CNN’s Nancy Grace has long been an embarrassment for many lawyers as a type of legal Glenn Beck. As noted in this column and prior blogs, Grace (who often refers to her work as a prosecutor) was repeatedly sanctioned for abuses and was viewed as something of a scandal in Alabama. Even in the face of lawsuits, CNN has kept her snarling, abusive show for the same reason Fox has kept Beck — in a blind pursuit of ratings without consideration for decent or journalistic values. This clip, however, shows that Grace not only can attack guests and savage constitutional rights — she feels equally competent to attack meteorologists over weather and science.
The one thing missing here is to blame the meteorologist for the radiation and suggest that he is personally responsible for an act of terrorism. Of course, I expect if CNN were just to place Grace on the West Coast, she could hold back the radiation with the just power of her signature snarl and hiss.
Notably, Fox is considering dumping Beck, who may form his own channel. Notably, this decision only came with a decrease in Beck’s ratings. CNN, however, has shown no qualms over its own rabid anchor.