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The Nancy Grace virus spreads

Nancy Grace's trial?-we-don't-need-no-stinking-trial! mentality seems to be spreading among her fellow CNN hosts. On Thursday, CNN Headline morning anchor Robin Meade had some videotape of two family members of a murder victim beating up a handcuffed defendant in an Ohio courtroom. Said Meade: "I can't tell you how many people who have seen that story today say it would be very hard to control yourself when someone's accused of doing that to your family. I'm not saying that, either way. But I'm just saying so many people have come up to me and said that."

She's apparently talking about the CNN newsroom, since I don't suppose random Atlanta street people are allowed to wander into the studio to chat with the anchor. (And people think Fox News is right-wing!) But let's all give Meade credit for her heroic defense of media objectivity in refusing to take a stand for or against lynching. She's right up there with ABC News President David Westin, who a few weeks after Sept. 11 said "I actually don't have an opinion" on whether the al Qaeda hijackers who crashed an airliner into the Pentagon were behaving immorally. 

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