Ann Coulter jumps to the defense of Pat Sajak, climate deniers

Liberals equate climate denial with Holocaust denial, the conservative commentator claimed

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Ann Coulter jumps to the defense of Pat Sajak, climate deniersAnn Coulter (Credit: AP/Cliff Owen)

Ann Coulter stepped into the ring to defend “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak’s vitriolic tweet, in which he accused “global warming alarmists” of being “unpatriotic racists.”

Sajak, Coulter told CNN’s Erin Burnett, was using humor to make a point about the way liberals treat conservatives who disagree with them.

“We all have to believe in global warming, we all have to believe in immigration — either lots of immigration or even more immigration,” Coulter explained. “We have to believe that Trayvon Martin was killed by a brutal racist, and if you don’t you get called all of these crazy names that Sajak is referring to.”

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“The worst thing and I think the most offensive is that ‘global warming deniers’ comes from people who are ‘Holocaust deniers,’” Coulter continued. “You are calling half of the American people, who weirdly enough don’t believe in the apocalyptic predictions that keep not coming true, equivalent to Holocaust deniers? That’s how the debate perceives them in America.”

As to Sajak’s claims that he was just kidding? Coulter’s not buying it: ”I’m sure he doesn’t believe in global warming, as I don’t, and as a majority of Americans don’t,” she reassured Burnett.

“The funny part,” she explained, “was him coming up with the arguments that are usually used against us [conservatives].” See? It was satire.

She then, without a hint of irony (and somewhat inexplicably), went on to explain that without fossil fuels, “you’re talking about entire genocides,” because “you need energy to live.”

h/t Mediaite

Lindsay Abrams
Lindsay Abrams is a staff writer at Salon, reporting on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email labrams@salon.com.

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