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News Corp Cancels OJ Simpson's
November 20, 2006 2:07 PM   Subscribe

News Corp Cancels OJ Simpson's "If I Did It." In the book and associated TV deal, Simpson would have described how he would have killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, had he done so.
posted by shivohum (17 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: wendell did it.



 
MeTa!
posted by Floydd at 2:11 PM on November 20, 2006


Pre-Meta'd. I think that's a first.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:15 PM on November 20, 2006


well, what do you know--Murdoch actually has a conscience after all.
posted by amberglow at 2:15 PM on November 20, 2006


Don't say I didn't warn you.
posted by wendell at 2:17 PM on November 20, 2006


This will not end well.
posted by yhbc at 2:17 PM on November 20, 2006


Books have already been printed and shipped to stores and distributors in some cases. It will be interesting to see how many copies make it back to ReganBooks for pulping and how many go to eBay.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 2:18 PM on November 20, 2006


*pages willnot*
posted by cortex at 2:19 PM on November 20, 2006


No, amberglow, just business sense. After all the hype, actually airing it was unnecessary and possibly alienating. On the other hand, such a hyped TV show, already ready to go, that never aired ... that's gotta be worth something in DVD sales, no?
posted by jefgodesky at 2:19 PM on November 20, 2006


Still can't decide which is slimier-- writing a book like this about someone you actually killed (but you were acquitted), or writing a book like this about someone you were falsely accused of killing.
posted by InfidelZombie at 2:22 PM on November 20, 2006


As it was pretty close to the release date, how long will it be before the stolen copies start appearing in ebay bidding wars?

There doesn't seem to be any real copies up yet .

I'll give it another copuple of hours.
posted by jourman2 at 2:22 PM on November 20, 2006


Do y'all think this is going to end well? Cause I'm not sure.
posted by grouse at 2:22 PM on November 20, 2006


OMG BRUTALITY.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:23 PM on November 20, 2006


Now hopefully we'll see an "If I had written it" where he'll outline how he would have written such a book. (But he didn't, seriously).
posted by ODiV at 2:24 PM on November 20, 2006


*excuse me* I am so fucking sick and tired of the amount of attention Simpson gets... I don't know if he committed the murders or not, I have an opinion, but it is only an opinion, and it doesn't really matter goddamn it. What would be fun is to see him stand up in front of a (verbally) hostile crowd of Mefites and defend his attention whore actions.


WHO THE FUCK CARES?!!?
posted by edgeways at 2:24 PM on November 20, 2006


Murdoch actually has a conscience after all.

By 'conscience' you must have meant to write 'actuarial formula which projects potential liabilities will outweigh sales'.
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:27 PM on November 20, 2006


yhbc : "This will not end well."

I believe you mean This will not wendell.
posted by nkyad at 2:31 PM on November 20, 2006 [5 favorites]


Goddamn it, I really did wanna give that a read. :D
posted by Vamier at 2:33 PM on November 20, 2006


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