Twitter mobsters targeted longtime “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak after a photo surfaced of the popular game show host posing with controversial Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) reporter Brian Glenn.
Sajak, 75, was in the headlines late last week as he revealed that after spinning the wheel for over four decades, he was starting to think about what his life might look like after he retires from hosting the popular game show — but it was not until the photo with Greene surfaced that critics started to pile on.
“Buh bye Wheel of Fortune and Pat Sajak,” @MollyPloofkins tweeted.
Buh bye Wheel of Fortune and Pat Sajak. pic.twitter.com/iYJq2GlaTB
— Molly Ploofkins (Marsha Blackburn's Neighbor) (@Mollyploofkins) September 18, 2022
Critics immediately attacked Sajak, accusing him of posing with “Nazis” and vowing to never watch “Wheel of Fortune” again. One even brought Sajak’s longtime cohost Vanna White into the conversation as he referred to Greene as “Vanna Whitesupremacist.”
“Marjorie Taylor Greene: I’d like to buy a K. Pat Sajak: There are 3 K’s!” @OhNoSheTwitnt tweeted.
Jeremy Newberger added, “I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat Sajak.” He also included a picture of the “Wheel of Fortune” game board, with letters turned to reveal the phrase, “posing with Nazis.”
I'd like to solve the puzzle, Pat Sajak. pic.twitter.com/rP0lPmlBfi
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) September 18, 2022
“It’s only been 8 months since Marjorie Taylor Greene gave the keynote at a Nazi rally where the organizer praised Adolf Hitler. So by all means, Pat Sajak, take some selfies with her. Looks like the Wheel of Fortune is morally bankrupt,” Newberger said in a second tweet.
“Pictured: Pat Sajak and Vanna Whitesupremacist,” @cpoliticditto captioned the photo.
Pictured: Pat Sajak and Vanna Whitesupremacist pic.twitter.com/OQVV47Ss0q
— connectpoliticditto. (@cpoliticditto) September 18, 2022
“First Chuck Woolery. Now Pat Sajak. Are all game show hosts trash?” Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill asked.
Retired broadcast journalist Diana Gonzalez added, “The company you keep is quite unfortunate, @patsajak. Will be changing the channel when you spin the wheel.”
The company you keep is quite unfortunate @patsajak . Will be changing the channel when you spin the wheel.
— Diana Gonzalez (@DianaGHealth) September 18, 2022
“This isn’t news. It’s well known Pat Sajak is a raving conservative,” former Congressional candidate Johnny Azkam tweeted. “Watch the show, don’t watch the show, but he’s about to retire and y’all are late by over half my life.”
Life News Founder and editor Steven Ertelt pushed back on the narrative, adding, “That people hate Pat Sajak just because of his conservative views is a microcosm of everything wrong with our country right now.”