I'm sure everyone has heard about the O.J. Simpson book deal and television special. Of course the special will be on Fox, the book is being published by an imprint of Fox, and it just doesn't surprise me that Fox would air this.
I guess, in some ridiculous attempt at trying to seem legitimate, the publisher went to NBC with an offer originally. Of course NBC turned them down.
Everyone has their opinion of the whole Simpson trail. My opinion? I think he's guilty. But I also think someone planted a glove at his house so there would be no mistaking that he did it. I have little doubt that law enforcement figured who did it, and thought he actually might be able to get away with the murder, so the glove was planted as insurance.
Of course that backfired because, let's face it, if you killed someone, would you take one glove back home with you?
Regardless of anything, I think he's guilty. And though I realize he was acquitted of criminal charges, he was found liable in the civil matter and I guess if he were to just keep playing gold, and staying out of the public eye, I wouldn't care so much.
But I really can't believe he thought, or the publisher thought....no, never mind, I'm sure the publisher saw dollar signs at the thought of him writing a "fictional account" of the murders. But c'mon, what is he thinking?
Is it that he knows Double Jeopardy comes into play and he can't be convicted of murder? Is it that he's so hard up for money, that he's resorting to this to fill his coffers? Or is it that he's arrogant enough to rub the whole scenario in the face of the victim's families because he's been out of the news so long?
Whatever the reason is, you can bet I won't be watching Fox that night. To give him and Fox, and the publisher my time for this hideous circus, would be more than I could bare I think.