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    Gretchen Carlson elected as chair of the Miss America pageant

    Wondered where she might end up, now we know.

    Gretchen Carlson was elected to lead the Miss America pageant after its CEO and previous chairman resigned amid a sexist email scandal, the organization said Monday. In a statement, the Miss America Organization said that Carlson, who won the pageant in 1989, would take over the role immediately.

    “Everyone has been stunned by the events of the last several days, and this has not been easy for anyone who loves this program,” Carlson said, according to the statement. “In the end, we all want a strong, relevant Miss America and we appreciate the existing board taking the steps necessary to quickly begin stabilizing the organization for the future.”

    Former Miss America CEO Sam Haskell, COO Josh Randle and Chairman Lynn Weidner resigned last month after HuffPost reported that Haskell and other leaders at the organization spoke derisively about previous Miss America contestants. Citing purportedly leaked emails from 2014 and 2015, the news site reported that Haskell and other leaders described the sex life and looks of a pageant winner, joked about the death of a former contestant and used an offensive term for a female body part.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/...candal-n833871

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    Probably a good thing.

    She should have plenty of free time...

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    They should elect the women from the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.
    In fact, as digital as it all is now, the nation should participate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Wondered where she might end up, now we know.

    Gretchen Carlson was elected to lead the Miss America pageant after its CEO and previous chairman resigned amid a sexist email scandal, the organization said Monday. In a statement, the Miss America Organization said that Carlson, who won the pageant in 1989, would take over the role immediately.

    “Everyone has been stunned by the events of the last several days, and this has not been easy for anyone who loves this program,” Carlson said, according to the statement. “In the end, we all want a strong, relevant Miss America and we appreciate the existing board taking the steps necessary to quickly begin stabilizing the organization for the future.”

    Former Miss America CEO Sam Haskell, COO Josh Randle and Chairman Lynn Weidner resigned last month after HuffPost reported that Haskell and other leaders at the organization spoke derisively about previous Miss America contestants. Citing purportedly leaked emails from 2014 and 2015, the news site reported that Haskell and other leaders described the sex life and looks of a pageant winner, joked about the death of a former contestant and used an offensive term for a female body part.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/...candal-n833871

    In these days of enlightenment/awareness......Beauty Contests do seem a little outdated.
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    She has my sympathy for what she went through with Ailes but she sat on that couch for years and knew what they were saying was pure bull yet stayed on. This woman is not a bimbo even though that was her role on the show. I hope she regrets the role she played at Fox and for how her show and others on that network created the hate fest and ignorance that led to Donald Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudius the God View Post
    She has my sympathy for what she went through with Ailes but she sat on that couch for years and knew what they were saying was pure bull yet stayed on. This woman is not a bimbo even though that was her role on the show. I hope she regrets the role she played at Fox and for how her show and others on that network created the hate fest and ignorance that led to Donald Trump.
    I watched an interview with her and she is a staunch conservative. Dont know her feelings in regards to Trump, but she is a republican through and through. So I dont know that her time at FOX wasnt genuine at least in terms of politics. What she went through was awful but I assume she stayed because she felt what she was doing was decent and noble. She has said her co hosts there were the "best ever."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I watched an interview with her and she is a staunch conservative. Dont know her feelings in regards to Trump, but she is a republican through and through. So I dont know that her time at FOX wasnt genuine at least in terms of politics. What she went through was awful but I assume she stayed because she felt what she was doing was decent and noble. She has said her co hosts there were the "best ever."
    There's never been anything decent or noble about being a hateful conservative asshole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    There's never been anything decent or noble about being a hateful conservative asshole.

    You have any examples/evidence of hatefulness from Gretchen Carlson....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    You have any examples/evidence of hatefulness from Gretchen Carlson....??
    I wasn't referring to her alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I wasn't referring to her alone.
    Not alone but you clearly included her as one.

    DO you have an example as you were asked?
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