Do you hear the people sing?

Mike Gallagher

11/21/2006 7:29:00 AM - Mike Gallagher

Three cheers for the power of the people!    HarperCollins heard the outrage over O.J. Simpson's planned book and pulled the plug.   It was absolutely the correct thing to do and they should be commended for it.

Furthermore, all of us who objected should be comforted   We can make a difference.  We can sign petitions, call radio shows, write letters, express outrage, and once in awhile, ever so often, the "powers-that-be" will take notice.

That's precisely what happened with this disgusting example of gross opportunism.  The people complained, the company pulled the plug.  Thank God for some common sense.

This story reminds me of what a joy it is to come to work each and every day, where i can host a national radio show, appear on Fox News Channel, and write for and help facilitate the kind of positive outcome that happened with this book.

News Corp's decision to cancel this entire project should motivate all of us to continue to speak out, to write letters, make phone calls, and let our voices be heard.  Remember how Wal-Mart tried to replace "Christmas" with "holiday" last year?  The people spoke (objected) and this year, "Christmas" is back in full glory at Wal-Marts all over the country.  A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said they heard the people and they fixed it.

Do you hear the people sing?