Caylee Anthony and the trial of her mom, Casey Anthony, captured the collective interest of almost everyone in America. You can literally find thousands of blogsites, news sites, and social media sites still covering the trial and the verdict.
But, now that the trial is over and the verdict has been read, when will the talk shows start covering other crimes of passion – crimes they intentionally chose not to cover for the past several months?
As far as HLN goes, I believe their continued coverage of the Casey Anthony verdict is because they invested so much time and so much commentary on the chance that Casey would be found guilty of a major crime and her being sentenced either to death or to jail for a long period of time.
I feel that if Casey were found guilty of First Degree Murder, Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell would have already have reverted back to covering rapes, murders, abductions, kidnappings, and other crimes of passion.
It seems that instead, all of HLN immediately went into damage control, choosing to not return to their conventional programming in an effort to save face because people would have started criticizing Nancy and Jane for their unrelenting assault on Casey.
HLN felt the collective need to assault anyone and everyone to keep the focus on the trial and to shift the focus from the fact that they were wrong about the jury verdict.
Nancy is barely beginning to cover other crimes, which goes to prove that Nancy Grace is in it strictly for the ratings.
Some reading this might take exception to my opinion and I will counter those exceptions in advance by my final comment.
If Nancy cares about young children who are missing or who have been abducted, kidnapped, violated in some way or even murdered, why has Nancy not covered ONE child during the trial?
During the trial there have been numerous children placed on list of missing and exploited children, but Nancy chose to not cover any of them mainly because of her obsession with the Casey Anthony Trial.
I believe that a balance could have been struck between covering the trial and squeezing in a minute or two of each show covering a current Amber Alert or info about a missing college student, or to cover another crime of passion.
Nancy, herself, said on her show the other night that after she was in Orlando for a few days that she flew her family down to be with her and during the day they went to numerous tourist attractions.
She also said that she went to Orlando to help Caylee “in her own way”, so I guess a two or three week vacation constitutes helping Caylee. I watched much of the trial and I do not recall seeing Nancy during the day at all – yes, she was there late in the afternoon discussing the trial but I believe her trip to Orlando was more for a vaction than to cover the trial.
So I will close with two questions:
Nancy, why did you not find one minute on any of your shows during the trial to cover missing children, murdered children, abducted children, or kidnapped children?
Jane, why did you not find one minute on any of your shows during the trial to cover any crimes against women – i.e. rapes, assaults, kidnappings, or abductions?