I was going to wait until tomorrow to start writing again, but this is just sickening!
In a deal that some media executives called revolting, O.J. Simpson plans a book and TV interview to discuss how, hypothetically, he could have killed his ex-wife and her friend — a story his publisher considers “his confession.”
Two weeks before the book, “If I Did It,” goes on sale, scorn was already being heaped Wednesday on Simpson, the publisher and Fox, which plans to air the Simpson interview in two parts November 27 and 29.
Judith Regan, whose ReganBooks imprint is publishing the book, declined to reveal further details of the book’s contents.“
“This is an historic case, and I consider this his confession,” Regan told The Associated Press. She also refused to say what Simpson is being paid for the book but said he came to her with the idea.
Yeah, you read that right. He’s written a book called, “If I Did It, Here’s What Happened“. And Fox News – falling to a new low, even for them – is going to air a ‘special’ interview with him.
How nice – kill two people in a violent, frenzied attack, get away with it thanks to a helpful judge and a ‘Dream Team’ that muddied the waters so badly, and then write a book telling the world exactly how you did it.
More from CNN:
Meanwhile, other publishers and publishing industry observers practically fell over each other to criticize ReganBooks, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, and Simpson himself.
“This is not about being heard. This is about trying to cash in, in a pathetic way, on some notoriety,” said Sara Nelson, editor in chief of Publishers Weekly. “That a person keeps wanting to bring this up seems almost nutty to me.”
Patricia Schroeder, president and chief executive of the American Association of Publishers, described the developments as sickening.
“But I think it’s going to stir an awful lot of debate and make the culture take a real look at itself, and that may not be unhealthy,” she said.
At least one other network, NBC, said it had been approached to air the special but declined the offer.
Representatives for CBS and ABC did not immediately return calls for comment.
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