Stop Blaming Nancy Grace
I am a fan of Nancy Grace. I have been watching her for years, even before I had children of my own. When she started her intense coverage of the Caylee Anthony missing person case, which then turned into the murder case of Casey Anthony, I tuned in nightly.
But before the Anthony family stories, Nancy had already made a name for herself over intense coverage, and a wrongful death lawsuit brought upon her by the family of Melinda Duckett, a woman who killed herself after Nancy covered the story of her missing toddler with the typical intense questioning. Melinda willingly went on the Nancy Grace show, like many others and responded to many questions.
Only to later take her own life. To this day the missing toddler in question has not been found.
Recently Nancy took on the story of Toni Medrano who she dubbed “Vodka Mom” personally, I like the real Vodka Mom much better, but it was a fitting nick name since the mother in question drank herself into a drunkin’ stupor then jumped in bed with her three week old baby while heavily intoxicated. Something we all know is a huge no-no, but also simple common sense.
Not long after Nancy Grace covered the story, the mother in question lit herself on fire to commit suicide. This is where I am going to pull my soapbox out once again, and probably be called a giant heartless bitch.
I feel for her and her family. The situation as a whole is incredibly tragic. I don’t even know what I would do if anything ever happened to any of my children. I have told my husband on several occasions, if something ever happened they might as well book me a white padded room for the rest of my life.
Anyway! Back to my point.
My first point would be the fact that there was something far more serious in this situation from the get go. For a mother of a three week old baby to go out and consume 9+ alcoholic beverages, and come home to hop in bed with the baby. There was a serious red flag. After that kind of alcohol no parent should be taking care of a child. But was there some kind of postpartum depression? I mean the baby was only three weeks old. It isn’t your run of the mill behavior.
Second – with the above and the fact that Ms. Medrano actually lit herself on fire… is this something that would have happened without the media coverage? Maybe? Maybe not?
Third – the family blaming a single television host for her coverage is ridiculous. Why?
After over four years of trashing Casey Anthony from here to Hawaii, she is still alive. She didn’t kill herself, and clearly we all know she is one nut short of a funny farm.
Do I think Nancy Grace can be completely harsh? Of course I do. That is what she is being paid to do. Do I think it is her fault a troubled young woman took her life? Not at all. Do I think it is ridiculous her family is lashing out at her? Yes. Maybe if they had cared this much when their clearly troubled family member was right in front of their eyes, she may still be alive!
Not to place blame around to anyone, it is clear this is a horrible tragedy, but the family needs to not be ridiculous by blaming Nancy Grace because she is the last person anyone should be blaming.