Tuesday, November 21, 2006

"If I Did It" Gets Cancelled-- Sweet Vonage!

"A good decision among many, many stupid ones." Thank goodness, Rupert Murdoch (who owns both Fox and Harper Collins, which is absolutely ridiculous) in an amazing change of conscience, has decided to cancel O.J. Simpson's book and television fiasco.

I'm glad to hear that this absurd project is never going to see the light of day. It's just embarrassing that Murdoch and his "senior management" came to "agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," only after so many of the American public voiced how inconsiderate and stupid this project was. The fact that they even considered this is quite disturbing. And O.J. should be immediately locked up. If not in prison, than at least in a mental hospital. The dude must be absolutely retarded (my apologies to the mentally handicapped).

At any rate, it looks as though all is right with the world. At least for now. Below is a highlight of the story from the AP article and the full story can be found through a link at the end of this post.

O.J. Simpson book, TV special canceled

No, O.J., no. It was a sequel few had asked for or dared conceive, a television and book project with Simpson describing how he would have killed his ex-wife. Any fascination with Simpson's shocking return to public life was overcome by revulsion and disbelief.

Even Rupert Murdoch, a media king with a famous taste for scandal, couldn't stand it anymore. On Monday, he canceled the whole thing, less than a week after it was announced.

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

"If I Did It" had been scheduled to air as a two-part interview Nov. 27 and Nov. 29 on Fox, with the book to follow on Nov. 30. HarperCollins spokeswoman Erin Crum said some copies had already been shipped to stores but would be recalled, and all copies would be destroyed. Should any turn up, they will become instant collectors' items.

View the full story here

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