Mike Gallagher

Maybe it’s all just a bad joke. Come to think of it, that was exactly what I thought years ago when O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murdering two people in cold blood.

But surely there couldn’t be a publisher in America that would touch this creep with a ten-foot pole and give him a book deal, could there? Maybe some schlocky, sleazy, two-bit publisher who is desperate to make some blood money, perhaps. But not a reputable, established publisher like Judith Regan of ReganBooks. No way.

Well, as my kids would say, way. Big way. Not only did ReganBooks give him a reputed $3.5 million dollars to write his “confession”, but the colorful publisher herself, Ms. Regan, was the interviewer for the upcoming Fox TV special featuring the man who nearly severed the head of the mother of his children.

Simpson’s book, “If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened” apparently describes, in gory detail, the horrific stabbing deaths of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. The reason it will hit the bestseller lists is because it will likely one of the only times in history where an “innocent” man will accurately describe how he slaughtered two young, beautiful people. After all, it would have to be accurate, he was there.

I’ve met Judith Regan a couple of times. She used to have a weekend show on Fox News Channel and I appeared as a guest. She is a smart, beautiful, funny, uber-confident woman who runs a hugely successful publishing company.

So why would she throw any sensitivity or compassion for the murder victims’ families out the door? Why would her apparent desire for yet another bestseller cause her to shed any sense of decency or morality or even common sense? Do you suppose she’d offer a multi-million dollar book deal to John Wayne Gacy or Jeffrey Dahmer or Jack the Ripper if any of them were still alive? Wouldn’t the ugliness of compensating a murderer for his crime turn away even the most brazen of publishers?

I hope Judith Regan will answer these questions one of these days. If not for the general public, at least the Goldman and Brown families are owed an explanation for this outrageous travesty.

Despite owing $33.5 million dollars to the Brown and Goldman families after a jury of Simpson’s peers found him responsible and liable for Nicole and Ron’s murders, this human slug refuses to pay them one dime. Our convoluted, warped system allows his luxurious Florida residence and even his NFL pension to be off-limits to be used to pay his court-ordered debt.


Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.