Grace, Or Lack Of It
January 9, 2007 11:35 PM
Nancy Grace is probably the only person that truly makes me understand 17th century witch burning.
The cable legal pundit comes across so judgmental, narrow minded and hate-filled, that I feel this almost genetic-level stirring whenever I see a clip of her CNN show, a longing to take refuge in a large group of unruly citizens, grab a torch or pitchfork, and begin shouting for kindling.
Therefore, I’m gratified when somebody at the Turner panel asks CNN President Jim Walton to justify Nancy Grace. Of course, the critic put it a nicer way … oh, wait, no he didn’t. It’s right here in the transcript: “How [do] you justify Nancy Grace?'
Walton, of course, talks about CNN’s brand standing for integrity, accuracy and class. He talks about entertainment choices, compares the network to a newspaper full of various points of view, and concludes by saying “and so we have expanded our offering across these multiple platforms.'
The critic’s follow-up: “So … to use your words, then, do you think that Nancy Grace exemplifies integrity, accuracy and class?'
And Walton, with utter sincerity, says, "Absolutely."