It's not our usual practice to talk about other media outlets, but this time we're making an exception. We want to thank Rupert Murdoch, the Chairman of News Corp., for listening to the public's outcry and canceling the O.J. Simpson television special and book. The show was to feature Simpson telling viewers how he would have killed his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, if he had done it.
From the very start the entire idea was in bad taste and as Murdoch put it, "an ill-conceived project." Simpson said he was doing the television special and book deal because the proceeds would go to his two children. While the former NFL star was acquitted of the 1995 murders of Brown and Goldman, we can't imagine how his children would feel and be affected watching their father tell how he might have killed their mother and her friend.
And what made the idea even worse was the fact that Simpson had someone else broker the deal in which he received more than $600,000. That meant the Brown and Goldman families would receive nothing from Simpson towards the $33-million judgment they won in the civil case against him. The suggestion that the families would have received millions of dollars in "hush money" not to go public about the program and book is even more disturbing.
A bad idea to begin with. America has spoken, and it won't happen. And hopefully, it will be the last we hear of O.J. Simpson for a very long time.
That's what we think, tell us what you think.