Nancy Grace Reminds Us She’s A Vile Human By Breaking Missing Boy News To Father On Live TV
On Tuesday night, Nancy Grace had the father of an 11-year-old boy who had been missing for a week on her show. Being the monster robot that she is, she breaks the news to Charles Bothuell IV that his son has been found – in his own basement – live on television. Because that’s appropriate.
You have to see this to believe it:
The whole thing is admittedly odd – that the FBI, police, cadaver dogs and family had all searched the basement but were unable to find the boy. But that doesn’t excuse this strange ambush that Grace seems to think is a-ok. The very look on her face and the fact that she displays absolutely zero sympathy for a man whose child has been missing for over a week is dumbfounding. Her on-air demeanor is basically convicting this father – who we have absolutely zero information about at present – with some kind of wrongdoing. Does anyone else feel this way or am I just reading this whole thing wrong?
From The Independent:
He said the last time he had seen his son was at his home, which had been searched several times with cadaver dogs.
A visibly shocked Bothuell said: “I searched my basement, my wife searched my basement, the FBI searched my basement, the Detroit Police searched my basement… I’ve been down there several times”.
“For anybody to imply that I somehow knew that my son was in the basement, it’s absurd and it’s wrong.”
The FBI administered a lie detector test that proved inconclusive. The detectives said the boy appeared happy to see officers and indicated that he was hungry but fine.
“It’s almost like a Saturday Night Live sketch,” said Al Roker, discussing Nancy Grace’s segment on The Today Show Thursday. “How is it that Nancy Grace gets notified before the parents and holds that until [the segment airs]?”
Yeah, how does that even happen? Why would she be notified before the parents? This entire thing makes absolutely no sense. The only thing I am certain about, is that Grace handled this whole thing with zero journalistic integrity.