Wondering if we should include Hilton's allusion to the "c word". I had thought yes because it revealed how bigoted he was, but perhaps we should not allude to profanity. What does anyone think? AddisonDM 00:03, 2 May 2009 (EDT)
- I only used it because it was being used on the daytime news. That being said, it could easily be changed to be more descriptive and not a direct allusion. Let me try something I just thought of and let me know what you think. Jinx McHue 11:26, 2 May 2009 (EDT)
- Or, you know, not. Do we really need an edit block due to trolls now? Anyway, here was my idea:
In response, many members of the audience cheered or booed. Hilton predictably disliked the answer and attacked her publicly on his blog, stating, "She gave the worst answer in pageant history. She got booed. I think that was the first time in Miss USA ever that a contestant has been booed. She lost not because she doesn't believe in gay marriage." Hilton went on to say that Prejean lost because she was "a dumb..." and used a vulgar but commonly used word to insult women to describe Prejean. Hilton issued a half-hearted apology, but later went on national TV to rescind his apology and to say at the time he was actually thinking of a different word that is even more vulgar.
- Jinx McHue 11:36, 2 May 2009 (EDT)
Lack of media coverage on Trump announcement
From what I understand, the announcement took place yesterday morning. By last night, there weren't a whole lot of decent, non-hostile sources solely dedicated to the accouncment from which to draw from for what I added. Even now, there isn't much more than there was last night. I guess the media didn't like Trump yanking the football away. Jinx McHue 07:53, 13 May 2009 (EDT)
ERROR RE FIRST AMENDMENT IN MAIN PAGE
The phrase "she dared use her First Amendment rights" incorrectly uses the term First Amendment rights, which apply only against a governmental entity, and the Miss USA Pageant is not such an entity. No constitutional rights were implicated.
- constitution applies to all americans.--Jpatt 18:15, 29 May 2009 (EDT)
- Seriously, this isn't something intelligent people need to debate. There's no First Amendment issue, and the page is just plain wrong. First Amendment states "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech..."--Pjscool 18:48, 1 Jun 2009 (EDT)
- What was meant by "Dared to use First Amendment rights" is "free speech." What it meant is something like, "She dared to use her right to free speech to say that marriage is between man and woman only. AddisonDM 18:56, 1 June 2009 (EDT)
Yeah, try to use these arguments against the use of the phrase when it comes to Perez Hilton's comments. Had someone not in the government done to him what he and others did to Miss Prejean, no one would be caterwauling "It's not a First Amendment issue!!!" Jinx McHue 22:14, 1 June 2009 (EDT)
Hounded By Larry King
Is this worthy of inclusion? Prejean repeatedly asking Larry not to ask her about her settlement agreement with the pageant, pointing out (quite reasonably) that she was legally unable to talk about it. King continued to repeat the question until Prejean had to remove her microphone and walk away from the interview.
Seriously--it's being spun as if she threw a tantrum, but on the actual video, she remains polite and reasonable, and only walks away after repeatedly asking King not to pursue that line of questioning. --Benp 19:38, 12 November 2009 (EST)