How The People v. O.J. Simpson Shows The Flip Side Of The Issues Raised In Making A Murderer

Both shows illustrate serious problems with our justice system.

Much like the Babyboomers can recall where they were when they found out about JFK’s assassination, Americans of a certain age can all remember where we were when the O.J. Simpson murder trial verdict came in, and to a lesser extent the infamous white Bronco chase. Although it is a bit cynical to compare a presidential assassination to a celebrity murder trial with regard to real-world, consequential impact, the entire nation’s attention had become hypnotically fixated on the O.J. Simpson murder case. It was a watershed moment for news media, the cult of celebrity, race relations, and even a seminal moment for reality television.

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