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Media-Created Persona

“It is tempting to assume he (U.S. District Judge Richard Berman) is a Patriots fan,” Alan Fredregill of Sioux City wrote in his Sept. 13, 2015, letter to the Des Moines (Iowa) Register, in which he asserted that the “Deflategate” was blinded by the celebrity of Tom Brady. “It also looks like he, just like Judge Ito at O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, was star-struck by Brady’s celebrity status.”

If Mr. Fredregill has truly bought the media-created persona that O.J. Simpson judge, Lance Ito, was too dazzled by the celebrity of Simpson at his trial 20 years ago to be objective or preside appropriately over that trial, then Fredregill will understand why many consumers of today’s media believe that all Iowans are hayseed rubes who can’t find their way out of a cornfield.

Fredregill and all who have swallowed the media-spewed star-struck Ito image need to read Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from The People vs. O.J. Simpson available from Amazon in hard copy and as an ebook.

Sunday Letters: Another judge caves to celebrity

Tom Brady is Like O.J. Simpson, How?

The Simpson trial might be old news — 20 years old, but it continues to make today’s news for one reason or another. Sometimes it’s comparing that ancient-news trial with a current court case. While most are a stretch, one of the most recent was downright ridiculous.

It was the Tom Brady “Deflategate” case.

That was a couple of weeks ago when Howard Kurtz on his Fox TV show asked another Fox personality and host of “Sports Court,” Tamara Holder, about Brady and “Deflategate.”

Holder declared that “Tom Brady is the O.J. Simpson case of our time.”

Kurtz hooted. How so, he asked. Simpson was charged with committing double murder. Brady was accused of knowing that the footballs during the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18, 2015, had been deflated enough to make them easier for him and his offensive team members to handle.

Holder said the two cases are similar because the investigations in both were botched.

Ho boy.