Sitting in the Fox press box tomorrow with broadcasters covering O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing will be former LAPD detective, discredited lead Simpson-murders investigator, expert perjurer and N-word user Mark Fuhrman.
Even though Fuhrman testified for the prosecution in O.J. Simpson’s 1995 trial in which he was accused of murdering Nicole Brown, Ronald Goldman, he turned out to be the defense team’s star witness.
Some might argue, but I believe that Fuhrman, along with Deputy D.A. Christopher Darden’s bone-headed Simpson-glove demonstration, were pivotal points that pretty much guaranteed Simpson’s acquittal.
So it will be interesting to see/hear what kind of analysis, which is what he’s purported going to do, he comes up with.
Frankly, I’m mystified. What’s to analyze about a parole hearing? How the board members arrived at their decision to either grant or deny parole? Simpson’s body language, facial gestures as he makes his request/listens to the board members’ decision.
ESPN is also covering the hearing live and other networks will also jump on this train.
I don’t recall such a proceeding every being covered by the news media like this. I think, to coin a cliche, this is uncharted territory.
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To be blunt, the whole thing has been over covered from the start. The public never had called for this thing covered the way it has been, the media did.
Simpson was a fading celebrity in 1994 and not many care much about him now.