be a dinner party and I could be there.”
Sajak has famously tweeted such pointed and brief remarks before. After the horrific Las Vegas massacre in October 2017, when celebrities chimed in with their uninformed opinions, Sajak tweeted, “OK, let me explain this again: We're celebs. We're wiser & more empathetic than you. We are famous. Please take our opinions more seriously.” As The Daily Wire noted at the time:
This is not the first time Sajak, a political conservative, has lanced the celebrity bubble of leftism that pervades Hollywood; his resume should have been a warning to leftists that his wit would target them. Sajak is an external director for the conservative publishing house Eagle Publishing, serves on the Board of Trustees at Hillsdale College and has served on the Board of Directors for the Claremont Institute.
Here are some other examples of Sajak pointedly targeting the Left:
Looking forward to next awards show/lecture.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 10, 2017
Nobody abhors violence more than Hollywood, and nobody does more to glorify it.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 12, 2017
I wonder if the celebrities who moved out of the country will return for the demonstrations?
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 18, 2017
Unhappy about results of last week's People's Choice Awards. Thinking of breaking Starbucks windows & trashing limos.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 21, 2017
Changing the world one screamed obscenity at a time.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 23, 2017
"Alexa, turn on CNN. I want to hear the news." "You'll have to pick one or the other."
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) July 7, 2017
Does anyone have thinner skins than the "tough" news media?
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 13, 2017
At the end of 2018, Sajak mocked CNN, tweeting, “Easy fix for CNN: change name to Current Narrative Network. My work here is done.”
Apparently Sajak’s view of the debates was not unique; despite the fact that the second night of the Democratic presidential debates outpaced the first, drawing 15.26 million viewers across the three networks, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the debate still slightly trailed the first 2012 Democratic presidential debate, which drew 15.46 million viewers, and was left in the dust by the first GOP presidential debate in 2012, which attracted a whopping 24 million viewers.