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The Daily SlackerThe Daily Slacker

Fox has a soul???

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Who woulda thunk it. News Corp., the parent company of Fox and Fox News and other outlets of usually biased or just plain terrible TV actually found some semblance of a soul.

If you had flipped through any of the various Fox brethren lately, you likely would have seen commercials for a two-day special about O.J. Simpson. Titled “If I Did It,” it seemed from the commercials it was basically O.J. basically confessing to what happened. The special would be aired because of a book of the same name released. Even the publisher of the book admitted that she took it as O.J.’s confession.

I’m not sure who’s idea it was for the book, and even more so the show. Quite obviously, though, they are soulless and evil. How else could it seem like airing something that would basically be a big middle finger to the families of those killed and the American public’s belief in a decent justice system would be a good idea? All of this in the name of trying to get higher ratings since the majority of the rest of Fox’s shows right now, well, suck. (House and The Simpson’s still rule though.) many local stations weren’t going to air it and the TV people’s publication “Broadcast & Cable” even called this whole thing evil. Now, I do believe that Rupert Murdock is fairly evil, but had all this actually gone on it would have made me believe he very well maybe be the devil himself.

It appears however that the powers that be at News Corp finally had an attack of conscience and finally did the right thing, albeit WAY later then they should have. The show will be cancelled and most likely replaced by some other trash they hope will attract viewers. Even more amazing is that they’re actually nixing the book as well. Thank God.

I don’t know if the whole this was O.J. trying to clear his conscience if he actually did do it, or someone convinced him it would be a decent way to make some money. If he did make money it would almost all end up going to the families of the people killed due to the wrongful death lawsuit. Pay them with money he made by emotionally backhanding them in the worst possible way. I just fail to understand how this got to the point of even WRITING the book, much less actually publishing it and recording a TV special about it. They people behind it should be found out, and removed from the gene pool.

Arg! Thank God this won’t be airing and I pity those who profited from what book sales there were prior to it’s removal. You all better start praying to every god and goddess out there and get your bases covered or I’m quite sure there’s a toasty pile of brimstone awaiting you.

Anyway, if you wanna read and actual article on it, here’s one from the AP yesterday on MSN and one from the AP today on Star Tribune.

Later Slackers. Stay non-evil would ya?

*Edit* So Judith Regan toss an Article on Newsweek exlpaining that she had gone with the publishing because she wanted O.J's "Confession" made public to get some sort fo justice. The gigantic flaw I see with her argument: She was ok with the money from the book going to O.J's kids. How is it really any sort of justice if he's making money on the book, but skirting the law by giving the money to his kids? This, instead of serving justice by paying the Goldmans the money owed them from O.J. being found guilty in the civil lawsuit? Just because you can jsutify something, doesn't make it right Jusith.

posted by Chief Slacker @ 4:08 PM,


At Tue Nov 21, 11:41:00 AM, Blogger Esther said...

Judith Regan, the publisher for HarperCollins (the parent company for the smaller name that was supposed to be publishing the book) is an evil woman in general - I've heard some stories from people who used to work there. It's no wonder the book almost got published.

At Tue Nov 21, 11:54:00 AM, Blogger Chief Slacker said...

Yeah, she's published a number of scandal books. Though she gets a couple brownie points for publishing Jenna Jameson's book. heh.

At Tue Nov 21, 03:51:00 PM, Blogger OzzyC said...

I had no intention of watching or reading his crap!

At Tue Nov 21, 04:07:00 PM, Blogger Chief Slacker said...

I figured as much Ozzy. You might have some evil in ya, but it's the fun kind, not the heartless, soulless, ugly kind.


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