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Get Out of Our Life, Nancy Grace
The Good News: Nancy Grace will no longer be on Court TV, at least not until she finally gets to sit in the defendant's seat herself.
The Bad News: The diminutive Southern blond rabble-rouser will continue her work as a nightly nuisance on the one-time news channel known as CNN Headline News.
In her career as a talking head taking on all kinds of imagined and otherwise biased and inaccurately portrayed wrongdoers, Nancy Grace has become one of cable TV's top menaces to society.
This "never wrong" prosecutor-turned-TV star possesses an inability to apologize or take account for her actions that rivals the equally narrow-minded and self-righteous leaders of this great country.
Nancy Grace, we beg of you, please get out of our lives. Completely, entirely, and forever.
There will be no argument, only a collection of Nancy Grace's greatest hits and mostly misses as compiled below from among the rat-droppings of our little corner of the Interweb.
photo by Vidiot via flickr.
Grace repeatedly offers this story to her sometimes larger-than-Larry-King-sized audience: She decided to become a prosecutor at 19, after being exposed to what she considered a lack of true justice at the trial for the murder of her 3rd base-playing fiance. She's even gone as far as comparing defense attorneys to "guards at Auschwitz in a USA Today interview.
But it turns out that her sob story isn't entirely true, as Rebecca Dana noted last year in the New York Observer.
Among more recent accomplishments, Grace added nightly fuel to the debacle that was the Duke Lacrosse case with rash statements that only contributed to the over-publicized trial's mutilation of due process. One memorable remark: "I'm so glad they didn't miss a lacrosse game over a little thing like gang rape!"
Last September, her Grace-lessness banged her fists on her desk during a taped interview and demanded of 21-year-old Melinda Duckett, whose son went missing the month before: "Where were you? Why aren't you telling us where you were that day?"
Hours before the interview was set to air, Duckett committed suicide.
No remorse from
crime sleaze expert Grace, only a comment on how "guilt" likely led Duckett to take her own life. The family of Melinda Duckett later filed a wrongful death suit.
Grace makes us sick on so many levels, by somehow being even more disgusting than the alleged crimes and criminals she denounces and metastasizes. So out of respect for Elizabeth Smart, Anna Nicole Smith, and Michael Jackson, we'll leave it there for now. Enjoy these videos. And, hey, if you want to get even closer to lil' Nan, Time-Warner is hiring a new producer for her show.
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