by John Grooms
Wow, Nancy Grace fans came out of the woodwork after reading yesterday's anti-Nancy blog post. Received a slew of e-mails, all but two of them negative, and was accused of everything from condoning baby-killing to having a thing for Casey Anthony. Jeez. I honestly dont mind the negative comments you get used to that kind of thing in this line of work but it just seems bizarre to get so many of them about this particular topic. Yes, I know there are many people in this world who dont care about the political issues some of us consider more important, and whose primary interest in the news is as a source of vicarious excitement or outrage or worry or whatever. But damn, people ... getting riled up to the point of seeing spots before your eyes over a case in which you do not personally know anyone involved, is, well, pretty screwed up.
But lets be positive, and assume that most of the e-mailers and Nancy Grace defenders are simply concerned about childrens welfare a noble outlook, for sure. If thats the case, then I agree with an old acquaintance who wrote yesterday that if people who have spent so much time following the Casey Anthony case and talking about it would have devoted just a fraction of that time to mentoring or helping a child, the world would be a better place and many children would be safer. OK, thats enough of being positive about these people. What I really think is that American TV culture has spawned millions of trial-watching zombies who would do well to get off their asses and do something constructive in this world, rather than feeding their own emotional turmoil by getting second-hand kicks through Nancy Grace. Thank you and goodnight.