Nancy Grace’s attacks on “Vodka Mom” Toni Medrano partially reflected the outrage held by millions of people. Medrano got drunk and smothered her baby, the kind of thing that makes any of us keenly aware of the dangers of alcohol consumption. But did Nancy Grace take things too far? I say that she did.
Medrano clearly needed help, and she clearly did something wrong. But ridiculing her in the way that she did does nothing to bring the baby back. Medrano was already going to be punished for her crime by authorities, maligned by her community and confronted with a lifetime of guilt for her poor choices. I’m not sure if Nancy Grace’s decision to glamorize the issue at the expense of someone’s life makes a whole lot of sense to me.
But then again, the world lacks sympathy for those who make mistakes, so I won’t be surprised if others don’t see the issue in the same way. At the very least, the experience of Madrano and her baby reminds us that we have to be careful when it comes to the demon of alcohol. Every young person heading to college needs to realize that it is not required that you drink yourself into a coma every weekend, for many 40-year old degenerates started off as 18-year old kids taking their first drink on a college campus. Life is too short to be stupid.
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