Tag: O. J. Simpson

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Larry Elder: The Sage of South Central

 

Libertarian talk show host and best selling author Larry Elder, “The Sage Of South Central,” joins us at Whiskey Politics and tears it up! Larry is heard on over 300 radio stations on the Salem Media Network and is regularly featured on all major television news networks. Larry shares his thoughts on states rights, health care, Trump’s first six months, the media’s double standards and bias, his touching story from his book Dear Father, Dear Son about reconciliation with his Father. Of course, it’s Larry Elder, so we finished up with his outrage once again targeting O.J. Simpson, the response from the black community and what, if anything, has improved with race relations in the past 20 years.

Taped at Freedom Fest with the great Hyperion Knight in the background playing piano. Please subscribe to Whiskey Politics at YouTube and our audio podcasts at iTunesStitcher or GooglePlay where your 5-star rating would be appreciated! (iTunes especially!) In: Little Green Bag, George Baker Selection. Out: Way Back Home Jr. Walker & The Allstars (Larry Elder’s Theme Song). Produced by Praemonitus Communications, pictures by Thompson Clicks Photos.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. O.J. and Us

 

The cover image on iTunes for the Academy Award winning documentary series “O.J. Simpson: Made in America” is a dripping glove in the design of the stars and stripes. It perfectly captures the message of the series — the “trial of the century” was really a reflection of America’s sins.

So, yes, the history of the Rodney King beating, the Watts riots of 1965, Mark Fuhrman’s disgusting racist language, and every curse, slap, and traffic stop ever suffered by a black American at the hands of the police is part of the gloomy backdrop of the Simpson case.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Coming Distractions

 

OJ GlovesProduction begins later this month on a ten-part FX Network series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, with Cuba Gooding, Jr. playing The Juice. It’s from the producer of American Horror Story and based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book, adapted for television by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flint; Ed Wood.) Given the pedigree of the series, don’t be surprised if there’s an element of dark humor in this retelling of the 20-year-old “trial of the century”/media circus.

That anniversary date is the answer to the obvious questions “why this?” and “why now?” The project was commissioned before Ferguson, in case you were wondering. So no, this isn’t about prolonging our latest “national conversation about race.” (Do you hate that phrase as much as I do?). But it well may anyway.

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I have my own ideas, but I’m curious what the Ricochetazzi thinks: Why isn’t the African American grievance brigade coming to the defense of Bill Cosby? Where is Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton when a black man’s livelihood is being threatened solely on the accusations of a group of white women? Isn’t this a modern […]

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