Searching on Nancy Grace on the Internet, it should be rather obvious that a lot of people are not happy with her. If you happen to believe everything Nancy says on her show then you would probably find that the Nancy Grace article on Wikipedia reads like a tabloid journal. This post provides fans of Nancy Grace with what is often overlooked by them.
The Nancy Grace article on Wikipedia is on Wikipedia after all; an usually respected source of information.
Nancy Grace as Crime Victim
The first contradiction we should see is that the murder of her fiancé was more myth than reality. Apparently, Nancy successfully capitalized on an embellishment of the story. In reality, her fiancé was killed by a coworker who immediately admitted to the crime. He did not file any appeals. Currently, Tommy McCoy is a free person who has served his time.
In other words, her fiancé was a victim of workplace violence, a concept which she has publicly mocked in the Annie Le Yale Lab murder case. I ask how can Nancy Grace, a victim of workplace violence herself when her fiancé was killed by it, openly make fun of it on her show? Could be, because in her myth he was a crime victim?
Nancy Grace Nasty & Wrong as Ever
Nancy Grace as Prosecutor
Next, Nancy bills herself as some kind of prosecution expert on her show, often attacking and ridiculing the comments made by her guests. Having worked for nearly a decade in the Atlanta-Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney’s office: her appellate court record hardly speaks highly of her grasp of the law. Prosecutorial misconduct seems more like it. Apparently, she prosecuted those she thought were scum bags, much like her CNN show is conducted. And, to hell with the law. In short, a prosecutor from hell. Do not believe me? Then check out the sources listed on Wikipedia.
“The federal judges … showed they were troubled by Grace’s actions. …
Scofield added that he was not condoning Grace’s actions, writing, “The prosecutor clearly played fast and loose with her disclosure obligations in this case.” Stephens v. Hall, No. 1:99-CV-1317 (N.D.Ga. April 2, 2003).
‘We conclude that the conduct of the prosecuting attorney in this case demonstrated her disregard of the notions of due process and fairness, and was inexcusable,’ wrote then Chief Justice Robert Benham. Carr v. State, 267 Ga. 701 (1997).”
Nancy, if your decisions are overturned upon appeal due to your disregard of the notions of due process and fairness, then you have accomplish nothing, but waste the taxpayers money. Not to mention letting criminals get away ultimately with their crimes. Convictions overturned on appeal while they might make headlines, do not further the cause of justice. John H. Gohde boldly asks: Was Nancy as prosecutor on the way to becoming Mike Nifong, Junior?
Nancy Grace’s Track Record of Goofs
We can conclude with a reminder of some of her most notorious goofs where Nancy Grace was just plain wrong, wrong, … wrong.
The Elizabeth Smart case clearly comes to my mind. Nancy relentlessly attacked Richard Ricci on her show who turned out to be the wrong person. Smart was actually kidnapped by Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee. Having recovered from her ordeal, the meek and mild mannered Elizabeth Smart turned into a lion when she told off Nancy to her face in July 2006. Who could ever forget the video of Elizabeth Smart rolling her eyes during that interview?
Another glaring goof of Nancy Grace occurred when she took a pro-Nifong prosecution position throughout most of her coverage of the 2006 Duke University lacrosse case. It turned out that Crystal Mangum, a North Carolina Central University student falsely accused three members of Duke University’s men’s lacrosse team of raping her at a party. Here, money saved those lacrosse players from a prosecutor from hell, but not from the misdirected wrath of Nancy Grace.
Nancy Grace expert on truth and the law? No, I do NOT think so.