munchman: “My Brother the Serial Killer” Says OJ Didn’t Do It

…Well, this totally rocks my little world. I mean, if ever there was a touchstone, a certainty that helped anchor reality, it was my awareness that OJ Simpson killed his ex-wife and that waiter. And now the Discovery Channel is calling shenanigans?

 from IndieWire Blogs

This Wednesday, November 21 at 9PM E/PInvestigation Discovery Films will premiere My Brother The Serial Killer, a feature-length documentary on serial killer Glen Rogers, whose family claims he murdered more than 70 people.

Among his many victims, the film explores claims that Rogers was responsible for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman; apparently, he bragged about all the people he killed, all over the country, including Simpson and Goldman.

From Discovery:

Receipts show that Glen was working as a housepainter in L.A. in 1994, and family members claimed Glen told them that he was working for Nicole Brown Simpson, and that he said she was rich and he was going to “take her down.” After Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered in June of 1994, Glen embarked on a cross-country killing spree that garnered national news coverage and landed him on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List. Glen’s family tipped off police to his whereabouts and he was finally captured in November 1995 and received death sentences in California and Florida. Years later, Glen provided a detailed account of the Goldman-Brown Simpson slayings to criminal profiler Anthony Meoli.

And for his crimes (which his family claims were rooted in his violent upbringing, sexual abuse as a child, drug abuse, and mental illness), he’s curretly on Florida’s death row.

The documentary says that, initially, no one believed Rogers’ claim about his involvement in the Simpson/Goldman murders, adding that, they also didn’t believe him when he said he’d killed scores of other people – until they started to find the bodies.

Waitaminnit. This is Discovery. Home of SHARK WEEK and DEADLIEST CATCH and the just-cancelled AMERICAN CHOPPER. Unscripted TV at its, um, world’s fail me. But my point is this: When has anything shown on Discovery ever been true/genuine/for reals?

I can still heap my scorn on OJ during those moments when I have nothing better to do. Whew.