As I was cruising on Drudge the report came up that Judith Regan has been canned by Rupert Murdoch effectively immediately. Her discharge no doubt came from the outrage and embarrassment she caused the Murdoch conglomerate over her ill-advised decision to pay a substantial sum of money to O.J. Simpson for his book about how he might have killed his wife.
I’m fully convinced that if there had not been a public outcry over this affair, the book would have come out, the O.J. interview would have been aired, and the world would have moved on with Judith firmly ensconced at the head of her imprint for Harper Collins. In other words, I don’t think the powers that be let her go because of what she did; they let her go because of the public outrage over what she did.
I’m sure that a lot of people with good sense wondered how she would ever get the idea to do such a thing. She says she wanted to show just what a criminal O.J. was/is, and have the book and interview be his confession.
I think she got the idea from Chris Rock. Take a look at this old Chris Rock video.
Blame Chris Rock