“Meet the Press” Host Compares President Trump to O.J. Simpson!
There are often celebrity similarities than can and could be made with public officials, these are people in the public eye after all. Sometimes those comparisons are obvious, sometimes they aren’t so obvious, and sometimes they are just ridiculous. As one story reports, ridiculous is far too nice for a recent comparison made with President Trump to Orenthal James Simpson.
You remember, the “Juice”, O.J., that electric running back, picked number one out of USC, and then set the NFL on fire? Yeah, that guy, the one you also remember who, mur – (ah-hem) – murky as it seemed, escaped being convicted of killing his wife and her friend. Oh yes, now you remember right? Nobody will ever forget that 37-day slow-motion police pursuit that was plastered on every television station across the country.
You had forgotten momentarily, didn’t you? It was before the age of technology as we know it today, and that slow-speed car chase was damn-near the only thing available on television. It was on every channel, and when they started to air the replays, it was on at all hours of the day, night and day. For CNN it must have been like the Holy Grail, a celebrity, NFL Superstar, and murder suspect all wrapped up into one!
And this is the person that the President of the United States is being compared to? Seriously?
According to our story, the impetus behind this comparison was the Ukraine situation and all the whirlwind surrounding those events. Chuck Todd of NBC and recognized widely as the host of Meet the Press, was talking with a former FBI analyst on another program regarding the much-discussed quid pro quo question. During that discussion, the former analyst and member of special counsel Robert Meuller’s investigating team said, “On substance, this is really not about the facts… Yes, there was a quid pro quo. And by the way, everybody knew it…” and that was the spark.
Somehow those words were what sparked Todd to recollect of the man we described earlier, Orenthal James Simpson – O.J., and of course, President Trump. As our story reports, Todd said, “I’m having a quick flashback to the O.J. trial, frankly, where the facts were damning, but it didn’t matter… are we about to head into a situation like that where he’s going to get acquitted and yet everybody’s gonna know he’s guilty?”
If we can, and it may not be easy, let’s try to forget those “damning” words, and focus on just the comparison aspect of Todd’s response. As in, why O.J. Simpson, a man who most believe is guilty of the crimes he was charged with?
It is apparent, at least in Todd’s mind, that the facts are plain and obvious. In the O.J. Simpson case, it appeared as if the facts were plain as day too. Oh – wait, that’s it! Since the facts in the Trump case were obvious and the facts and evidence in the O.J. Simpson murder trial were obvious, of course, Todd would see the connections. Aren’t they plain as day?
On one side, there is DNA, circumstantial evidence, and supporting facts. On the other side, there is what?
One one side, there is the accusation of murder, and not of one but of two people in cold blood. One the other side, at worst, is the charge of – bribery? Oh yes, these cases are identical in every way, including the men themselves. Almost like history repeating itself, right?
Free speech is beautiful and expressing one’s ideas, thoughts, and opinions should be the freedom we all have, each of us. It shouldn’t give us a license to be just mean, however, especially when you have a platform like Chuck Todd does. Shouldn’t that come with some sense of responsibility – and decency? Come to think of it, Todd actually reminds me of someone, and the similarities are striking! There was this guy who made headlines years ago named Charles Milles Manson, and just like Todd he had children, breathed air, and was followed by many.
Do you see it? It is as clear as the comparison between O.J. Simpson and President Trump isn’t it? In fact, it may be even clearer.