Peanut Gallery

WATCH: Donald Trump Gets News Professionals to Scream Over Each Other

Do we need the mainstream news media to identify the Miss USA competition is a giant publicity stunt, not a respected outlet for the betterment of young women? Yes, apparently. MSNBC’s David Shuster reacts (with a want to vomit) to Donald Trump’s announcement today that Carrie Prejean will keep her Miss California crown. But is Contess Brewer right, in that this is a good launching point to discuss gay marriage in a public forum? Maybe, but that would require civilized debate.