O.J. Simpson: Fact or Fiction? is a new, episodic series of mini-documentaries which shines a light on widespread misconceptions of various aspects of the O.J. Simpson saga. Episode 1: The Shadowy Figure the Limo Driver Saw Minutes After the Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman.
O.J. Simpson: Fact or Fiction?
Episode One: The Shadowy Figure the Limo Driver Saw Minutes After the Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman
O.J. Simpson: Fact or Fiction? is a new, episodic series of mini-documentaries which will shine a light on widespread misconceptions about various aspects of the O.J. Simpson saga.
For over 20 years since Mr. Simpson was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, a plethora of well-known stories have been continuously propagated by the news media and, as a result, have become widely believed despite having absolutely no basis in fact.
Did you know that O.J. Simpson never said “I’m not Black, I’m O.J.”?
This quote originated in 2002 and, for over 15 years, has been mis-attributed to O.J. Simpson. While O.J. Simpson never uttered the words “I’m not Black, I’m O.J.”, sociology professor Dr. Harry Edwards did. Dr. Edwards said those words in the 2002 HBO documentary film O.J. Simpson: A Study in Black and White. In the film Dr. Edwards, not O.J. Simpson, said “His sentiments were, ‘I’m not black, I’m O.J.’ “:
Dr. Edwards’ “I’m not Black, I’m O.J.” quote did not ‘go viral’ until 2016 when actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (Snow Dogs, Norbit, Daddy Day Camp), portraying Mr. Simpson, delivered the misattributed quote in the FX Network mini-series American Crime Story. Because of Gooding’s portrayal, it is probable that today more people than ever wrongly believe that “I’m not Black, I’m O.J.” is something that was actually said by O.J. Simpson:
“I’m not Black, I’m O.J.” is just one of countless examples of false, inaccurate information regarding various aspects of the O.J. Simpson saga which, despite being easily debunked, continue to be propagated by the news media who present various tidbits of false information as being factual.
O.J. Simpson: Fact or Fiction? is a new, digital documentary episodic series which will shatter widespread misconceptions about the O.J. Simpson saga.
Each episode focuses on a single topic — all of which are well-known stories and/or “facts” [claims] that are widely believed and often retold but have no basis in fact. Using the most credible material, in less than 10 minutes, each episode will dispel popular misconceptions and correct widely-held but erroneous beliefs about a given topic.
The first episode of O.J. Simpson: Fact or Fiction? examines the shadowy figure that the public has been told that the limo driver saw running across O.J. Simpson’s lawn and entering O.J.’s house just minutes after Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered.
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