So OJ Simpson is going away to prison for 9-33 (yeah, right) years for kidnapping and armed robbery. He will always have his apologists and defenders because he is a symbol of white-on-black racism for the ignorant.
The first two O.J. trials (the criminal one, which he beat, and to a lesser extent the civil one, which he lost) really set the racial divide in this country. Black comedians and Black-American friends I know in general fully supported O.J. the 1990′s. This time around, besides a few flakes, the news has been generally met with a smile.
In many ways, the first O.J. trial was overrated as “The Trial of the Century”. It showed us how the MEDIA can sensationalize and influence the jury and court system. It gave birth to MEDIA people like Greta Van Susteren and “reality news” TV and all the “experts” and talking heads.
And, at risk of being labeled a bigot, it showed how Black Americans enjoy giving Free Passes ™ to high-profile Black Americans (fast forward to 2008 Obama for another example).
Yes, you still have some that refuse to look at the details of this case, and claim the judge was “righting a wrong”. I guess laymen love to make things so simple, since it makes a good story to end the sad chapter of O.J. Simpson.
In the end, there are more important things to worry about and focus on. Like Godzilla movie reviews.