Public Eye: the Victim, You Say?

By my count, O.J. Simpson has been called an American hero about 4,392,979 times since being charged with murdering his wife. The night of the chase alone, there were roughly 987,763 such references by commentators like Barbara Walters, who found themselves with hours of airtime to fill and nothing to say. Even the U.S. Senate got in on the chorus. In chamber on Friday, the chaplain offered a prayer for O.J.: "Our hearts go out to him . . . Our nation has been traumatized by the fall of a great hero." To this moment, I have not heard Nicole Simpson...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!