exception http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19297/all en Miss America Contestant Tepid about Occupy Wall Street, Loses Competition http://www.mrc.org/articles/miss-america-contestant-tepid-about-occupy-wall-street-loses-competition <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In recent years, the Miss America and Miss USA pageants have been places viewers can see how well-poised, educated women field tough questions about divisive issues the country is facing. The 2012 Miss America competition was no exception, as Miss New York was asked about Occupy Wall Street. But similar to Carrie Prejean's pro-traditional marriage answer from the 2009 Miss USA competition, Miss New York's reasonable answer to a hot button political question may have landed her as the runner up.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/miss-america-contestant-tepid-about-occupy-wall-street-loses-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture america ANSWER competition controversy exception gay hilton judges liberal Marriage miss occupy street support traditional wall Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:52:00 +0000 38742 at http://www.mrc.org