Newsweek Is All, “Um, Yeah, In Case You’re Braindead And Weren’t Sure, OJ Totally Did It.”

Newsweek has obtained a chapter from the infamous O.J. Simpson confession book, “If I Did It.” Assistant managing editor at the publication, Mark Miller, believes that the chapter indicates a confession and also declined to name the source from which the chapter was obtained. From Reuters:

Miller, in this week’s Newsweek, said, “What is striking about the chapter I read … is how closely it tracks with the evidence in the case — and how clearly Simpson invokes the classic language of a wife abuser.

“In his crude, expletive-laced account, Simpson suggests Nicole all but drove him to kill her,” he said.

Miller said that Simpson tells how he drove to his ex-wife’s home with a friend called Charlie and encountered her and Goldman. But Simpson stops short of describing their stabbings.

Miller said Simpson wrote that his ex-wife came at him like a “banshee.”

He added, “She loses her balance and falls hard, her head cracking against the ground. Goldman assumes a karate stance, further angering Simpson. He dares the younger man to fight. Then, in the book, Simpson pulls back. He writes, ‘Then something went horribly wrong, and I know what happened, but I can’t tell you exactly how.'”

Miller said Simpson wrote that when he regained control of himself, he realized he was holding a bloody knife and was drenched in blood. His ex-wife and Goldman were dead.

And apparently, as a promotion, it was originally planned that a bloody knife be enclosed with each copy of the book. Not really, but seriously, this shit is getting almost beyond the limits of hyperbole.

Newsweek spills contents of O.J. Simpson book [Reuters]

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