Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Quote of the Day
"Whatever you or I may think of the case, the fact remains that a 'kooky jury' found Anthony not guilty, which means that Anthony now has, among other things, the right to not be excoriated by a two-bit character assassin like Nancy Grace. Yet in Grace's avenging world, her ironclad interpretation of events trumps anyone else's – it even, as in the case of the Duke trial, trumps the eventual illumination of the facts. She talks about speaking the truth, yet weaves elaborate fictions of a champagne-popping defense team, a story in which 'Tot Mom is going walk out of jail probably tomorrow and she's probably going to get a million-dollar book deal and maybe a quarter-a-million dollars for licensing fees for photos and she's going to be living on easy street, living the sweet life that she's got tattooed on her back.' Grace's version of 'truth' is what the rest of us like to refer to as 'imagination.'"
-- Mary Elizabeth Williams in Salon
By now it's no secret what I think of Nancy Grace. I wish I had the time to expound on her predictably grotesque and opportunistic reaction to the Casey Anthony verdict, but thankfully M-Liz hit it on the head.
In case you don't know my thoughts on Grace, I once called her "the most loathsome, feckless troll to currently, inexplicably, have a forum on national television," a "vile, unscrupulous monster who peddles morbid prurience like a five-dollar whore and whose brand of rank solipsism is matched only by her near-sociopathic disregard for the lives she's ruined and exploited and by her apparent contempt for the tenets of responsible journalism (to say nothing of basic human decency)."