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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Why Game-Show Hosts Vote Republican

Daily Beast

Pat Sajak thinks global warming alarmists are ‘unpatriotic racists.’ Read this story from 2010: The rest of Hollywood may swing left, but from Pat Sajak’s new National Review column to Chuck Woolery, game show hosts are the right’s secret weapon. Rebecca Dana exposes the TV staple’s true colors.

. . . "A tiny island of Reagan Republicanism in the vast sea of liberal Hollywood, television’s greatest arbiters of luck and love—including Chuck Woolery, Drew Carey, Wink Martindale, Merv Griffin, and many others—have regularly loaned their support and opened their wallets to right-wing candidates and causes, collectively donating more than $100,000 since 1998.

"Sajak alone has given more than $10,000, including fat checks to Fred Thompson, Bob Dole, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, George Allen, and Rick Lazio, as well as Steele. Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy!, gave $3,000 to former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska.

“ 'I am a conservative thinker. My political choices usually follow that path,” says
John O’Hurley, a former host of Family Feud who donated more than $2,000 to Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign.
“ 'I am a strong believer in individual responsibility both in the quality of my actions and in setting the direction for my life.”

The gallery of game show hosts: Of whom this is but a sample....
The longtime host of Jeopardy! is a supporter of conservative causes and a three-time donor to former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel. He also was reported to be hosting a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser in Malibu to benefit GOP candidates with military backgrounds, but his spokesman contests that claim.

. . . "I'm now sacrificing my career coming out as a conservative,” said The Dating Game’s Woolery, a born-again Christian, during a 2009 appearance on Mike Huckabee’s Fox News talk show. “So I'll never be hired in Hollywood again once they find out I'm doing it on your show.' ”

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