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September 18, 2013

Yahoo News: "US wakes up to a Miss America of Indian descent' "

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Right out of the gate, fuck your stupid headline. To justify the use of the phrase “US wakes up to…,” whatever comes after “to”
must be something that the majority of people in the US are affected by and/or give a minimal fuck about – such as “US wakes up to a World at War” or “US wakes up to a New Post at Unleash The Beef.” You know what? Fuck it, I’ll lower the bar: How about just three percent of people in the US have to give a fuck about whatever it is you’re wasting text on to justify use of that phrase? Let’s go to the numbers. The Miss America pageant drew 8.4 million viewers out of a population of 314 million people. Oh! Just missed that 3% mark with 2.7% of the US Government’s tax slaves breathing through their mouths in front of televisions tuned to the Miss America pageant. This just in: Nobody gives a fuck about the Miss America pageant. - - Indolence + Diversity = Journalism

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 18, 2013 11:23 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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What I care about the new Miss America? She's a fox.

Posted by: glenn at September 18, 2013 11:42 AM

But, but, but shes PRETTY! I dont care about her ancestors. I dont care about any beauty pageant. I do look forward to the demise of idiot copywriters. (New York braces for a storm) I'd like to see a New York "brace".

Posted by: Bruce Garrett at September 18, 2013 1:47 PM

better headline: New Miss America is really hot, really tan, and really out of your league. (subhed: swimsuit picks on page 3C)

Posted by: dan at September 18, 2013 2:03 PM

Well the Miss America contest really needs publicity and controversy provides it. All they have to do is drum up lots of "she's an Indian not an American" junk (even if its fake or contrived" and hey, attention!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 18, 2013 2:25 PM

She ain't wearin no feathers.

I don't believe it.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at September 18, 2013 3:04 PM

Is that Indian with a dot, or Indian with a feather??

Posted by: leelu at September 18, 2013 3:09 PM

Instapundit has commented on how so many people are invested in everything still being 1963; to maintain their political power. The rest of the country has moved on and really, those unenlightened by the residual racial politics of the early 20th century can see anything other than a pretty girl.*

Like how Louisiana and South Carolina have elected governors of Indian descent. The rest of the country has moved on and only in very backwards places does a political party need to appeal to ethnicity to gain electoral victory.

*I think the Democrats should have 'Race Over All' as a motto. I wonder how that would read in German?

Posted by: Mikey NTH at September 18, 2013 5:58 PM

Mikey said: "... only in very backwards places does a political party need to appeal to ethnicity to gain electoral victory."

Yeah, backward places like Detroit, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. Who, back in the 60's, would ever have predicted that the South would make more progress on civil rights by the 21st Century than our more urban areas?

Posted by: Grizzly at September 18, 2013 6:12 PM

Slightly off-topic, I do love me some Reshma Shetty from Royal Pains.

Posted by: drdave at September 19, 2013 10:34 AM

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