Jon may have thought Kate was tough on him. But when he appeared on the Insider and was interrogated by Nancy Grace, there is no doubt he thought Kate was a lightweight compared to Nancy. Nancy wasn’t taking any nonsense and quickly and sharply attacked heart of the matter.
Being a regular commentator on Nancy Grace for years and knowing her well as I do, the one thing anyone would never want to do is go head to head with Nancy. Unfortunately, I’ve had to do it several times on her show, especially when I spoke my opposing views about Cindy Anthony. ( I am appalled by Cindy’s behavior while Nancy cuts her some slack in that Cindy is a mother whom she feels is protecting her daughter Casey).
While I know what to expect as do any of my Nancy Grace colleagues from Mickey Sherman to Rene Rockwell to Ray Judache, to Susan Moss, to Ann Bremner, to Pat Brown to Mike Brooks, after Nancy got through with John Gosselin on the Insider, I have no doubt that he felt as though he got knocked out by Muhammed Ali. I know I sure have whenever I have verbally sparred with her.
Nancy pulls no punches and calls it as she sees it. She is aggressively articulate and relentless in her questioning. She is all about truth and justice and won’t let anyone get away with any BS or skirting the issues at hand. So after Nancy asked her first question and Jon’s attorney Mr. Heller tried to interject, Nancy immediately let the attorney have it by stating to the both of them “ Oh you have your lawyer here. Afraid to answer question? Whatever!” as she threw up her hands in disgust.
Nancy took Jon to task about pulling the kids off the air because he suddenly wasn’t in the new show “Kate Plus Eight”. Jon was a bit taken aback by Nancy’s direct question as he slightly leaned back as though he was verbally punched. He immediately looked away, indicating that he couldn’t maintain eye contact with her.
Nancy then said what was important was not the self absorbed husband and wife but the children. Jon looks, away, not able to face Nancy, as he says “Exactly that is why they are coming off the air”.
Nancy then points a finger at Jon in anger as she yells at him that he talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk . John points in finger back at Nancy and raises his voice in anger, (big mistake!)
So Nancy points her finger back at him and hits him where it hurts. She accuses him of going from one 22 year old to the next, as we immediately see John physically lean back and lick his lips. This indicates that his autonomic nervous system is taking over. His mouth is getting dry and he is clearly getting uncomfortable. From his previous “fight” mode seconds earlier, his body wants to go into “flight” mode as he looks ready to get up and leave. But he doesn’t leave.
As Nancy yells at him telling him that he is not working it out, we see John literally sitting there with his mouth agape and jaw dropped, hanging open. What can he possibly say after that Nancy punched him where it hurt. He knows it was the truth so what can he say? Nothing! That;s what he did, He said nothing.
When Jon was asked about the kids being in therapy, he talks about his life and his father and his being an avoider. This disgusts Nancy as you can he her nose crinkled up as though she was smelling something putrid Then, Nancy points the finger and bluntly asks “Why is this always about you?” Referring to another guest, she says, “She asked you about you about your children.” Jon swallows hard. He looks away like is about to cry. Sensing a crises, attorney Heller jumps in to rescue Jon and says “ because he is an important person. Jon is so uncomfortable at this point that that he moves his body to the side, also pulling his head way to the side, as though he is ready to get out of the chair and leave.
Jon looks like a deer in the headlights and hold his hands up like a naughty child caught in the cookie jar. He replies “.” I don’t know He looks down and repeats as he now mumbles “I don’t know. As we see his palms raised .” I just thought. I just..” He licks his lips and looks down. Jon is clearly
He is dumfounded by the question. It really made him think. Then Nancy interjects that’ s a good start.
Maybe it took Nancy Grace to finally blow up all of Jon’s defenses and self absorption and take a good hard look at himself. Maybe Nancy Grace will have been the catalyst for his going into therapy with the kids on a regular basis. Maybe it took Nancy Grace’s hardball approach for him to be a man , grow up and stop this nonsense once and for all.
Nancy was not only picking on Jon. When Nancy said “both of you” need to stop this”, she was referring to Kate as well. I am sure that if Kate was on the “hot seat” at the Insider, Nancy would have said the same to her.
Most likely Nancy may have been even tougher on Kate, being that Nancy is a mother of multiples as well. Nancy would have told Kate to stop this public nonsense at once and get back to what is really important- being a mother and being grateful for the blessings of these children. Nancy, who almost died giving birth to her twins, is truly grateful for her babies and would no doubt set Kate’s priorities straight. Fighting a public war with Jon is not a priority. It will harm those kids for sure. Getting them into family therapy and getting into therapy with Jon is definitely a priority.