Ed Driscoll

Bringing New Meaning To Media Suicide

This sounds like it’s taking that whole “Drive-By Media” meme a bit too far:

Two weeks after telling police that her son had been snatched from his crib, Melinda Duckett found herself reeling in an interview with TV’s famously prosecutorial Nancy Grace. Before it was over, Grace was pounding her desk and loudly demanding to know: “Where were you? Why aren’t you telling us where you were that day?”

A day after the taping, Duckett, 21, shot herself to death, deepening the mystery of what happened to the boy.

Grace’s reply? “I do not feel our show is to blame for what happened to Melinda Duckett.”

I don’t have a take on whether Duckett was guilty or not, but I do know that the media are never to blame for what happens. Just ask Reuters, CNN, and Newsweek.

Or these guys.