First off if you notice, she starts talking about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman on her show a mere 4 days after this story.
Remind me to never get to a place in my life where, after a horrible, heartbreaking tragedy happens, people instantly start wondering when I’m gonna start talking about it. (This is what the media does to anyone in a tragedy if you’ve ever noticed. Turn about is fair play.) That’s where Nancy Grace is though. After years of becoming the news world’s loudest voice whenever the public becomes obsessed with a wrongful death (a trait that’s made her a ratings leader for her network), it shouldn’t be surprising that people automatically assumed she’d be all over the Trayvon Martin case. And that’s why it is surprising that the HLN host has basically been relatively silent on the subject. There’s been no “Tot Mom”-esque nicknames, no clear accusations of guilt. Over at TVNewser, they pointed out that Martin hasn’t been discussed once this week on Grace’s show while the other prime time shows hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell and Dr. Drew Pinsky devoted tons of air time to it (Velez-Mitchell even donned a sweatshirt on air to get in on yesterday’s hoodie march of support). TVNewser writer Alex Weprin ventured a possible explanation for Grace keeping mum:
“Another possibility is that Grace, who usually presumes guilt, whether it is in regards to Casey Anthony or Whitney Houston being “pushed” under the water, isn’t on Martin’s side in this case.”
Check out this from an interview on Starr Report:
Nancy Grace is currently in Vancouver, overseeing production on “The Eleventh Victim,” Lifetime Movie Networks’ adaptation of her first novel starring Jennie Garth, Colin Cunningham, Tyron Leitso, David Lewis and Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest, who was on “Dancing With the Stars” last fall with Grace)…She also had some thoughts on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida last February. The story has ignited controversy, and took a recent turn when Zimmerman’s bond was revoked and his wife, Shellie, was charged with perjury after allegedly lying to a judge about the couple’s finances (relating to George’s bond). “He had an excellent chance at a hung jury or outright acquittal . . . but now that formal perjury charges are coming down they shot themselves in the foot over money,” Grace said. “His wife will be called as a witness, and she will absolutely be cross-examined on perjury charges. To save money on bond they ruined the credibility of his wife, who could have been an incredible witness. “It was a bad strategic move — it’s never good to lie, but to lie under oath and then get caught is horrible.”
While that would be an easy explanation, that Grace doesn’t believe that Martin is blameless or merely doesn’t find the story as important as others, her Twitter feed completely disproves that:
On Monday, when the story was really becoming the biggest story in the nation after bubbling up all weekend, Grace tweeted about it. She tweeted about it again just one day later. Two tweets in two days gives the story just as much coverage from Grace (not as prolific a tweeter as some other media personalities) as any of the other missing children stories she’s focused on this week. And that just makes the TV silence stranger…
“I would have at least expected an arrest to be made,” Grace said Monday (4/2/2012) of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by 28-year-old George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida on Feb. 26.
“At the outset, he is the aggressor,” Grace said. “That is what self-defense hinges on…You can’t claim self-defense if you are the aggressor…I don’t care if he regrets the deed now.”
Still, she cautioned against allowing the investigation to become a “witch hunt.” (Yes, she has the nerve!)
With so many questions still swirling around the case, Grace emphasized that getting to the truth is what is really important, regardless of whether it leads to criminal charges against Zimmerman.
“We want justice, whatever that may be,” she said. “Whether the courthouse falls down around us, we want justice. It has been a month now. A mother is crying.”
(I can’t believe I just read that Nancy Grace actually said the truth is what really matters! When? Justice to Nancy Grace is not real justice. For goodness sake, she always picks someone to be her “villain” and runs with that no matter what, including lying. It’s a shame that she masquerades as a legal expert by piggybacking off of her years as a Georgia prosecutor. It’s more of a shame that she uses her television power to reach her 100s of thousands of viewers with all this sensationalism. It isn’t a fact just because you’ve read it or heard it or repeated it.)
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