Monday, November 20, 2006

OJ Simpson confession book canceled

News Corp. has announced that it will not release the much publicized book in which OJ Simpson describes in vivid detail how the murders of his ex-wife and friend would have happened if he was the murderer. Fox News was set to air a 2-part interview with the author-slash-slasher leading up to the book's scheduled release later this month.

The book, entitled If I Did It, made waves when the details were released to the media last week. Many saw it as a flagrant ratings grab while exploiting the families of the victims. Chairman of News Corp., Rupert Murdock, released a statement today stating, "We are sorry for any pain that this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson."

In place of the canceled television special, Fox News will air a reenactment of the unaired interview entitled "IF We Had Used Sweeps Week to Give Airtime to a Murderer".

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