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Black Widow
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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2006 14:33      Profile for Black Widow     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
O.J. book to tell how he would have done it. He's doing an interview too.

Basically an admission of guilt on his part, but there's nothing they can do about it because he cannot be charged again.

Please, discuss. Share your thoughts.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2006 14:59      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
why do famous ppl always have to publish books after the've gone out of the limelight ?

There are millions of murders every year and just because this one involved someone who was famous dosn't mean it was any different then the rest of them. I'm personally not very interested in this book because all this book is just grade A balony.

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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2006 15:12      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by stevenback7:
why do famous ppl always have to publish books after the've gone out of the limelight ?

To try to get back in the limelight. [Cool]

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Cap'n Vic

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.....not to mention the 3.5 million the published advanced him.

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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2006 23:23      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm actually with vic onthis one. It's all about the money.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
I'm actually with vic onthis one. It's all about the money.

Yes, with the interest this book will attract, he could make a killing.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
I'm actually with vic onthis one. It's all about the money.

Yes, with the interest this book will attract, he could make a killing.
[shake head]

of course, as I haven't been awake that long this made me snort laughing.

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Icon 1 posted November 16, 2006 09:46      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If the book is rubbish, you must publish?

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quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
If the book is rubbish, you must publish?

Ugh! They already said that there is M-o-n-e-y involved. That makes it all worthwhile. [shake head]

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Black Widow
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Icon 1 posted November 20, 2006 13:17      Profile for Black Widow     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Surprise surprise.

O.J. Book, TV Special Canceled

"I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman.

Ya think?! [shake head]

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GrumpySteen

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Actually, I am surprised. Television companies don't usually let morals stand in the way of ratings unless sex is involved. Violence seems to always get an automatic thumbs up.

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Actually, I am surprised. Television companies don't usually let morals stand in the way of ratings unless sex is involved. Violence seems to always get an automatic thumbs up.

Yeah...and this is Fox that we're talking about, which generally doesn't care at all...

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I was listening to NPR today and it appears that Fox had a lot of affiliates refusing to air the program. So no viewers==no profit. It is easy to see why they dropped the deal.

I honestly believe that whether or not he was truly guilty, the book is in horribly poor taste and was worthy of the boycott it has recieved.

Perhaps he can go and publish it under Creative Commons if it is that important of a story to him. But in no way should he profit from another family's misery.

I found this article from the Washington Post. It looks like they were really not going to make anything from this deal.

Money talks...

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