After his company, NewsCorp (which owns Fox), polluted the airwaves with politically partisan vitriol and lowest-common-denominator comedy and reality programming, Rupert Murdoch had a Grinch-like expansion of his heart recently when he decided to cancel his company's plans to publish a book and run a TV interview in which O.J. Simpson explains how he would have committed that double murder--you know, IF he had done it BIGCONSPICUOUSWINKWINKKNOWWHATIMSAYINGWINKWINK.
"I did something kind of weird today--an assistant suggested I consider this thing called 'good taste,'" Murdoch said. "And all of a sudden, it was like these blinders had been lifted from my eyes. I was like, good God! This O.J. thing is in the poorest taste anyone can possibly imagine!"
Murdoch's change of heart, no matter how momentary, is good news for everyone. Except the Rodney King police officers, Ray Lewis, Bill Clinton, Rush Limbaugh, and all the other famous not guilty people out there. You have to feel for those folks.
- O.J. Book, Interview Canceled [ESPN]