'Family Feud' Twitter posts anti-Ted Cruz status, 'Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak responds
Our account was hacked over the weekend and a post was tweeted purporting to come from the 'Family Feud' account. We would like to apologize for this and make it clear that it did not come from the show and that the comment does not reflect the views of the program. The tweet was immediately taken down.
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Political debates can pop up in strange places. But you definitely wouldn't expect politics in the world of "Family Feud." That is, however, what happened on Saturday (Oct. 5), when the show's official Twitter account posted a message that was directly critical of the Tea Party and politician Ted Cruz.
Is this a statement from the show or from host Steve Harvey? Does the message come from a politically active employee? Or has the "Family Feud" account been hacked?
There is no answer right now, just the tweet itself. That post reads:
".@SpeakerBoehner, stop letting extremists sabotage our economy. End the #TeaPartyShutdown now. Speaker Boehner don't let Cruz run the US."
Strange and polarizing as such a statement might be from a game show, at least one Twitter user found the whole thing entertaining. That would be Pat Sajak, the long-time host of "Wheel of Fortune." Sajak managed to laugh at the whole thing while brilliantly keeping serious politics out of it:
"Surprised by political tweet from #FamilyFeud. Last political tweet from 'Wheel' was, 'I Like Ike.'"
For those of you not well-versed in 1950s-era political slogans, "I Like Ike" was used by Dwight D. Eisenhower during his presidential campaigns.