MSNBC’s David Shuster said he wanted to “vomit” after the conclusion of Donald Trump’s announcement this morning that Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, will keep her title. Shuster said the decision represents “everything that is wrong with the superficial nature” of pageants. Shuster commented Prejean is “clearly not very smart.” He told fellow MSNBC anchors to “jump off a cliff” if they are going to defend her.
Shuster blasts the intellect of every women who has been involved in beauty contests. Newscasters Lauren Green and Gretchen Carlson appear intelligent to me, and both are former Miss Americas. If Shuster is so upset about this he should ask NBC to return all the advertising and sponsorship money they received from Miss USA.
Shuster definitely enjoys on air combat. However, even MSNBC questions Shuster’s judgment. They suspended him for two weeks in February 2008 when he criticized the Clinton campaign. Shuster did not like Chelsea Clinton’s campaigning for her mother. There was nothing wrong with Chelsea’s activities.
Shuster said, “There’s just something a little bit unseemly to me that Chelsea’s out there calling up celebrities, saying support my mom … doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?” The Clinton campaign demanded an apology and stated that Hillary might not participate in any further debates on MSNBC. Shuster could have made his point without the high voltage rhetoric.
Shuster also believes beauty pageants are unfair because they do not reward average women.
As we all know, life is not fair. Our society is visual and beautiful people do have a significant advantage. They receive more attention and opportunities. They also have more self confidence and better social skills.
This has been scientifically proven numerous times, even in studies involving babies. They were shown photos of “traditionally” attractive and average individuals. The beautiful people won every time.The same photos were then shown to adults who were asked to rate several factors about the person such as politeness, intelligence, motivation, etc. The attractive people received far better scores.
Other studies have revealed that attractive children tend to get better grades in school because they receive more attention from their teachers. In the job market, many sales oriented positions are given to beautiful people. Supermodel Tyra Banks tried to demonstrate this double standard when she dressed up in fat suit.