September 16, 2013

Miss America 2014 questions were NOT all of comparable difficulty

I usually enjoy watching beauty contests, especially Miss America. Last night, tough, I was a little disappointed because not only the show went by at an amazing speed, and the girls weren't all that pretty, but mostly because my favorite (Miss Florida) got an especially difficult question to answer, which I thought was not fair to her.

I mean, they had 5 finalists, and they all got a question to prove they had some salt in their brains, and they specified that all the questions were considered on the same level of difficulty.

Yeah right.

One finalist got this question: what did she think of Miley Cyrus' performance at the VMAs.

Another one: are political candidates carrying "Stand By Your Man" too far by support their spouses.

And my favorite (above) gets this question: what the country should do about minorities having disproportionately low income and disproportionately high rates of unemployment and incarceration.

Seriously? Miley question same as the incredibly-difficult-to-resolve minority issues?!?

I don't think so.


Anonymous said...

How about the fact that Miss Florida had 21 seconds to answer? Everyone seems to gloss over that as well.

NY Spender said...

Yes, that too. Overall, it was a mess! I hope she doesn't dwell on it for too long, but if I were her I would think I had been very unlucky. :(