All three networks reported on the ax for If I Did It. News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch pulled OJ Simpson's book from his publishing subsidiary Harper Collins and his TV special from his broadcasting subsidiary FOX-TV. The networks enjoyed dissension in Rupert's ranks. ABC's David Muir told us "the face of FOX railed against it," quoting FNC's Bill O'Reilly: "It is Money!" And CBS' Sandra Hughes used this statement from FNC's longtime OJ-watcher Geraldo Rivera: "I will bash this project every opportunity I have to bash this project." At NBC, George Lewis saw "a rarity in the media business these days--a victory for good taste over crass commercialism."
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