Thursday, January 28, 2010

Nancy Grace: Part of the Problem

Nancy Grace is probably one of my least favorite TV news personalities. I don't know if anyone appears phonier on TV than she does in this clip with Elizabeth Smart (from several years ago). Smart, who was abducted from her home some years back, appeared on Nancy's show to support a bill for the National Sex Offender Registry.

However, Nancy wanted her to delve into her experience as a missing child. Smart was politely reluctant to do so until she flat-out refused. Watching stuff like this confirms to me the idea of no present or future TV news personality will ever be worthy of the late Walter Cronkite's title: the most trusted man in America.

Those days are long gone, with talking heads like Nancy feigning interest for the sake of "good" TV.


  1. Also of note: Barack Obama called her something akin to a curmudgeon in "The Audacity of Hope"

  2. what a shark old Nancy is! good one Scott!

  3. Wow, what a classy interviewer.