There are a number of people who I don’t like to give attention to because it’s what they crave. The first is the Westboro Baptist Church which is kind of hard to do since I moved to the city they’re headquartered in. Maybe I’ll tell that story on my Patreon, but I digress. The second person I go out of my way to ignore is our tangerine-tinged racist sex pest of a President. Last and almost certainly least is Nancy Grace. You can read about why I have such disdain for Nancy Grace here or you can listen to Episode 4 and Episode 5 of the Real Crime Podcast. (More episodes are on their way, by the way.)
Anyway, she’s returning to TV with a new show that plans to ‘investigate’ wrongful accusations, botched investigations, suppressed evidence, unclear motives, and unjust sentences. So in essence, Nancy Grace is moving on from the missing blonde girl of the week in order to ally herself with the ‘Making a Murderer’ crowd. And you know what? I don’t blame her, because that’s where the money is these days.
Way back when I first started writing about crime, if someone said they were into ‘true crime’ it meant that they were into books and movies about unsolved crimes, high profile murder cases, or serial killers. Now the term ‘true crime’ has been hijacked by the ‘wrongly accused’ crowd ever since people started falling for Steven Avery’s line of bullshit. Because as we all know, it only takes a movie or three to fool people into thinking you’re innocent. Just ask Damien Echols.
Getting back to Nancy Grace, while she may have business savvy for jumping on this trend, I find it a little more than ironic that she’ll now try to get people out of jail after so many years of trying to get people into jail whether they deserved it or not.
In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I will not be watching her new show.