For those of you who watch the Nancy Grace, you know what I am talking about but for those of you who do not like Nancy Grace or simply do not watch her show because you watch something else in the time slot, please read on to see how Nancy is using her show to gain an unfair advantage in the voting.
Regular readers of this blog know full well that I have little or no respect for Nancy Grace. Liking her or not liking her is not the issue – I feel she gives her bobble heads the mistaken impression that she is there as the voice for missing, exploited, or kidnapped kids – when in fact she is only there for them when it works in her show’s schedule.
When she is covering some “important” trial or major piece of news, these kids need a voice representing them but they usually cannot count on Nancy being there for them. Case in point – I do not believe that Nancy has uttered the name “Lisa Irwin”, the 10 month old little girl who went missing 9 days ago.
The only reference to this missing girl was this past Monday night when Jane Velez Mitchell did a segment on her own show and then a segment on the Nancy Grace show that Jane was hosting during Nancy’s absence to be on Dancing with the Stars.
The segments were well done, but they were a week late – a week that was critical in hopes of finding Lisa Irwin alive – if she is in fact alive after an alleged kidnapping in the middle of the night.
So, now to why Nancy has an unfair advantage regarding viewer voting for contestants on Dancing with the Stars….
The Jane Velez-Mitchell show and the Nancy Grace show are rebroadcasting all of Nancy and Tristin’s pairs dancing and they are running “commercials” for Nancy where they give the phone number for Jane and Nancy viewers to call to vote for Nancy.
The advertising they are doing would cost anyone tons of money – possibly tens of thousands of dollars over the entire season of Dancing with the Stars. In the commercials they repeat the phone number numerous times and they remind everyone that Nancy is dancing for the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and that all winnings will be given to the center.
The commercials are done numerous times on each Jane and Nancy show – more so on nights that Nancy is dancing and voting is encouraged.
The precious minutes dedicated to these commercials could be better spent covering kids who are missing or have been abducted or kidnapped.
Dancing should be on a level playing field and the Jane and Nancy shows should focus on the intent of each show – Crimes against Women (Jane’s show) and Crimes against Kids (Nancy’s show).
So, if anyone wants to level the playing field, I have a suggestion.
Watch Dancing with the Stars and pay attention to the voting. Then when the results list is displayed on the screen, you will usually find Nancy and Tristin close to the bottom of the board.
Look to see if anyone has fewer points than Nancy and Tristin and if so, vote for that couple. If no one has fewer points, look for another couple having an equal number of points or a couple who has slightly more points than Nancy and Tristin and call in your vote for that couple.
You cannot vote against someone even though that would be wonderful, but you can vote for someone else because the free advertising is giving Nancy an unfair advantage in the voting.
Chynna Phillips got the boot last night and it was because she made an obvious goof when she lost her footing and forgot her steps but she recovered wonderfully.
Nancy, on the other hand was anything BUT GRACEful – she seems like she is dancing with a bed board strapped to her back – Tristin is practically carrying her the entire dance, but if you noticed, when Tristin dipped her, Nancy fell down on her back. Nancy pauses throughout her dance because she does not know the steps but Tristin is there to quickly help her recover, so it does not show because there are many awkward pauses throughout her dance routing – almost like a car sputtering on a highway because the fuel mixture is not correct.
What HLN is doing to support Nancy amounts to cheating – HLN knows it and Jane and Nancy know it.
Help make the playing field level – free advertising on television shows every week should not be allowed – so to cancel its effect, vote for someone else instead of Nancy and Tristin.
On a side note, TMZ showed a video of Nancy and Tristin being interviewed after their dance and during the 22 second video either Nancy or Tristin or Brooke passed gas. TMZ had a poll and 73 percent of those responding believe Nancy was the culprit.
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