But on Tuesday, HLN’s marginal talk show host Nancy Grace lit into George Zimmerman and is now being accused of racism herself.
Frankly, I could come up with 100 other things to accuse Grace of before I ever got around to racism, but I’ll leave that one alone. Grace is over the top angry, abhorrent, abrasive and acerbic on more grounds than I have time to contemplate right now.
She clearly thinks Zimmerman should have been sentenced to at least one death penalty, maybe two or three before she’d have been satisfied, but as we all know, that didn’t happen. There’s likely not a more vengeful, spiteful person on the planet than Grace, save one who I know personally who shall remain nameless.
Grace became enraged on her show at defense attorney Mark O’Mara’s demands for Zimmerman’s “freedom” in his closing arguments. Grace’s point; Trayvon Martin would remain at room temperature with no future chance at “freedom” while Zimmerman was very much “free”.
Grace said she found O’Mara’s statement demanding Zimmerman’s freedom, “at the very least a very poor choice of words.”
Her reaction, broadcast live on her horrible little excuse for a show, was to respond with, “Give Zimmerman back his life? He’s out on bond, driving through Taco Bell every night having a churro. You know, long story short, he’s got his life. Who’s going to give life back to Trayvon Martin?”
As soon as Grace’s mouth went into gear – without her brain engaged – the words made it to the airwaves. The result: a lot of viewers decided Grace’s words were far worse than O’Mara’s and are now calling her a racist for the language she used in reply to Zimmerman’s choice of drive through windows and late night cuisine.
However, your well-coiffed scribe is confused.
I’m not sure what Grace has really done here as there are obviously two translations.
First, Zimmerman clearly is half white, half Hispanic. So in light of that fact, how does this look? Is she saying he’s eating at Taco Bell because of his Hispanic half? Is half Hispanic enough to claim racism?
Would have said, “Give OJ his freedom? He’s out driving through Popeye’s Chicken and having watermelon! Who’s going to give Nicole Simpson her life back?”
Or is that fat pig Grace using the comment to make the point that Zimmerman looks like a big, fat pig? It appears he’s gained 50 pounds while waiting for his case to go to trial. Maybe all she was expressing was concerns over his total caloric intake and is looking out for his heart health?
After all, their Taco Bell’s Fiesta Salad is 780 calories and has 37 grams of fat. A salad with 37 grams of fat, who knew? The XXL Grilled Stuffed Burrito also has 37 grams of fat. You know why? Because all Mexican food menu items are comprised of the same six ingredients no matter what you order or where you order it.
Besides, Taco Bell doesn’t have traditional “churros,” they have Cinnamon Twists. And those babies will only set you back 170 calories and 26 carbs.
Regardless of what Grace meant, her Twitter account lit up with complaints ranging from, “Hi @nancygracehln, why are you racist toward Hispanic people?” to, Grace “was over the top w/ the Taco Bell and churro comments! OMG! That was crazy talk! Racist!”
I still contend there are a lot more serious problems in this case before we get to that freak show Grace.
A jury of six women acquitted Zimmerman of murder, believing his argument that he acted in self-defense. Six women, some gun owners, some not. Regardless of the fact, this was the best jury pool both sides could agree to – hardly a “jury of his peers” – but it worked out OK for him anyway.
NBC doctored the story from day one.
Like the murder was a rigged crash test of a rolling fire bomb waiting to crash a GM C/K pickup truck. They edited the 911 calls to make it seem Zimmerman had called the police to report a person who was suspicious because he was black and because he’s wearing a hoodie.
Racism is a problem in this country no doubt.
You’d be an idiot to deny that. But if Paula Deen loses her show over the “N” word, where do we draw the line? Should Grace now step down? Sweet Baby Jesus, I sure hope so, racist or not.