As more evidence that literally everything in the mainstream media must now be politicized for fun and profit, the organizers of September 10th’s Miss America pageant made sure that questions about President Donald Trump dominated the contest. No doubt thanks to some selective pressure from the ABC network, judges asked the girls several questions that were clearly written to get a very specific type of response. Either one that would send them along to the crown or one that would endear them to the Trump supporters in the audience…but almost certainly cost them the victory.
Of the five final questions posed to the last women standing, four of them were nakedly political.
“There are multiple investigations into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia on the election,” said Judge Jordin Sparks (this is a serious competition, as you can see). “Did they? You’re the jury. Guilty or innocent, and please explain your verdict.”
No doubt to the disappointment of Ms. Sparks and the other judges, Miss Missouri actually stuck to the presumption of innocence afforded everyone accused of a crime.
“Right now I have to say innocent, because not enough information has been revealed,” she said. “We are still investigating this and I think we should investigate it to its fullest extent. If we do find the evidence that they have had collusion with Russia, the justice system should do their due diligence and they should be punished accordingly.”
A fine answer, we have to say, although we would have also accepted: Well, this whole investigation is a politically-driven sham and everyone involved in it should be ashamed of themselves.
One other contestant failed to give the judges the conservative-hating answer they were thirsting for. Asked if the U.S. should be tearing down Confederate statues, Miss New Jersey said, “I don’t think the answer is to get rid of these statues. I think the answer is to relocate them into museums. Because we are truly defined by our country’s history, and I don’t think it’s something we need to forget. We need to always remember it and honor our history of America because it truly makes us who we are as Americans. But they should be moved to museums. Thank you.”
Not exactly the greatest defense of southern heritage, but it’s more than we expected from a Yankee beauty pageant contestant. It’s more sensible than some of the crap we’ve heard from some of the supposedly-educated nutballs on CNN, to say nothing of the patriotically-challenged Democrats.
Miss Texas fielded a question about Charlottesville, telling the judges that she believed Trump should have spoken out sooner…the usual mainstream media crap.
Then it was time for Miss North Dakota, who was given a question about climate change. Judge Maria Menounos delivered the pitch : “195 countries signed the Paris Agreement, in which each country sets non-binding goals to reduce man made climate change. The U.S. is withdrawing from the agreement citing negligible environmental effects and negative economic impact. Good decision, bad decision? Which is it, and why?”
From the left’s perspective, Miss North Dakota knocked it out of the park.
“I do believe it’s a bad decision, once we reject that we take ourselves out of the negotiation table,” she said. “And that’s something we really need to keep in mind. There is evidence that climate change is existing so whether you believe it or not, we need to be at that table and I think it’s just a bad decision on behalf of the United States.”
It’s obvious looking at the answers that Miss North Dakota’s was the most blatantly anti-Trump, anti-conservative statement of the bunch.
But we’re sure it’s just a coincidence that she walked away with the prize at the end of the night.