Fox Tale

The only thing more disgusting than the News Corp. O.J. Simpson book “If I Did It” and the scheduled interview on the Fox Network was Fox’s disingenuous spin that the system works. As in, when the people speak out, Fox is doing its job by listening and responding accordingly. Hence the cancellation of plans by Hubert Murdoch’s News Corp. and Fox Broadcasting, respectively, to publish the book and air the interview.

The reality is that the Murdoch network was desperately looking for a smashing sweeps hit and was counting on enough voyeur viewers – already inured to the crass, the vulgar and the insipid – to watch. And they might have, but the sponsors – who know a bottom-line train wreck when they see one headed their way — revolted.

Speaking of revulsion, don’t you know the book and interview will eventually surface.

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