The Commonwealth Comment

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

OJ: "If I did it..."

It was announced recently that OJ Simpson, who in October of 1995 was found not guilty of murdering his wife and friend, will be having a TV special entitled "O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here's How It Happened." The special will feature Simpson talking about the murder and IF he had done it, how he would've done it. "OJ Simpson, in his own words, tells for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible for the crimes. In the two-part event, Simpson describes how he would have carried out the murders he has vehemently denied committing for over a decade," said Fox in a released statement.

The special, which is set to air on November 27 & 29th is coming just before the release of his book "If I Did It" on November 30th. He will be interviewed by the publisher of his book, Judith Reagan, who is the founder of ReaganBooks. ReganBooks is an imprint of HarperCollins,which is owned by News Corp., parent of Fox. It has been rumored that Simpson was paid $3.5 million for this book.

Nicole Brown's family is not surprised by Simpson's actions. Her father, Lou Brown said "I gave up on him many years ago." He went on to say that he has "absolutely no doubt" that OJ Simpson is responsible for the murder of his daughter. Nicole's sister, Denise Brown said in a statement "We hope Ms. Reagan takes full accountability for promoting the wrong doing of criminals and leveraging this forum and the actions of 'Simpson' to commercialize abuse."

My Opinion: If he did it? IF?! IF?!?! He did do it! If OJ had nothing to hide then why did he lead the police on a chase in that white Bronco? Why did OJ try on leather gloves with latex gloves on already? Why did he try on leather gloves that had shrunk because they were soaked in blood? Why was he forced to pay for Nicole's death in civil court if he wasn't guilty? The OJ Simpson trial was one of the most watched televised events of the 1990's and everyone knows he is guilty. Now he's in need of some cash, so he flaunts the hypothetical idea that If he had done it, he'd do it this way. That's disgusting. It's disgusting for anyone to make money off of someone's death, especially when you're the one responsible for the death.

That's not even the sad part. The sad part is people will tune in on those nights. Fox's ratings will be through the roof, and people will buy this book. I think the special will reveal just enough to get people to watch, but not too much so they'll have to buy the book to hear the rest of the story. What a sick marketing ploy.


  • Amen sir...amen

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:11 PM  

  • Oh yeah, and they banned the special in RI and parts of MA, the FOX affiliate is refusing to air it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 2:07 PM  

  • THIS JUST IN! OJ's book and TV special have been cancelled! Thank God OJ or anyone else won't be making any money off this murder.

    By Blogger James O'Leary, At 9:49 PM  

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