Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Grace finds goodness in everything

Nancy Grace is the cool, calm, even-tempered host of CNN's Nancy Grace show. She always brings a balanced viewpoint to discussions of comtemporary legal...AHHHHHH!

Sorry, I couldn't go on with that line of crap. Nancy Grace is a psycho attention whore who thinks everyone is guilty until presumed innocent. Don't believe me? Just look:
On an April 14 show, Grace moderated a short panel discussion about the prospects of the death penalty for a Florida man connected to a missing girl, even though authorities at that time declined to even name him as a suspect in the case.

It's only a matter of time before her decision to choose heroes and villains before the story has unfolded ends badly, the way it did for journalists who piled on exonerated Olympic bombing suspect Richard Jewell. Grace cast the missing Jennifer Wilbanks as a sympathetic figure, and look how that blew up in her face.

"Well, look, I don't have a degree in being a police chief. But I can tell you this much: This is not cold feet, all right?" Grace said on April 28, less than 24 hours before the bride-to-be proved her wrong. "This is not cold feet. I know that much."

There's more, so, so much more. But yesterday, even Nancy outdid herself:
Two weeks after telling police that her son had been snatched from his crib, Melinda Duckett found herself reeling in an interview with CNN’s famously prosecutorial Nancy Grace. Before it was over, Grace was pounding her desk and loudly demanding to know: “Where were you? Why aren’t you telling us where you were that day?”

And this:

On Sept. 7, Melinda Duckett gave a telephone interview to CNN Headline News' Grace, a former prosecutor known for practically cross-examining her guests. Duckett stumbled over such questions as whether she had taken a polygraph — she said she refused on the advice of her divorce lawyer — and where, exactly, she was shopping with the boy before his disappearance.

Hours before the interview aired, Duckett shot herself Friday with her grandfather's gun at her grandparents' house, up the road from where she was living.

Of course, even in the face of such tragedy, Nancy somehow finds the courage to go on:

“Nancy Grace and the others, they just bashed her to the end,” Duckett’s grandfather Bill Eubank said Tuesday. “She wasn’t one anyone ever would have thought of to do something like this. She and that baby just loved each other, couldn’t get away from each other. She wouldn’t hurt a bug.”

Janine Iamunno, a spokeswoman for Grace, said in an e-mail that Duckett’s death was “an extremely sad development” but that the program would continue covering the case.

God, what a horrible person! As the first link above continues:

If one looks at every page of every transcript since "Nancy Grace" debuted three months ago, the program more closely resembles a torch-bearing mob than the "legal issues" show that CNN promised. Grace has created her own parallel universe in which guests are berated for advocating due process, panelists are invited back frequently if they make ad hominem attacks and suspects are seemingly guilty until proven innocent.

Even Dan Riehl, at the rightwinger Riehl World View finds Nancy objectionable:

Nancy Grace Show Kills

Unfortunately, I don't mean in the ratings area. For all anyone knows, the Mother may have been guilty of something, but we may never know, now. And television isn't the forum to play this madness out.

But some of his commentors set the record straight, as true compassionate conservatives:

  • we were just glad that she did Floridians a favor and killed herself. She saved us the cost of a lengthy trial. God don't have mercy on her soul!
  • Odds are this woman killed her own child and when she didn't get the sympathy she hoped for and basically got exposed as a liar by a TV host she decided to save herself the humiliation of being accused and convicted of baby killing so she did the world a favor and killed herself, the only sad part is she apparently didn't tell anyone where she threw out her two year old child.
  • NG did the right thing in confronting her. She was totally boy crazy and was only interested in what was between her legs. She did us a favor in offing herself. Too bad she thought she had to off her child, too.
This, folks, is the far right. This is GWBush's base. And I have a suggestion: Rather than trying to convince them, or even pander to them, let's just totally ignore them.

Or maybe internment camps...yeah, that's the ticket!