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Scarborough Likens Coverage of Trump Plane Arrival to O.J. Car Chase

April 4th, 2023 11:15 AM

On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough fumes over the extensive media coverage of Donald Trump's arrival in his plane at LaGuardia airport in NYC for purposes of attending his arraignment on Tuesday. Scarborough likened the coverage to that accorded to the extensive coverage given to the O.J. Simpson slow-motion white Bronco car chase. Scarborough claims that Trump benefitted from $40-50 million…

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George Conway On CNN: Trump Guilty Like . . . O.J. Simpson?!

July 4th, 2022 9:35 AM

On CNN's New Day, George Conway, co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, analogizes Donald Trump's legal jeopardy to that of O.J. Simpson in the case in which Simpson was convicted of using illegal means—a gun—to take back goods he believed had been stolen from him.  Conway argued that even if Trump believed the election had been stolen from him, he used force--the Capitol Hill riot--to…


Todd Frets Trump Is Like OJ:Acquitted 'But Everybody Knew He's Guilty'

November 22nd, 2019 11:03 AM
For the liberal media, there's nothing like analogizing President Trump to a . . . heinous killer! On MTP Daily, Chuck Todd fretted that President Trump might be acquitted in a Senate impeachment trial, in the same way that O.J. Simpson was acquitted at his criminal trial.

Wash Post: O.J. Case Showed Fans’ Love of Black Players ‘Conditional’

June 17th, 2019 4:25 PM
Just when you think the the Washington Post (Motto: “Democracy Gets Somnolent at Sunset”) can’t get more Postie, it publishes a “perspective” piece titled: “Twenty-five years ago, O.J. Simpson showed white Americans just how conditional their comfort with black athletes was.”

'MSNBC Republican' Wants Trump Admin 'Body Count, Death of 1,000 Cuts'

May 25th, 2019 12:37 PM
Appearing on Joy Reid's MSNBC show, a ghoulish Rick Wilson, billed as a Republican media strategist, urges Democrats to pursue impeachment by raising the "body count" among members of the Trump administration, inflicting a "death of 1,000 cuts," and raising the "pain level." He also analogizes President Trump to OJ Simpson.

Time Gives Jeff Sessions the OJ Simpson Photo Treatment

March 29th, 2018 7:23 PM
In June 1994, a Time Magazine cover photo of O.J. Simpson after his arrest generated heated controversy because his photo had been significantly darkened. The magazine's latest issue treats Jeff Sessions similarly, even though the Trump administration's Attorney General hasn't been accused of murdering anybody or credibly accused of any crime.

Hypocrisy: Matthews Rebuffs Trump-Simpson Comparison, Used It Himself

February 8th, 2018 9:01 PM

On Thursday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews took issue with guest and former Obama Justice Department official Neal Katyal when he compared President Trump’s behavior during the Russia probe to O.J. Simpson trying to discredit the LAPD during his murder trial. While Matthews quibbling with a point raised by a guest is nothing new, it’s noteworthy because the pundit seemed to have suffered some…


Roland Martin Frets 'Despicable' Judge Gave Long Sentence to O.J.

July 21st, 2017 5:17 PM
On Friday morning's News One Now, host Roland Martin repeatedly ranted over the 33-year sentence that O.J. Simpson received almost a decade ago, even as the far-left commentator admitted he believes Simpson was indeed guilty of the prior offense of murder that he was acquitted of in 1995. After complaining that the judge in the 2008 armed robbery case had been "shameful" and "despicable," he…

Matthews Invokes O.J.: Trump Wants DOJ to Be His 'Johnnie Cochrans'

July 21st, 2017 12:33 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews wasn’t done on Thursday night with the ridiculous comparisons involving Donald Trump, ending the show by comparing the President to O.J. Simpson in that he wants all government attorneys “to serve as his personal Johnnie Cochrans and Special Counsels named specifically to investigate him.”

CNN Legal Analyst Compares Sen. McCain to O.J. Simpson

July 20th, 2017 3:24 PM
CNN legal analyst Areva Martin had the audacity on Thursday to compare O.J. Simpson to U.S. Senator John McCain. In conversation with Brooke Baldwin while awaiting the decision on whether or not Simpson would receive parole, Martin commented on the testimony of Simpson’s daughter, stating, “[it] reminded me so much of what Senator McCain's daughter has said about her dad, that he's her rock, he's…

Matthews Thinks Big Papers Should ‘Be Believed’; Links Trump to OJ

March 22nd, 2017 12:11 AM
On Tuesday, the crazy train on MSNBC’s Hardball was firing on all cylinders. Host Chris Matthews was in rare form as he compared President Trump to O.J. Simpson and suggested that journalists (especially newspapers) should be automatically believed because, supposedly, no other group of humanity tells the truth better than journalists.

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi Paints Trump as 'O.J. in the White House'

February 10th, 2017 7:53 AM
Pundits often analogize Donald Trump to figures such as Richard Nixon and Silvio Berlusconi. Less commonly put forward are parallels between Trump, onetime owner of a pro football team, and O.J. Simpson, Hall of Fame running back and unconvicted murderer. Rolling Stone’s Taibbi drew the comparison in a Wednesday piece: “Apart from the monumental scale of the error -- we put O.J. in the White…

Upcoming 'American Crime Story' Season to Focus on Lewinsky Scandal

January 19th, 2017 5:59 PM
After winning a record 10 Emmy Awards for American Crime Story's first-season storyline based on the book The Run of His Life: The People vs. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the producers are planning to base an upcoming season of the series on another book written by the major Democratic donor and legal analyst for the Cable News Network: A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly…

Sportswriter: Not-Guilty Verdict for O.J. a Big Win for 'Civil Rights'

May 30th, 2016 10:13 PM
Like almost everyone who has the sense God gave geese, Deadspin founder Leitch thinks O.J. Simpson is an unconvicted murderer. Unlike most of those people, Leitch also thinks Simpson’s acquittal “may have been one of the biggest civil-rights victories” of the 1990s. In a New York magazine review of the seven-hour, 43-minute documentary O.J.: Made in America, which airs in five parts next month on…