No Regrets, Says Simpson Ghostwriter
The ghostwriter of If I Did It, O.J. Simpson's hypothetical confession to the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, says he has no regrets about his involvement in the project. Pablo Fenjes, who reportedly received an advance of more than $100,000 to interview Simpson and write the book, has told The New Yorker magazine, "I think you'd be hard pressed to find a reporter in this country who, given the opportunity to sit down and take a confession from O.J. Simpson, no matter how oblique, would have refused to do so." Meanwhile, TV station owners who decided to pull the interview with Simpson that was intended to plug the book are saying they did so in response to angry criticism from viewers. "If no one complained, it would be on the air," Frank Quitani, president of Fox affiliate WWCP in Altoona, PA, told Advertising Age. "We've preempted programs before because we felt they were in violation of the FCC rules," Mike Angelos, a spokesman for Pappas Telecasting, which owns four Fox affiliates, told the trade publication. "This is the first time we've rejected a program because we thought it was not tasteful."