You’d think if someone is going to plug a book they would get a basic fact right about what shot the author to fame — or in this case, the failure that launched the author’s fame.
Here’s the opening of a review of O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark’s latest who-done-it.
“Marcia Clark first became nationally known in 1991 as the lead prosecutor in O.J. Simpson’s murder trial. She has followed that up with a career as a legal commentator on various broadcast and cable channels (weighing in recently on the George Zimmerman case) — and as a novelist.”
1991 was three years before Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman were murdered, Simpson was charged with their murders and his trial on charges of murder began. The trial prosecuted and lost by Marcia Clark. 1994 is year all of that occurred, with the not-guilty verdicts announced in October of the following year, 1995.
And if the writer, Tampa Bay Times Book Editor Colette Bancroft doesn’t remember or was too young back then, it is an easily check-able fact.