December 26, 2012, - 5:43 pm
Something that happened on “Wheel of Fortune,” last week, is telling. But what ABC News did to blame it on Pat Sajak is even more telling on how the news media lies and makes up stuff (not that this is news to us, but it’s yet another stark example).
The “Wheel of Fortune” judges refused to award Renee Durette, a Navy Intel Specialist from Florida, thousands of dollars she won the game show because she used the folksy Southern vernacular in pronouncing “Seven Swans-A-Swimming.” I think she was robbed. I don’t drop my “g”s at the end of “ing” words, but many Americans do. It’s common in the American English vernacular. And I wonder, if a Black Ebonics speaker was on the show and pronounced it that way, would the judges on the show deny him/her the prizes? I doubt it. And if they did, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would get the race cards ready to play. Maybe they don’t like Americans serving in the military or Red State Southerners. What do you think? Should they have awarded her the prize for guessing the phrase? Watch the video below.
Then, watch the second video below. On it, ABC News–both its anchor and the reporter–lie and blame it on Pat Sajak. But if you watch the first video, it’s clear that this wasn’t Pat Sajak’s decison. It was the decision of the game show’s judges, not Sajak, who set off the buzzer. But with clever editing ABC News made it look like it was Pat Sajak’s decision, and the anchor SAYS it was “the host” Pat Sajak’s decision. Not true. I wonder if this has something to do with the fact that Sajak is an avowed conservative and once hosted a FOX News show. Hmm . . . . In the third video, ABC finally admits it was the “Wheel of Fortune” judges. Watch that video, as it raises the question: does “Wheel of Fortune” hate Southerners?
Regardless, she was robbed!
Tags: ABC News, Pat Sajak, Renee Durette, Seven Swans-a-Swimming, Southern accents, Southerners, Wheel of Fortune