Nancy Grace took time away from her dancing stint on Dancing With The Stars to rally the mob in condemning an acquitted person. Grace called the acquittal of Amanda Knox a “miscarriage of justice” despite the few of many (including myself) that the case was riddled by mistakes, false statements by the police or prosecutors, and open speculation. Nevertheless, in Grace’s preference for “sentence first — verdict afterwards,” the Italian jury was the outrage by looking at the evidence and standard of proof.
While many of us have voiced our suspicions or condemnations of Knox and her boyfriend, we recognized the appellate decision as a victory of justice for rendering a detached and dispassionate verdict — the very antithesis of the snarling signature of Grace on CNN.
Grace’s reaction to such acquittals is quite predictable and formulaic. Grace is the Madam DeFarge of American justice. She refuses to undo her knitting even in the face of reasonable doubt or compelling evidence. Her snarling, retributive style is the draw for a very sad and very angry portion of our population.
For years, some of us have been casting doubts on the Knox case. Ironically, the Knox prosecutors were accused of the same shoddy and speculative work that often characterized Grace’s own career, who was repeatedly accused of unprofessional and abusive conduct as a state prosecutor before being hired by CNN. She often barks about a travesty of justice. Yet, justice appears synonymous with retribution in her lexicon. The result is that, in Grace’s world, justice itself is a “miscarriage of justice.”
This is why the recent clothing malfunction of Grace on Dancing With the Stars was little surprise to those who already view her CNN program as little more than a legal Burlesque show.
Source: IB Times”Misca