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Old 11-18-2006, 10:45 PM   #46
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Mark Fuhrman (yes, that Mark Fuhrman) has a local radio talk show here in Spokane, and on it, he stated that KAYU (our Fox affiliate) will not be airing the special, but will opt instead to show the syndicated American Idol Rewind. If true, this is the first time KAYU has pre-empted Fox programming. I say good for them.
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Mark Fuhrman (yes, that Mark Fuhrman) has a local radio talk show here in Spokane, and on it, he stated that KAYU (our Fox affiliate) will not be airing the special, but will opt instead to show the syndicated American Idol Rewind. If true, this is the first time KAYU has pre-empted Fox programming. I say good for them.
That's really good news!! Hopefully other affiliates across the Nation will follow suit. I personally think the thing is going to end up being cancelled altogether. With the outrage that this has already brought, and will likely continue to bring, it's hard for me to imagine Fox going through with it. Hopefully I'm right about that.
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I keep hoping that the outrage and revulsion of the American public really bites the Fox Network in the @$$ and they decide not to run this pathetic piece of misguided rubbish...
You think a network like FOX is going to let things like good taste and a sense of moral ethics govern their programming?? Then again, the major networks aren't that much better, really.
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You think a network like FOX is going to let things like good taste and a sense of moral ethics govern their programming?? Then again, the major networks aren't that much better, really.
Unfortunately, I believe the answer to this question is no... A sad but unfortunate truth...
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As of November 19, twelve Fox affiliates have refused to carry the special. KSFX in Springfield, Missouri, [9] and WWCP, which serves the Johnstown-Altoona-State College, Pennsylvania area were the first to turn down the special on November 17[16].

The largest station group refusal to air the special so far has been LIN Television's six Fox affiliates, which include WALA in Mobile, Alabama, KASA in Albuquerque, Green Bay's WLUK, WUPW in Toledo, Ohio, WNAC in Providence, Rhode Island, and WVBT, the Fox affiliate in Virginia's Hampton Roads. In addition, Pappas Telecasting's four stations, which are KMPH of Fresno, Omaha's KPTM, KPTH in Sioux City, Iowa, and KTVG/KSNB in Lincoln and Grand Island, Nebraska are also pre-empting the program [17].
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Uh guys, it was all over the news yesterday that Fox cancelled not only the special, but the book as well:

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O.J. Simpson book, TV special canceled
Chairman Rupert Murdoch says project was ‘ill-considered’

Updated: 11:07 p.m. ET Nov 20, 2006
NEW YORK - O.J. Simpson’s book and TV special were canceled Monday, an astonishing end to an imaginary confession that had sickened the public as the very worst kind of tabloid sensation.

“I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project,” said Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp. owns both Fox Broadcasting and publisher HarperCollins. “We are sorry for any pain that this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.”

“If I Did It,” in which Simpson was to have described how he would have killed his ex-wife, had been scheduled to air as a two-part interview Nov. 27 and Nov. 29 on Fox. The book was to have followed on Nov. 30.

HarperCollins spokeswoman Erin Crum said some copies had already been shipped to stores but would be recalled, and all copies would be destroyed.

“I think News Corp. finally stepped up, admitted they made a mistake and did the right thing,” said Jonathan Polak, the lawyer for Fred Goldman, Ron’s father. “This is everything we have been asking News Corp. to do for the past two weeks. We want to thank the American people for helping make this happen.”

Simpson’s attorney, Yale Galanter, told The Associated Press: “We had known for three or four days that this was a possibility.”

Galanter said he did not know whether the deal between Simpson and News Corp. was contingent on a TV interview being shown or a book arriving in stores.

“There are only three possible reactions: anger, happiness or indifference. He’s totally indifferent about the fact that it’s been canceled,” said Galanter, who added that he didn’t know if Simpson was paid upfront.

Simpson told The Associated Press in a phone interview late Monday he could not comment on the situation “until I know legally where I stand.”

He added, “I would like nothing better than to straighten out some things that have been mischaracterized. But I think I’m legally muzzled at this point.”

Near universal revulsion
Any hopes of commercial reward were quickly overwhelmed by near universal revulsion to last week’s announcement — from those who knew Goldman and Brown, from booksellers and advertisers, even from Fox News Channel personality Bill O’Reilly.

A dozen Fox network affiliates had already said they would not air the two-part sweeps month special, and numerous stores had either declined to sell the book or had promised to donate any profits to charity.

“I really don’t think there would have been very many advertisers who would have been willing to participate in this show,” said Brad Adgate of the ad buying firm Horizon Media.

With little advertising, Fox would miss the chance to profit from the show. If there were no advertisers, the show wouldn’t even be rated by Nielsen Media Research — so the number of people watching would have done nothing to help Fox’s season average, he said.
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Yep. I mean, this has to be his coy, nudge-nudge/wink-wink way of saying "I did it."

And if he didn't, why on earth would you write something like this?? Doesn't he care about his kids??

If you want some relief from this, watch the first Naked Gun movie and enjoy the scene where O.J. gets shot repeatedly, steps in a bear trap, electrocutes himself, etc.
Didn't he also smash his face into a cake, burn his hand on a hot stove, and fall off the boat in that same scene?
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Didn't he also smash his face into a cake, burn his hand on a hot stove, and fall off the boat in that same scene?
Yes, he did -- musta forgot. Gives me an excuse to pop that movie in!

At the time it first came out - 1988, I believe - I knew nothing of O.J.'s private life or his dark side and I just laughed because it was funny.

Now...it's even funnier.

Too bad none of that happened in real life.

Yes, I'm aware he got indicted for the theft/violence in Vegas, but he'll be out within ten years. Should have gotten executed for what he did back in 1994.
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^ I thought so. That scene makes me every time I see or even think about it. Jay Leno used it last year on his show when that whole Vegas thing came out - hilarious!! Thanks!!
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why does anyone even care about this guy? i've been sick of hearing his name since i was four years old, even when i had no idea who he was or what he did and assumed he had something to do with the simpsons.
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