Monday, November 20, 2006

OJ special will not air, book will not be published!

News Corp. Cancels O.J. Simpson Book and TV Special

NEW YORK — News Corp., the parent company of book publisher HarperCollins and the FOX network, has canceled publication of the O.J. Simpson book and television special "If I Did It."

"I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman. "We are sorry for any pain that this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson."

In the book, the one-time football superstar tells how he would have killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman if, in fact, he had done it.

A dozen FOX affiliates had already said they would not air the two-part sweeps month special, planned for next week before the book's publication. (continued, Fox News)

Man, this thing is such a disaster. Why anyone thought any of this was a good idea is beyond me. I heard the publisher of his book, Judith Regan, talk about why she wanted to publish it, and in my mind it's the same odd logic as Charles Rangel's opinion of why the draft should be reinstated. Appropriate to state que la freakando f? I think so.


Tony said...

I am so glad they canceled both the book and the TV show. What a frickin' sick idea to begin with and what obvious proof that O.J. Simpson is an absolute idiot to have even considered doing it. Why would anyone even remotely think it would be ethical or moral to help him become more affluent and profit from his criminal actions?

Poppy Cede said...

Yah, I have no idea. Just...wrong on any level you can possibly imagine.

Anonymous said...

I hope he's not still getting any money out of this.

lizgwiz said...

This news gave me some smidgen of hope for mankind. Although they were discussing on NPR this morning that he'll probably sue to keep the advance. Which was supposedly going to his kids, but still. It all just turns my stomach.