The Simpson interview is one of the most tragic examples of how the media (including me) and the public trusted and accommodated their heroes, believing their mythology and perpetuating their deification.
If you recall how fascinated, even obsessed, you were with the murder, the trial and the verdict -- and if you say you weren't, you're lying -- you want to read Sheila Weller's book, Raging Heart: The Intimate Story of the Tragic Marriage of O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson.
Are we, as Americans, so obsessed with sports stars that we will overlook domestic violence and vicious attacks on women? Is sports celebrity more important than women's right to safety and security? Which of the following statistics and facts are more important to the public?
To this day, no one has been held accountable for the deeds that took a loving brother and son, and a doting and beautiful mother. The court of public opinion may have decided who the murderer was, but that is cold comfort to the families who are still left wanting.