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Democracy Gone Awry

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Melissa August, Amanda Bower, Rhett Butler, Daren Fonda, Sora Song, Heather Won Tesoriero, Victoria Rainert and Joel Stein

In a desperate effort to get with the times, the Miss America Pageant announced it will incorporate Survivor-type elements into this year’s show. Contestants who don’t make the finals will get to vote on who should wear the crown. Is this any way to run a pageant? As viewers of the summer’s reality shows can attest, the democratic process hardly means the best man, or beauty queen, comes out on top. In fact, it’s usually just the opposite:

WEAKEST LINK Who says? To cut down on competition, contestants more often kick off the strongest link–like George Wendt

BIG BROTHER Even Monica, rear, admitted that the wrong resident got the boot when popular Krista was voted out of the house

MURDER IN SMALL TOWN X Stacey, whom everybody liked, was “killed” last week, while cold Kristen gets to keep playing. A crime

TODAY SHOW Viewers are helping to plan a couple’s wedding. So why did they pick that tacky invitation with the pair’s photo?

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