The media mogul Rupert Murdoch has had a moment of clarity and decided not to go ahead with publishing the OJ “If I Did it” book nor airing a television interview with OJ Simpson. The famous (infamous?) former football player and actor was set to profit from the murder of his wife and her friend, with the publication of the book “If I Did it”.
The book was to be about how he “might” have committed the murder of his wife “if” he did do it. If there ever was a time to start burning books, it would have to start with this vulgar book.
Murdoch scraps OJ Simpson ‘confession’ show and offers apology to the bereaved
In an apparent attempt to contain a public relations debacle for his media empire, News Corporation, Mr Murdoch apologized to the families of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, and described the planned publication of a book by Mr Simpson entitled If I Did It, and an accompanying two-part television interview, as “an ill-considered project”.
The book and interviews, due to go out next week, were intended to describe the 1994 stabbings of the two victims in hypothetical terms, “if he were the one responsible”, heavily implying Mr Simpson’s responsibility without formally admitting guilt. Guardian