Grace is a defendant in a wrognful death lawsuit brought by survivors of a very troubled 21 year old mother of Trenton Duckett--who Nancy Grace insinuated murdered her then missing two-year old son. The mother killed herself a couple of hours prior to the airing of the telephone interview in which the mother was berated by Grace for not submitting to a lie detector test Duckett's attorney told her not to undergo. This is Dahlia Lithwick's article from 2006 which nicely summarizes the Duckett controversy and Nancy Grace's role in it.
Which brings me to the hypocrisy that prompts today's post, courtesy of The Smoking Gun Miss Grace is about to have her deposition taken by videotape--you know: lawyers are going to ask this former prosecutor questions and this media-lawyer is going to answer the questions under oath in front of a camera. Guess what she and Cable News, Inc. have filed a motion with the court seeking to "seal" the footage so we the people won't see it. Seems, Nancy Grace is afraid that the deposition footage will be sliced and diced out of context. No kidding!
There is a role for legal commentary, that's what I do here. There is ample reason for expressing outrage on behalf of victims of crime; we do that here, all the time. But this hypocrite, sensationalist exploiter of crime victims can't take what she readily dishes, and we should all take notice.