Brent Bozell

Another Miss USA judge, former beauty queen Alicia Jacobs, made it quite clear on her blog that Miss California's answer was beyond stupid, considering the sexual orientation of many pageant judges and organizers. "My final ranking for Miss California was 4th runner-up … and if I could have made her 51st runner-up, I would have."

Prejean not only lost the crown, but also opened the gates for ridicule. The insults began to flow like lava from a volcano. The leader of this hate-Carrie crusade was ... Perez Hilton. He marched over to a camera to record a rant for the Internet. "She lost, not because she doesn't believe in gay marriage, Miss California lost because she's a dumb [B-word], OK?" The next day on MSNBC, Hilton issued a fake apology: "I was thinking the c-word, and I didn't say it," he said, laughing.

The mudslinging was just beginning. On his blog, where Hilton regularly draws graffiti over the photos he's posting, he drew over the microphone that pageant co-host Billy Bush was holding in front of Miss California's mouth. The microphone was now a penis. Sadly, this gutter-blogger's best defense is that he quite routinely draws semen dripping out of the mouths of celebrities, both male and female.

And Miss USA hired him as a judge.

We know that beauty-contest judges are often a mix of former beauty queens, famous actors and others you wouldn't mistake for the Supreme Court. But how low are these pageants stooping for judges? Hilton is now an instant celebrity, interviewed on ABC, CBS and even two shots on CNN's "Larry King Live."

It was a natural time to announce his new music single on I-Tunes. It's a love song called … "My Penis."

How ironic is it that Hilton used to work for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation? He personifies the word "defamation," and GLAAD, naturally, had no unkind words for him. They insisted only that the media notice that Miss California's answer was factually incorrect, that you can't "choose" a gay union in many states.

This is how the one-way "defamation" street works, apparently. GLAAD forced the firing and ruined the award-winning career of actor Isaiah Washington from "Grey's Anatomy" for using the gay F-word on the set. But now Perez Hilton can run around in public and call this unsuspecting beauty-pageant contestant all kinds of awful profanities, and the media have made him a star.


Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
 
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