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Chuck Woolery's new game: America vs. Civil Rights

by Jeremy Hooper

I never really liked "Love Connection." However, I triple-score-loved the TV version of "Scrabble." Some of my best mid-'80s memories involve some sort of mild illness that allowed me to play hooky and check out this pastel-hued show.

A taste for the less elderly:

So classic!

So it pains to me hear from my pal Michelangelo Signorile that the host of this and so many other game shows, Chuck Woolery, supports dangerous notions like the following:

[Michele] Bachmann, while doing radio interviews on "radio row" at CPAC, met up with Chuck Woolery, the former TV game show host, most notably of the "Love Connection," and they shared a warm embrace as Bachmann giddily called out, "Chuck! Chuck!"

Woolery is promoting "Reset Congress," a project that he outlines on his web site, Save Us Chuck Woolery. He, too, slammed the Prop 8 ruling, and said gays don’t need civil rights. In fact, he believes African-Americans need no civil rights.

"Majority rules," he said, dismissing the idea that minorities need protections. "We were born with natural rights. We don't need civil rights. [African-Americans] don't need civil rights. They don't need them. They have inalienable rights granted by God in the Constitution. I mean, I'm discriminated against all the time. I don't care. It doesn't bother me. [I'm discriminated against] because I'm old. I'm too old to get a job as a game show host. They say, well, the guy's 71 and in five years he'll be 76. And I’m a one per center, and I'm absolutely discriminated against as a one per center."

Michele Bachmann At CPAC: Former GOP Candidate Slams Prop 8 Ruling, Meets Chuck Woolery [HuffPo Gay]

Mmm hmm, Chuck. Because losing a gig on a "Press Your Luck" revival is exactly the same thing as a minority being denied his or her due rights. And we should all just pipe down and trust the playing field to adjust on its own. Riiiiiight. [::Writer rolls eyes, shakes head, wishes for day when people understand that basic American freedoms are not some sort of bonus round that a contestant should have to fight to achieve::]

Alex Trebek, please don't never me down.

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