Sunday, November 19, 2006

If I Did It...

Ever since I heard that O.J. filmed a pay-per-view comedy special titled "Juiced" that included a sketch where he attempts to sell his infamous White Ford Bronco at a used car lot, telling the salesman, "It was good for me. It helped me get away." I figured there was nothing this guy could do that would surprise me.

Boy, was I wrong...O.J., who claims he did NOT murder his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, has had a book written titled "If I Did It" about how the murders WOULD HAVE happened IF he had done it (never mind the question of his guilt or innocence) along with a two-part interview that was scheduled to air on Fox.

Denise Brown, sister of Simpson's slain ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, lashed out at publisher Judith Regan of ReganBooks for "promoting the wrongdoing of criminals". In response Regan told The Associated Press "This is an historic case, and I consider this his confession..."

This isn't an "historic case", it's just an ongoing circus, and now Regan wants her thirty pieces of silver. The only possible rationalization for giving O.J. a podium for his story would be to explain his supposed innocence. Instead, Regan gave O.J. a megaphone to play games with the truth and to rub salt in the wound of the families he left behind when he killed those two people.

O.J. just wanted to sell his confession, since he has no money and no potential for legal repercussions over his admissions. This guy obviously feels no remorse, has no morals, and believes it's funny that he got away with murder.

Luckily under pressure and fierce criticism from the public even Rupert Murdoch, the media king with a famous taste for scandal, couldn't stand it anymore.

On Monday, Murdoch canceled the whole thing, less than a week after it was announced stating "I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project". Murdoch, whose News Corp. owns both Fox Broadcasting and publisher HarperCollins also said "We are sorry for any pain that this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson."

How on Earth did a project like this get so far? What lunatic with no moral compass thought the book was a good idea, let alone a television special?

If O.J. Simpson really wants to confess let him do it in a suicide note.

There's no need to make a mockery of the legal system, insult common sense, and drudge up old wounds in the process.

Hopefully O.J. will spare us his follow-up project called "What I Would Have Written In The Last Book If It Had Been Published"...


Anonymous reverse_vampyr said...

Nice to see that the Fox Entertainment people finally listened to the American public's outrage at their blatant exploitation of this killer's ex post facto confession.

Now that the scumbag is admitting he did it, I hope that every single person that chanted "Free OJ" and screamed about racism during the OJ trial will realize just how wrong they were.

21/11/06 17:19  
Anonymous Sharp As A Marble said...

OJ shut up already! This guy isn't satisfied with getting away with a double homicide he's got to flaunt it in everyone's face. Laughing and joking about it all the while trying to cash in on the grief. What an asshole. I can't believe I liked him in those Naked Gun movies.

21/11/06 17:25  
Anonymous Frank The Crank said...

Fox actually chose taste and common sense over the almighty dollar?

Will wonders never cease?

They probably just didn't have as many sponsors as they thought they would.

21/11/06 20:08  
Anonymous fidelio said...

I wonder who actually wrote the new O.J. book. I think we can safely assume that the former football star did not pen it himself. Neither am I being entirely frivolous when I say that I wonder if O.J. actually read what his ghost produced. He may be an evil SOB, but he's also pretty smart. He got $3.5 million that was contracted through a third party who owns the rights, and the money is supposed to go to his children, but you know like the Goldmans they aren't going to see a penny of that money.

21/11/06 20:44  
Anonymous julie said...

Was this a question people really wanted an answer to? How would OJ Simpson have gruesomely murdered them differently if he was given the chance? This guy is just coming up with unscrupulous and sleazy ways to make money.

21/11/06 22:09  
Anonymous amanda said...

I always think of their kids being raised by the man who killed their mother.

22/11/06 09:03  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

OJ seems to have an addicts need for public attention. It seems that he can't stand that his career is over even though the criminal court found him not guilty. He truly must have thought the public would forgive and forget. As for Fox dumping the project Surely Rupert Murdoch didn't have a sudden fit of conscience or an attack of ethics.I'm guessing it was pure commerce. Somethings just irk me like that, you would think it would bother his conscience enough that he wouldn't be cracking jokes or making up "hypothetical" ways that he could have killed them to earn a dollar.

22/11/06 09:24  
Anonymous Dr. Rusty Shackleford said...

Don't let it get you down my friend. There are some sick people out there and sometimes they will come together as like-minded individuals. It's not surprising that Judith Regan signed up to publish his book, she has been variously described as "the enfant terrible of American publishing", the "angriest woman in the media" and a "foul-mouthed tyrant". A former friend described her as "the highest functioning deranged person I've ever known". In the least you should feel good that there were lots of outraged customers, stakeholders, and shareholders, that could have caused quite a lot of damage to News Corp which probably led them to cancel the whole deal. The sane still outnumber the insane. Don't let it get to you.

22/11/06 09:35  
Anonymous jumpmaster said...

I was listening to a local talk show host last night and there were actually people (both white and black) calling in to defend OJ...people that actually think he's innocent! Now I know people that were glad he got off -people that said things like (Enough innocent black men are in prison, if one guilty one gets off it's still not even)and other shit like that...but those people still knew he was guilty as sin. OJ's book is about as wrong as you can get.

22/11/06 11:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto with all you said ! and I want to add this clip from one of the on-line articles I read :

"Simpson was acquitted of the murders in 1995, but was later found criminally liable for the deaths in civil court in 1997.

Although he was ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages to the Goldman family, Simpson has avoided making full restitution because California law prevents his NFL pension from being seized to satisfy the judgment. His lavish residence in Florida is similarly protected under state law."

That is just flat out - WRONG !!!

24/11/06 17:54  

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