It was Nancy Grace who did more than anyone to make the Casey Anthony trial a national story, and on Tuesday (July 5) when the verdict didn’t go her way, it was Nancy Grace who got one more shot in at the woman she derisively calls “Tot Mom.”
Anthony was found innocent Tuesday of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee; jurors sided with the defense argument that Caylee had accidentally drowned and Casey, in a panic, buried the girl in the woods near her Orlando, Fla., home. Grace has been saying for the better part of three years that Casey Anthony is guilty, however, and had her own spin on the verdict.
We have two clips of her reaction to the verdict as broadcast on HLN, where her nightly show airs. In the first (courtesy of Mediaite), she says she “cannot believe” the verdict and tries to imagine what the prosecutors on the case must be thinking
“They gave it their all; they gave it 200 percent,” she says. “They gave scientific evidence like none ever seen in the country before, behavioral evidence that knocked everybody off of their seat. But in the end, Tot Mom’s lies seemed to have worked.”
In the second clip, she discusses (imagines?) the defense team having a “Champagne toast” at a bar to celebrate Anthony’s acquittal, and after a platitude about respecting the system of being judged by a jury of one’s peers, adds that “the devil is dancing.” In both clips, she ghoulishly recounts some of the more upsetting details of the case.
What do you think of Grace’s commentary?