Nancy Grace was not happy when Jim Norton and Sam Roberts questioned her intentions during their radio talk show on Sirius Radio. The hosts asked the hard questions about why Grace capitalizes on murder. The interview ended abruptly, however, as Grace got up and left after she had enough.
Norton and Roberts asked her various questions about why she “capitalized on dead kids,” according to Law Newz. Norton said, “I’ll be honest, I’ve had a problem with you for a long time because I felt like you were capitalizing on tragedies.”
The radio hosts talked with Grace about why she ended her HLN show after 11 years and whether she left the network by her own accord or was asked to leave. She explained that she didn’t necessarily want to leave but that it was the right time.
However, Norton and Roberts didn’t let her off the hook so easily when it came down to the tough questions on why Grace exploits trauma for capital, and she got heated after awhile.
— Sam Roberts (@notsam) October 11, 2016
Grace told the hosts, “I help find missing people. I help solve unsolved homicides,” and suggested that the men were giving her a hard time by asking the same questions repeatedly.
To be fair, America does love a good, dramatic TV story, and capitalism thrives off the exploitation of trauma. However, the hosts were also right to question Grace’s problem with representation, namely that the people whose stories she is sharing don’t feel she has represented them properly, Roberts indicated.
But Grace had enough.
She fired back at the hosts, suggesting they “haven’t asked one decent question since I’ve walked in here.” Norton asked another hardball question: “how do you justify latching on to hashtags and things without saying you are capitalizing on dead kids?”
At that point, Grace was over it and said, “I’ll give you another honest answer and my answer is my program is to help solve unsolved homicides, and find missing people which we have done.” She added, “Now if you don’t like that, and you don’t like the way I do it, then don’t watch it.”
Grace left the interview in annoyance, telling the radio hosts, “Oops, I think our time is up, bye-bye, take care,” as she pulled the headpiece off, grabbed her stuff, and left.
You can watch the full 13-minute interview below.