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One more word about O.J.
I have another reason for not screaming about this O.J. TV confession. Nothing could be more hypocritical than me complaining about somebody exploiting the O.J. story. Seriously.
I worked as a reporter for 20 years and at a point very late in my career, O.J. gave me the break that led to — eventually — my happy new self here at FOX News. I can say with all seriousness that I was one of the most obscure reporters on the planet... until O.J.
I worked for a decade covering San Francisco for a station in Sacramento. I worked a few more years on a syndicated program almost no one watched, except for a small band of cultists who really liked it.
I worked a year for NBC News, "Nightly News" and the "Today Show" and such. When they decided I had to go, I landed in a job at NBC in which I did reports for the many NBC stations across the country. That is when O.J.'s wife turned up dead and he was in handcuffs.
I did O.J. for a year-and-a-half every single day, seven days a week. I learned how to host shows substituting for Geraldo on his O.J. show. All of a sudden the network bigwigs who had blown me away loved me.
When O.J. was over I came East for a show of my own on a small network, which turned into MSNBC. I was there four years and finally — finally — I got Roger Ailes to bring me to FOX.
I owe it all to O.J.
Now would I rather the murders hadn't happened? Sure. Would I rather O.J. wasn't acquitted? Sure. Would I rather Florida law didn't allow him to profit from his crime? Absolutely.
But would I say someone, anyone, shouldn't publish or broadcast O.J.'s confession, even if it means he gets some money? No. No way.
The outrage in this situation is that he wasn't found guilty. He should be on death row, not stashing cash from being on TV and the bookstores.
But talk to a jury in L.A. about that. That's where the problem started.
That's My Word.
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