I have long held the belief that people on TV, radio and cable news have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that the average person does not have.
When we sit in a bar or restaurant, our living rooms and offices and espouse various beliefs and theories on why this happened or that happened.....so what? As much as we may "think" our opinions matter, in the big scheme of things they don't. Just because we tell our brother in law or teen son we think the president is an idiot, in the grand scheme of things who cares what you think. You don't have a microphone. You aren't speaking to or for the masses.
However, when it comes to the media, news anchors and correspondents, they have a heightened level of responsibility to cover the news and current events in a respectful AND accurate manner.
HLN celebrity _______whatever she is, you fill in the title....made the comment while covering the death of Whitney Houston that she believes law enforcement needs to look into who gave Whitney the pills and liquor she consumed AND who may have HELD HER UNDERWATER IN THE BATH TUB? That was an incredibly reckless thing to say.
But it gets worse.
Thursday morning she appeared on Good Morning America and repeated it....attempted to defend her choice of words. Attorney Dan Abrams tried repeatedly to coax her into apologizing for her reckless language but she would not back down. She stood by her words. Nancy Grace is well known for turning a barely flickering flame into a wild fire....however this time she has crossed the line. I truly believe she says things to purposely stir up conversation, but in the wrong way. This is just disgusting.