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Monday, November 20, 2006

OJ Simpson In The News

Roxanne had a brilliant idea on how the money from OJ's book "If I Did It" can do good... check it out!

Dear Judith Reagan:
I'm leaning towards believing your explanation for why you would publish that murderer's confession. Please consider putting your money where your mouth is and donate ALL NET PROCEEDS from the sale of OJ Simpson's book to organizations that help women escape from living in abusive relationships.

[If you agree, please send an email in support of this idea to Regan in care of the NY Post.]

I sent an email, it sounds good to me. Speaking of Fox News, it seems some stations are going to refuse to broadcast Mr. Simpson's interview... from the New York Times:

Showing that attempts at corporate synergy can sometimes backfire, several affiliates of Fox Broadcasting said they would not show the network’s two-part interview with O. J. Simpson next week.

Pappas Telecasting Companies, which owns four Fox affiliate stations in Nebraska, Iowa and California, informed Fox on Friday morning that their stations would not be broadcasting the interview, according to Dennis J. Davis, the president of Pappas. Lin Broadcasting, which owns five Fox affiliates, also will not be showing the program, the New York Daily News reported on Saturday.

The heavily promoted interview, to be aired in two parts on Nov. 27 and 29, will coincide with the Nov. 30 release of Mr. Simpson’s book, “If I Did It.” According to Judith Regan, who is both publishing the book and conducting the interview, the book is Mr. Simpson’s confession to the murders of his ex-wife and her friend, for which he was acquitted in 1994.

Now silly me, when I first read the headline, I thought that they were refusing to show The Simpsons... boy was I wrong!

In more Fox News news (heh), it seems they are working on making their news more fake... from the Raw Story:

Fox News Channel might air two episodes of a "Daily Show"-like program with a decidedly nonliberal bent on Saturday nights in late January, with the possibility that it could become a weekly show for the channel.

The half-hour show is executive produced by "24's" Joel Surnow and Manny Cota and creator Ned Rice, who previously wrote for "Politically Incorrect" and "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" through This Just In Prods. It would take aim at what Surnow calls "the sacred cows of the left" that don't get made as much fun of by other comedy shows.

"It's a satirical news format that would play more to the Fox News audience than the Michael Moore channel," Surnow said. "It would tip more right as 'The Daily Show' tips left."