Iconic game show host and conservative social media hero Pat Sajak ended yet another entertaining, pitch-perfect year online with a tweet he’s particularly proud of concerning President Trump’s least favorite media network and an all-encompassing troll of outrage culture.
In a tweet that’s generated some praise not only from himself but in conservative media, including over at Twitchy, Sajak offered up a new name for CNN. “Easy fix for CNN: change name to Current Narrative Network,” he wrote Sunday. “My work here is done.”
A day after offering that free advice to the perpetually hysterical left-wing network, Sajak closed out the year by trolling hysteria in all its miserable forms.
“Hurry! Last day to plan for the New Year’s grievances, apocalyptic warnings, outraged reactions, triggers, fury and general anger,” he wrote. “Happy 2019!”
Since it’s New Year’s Eve, it’s the perfect time for a Sajak year in review. One of his best social media moments of the year came a few days before the outrage- and grievance-filled midterm elections, when Sajak checked his fellow celebrities over their bad habit of confusing their fame for political insight and then feeling compelled to tell the rabble how to vote.
“One of the (many) odd conceits of celebrityhood is the notion that the ability to sing or tell jokes or portray other characters somehow qualifies one to tell others how to vote,” he wrote. “Not sure electricians or truckers or sales associates feel that way about themselves.”
On the eve of the election, Sajak expressed relief that the craziness was almost over and called for some unity, though he suggested that was wishful thinking.
“I’m so glad the election will be over tomorrow. No more political commercials for a while. The people will have spoken. We can all accept the results, join hands and give thanks for living in this great nation,” he wrote, but then added: “I also need to take my unicorn to the vet to get his horn buffed.”
A few days before his much-welcome call for some humility in Hollywood, Sajak offered a few thoughts on polling, which always seems to err on the side of the Democrats, perhaps most infamously in 2016.
“Is there any greater waste of time, money and effort than political polling?” he tweeted. “All it really does is supply fodder for pundits. If polls are right, pollsters get to brag about it. If they’re wrong, they try to justify it. In the end, they mean nothing.”
On his birthday, Sajak again trolled the addiction to outrage, and worked in an ironic reference to the fake news media. “The corrupt media have done it again!” he tweeted. “It’s my birthday, and it’s appalling that so many so-called ‘news’ outlets are reporting my age accurately!”
Over the course of the year, Sajak repeatedly hammered all the unfounded and unbridled anger, particularly online. “The online ‘comments’ sections have become the Internet version of road rage. Instead of screaming at someone from the safety of your car, you can do it from the safety of your screen name,” he wrote.
He also continually made himself the butt of jokes, demonstrating that humility he’s urging among his fellow celebrities.
“Just when I say something I find amusing or use a clever turn of phrase, I watch @greggutfeld, and suddenly I don’t feel quite so clever,” he wrote in November.
“True story: lady calls our house tonight,” he wrote Sunday. “My wife answers, it’s a wrong number, and the lady apologizes, attributing error to her age. She calls again and I answer, thinking I’ll give her a thrill. ‘Do you watch TV?’ I ask? ‘Yes.’ ‘Ever see Wheel of Fortune?’ No. End of call.”