Pat Sajak, the long-time host of “Wheel of Fortune” and a man whose dry wit has endeared him to conservatives for years, offered one more example as he targeted the non-stop coverage of Great Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.
Sajak’s comment came amidst ferociously incessant coverage of the woke couple because of Harry’s new memoir, “Spare.”
“Having trouble finding information about Prince Harry and his wife (Meghan, I think). Any sources you might suggest?” Sajak quipped.
Having trouble finding information about Prince Harry and his wife (Meghan, I think). Any sources you might suggest?
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 10, 2023
Sajak’s point was well-taken, as coverage of the couple has blanketed social media in recent days, with Harry’s claims against the entire royal family in the book engendering incendiary responses.
In the book, Harry claimed his older brother Prince William attacked him and also said that William and his wife Kate suggested he wear a Nazi uniform. In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Harry accused Camilla, Queen Consort, of leaking stories about his family.
In the same interview, Harry said he tried to keep conversations and family drama private, but claims that, ultimately, he was forced to go public to protect his reputation.
“Every single time I’ve tried to do it privately there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife,” Harry told Anderson Cooper. “You know, the family motto is never complain, never explain, but it’s just a motto.”
“There’s a lot of complaining and a lot of explaining … being done through leaks,” Cooper replied.
“They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent,” the Duke of Sussex went on. “And that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and write the story. And at the bottom of it, they will say that they’ve reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.”
Sajak has lanced the self-importance of celebrities before. In October 2017, he issued a tweet in the wake of the plethora of uninformed opinions offered by celebrities (in response to the Las Vegas massacre), writing, “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.”
That was not the first time Sajak, a political conservative, had lanced the celebrity bubble of leftism that pervades Hollywood. His resume should prove a warning to leftists that his wit would target them. He has served as an external director for the conservative publishing house Eagle Publishing, serves on the board of trustees at Hillsdale College, and has also served on the board of directors for the Claremont Institute.