I’d like to echo the sentiment of Harvey Levin of TMZ.com that were expressed on the Olbermann show tonight:
I personally didn’t think I could detest him anymore than I did, and he’s actually raised the bar for me.
I consider it a point of pride that I watched not one minute of the infamous trial that began 15 years ago today. And, even though I haven’t watched the trial, I think I can say with reasonable certainty that he committed the murders, just based on the unavoidable exposure to the facts of the case that can be picked up even when you aren’t trying to follow the subject.
I remember O.J. Simpson playing football, watching with my father. I watched him in several films, and while he wasn’t a great actor, he wasn’t an embarrassment either. And then he killed two people, and arranged things (as can be done when you have enough money) so that he avoided conviction for the murders.
Let the record show that the courts are indeed color blind when there is enough green in your pocket.
As disgusted as I am with O.J. Simpson, I’m even more disgusted by the people who would actually pay him for a signature, or to appear publicly. How do you sleep at night, with the blood of his victims on your hands as well as his?
According to the publisher the book is a confession (published for her own personal reasons, stories here and here) no matter what the title says. It doesn’t make much difference to me, true crime is not my kind of thing; especially when written in the first person.
…and now the deal is off. So much for the publishers strength of conviction. It was a bit of a stretch on her part, to compare O.J.Simpsons effort to Hitler and Mein Kampf.