Like many households, my roommate and I are divided when it comes to Nancy Grace. He loves her and views her as a modern day superhero: mild-mannered Headline News anchor chasing criminals and protecting children. For me, Nancy Grace sometimes grandstands and will leave the search for a poor innocent child if something promising more ratings comes along. Nancy Grace did, after all, promise justice for poor Haleigh Cummings, but she hasn’t talked about the missing Florida tot for months.
For Headline News viewers like me, more or less locked into watching Nancy Grace, I’ve come up with a list of four remote control Apps that would make the show much more enjoyable. Perhaps a technical guru out there will see this list and decide to invent these…I promise there’s a market. (After all, these wouldn’t just be limited to Nancy Grace…how much better the evening news would be if viewers could provide instant feedback!)
1. The “Mute Nancy” Button
This button (perhaps illustrated with a photo of Nancy Grace with tape over her mouth) would be the perfect solution to Nancy Grace’s bad habit of talking over her guests. Be it a prosecutor or a defense attorney or especially a family member…let them talk! Nancy has a bad habit of asking a question, allowing the guest to get four or five words into a response…then take the microphone back with a sarcastic question or another accusation or even an insult. With the “Mute Nancy” button, viewers could, well, mute Nancy. (no permanent damage or anything…just lasts a few minutes.) The “Mute Nancy” button would keep Nancy Grace quiet while the other guests are allowed to finish the conversation.
2. The No Twins, Please, App
Nancy Grace, everyone loves your twins. We realize what a miracle these two precious children are and know that you’re a great mother. However, we don’t watch your show just to see the latest shots of the twins. The No Twins, Please App would simply fast forward through any pictures of your twins. The app would be deactivated on Monday, so Nancy Grace can show a few pics. Otherwise, Nancy will have to stick to her subject: the victims of crime.
3. The “Nancy, Back Up App”
One of the most irritating habits Nancy Grace has is the habit of abandoning the coverage of one victim in favor of covering a more (shall we say) glamorous case. Poor Haleigh Cummings has been dropped more times than a hot potato – and long-time viewers really would like to see Nancy Grace keep the heat on both the authorities and on whoever mistreated the beautiful Florida toddler. I think the last time Haleigh Cummings fell out of favor with Nancy Grace was when Lindsay Logan showed up late for her court hearings. Nancy, please stick to the important stuff.
4. The You’re Not a Prosecutor Anymore Nancy, App
Sometimes Nancy Grace has a habit of being, well, a bit melodramatic. She reminds us of her previous occupation, the tragic loss of her fiancee. And, based on this, becomes judge and jury. Again, Haleigh Cummings is a great example. She immediately sided with the dad, who was living with and had left her two children in the care of a minor. When viewers hit this App…to borrow the slogan from another station, Nancy Grace’s coverage becomes fair and balanced.
So how many of these Apps would you download?