With her trademark nefariously piercing glare burning through the souls of an audience of faithful soccer moms with all the subtlety of the inquisition, the bafflingly sanctimonious Nancy Grace continues to pedal in pure hate. As her dubious legacy of reactionary rants amid active trials, includes the reprehensible “guilty before innocent” judgement in slandering members of the Duke lacrosse team during controversial criminal proceedings, how she is still employed in the capacity of a talking head is both an indictment of cable news organizations and the adherence to ratings through the grotesque philosophy of “if it bleeds, it leads.”
The former CNN legal commentator, now curiously a member of the Fox News family, spewed a string of nonsensical and libelous statements in characterizing Kyle Rittenhouse as a “vigilante” with “sociopathic tendencies”, which cause a firestorm throughout the social media realm. Grace, who failed to make a public apology to the Duke student athletes in the wake of former prosecutor Mike Nifong deliberately withholding evidence that would have acquitted the team members charged with the alleged rape of an adult entertainer in a fraternity, has been heavily criticized for her propensity in making rash judgements based on conjecture and not facts. While her ascension to notoriety did not coincide with Ted Turner’s ownership of the media behemoth, she followed the network’s fake news and sensationalistic model in preying on the emotions of viewers and burying truth.
Grace’s latest shameful broadcast performance included the headline “Teen Vigilante Guns Down Three” pasted adjacent to the iconic Fox News logo, causing a considerable visceral eruption of dissent and frustration through the Twitter platform. The megalomaniac even managed to take an indirect shot at Second Amendment advocates by insinuating that Rittenhouse had no intention of reasonable self-defense and framed his AR-15 as a weapon, and not a tool. While not a complete berserk anomaly in regards to gun control, during a 2014 televised panel, Grace called out Piers Morgan and his anti-firearm sentiment in displaying at least a grasp at the importance of the Constitution. However, her continued sliding scale in either supporting or admonishing victims, especially during active trials is a detriment to the entire legal system and justice.
As the flitty Andrew Lloyd Webber of societal musical mockery features a cast minus the talents of Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford, the obligatory Mike Pence at the Hamilton fiasco is played out by cat calls originating from the dying cable news industry, as 6-second snippets and memes lacking context are more conducive to the attenuated attention spans of the younger generations. The youthful exuberance and lust for vapid information all but banishing the boring credibility smack dab in the middle of the DMZ.
Between the View and Ms. Grace, the television tabloid format should be perceived as entertainment, however as mentioned above the incapability of the audience demographics to distinguish between hyperbole and fact creates a viable threat when individuals maligned by the hosts are pursuing justice. While the Duke Lacrosse scandal should have taught blatant politically correct culture a lesson, the reckless and unsolicited opinions offered by the cavalcade of hosts on the Rittenhouse trial exemplify the emphasis on trending popularity over the truth. The inanity is comical through the incessant rhetoric, however, aside from First Amendment rights, Grace and others should be deservedly criticized and ridiculed when attempting to ungraciously advance an agenda.