Later this month, O.J. Simpson will appear in two one-hour programs on Fox TV to explain how he would have killed ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman ... IF he had done it.
If this appears to you to be a new low in American TV, you're not alone. Chicago Tribune columnist Phil Rosenthal is just one of many who are outraged and nauseated by this lower-than-lowbrow programming ... which, by the way, promotes a book being published by another Fox division, HarperCollins. In fact, the book's editor is the show's interviewer! The sleaze factor is high, folks. Very high.
Chances are, the O.J. show won't live up to its hype anyway. Fox has a track record of promising (promoting?) but not delivering. But who will tune in and for what reasons? You want to hear O.J. explain what he thinks would have been better ways to kill two people? What's next ... Charles Manson's Tips and Tricks for Mass Murder? A televised seance for John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy and Charlie Starkweather? Lizzie Borden: Axed and Answered?
Oh, this won't sit well with Nancy Grace at all. And for once, I'll actually agree with her.
I wonder if O.J.'s profits will go to Fred Goldman, as a California court has ordered, or if the Juice's lawyers have sufficiently squeezed the law to let the "destitute" O.J. keep the money. He just keeps getting away with murder, doesn't he?