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Monday, December 11, 2006 9:16 am
No, They
Posted by: Keir Graff

Okay, so those reported sales of O. J. Simpson’s If I Did It didn’t actually happen. From Galleycat

The mystery surrounding Bookscan‘s report of 100 copies of OJ Simpson’s canceled “confession” IF I DID IT sold during the week ending December 3 has been solved. According to HarperCollins spokeswoman Erin Crum, those “sales” were in fact pre-orders that a single retail account had neglected to delete from their system.

The sales were as hypothetical as his confession, which means that–wait a minute. Oh my god. What if this is some kind of a conspiratorial cover-up?

This is the last item I’m going to post on this tiresome brouhaha.

(Unless something really interesting happens, and then I’m sure I won’t be able to help myself.)

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  1. Likely Stories » Blog Archive » Less O. J., More Something Else Says:

    [...] There have been some surprising developments in the saga of O. J. Simpson’s alleged confession, If I Did It, lately. I know I said that I wouldn’t write about this tiresome brouhaha any more, but…. [...]


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