Pathetic: Miss USA contestants face tougher questions than President Obama

On Sunday, 24-year-old Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo, was crowned Miss USA 2014. She will go on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant.

While most people probably think ‘bikini contest’ when they hear the words ‘Miss USA,’ Sunday’s finalists were actually peppered with surprisingly hard-hitting and timely questions during the Q&A portion of the competition. On radio this morning, Glenn wondered what this country has devolved into when beauty pageant contestants face tougher questioning than the president of the United States.

“Let me go back to the beauty contest because we're asking tough questions of our beauty contestants, but we are not asking any tough questions of anybody in the White House,” Glenn said. “This kills me. Honestly, we should just start asking the White House press secretary, ‘Who are you wearing?’”

The top six finalists in Sunday’s competition responded to an array of questions about the value of a college degree, the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.

Miss North Dakota, Audra Mari was asked if a college degree is still important in today's society considering the cost of higher education and how difficult it is to get a job after graduation.

"I do think going to college is relevant at this point," Mari responded. "I know my parents' generation, there was -- are a lot of people who are extremely successful who never did get a college degree, but in this day and age I know it's extremely hard to find a job, even after four years of college. So I do think it's extremely important to go and get your education and, I guess, further your education after high school."

The contests eventual winner Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez - a Taekwondo expert - was asked what can be done to combat sexual assault on college campuses.

"I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don't want that to come out into the public," she said. "But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that's something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women."

Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry may have faced the most difficult question of the night. She was asked whether the U.S. government was right to release five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in exchange for Bergdahl.

Let's put this into perspective once again: This is a beauty pageant!

"I am glad that we got our guy back," Guidry said. "However, I do not feel it is right that we subject ourself to these acts of terrorism. I do agree with our guy being back but, however, I do not think that we should subject ourselves."

“She did the best she can under the circumstances,” Pat said. “Pretty good answer.”

When you consider what the White House press corps asks – or, rather, doesn’t ask – President Obama, you can’t help but wonder why we are holding our beauty pageant contestants to a higher standard than our president.

“I have questions that I think we should start asking the beauty queens, and they're not any of the ones that were asked,” Glenn concluded. “We don't ask the President anything. We ask the President, ‘What was your favorite day this week?’ That's what we're asking. ‘What makes you so great?’”

And just for old times’ sake, enjoy this ill-fated Q&A moment courtesy of Miss Teen South Carolina Caitlin Upton competing in the 2007 Miss Teen USA contest:

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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