We had a zesty discussion today about whether to air the YouTube video of a pageant contestant's somewhat incoherent answer to a question about some Americans' inability to locate their own country on a world map (my apologies for all of the prepositional phrases).
There were a lot of opinions voiced at our editorial meeting. Some thought the video showed how easy it is to stumble in the spotlight; some thought it would have made a great "Before We Go" segment based on its comedic value; some thought it would appear as if we were making fun of the contestant.
Because the competitor was planning to respond to the incident on Tuesday morning – before many of our viewers would see Tuesday's show – we decided on airing a different segment instead. But we want to know: What do you think? Should we have aired it? Was it newsworthy? Would you like to see segments like it in the future?