College Jeopardy tournament includes ‘That’s what Che said’ category

Yes, there was actually a whole College Jeopardy! category on commie mass murderer and favorite left-wing bloody rebel Che Guevara. (Big hat tip: @TexasTsunami.) It wasn’t just the bad pun that had viewers irked.

How about running this on Jeopardy?

What are they putting in the Jeopardy! water, anyway?


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  • PeterP

    Too bad. I used to love watching and playing Jeopardy. What is a show I will no longer watch?

    • Hosfordrut M.

      You only watch television programs to learn about the historical figures you like?

      • TugboatPhil

        The reason he will no longer watch is not because he wants to “learn” about Che, but because he, like many of us, already know he was a murderous, cowardly scumbag.

        Jeopardy and college professors have been honoring this former walking, stack of fecal material for years.

        • $4356589

          We recently honored a murderous rebel with a presidential library. You didn’t seem to mind that.

          • TugboatPhil

            I don’t mind what you do at all.

      • Gary Freeman

        Not all of us are liberals who worship killers. That’s why Peter Pappas isn’t watching Jeopardy anymore. He doesn’t want to give ratings to a show that helps make a hero out of a killer.

        • Hosfordrut M.

          Nothing in this article mentions that Jeopardy! “worship[ped]” Mr. Guevara, or called him a “hero”. When I’ve watched the show, it simply focuses on facts with a penchant for being punny.

    • 2ifbyT

      Hard to believe the same company produces Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune…and consider both family entertainment. Time to contact Sony and give them another reason I no longer purchase their products.

  • Anyone00

    I would like to see the answers/question to see if this was wide cross sections to his works and quotes, or just soft-pedaled beatification.
    Preemptive: Oh, ‘he’s complicated’? Like Joseph McCarthy? What ‘he’s complicated’ doesn’t sound so good when it’s someone you despise?

  • Harry A

    was it a whole category of questions where you had to guess *which* che said it or was it a bunch of che g quotes? i’d like to see the actual questions, although a category about che g during college week sadly wouldnt surprise me.

  • Steve_J

    “I’ll tell you where my troops are if you just let me go.”, that’s what the murdering, coward Che’ said to the Bolivian soliders.

  • FFlintstone

    Jeopardy has become very liberal with their questions over the last four or five years. It used to be a pretty neutral show.

    • Harry A

      maybe im just missing something, but can you explain that further please? i dont really see jeopardy as being conservative or liberal or even neutral, i view it more as apolitical.

      i guess the binders was a swipe at romney, but the category wasnt even about him. i saw more as an attempt, perhaps failed, at humor. why do you feel that jeopardy is now “very liberal”? how liberal (or for that matter conservative) can one be when talking about a trivia show?

      • Gary Freeman

        The fact that they are making reference to a killer like he’s some kind of folk hero is why people have a problem with it. What is with you liberals? You can dish out the insults, but when people call liberals out on their BS suddenly you guys get all upset?

        • Harry A

          well im not a liberal and im not upset, thats to begin with.

          i just asked how jeopardy is now a “very liberal”, and while i see lots of down votes, no one yet has answered me. sure we had the binders full of women category that in the end had nothing to do with romney, but is there something else? im assuming before people label a show “very liberal” they are basing it on more than 2 categories out of the over 2100 categories we have had this season.having now seen the questions, i see that one of them actually made reference to che’s killing in the “pedagogy of the wall” quotes.

          i dont always watch jeopardy, but i do so often and i just never saw it as political. if its just these two categories that are the basis of this opinion then i will continue to see it as not political, but if i am missing something I would like to know.

          • Hiraghm

            Yes, they have answered you. They have made out a monstrous mass-murderer as though he were a folk hero. Never will you see a Jeopardy category of Hitler Homilies or McCarthy Maxims.

          • Harry A

            so it is because of this one category that we brand the show very liberal? if thats the case im sure there was one category out of the 2100 that theyve had this season that liberals didnt like…

            and sadly Che is a folk hero to many college students in this country. surely the question about the many men che sent to execution on the gun range would run counter to favourable light many hold him in?

            unless there are other examples not posted on twitchy that ive missed this season im just not understanding how this would make it very liberal.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Where’s Art Fleming, Don Pardo and “Weird Al” Yankovich when you need ’em? Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Brian Roastbeef

    I expect that Marxist little turd Ken Jennings would have cleaned up on that category.

    • Hosfordrut M.

      Did you mean to call Mr. Jennings “Morman”? I’ve never heard him extolling the works or writings of Mr. Marx.

      • Brian Roastbeef

        He is a proud and vocal supporter of the Democratic party, which is a haven for Marxists and actively promotes leftist ideology in the United States.

        Also, for your information, “Morman” is not a word. I believe, in your failed effort to attempt to correct me and troll this board, you were referring to the word “Mormon,” a common term for a follower of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mr. Jennings is indeed also a Mormon, as well as a Marxist. It is in fact possible to be both. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is another example.

        • Hosfordrut M.

          You’re essentially saying that because Mr. Jennings likes the Democratic party that makes him a Marxist. One does not follow from the other: my grandmother was a Democrat, but was not a Marxist. If you have specific evidence of Mr. Jennings’ uncommon Marxist political affiliation, that would probably garner my attention, though.

          Also, you’re of course correct regarding my misspelling; I’m surprised my spellcheck didn’t catch it. Mea culpa. Lastly, you don’t know my appearance, so calling me a “troll” has no weight.

          • TomJB

            Trolls on internet boards having nothing to do with large ugly creatures living under bridges in fairy tales. Its a different use of the world “troll.” Maybe your spellchecker needs to be supplemented with a dictionary.

          • walterc

            I might remind you that JFK was a democrat also. But today he would probably be a republican with his tax cutting to stimulate the economy philosophy. good sy the same about your Grandmother.

          • el_polacko

            differing points of view are not allowed here. either grab your torch and pitchfork and join in or keep your thoughts to yourself. it’s the twitchy way !

          • Brian Roastbeef

            We’re just such bullies around here, aren’t we, Dingy?

          • Hosfordrut M.

            My thoughts are the facts of the matter. Why and when should the truth never be allowed?

          • Brian Roastbeef

            Are you certain about that? Have you read through FDR’s policies, and a detailed rundown of his administration, particularly the first and second terms? Your grandmother may have been closer to a Marxist than you think. Then add in figures such as Henry Wallace, Democrat supported by Democrats. If you have specific evidence of her capitalist beliefs, that would probably garner my attention though.

  • peteee363

    next year they should feature what would kermit do to your baby?

  • Stranded in Sonoma

    I’ll take Liberal Left-wing Genocidal Socialist Bastards for two thousand, Alex.

    • Hiraghm

      The answer is: Barack Obama.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        What is a KING FINK? Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Hosfordrut M.

    Were any of the facts incorrect? What’s polarizing about asking questions about historical figures? Also, I loved the pun; Jeopardy!’s usually pretty good in that arena.

  • Vik

    How is this parading a leftist agenda? This doesn’t say what the specific questions were… the jokes probably made fun of Communist ideology, not supported it. It’s just a joke, lighten up.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      The category was a play on the phrase “That’s what she said…” As for the answers and questions, I didn’t watch it… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • RogueRose

    I think they buried the lead… the students got every question right. The same students who can’t name 5 of the 9 Supreme Court Justices or the Speaker of the House. What does that tell you about what they’re learning?

  • jaynice

    I quit watching Jeopardy awhile back. Got tired of their veiled liberism. Funny how a swipe at Romney is brushed aside…. wonder if they would do the same over one about Obama..

  • putthehammerdown

    As I was digesting my din-din [scottish meat pies and broccoli,…Yummy], I saw this and had to ‘keep it down’ , forcefully and repeatedly.
    You don’t have to go very fricken’ far to find out about Che and all he stood for and those he offed, by pointing and or doing it his-own self.
    But it would seem that Jeopardy and it’s rulers are just not that interested in ALL he did and said, and that much became glaringly obvious, last night.
    Time to rev up the E/mail,…. again.

  • Groty1

    I had the show on but was distracted by something else so I did not see all the “answers”. I do remember two, however. One dealt with how Che often executed people and how he was executed – by firing squad. Another was a straight forward historical reference to the fact that Che was trained as a medical doctor before he became a revolutionary. So at least those two “answers” did nothing to glorify Che in any way.

  • Jake Wilde

    I don’t watch it anymore. There is so much out there to not have to tolerate the incessant stupidity of those with an agenda.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I don’t watch anymore either… Most of the Answers and Questions are TOO EASY!… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • NCRelite

    Quit Stalin already!
    Mao Money, Mao Problems
    Pol Pot, meet Kettle

  • tertiaryintervention

    Ooh lets’s play! Che said this about homosexuals:

    What is Kill all homosexuals?


    for 400 Che said this about blacks:

    What is blacks are disgusting and should be treated as second class?


    Any douche who venerates that coward is an oblivious racist scumsucker.

  • Jeremy

    That is disgusting to have any category about that POS.

  • SCinGB

    Trebek sucks. He’s such an arrogant ass. With that being said, here are some of my favorite SNL Jeopardy quotes.

    Sean Connery: “I’ll take the Penis Mightier for $500”
    Alex Trebec: “That’s the Pen IS Mightier!”

    Sean Connery: “It looks like this is my lucky day. I’ll take “the rapists” for 200!”
    Trebek: “That’s ‘therapists,’ not ‘the rapists’

    Sean Connery: Ah! Well met! I’ll take Months That Start With Feb, Trebek.
    Alex Trebek: For how much?
    Sean Connery: Suprise me, you filthy bastard!
    Alex Trebek: Okay, that’s completely unnecessary. Months That Start With
    Feb for $800. This is the only month that starts with Feb. [ Sean
    Connery buzzes in ] Mr. Connery?
    Sean Connery: Febtober!

    Alex Trebec: “The category is “rhymes with dog,” and the question is,
    “It’s been a Hard Day’s night and I should be sleeping like a
    Burt Reynolds: “Chinese whore.”

  • porgiefirefighter

    I love Jeopardy, but my heart sank when I saw that category featuring the words of a psychopathic terrorist who brutally murdered at least hundreds, probably thousands of people. including entire families, for simply having the wrong political views.