Monday, November 20, 2006

Outfoxing the Juice

Was this just the greatest set up in history ever or what? I mean O.J. confessed to a double murder and does not get one cent for doing it. That is just brilliant. And News Corp gets to save its public face at the same time. Just f*cking brilliant!

Ok, for those living in a bubble allow me to bring you up to speed on the day’s events. “If I Did It” was to be a book/ two part interview with O.J. “What Me Murder” Simpson. The interview was to be split between November 27th and 29th for sweeps week on Fox with the book coming out the following day. The purpose of the double public onslaught was for O.J. to make a quick buck and talk about how he would have done the crime if he did, but he didn’t. The interview has since been cancelled and the book has been called off: both by Rupert Murdoch himself Brettbart.com is reporting.

Rupert is quoted in the report today as saying "I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project…We are sorry for any pain that this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.”

While this is in the face of massive public scorn with many Fox affiliates and bookstores refusing to carry it, it still should be commended that News Corp did the right thing for the right reasons. We all know that the same scorning disgusted public would have tuned in and lined up. The book would have been a top-seller just for the freak show aspect of it.

Then there is the aspect for the illiterates. This was Fox's ultimate reality show. I can see O.J. wandering around the crime scene with cameras rolling as he does his "research" for the book. Those tender moments with the camera at just the right angle as he breaks down into camera friendly crocodile tears. I really just hope they filmed the moment they let him know this was all a ploy. They are the network of “Average Joe” and numerous other sadistic reality shows so it is not that far a stretch.

Well done Rupert. You have my respect.

7 comments:

Serena Joy said...

Yep, it ended up being an accidental piece of "brilliant" strategy, if you ask me. He opened his big mouth out of, once again, stupidity -- thinking he was going to get something out of it. I love it that it backfired on him.

RexZeitgiest said...

This is a travesty! FREE OJ!

RexZeitgiest said...

No seriously, the big loser in this is Judith Reagan....She is the mastermind behind this entire sorid episode.....Now she gets nothing but egg on her face and Murdoch comes off the hero.....

Note to Judith, stay away from double murderers!

Liz said...

It is a bad day when Rupert Murdoch ends up being the hero.

Thank you for explaining the events for those of us living in a bubble! I did wonder why all the fuss about OJ again.

House of Suz said...

I actually heard on CNN that OJ was compensated for his efforts, even thought nothing from those ill concieved efforts will see light of day. Undisclosed amount, though but it still looks like he made out again.

I wanna know where he got that super duper lucky charm of his.

Serena Joy said...

I've heard a couple of reports that said he was paid but the money was funneled through some corporation so it wouldn't be traced to him. The amounts I've heard have varied; one said it was $3 million.

Kanrei said...

That would disgust and not surprise me in the least Serena. The man is pond scum.