You obviously know that O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday.
It was hard to miss.
When has a parole hearing for a robbery been televised live nationally?
Once it was announced he was paroled, the Huffington Post headline was, “The Juice is Loose’’ even though he may not be paroled before Oct. 1. The New York Times put the news on the top of its website, and the Washington Post had a picture on its first web page.
That begs the question: What is it about O.J. Simpson that still has a hold on this country?