The Cycle

O.J. book won’t go away

In all the controversy surrounding the O.J. Simpson book, If I Did It, at least one person is showing rational behavior. After it was revealed yesterday that New York-based Beaufort Books will publish the book, Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister, Denise Brown, called for a boycott.

At first so quick to condemn the original book as “disgusting and despicable,” Ron Goldman’s family acquired the rights last month and proceeded to go forward with the project, saying they will keep the original manuscript intact and will add commentary.

The AP published a statement by Beaufort Books president Eric Kampmann, saying, “We will be working diligently to not only publish this book well, but to honor the memory of the victims of this terrible crime: Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.”

Um, then why not publish a book that does that, and leave the whole hypothetical murder scenario out of it?

Granted, a portions of the proceeds will go to charity. But, in effect, these actions make it look like everyone involved in publishing the book is motivated by one factor: money.

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