On Miss USA Pageant, Miss Louisiana Gets Bowe Bergdahl Hardball -- And Strikes a Blow Against the Taliban

Often, the climactic question-and-answer round of beauty pageants is a recipe for loaded questions (take Perez Hilton) or uneducated answers. On Sunday night’s Miss USA broadcast, The Right Scoop points out that Miss Louisiana, Brittany Guidry, was put on the spot about the Obama administration’s swap of Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban terrorists.

Like a politician, Guidry said she was glad Bergdahl came home, but we should not “subject ourselves” to terrorist demands. The crowd went wild there in Baton Rouge (video below):

MSNBC HOST THOMAS ROBERTS, EMCEE: And we have judge number four, Ian Ziering. Your question, please.

IAN ZIERING: In recent weeks the U.S. has released five detainees from Guantanamo in exchange for one U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. The U.S. policy is to leave no soldier behind. Do you think its fair to sacrifice or swap lives in order to uphold this policy?

BRITTANY GUIDRY, MISS LOUISIANA USA:  I am glad that we got our guy back. However, I do not feel it is right that we subject ourselves to these acts of terrorism. [Applause, screaming.]  I do agree with our guy being back but, however, I do not think we should subject ourselves. Thank you.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis