HLN’s Nancy Grace, who practically single-handedly led the media coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, has fired back at her critics in a blistering interview with Andrea Morabito in B&C.
"B&C: Are you comfortable being the media figurehead of this trial?
Grace: I don’t really see it that way. It’s not about me or any other media related person. It’s all about Caylee, and there’s been a huge miscarriage of justice."
"B&C: What has this trial meant to your career?
Grace: This trial is not about my career. This trial is about a two-year-old little girl that was murdered and her body thrown out in swampy woods to rot. It’s about the person that should love her the most doing that to her. That’s what the trial’s about. It’s not about my career. I do not have ratings incentives in my contract; I don’t have any incentives in my contract. I am a crime victim myself and my goal is to focus on missing children, missing people and unsolved homicides. And if someone thinks that there is no place for me in our society with that type of show, then I believe they’re very, very wrong."
When asked if HLN executives have talked to her about her coverage of the case, and about the big ratings she’s been getting recently, Grace replied, according to the article, "Well of course, of course (sic) HLN is always happy when we have ratings bumps. And I’m very curious that you’d be asking questions like that. When Libya, Egypt, tsunami, Bin Laden was covered, and elections, and ratings bump up for other networks, they’re not held or asked questions about it the way you’re asking me, so I find that very unusual."