When Nancy Grace stopped by SiriusXM’s “The Jim Norton and Sam Roberts Show” yesterday, she assumed she’d be plugging her new Hallmark Channel movie, “A Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder and Love” and her latest book, Murder in the Courthouse, not defending herself from a barrage of accusations from the hosts bashing her HLN show for “capitalizing on dead kids.”
In fact, the questioning became so uncomfortable that she abruptly ended the interview and walked out, quipping: “Oops, our time is up, bye bye!”
Roberts goofed on the awkward, contentious interview on Twitter, joking: “Did I say the wrong thing?”
During the brief interview, Grace was clearly taken aback by the line of questioning, with the hosts questioning her HLN show’s use of hashtags such as #BabyInDryer as “trivializing something that would otherwise be tragic.”
“My program is to help solve unsolved homicides and find missing people, which we have done. If you don’t like that and you don’t like the way I do it, don’t watch it,” Grace fired back. “I’m sorry that you guys clearly don’t like what I do. You obviously don’t like me. It’s like the two of you are so anxious to throw a shot at me. You haven’t asked one decent question since I’ve walked in here. Everything both of you have asked has been an attack. And that’s OK! Bring it on. I’ve faced a lot worse than either of you.”
Appearing on “The View” today, Grace slammed the hosts for blindsiding her with questions about her now-defunct HLN show, admitting she was close to tears.
“It was not funny — it was hell for me. They suggested that my program, that I had poured my life’s blood into for 12 years and prosecuted and represented crime victims, was capitalizing on missing children and murder victims,” she told the hosts of “The View”.
“I almost starting crying, but instead I got mad and bit back,” she added. “And after about 10 minutes, I was like, ‘See you, Beavis.’” Watch — Grace’s comments come toward the end of the “Hot Topics” segment: