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Old 11-17-2006, 03:59 PM   #46
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A lawyer was talking on the radio saying he won't receive any money from this because it's so high profile it would be traced and the goldmans' would get it. He is making money in covert ways like selling memorabilia and autographs to 3rd. parties.

They suggested he is doing this mostly to stay in the limelight no matter how disgusting it is. He needs the attention.

I dunno it's hard for me to believe he won't profit
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:04 AM   #47
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http://www.dontpayoj.com/

I was just looking quickly through some of the names and Tom Cruise signed it, if that was really him.

Looking again that must be a joke, someone write Osama Bin Laden. What the f is wrong with some people that they have to treat something that is so painful to this family as a joke?
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:33 AM   #48
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Unbelievable.

I have no words.
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This is just beyond atrocious on so many levels
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When the OJ trial was going on a dipshit I worked with said there was no way OJ could be guilty because he was so good looking.
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Is it supposed to stop him from telling the story, or just from making money from it?
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^ Neither really; it's just a petition, and advocates boycotting Fox, ReganBooks, and the various chain stores which plan to carry the title.

I've seen several lawyers quoted as saying it probably will be possible for him to keep his share of the profits, so long as he deposits them outside the US.

I have no idea whether OJ Simpson is really a sociopath as he's never been diagnosed as such, but the classic "True Crime"-genre pretense of "insight into the mind of a sociopath" is laughably oxymoronic--sociopaths are innately and compulsively dishonest, as well as incapable of experiencing most emotions or understanding them in others, so true "insight" into their thoughts is impossible--which is why the disorder is not considered treatable. As for the "I was abused too" rationalization, like UberBeaver said, that just doesn't make any sense at all. Most likely, Judith Regan simply wanted to be the first to break what will probably come to be seen as the definitive proof of OJ Simpson's guilt.
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O.J. Simpson's televised "confession" is too "disgusting" to air for some Fox affiliates.

Fox affiliates in Green Bay, Wis.; Omaha; Providence, R.I.; Fresno, Calif., and elsewhere have told Fox Broadcasting honchos they won't broadcast the controversial sit-down with the soiled gridiron great.

"We were deluged with calls and e-mails from outraged viewers who thought it was disgusting that this program was going to be aired," said Mike Angelos, vice president of corporate communications at Pappas Broadcasting, which owns four Fox affiliates bailing out of the show.

"We feel the program has no beneficial interest other than to O.J. Simpson and we have no desire to benefit O.J. Simpson," Angelos added.

Officials at Tribune Broadcasting, which has six Fox stations, were mulling the decision this weekend, said Richard Graziano, vice president and general manager of WTIC-TV in Hartford. Officials may see a tape of the show before deciding, he said.

"Many of the general managers haven't expressed a keen interest in running it," Graziano told the Daily News. "It's a tough one. I don't know what Fox is thinking," he said. "Anyone I've talked to seemed a little shocked by this."

Lin Broadcasting, which has five Fox affiliates, has backed out of the show as well. "We don't feel it's appropriate for northeast Wisconsin," said Jay Zollar, general manager of Lin-owned WLUK-TV in Green Bay. "We've gotten a significant amount of community ... [and] advertiser reaction."

Viewer backlash is also coming with unsolicited negative advertiser reaction in some markets.

For instance, in Green Bay, Zollar said he's got a list of nearly 30 advertisers who have called saying they want no part of Simpson's show. Some clients, Zollar said, don't even want to be on the air in the same week for fear of being tainted by Simpson blow-back.

"I don't think advertisers are lining up for this," said Brad Adgate, research director at Horizon Media. "A lot of advertisers have different thresholds for content. In this particular instance I wouldn't think there would be a lot of advertisers who would want to have their message associated with this."

Ultimately, the show may draw big ratings but little advertising, said Bill Carroll, vice president and director of programming for Katz Television Group. "Everyone seems to be appalled," he said. "But when you ask someone, 'Are you going to watch?' the answer in a coy sort of way is, 'Well probably.'"
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Borders says they are donating profits from the book to domestic violence programs and victims, at least that's something. Obviously that's no reason to buy the book when you can just donate the money to your local shelter or to a national organization.
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Drudge claims Fox has cancelled the book and the tv special, that better be true

It's on the Fox web site That is awesome, people do have power.
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Drudge claims Fox has cancelled the book and the tv special, that better be true

It's on the Fox web site That is awesome, people do have power.


Does this mean that O.J. doesn't get the advance money too (I hope)?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15818960/
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O.J. Simpson book, TV special canceled By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
8 minutes ago



NEW YORK - After a firestorm of criticism, News. Corp. said Monday that it has canceled the O.J. Simpson book and TV special "If I Did It."

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

A dozen Fox affiliates had already said they would not air the two-part sweeps month special, planned for next week before the Nov. 30 publication of the book by ReganBooks. The publishing house is a HarperCollins imprint owned — like the Fox network — by News Corp.

In both the book and show, Simpson speaks in hypothetical terms about how he would have committed the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Goldman.

Relatives of the victims have lashed out at the now scuttled publication and broadcast plans.

"He destroyed my son and took from my family Ron's future and life. And for that I'll hate him always and find him despicable," Fred Goldman told ABC last week.

The industry trade publication Broadcasting & Cable editorialized against the show Monday, saying "Fox should cancel this evil sweeps stunt."

One of the nation's largest superstore chains, Borders Group Inc., said last week it would donate any profits on the book to charity.

Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of murder in a case that became its own TV drama. The former football star and announcer was later found liable for the deaths in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Goldman family.

Judith Regan, publisher of "If I Did It," said she considered the book to be Simpson's confession.

The television special was to air on two of the final three nights of the November sweeps, when ratings are watched closely to set local advertising rates. It has been a particularly tough fall for Fox, which has seen none of its new shows catch on and is waiting for the January bows of "American Idol" and "24."

The closest precedent for such an about-face came when CBS yanked a miniseries about Ronald Reagan from its schedule in 2003 when complaints were raised about its accuracy. The Reagan series was seen on its sister premium-cable channel, Showtime, instead.

One station manager who had said he wasn't airing the special said he was concerned that whether or not Simpson was guilty, he'd still be profiting from murders.

"I have my own moral compass and this was easy," said Bill Lamb, general manager of WDRB in Louisville.

For the publishing industry, the cancellation of "If I Did It" was an astonishing end to a story like no other. Numerous books have been withdrawn over the years because of possible plagiarism, most recently Kaavya Viswanathan's "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life," but a book's removal simply for objectionable content is virtually unheard of.

Sales had been strong, but not sensational. "If I Did It" cracked the top 20 of Amazon.com last weekend, but by Monday afternoon, at the time its cancellation had been announced, the book had fallen to No. 51.
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