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CNN Analyst Says So Many People Were Happy OJ “Got Away With It”


CNN political analyst Stephanie Elam said the quiet part out loud on Thursday.

While reporting on OJ Simpson’s death and his previous murder trial, CNN analyst Stephanie Elam stated, “So many people were just happy to see that someone who is rich and famous, and black, could get away with… er ….”

After her pause, she continued, “What other people did in the system as well, too.”

It appeared Elam stopped herself from saying people were happy that a wealthy black man got away with murder.

Watch the moment she says it here:

Here’s what The Daily Caller reported:

A CNN reporter said Thursday that “many people” were “happy” with the 1995 acquittal of former NFL running back O.J. Simpson.

Simpson, who was found “not guilty” of the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995 following a lengthy televised trial, reportedly died after a battle with cancer on Wednesday. CNN reporter Stephanie Elam made the claim while discussing the “impact” of the trial.

“It’s also just worth noting how much was impacted by this trial, Jake,” Elam said. “So many things happened. We saw policing changing here in the city, and it’s also worth noting because of that unrest, that racial unrest in the 90s, that is why so many people, who may not have been invested in O.J. Simpson, were just happy to see that someone who is rich and famous, and black, could get away with what other people did in the system, as well, too.”

Per The Post Millennial:

Reporting on OJ Simpson’s death on Thursday, CNN’s Stephanie Elam said that people were “just happy to see that someone who was rich and famous and black, could get away with what other people did in the system as well too,” in relation to the famed 1990s murder trial case of the former football player.

Reporting on OJ Simpson’s death on Thursday, CNN’s Stephanie Elam said that people were “just happy to see that someone who was rich and famous and black, could get away with what other people did in the system as well too,” in relation to the famed 1990s murder trial case of the former football player.

Simpson died on Wednesday at 76 after a battle with cancer.

Simpson married Nicole Brown in 1985, and the pair divorced seven years later. In 1994, Brown and friend Ron Goldman were found dead in her LA home. Simpson was deemed a suspect.



 

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