Thursday, November 16, 2006

If He Did It?

The Fox television network says it plans to air an O.J. Simpson interview this month in which he describes, hypothetically, how he would have killed his ex-wife and her friend 12 years ago if he had committed the crime.

The taped interview was conducted by Judith Regan, whose publishing label, ReganBooks, plans to release a book written by Simpson, titled "If I Did It," that also contains his hypothetical account of the double slaying, the network said in a statement on Tuesday. [
Reuters, Nov. 15, 2006]

If he did it? If?? Oh, please! Of course he did it. He just didn't get convicted of doing it, that's all. Or at least that's what I think.

Nevertheless, a jury found OJ not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. So, although he was later found guilty in a civil trial, under the law of the land OJ is not a double murderer. Therefore, just like you and me, he is pretty much able to say and do whatever he wants. Even write a book describing how he 'would have' killed his ex-wife and go on TV to talk about it.

But why? Why the hell would OJ write such a book after saying again and again that he had nothing to do with the murders of Nicole and Ron?

  • He couldn't live with himself so had to 'confess'?
  • He is eager to erase his big debt from the civil suit (the debt he said he would never, ever pay, because he maintains his innocence)?
  • He loves nothing more than being in the spotlight?

I'm guessing the latter. And I, for one, do not think OJ deserves the spotlight. Because even giving him every benefit of the doubt over the murders, the fact remains that he abused Nicole. Again and again. And now again.


Crankster said...

I wish that there was such a thing as "criminal book publishing."

Starrlight said...

This was one of those jaw dropping incidents, wasn't it? The kind of occurrence that makes you question mankind as a whole. If not now, then when the ratings come in.

Peg said...

I'm just flabbergasted. He's a freak.

For so many reasons...

heartinsanfrancisco said...

When you're right, you're right. I was going to do a post on this, but you've said everything I wanted to, and better.

I think it's mostly #3 as well. He's an attention junky, and he's had a long dry spell.

Apart from the fact that the book is certainly ghost written, for those who care, it is one of the most offensive and disgusting, cynical and arrogant things I have ever heard of anyone doing.

He is now dancing on their graves, and there ought to be a law.

Blondie said...

What a jerk. I can't believe he is trying to profit off their deaths. Gross.

menrva said...

To be murder victim's ex-lover, you would have to be a psychopath to write a book like this. I can't even fathom the logic or emotional justification for doing something like this. How can someone stoop so low? Unbelievable.

Barb said...

I was going to post on this, too! What a joke he is.


Crankster: You mean make it a crime for crap to be published? Our bookstores would be empty. ;)

Starlight: Yes, it will be interesting to see what the ratings are. I imagine plenty of people will tune in out of curiosity.

Peg: Couldn't agree more.

Hearts in SF: Hopefully people won't buy the book or tune in to the TV special. That's the law of economics and it can send a pretty strong message.

Blondie: Let's just say profiting off of their deaths probably doesn’t weigh too heavily on his conscience, given all he's done.

Menrva: Psychopath, yeah, that label seems to fit.

Barb: Post away. The more the merrier.