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"...