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WND: NBC pulls the plug on 'Book of Daniel'
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 1/23/06 | WND

Posted on 01/24/2006 1:12:54 AM PST by Keith in Iowa

NBC's "The Book of Daniel" may have launched to great controversy and hoopla.

But, today, the show ended with a whimper – pulled unceremoniously from NBC's Friday night schedule, effective immediately, with no more of an announcement than an entry on an NBC blog by creator Jack Kenny.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bookofdaniel; cancell; daniel; nbc; trashtv; yourefired
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That crap of a show didn't last too long... :)
1 posted on 01/24/2006 1:12:57 AM PST by Keith in Iowa
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To: Keith in Iowa

Well, after one bad experience, I haven't shopped at Burlington Coat Factory in many years...and now I know I have a reason never to give them another chance, hehe.


2 posted on 01/24/2006 1:17:33 AM PST by Der_Hirnfänger
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To: Keith in Iowa

This is one of the things liberals hate most about a free society. The People are free not to watch whatever puke-water the liberals spew.

Now, in a "just" society, things would be much different...


3 posted on 01/24/2006 1:18:04 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Keith in Iowa
I'm kind of disappointed that NBC didn't keep it on longer and lose more money.

They deserve it for the garbage they air.
4 posted on 01/24/2006 1:18:13 AM PST by Madison Moose
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To: Madison Moose
The really uncharitable part of me always kinda thought the show was a not too far off the mark parody of what is going on in the Episcopal Church these days. But I also know it was intended as a slam on Christianity in general. So I guess its good riddance.
5 posted on 01/24/2006 1:24:22 AM PST by jecIIny (You faithful, let us pray for the Catechumens! Lord Have Mercy)
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To: LdSentinal

ping...


6 posted on 01/24/2006 1:25:36 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Democrats are to the US Media what Al-Qaeda is to Aljazeera.)
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To: MillerCreek

ping...


7 posted on 01/24/2006 1:28:03 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Democrats are to the US Media what Al-Qaeda is to Aljazeera.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Now where is my jar of crocodile tears?

Thank goodness they dumped that load of manure.


8 posted on 01/24/2006 1:28:03 AM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Madison Moose

You are soooo bad. LOL


9 posted on 01/24/2006 1:28:32 AM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

From a blog called Christian Dissent (based in Nashville;
one response to this was from someone who said when they got cable, the first thing they "blocked" was Fox News Channel).
Take it away, Mr Liberal:

"My Letter To Channel 4 WSMV in Nashville….
by ColeWake @ 9:29 am. Filed under Show

I would like to express my profound disappointment in your decision not to air the Book of Daniel. I am surprised at the arrogance you have shown in declaring that you have the right to determine what “is not appropriate for broadcast television in this community.”

Do you think so little of your viewing audience’s intelligence that you feel we cannot choose what to watch? Are you the new moral watchdog of Middle Tennessee?

As a devout Christian I have no objection to the book of Daniel. In fact, I appreciate the candor in which it portrays the many issues facing the Church. If more people took these issue head on, maybe we wouldn’t have as many problems. As a public licensed broadcaster you have a responsible to spread knowledge, not reinforce ignorance and bias.

I have loyally watched your news programming in the morning and evening ever since I moved to Nashville. However, now that you have done such an intellectual disservice to the community you serve I must move on. I am really disappointed, almost ashamed.

I look forward to hearing your rational for this decision, I pray that there is something I am missing, that your actions are thought-out and fair. I fear they are not.

God Bless

Cole Wakefield


10 posted on 01/24/2006 1:32:45 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Its a gay church.


11 posted on 01/24/2006 2:08:09 AM PST by loboinok (Gun Control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: Der_Hirnfänger

..."Well, after one bad experience, I haven't shopped at Burlington Coat Factory in many years...and now I know I have a reason never to give them another chance, hehe"...

I won't shop there again because I took something back and they would not give a refund of my money as other places do..My only option was a card they gave me allowing me to purchase something else of the same value. I rarely take anything back to any store but that is ridiculous. Thankfully, it was only $13.00 plus taxes.



12 posted on 01/24/2006 2:45:59 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Liz

Good news.


13 posted on 01/24/2006 2:46:56 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Keith in Iowa

What can one say--but hahahahahahah


14 posted on 01/24/2006 2:48:37 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel

Schadenfreude.

:)


15 posted on 01/24/2006 2:49:53 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Democrats are to the US Media what Al-Qaeda is to Aljazeera.)
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To: Madison Moose

I'm kind of disappointed that NBC didn't keep it on longer and lose more money.





FOTFLOL! Good thinking!


16 posted on 01/24/2006 2:50:49 AM PST by onyx
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To: Keith in Iowa

Woohoo!


17 posted on 01/24/2006 2:53:15 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: Der_Hirnfänger

I'm lost. What does the Burlington Coat Factory have to do with this?


18 posted on 01/24/2006 2:55:26 AM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: Keith in Iowa

Glad to see Christians standing up to anti-Christian programming.
To hell with Hollywood. Hope the network took a serious bath on this one. Hope they contimue to lose their asses if they continue to present this kind of crap.


19 posted on 01/24/2006 3:02:44 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: AmericaUnite

I'm guessing they were a sponsor of the show, but I don't know for sure.


20 posted on 01/24/2006 3:10:16 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: BlessedBeGod

>>I'm guessing they were a sponsor of the show, but I don't know for sure.<<

Correct: http://www.renewamerica.us/news/060113nbc.htm


21 posted on 01/24/2006 3:12:05 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Democrats are to the US Media what Al-Qaeda is to Aljazeera.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Another piece of crap gone by the wayside. One would think Hollywierd is getting the message........

Oh, that's just crazy.....what am I thinking!

22 posted on 01/24/2006 3:14:05 AM PST by Jackknife ( "I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father'." —Will Rogers)
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To: All

oh noes!////say it isnt so!
dont worry...they'll make another show that will insult an entire segment of society.

i GOT IT!!
Bill Mahr stars in "HOLY SHIT" a comedy about a southern preacher who moves to the enlightened Vermont town.

no thats not holywood spit in your eye....thats tears o joy!!

/sarcasm


23 posted on 01/24/2006 3:19:51 AM PST by Casaubon (Internet Research Ninja Masta)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Bummer.


24 posted on 01/24/2006 3:40:15 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Bigotry is Bigotry regardless of the content. What's next the KKK family show? This is blatant Anti-Christian bigotry. From the PC crowd no less. Asshats should lose their jobs in programming over at NBC. I did not watch a single show and am glad this garbage is gone from the air.


25 posted on 01/24/2006 3:45:23 AM PST by Khankrumthebulgar
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To: Khankrumthebulgar

Concur.

(My "Bummer" needed a /sarchasm added.)


26 posted on 01/24/2006 3:47:46 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: samtheman

As Yogi Berra once said, how are you going to keep 'em from not coming out to the ballpark?


27 posted on 01/24/2006 3:53:48 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (Borders & Spending (Including earmarks). Pubs added fuel to the fire.)
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To: jecIIny
The really uncharitable part of me always kinda thought the show was a not too far off the mark parody of what is going on in the Episcopal Church these days.

I thought the same things. Consider the parish I just left: Raging codependant rector who has affairs and is getting divorced, Homosexual assistant rector who hooked up with someone on the internet who filed a harassment complaint when the associate tried to break it off and got the guy fired, parishioner who embezzled half a million from the diocese... Not so far off at all.

28 posted on 01/24/2006 4:00:25 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (Borders & Spending (Including earmarks). Pubs added fuel to the fire.)
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To: Der_Hirnfänger

Well, rats, how am I going to get this book under my belt? And I was so looking forward to the book of Ezekiel, too...


29 posted on 01/24/2006 4:14:37 AM PST by FNU LNU (Nothing runs like a Deere, nothing smells like a john)
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To: Keith in Iowa

A religious-themed show that is anti-religion. Gee, I wonder why it didn't last.


30 posted on 01/24/2006 4:14:54 AM PST by billybudd
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To: AmericaUnite

Only national adverstiser that had not pulled its ads.


31 posted on 01/24/2006 4:22:27 AM PST by quark
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To: Keith in Iowa

Jay Leno last night, referenced the cancellation of West Wing and then extrapolated:

"If they really want to get rid of Usama Bin Ladden, they should just give him his own show on NBC and he'll get cancelled."


32 posted on 01/24/2006 4:28:24 AM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Let's see a show of hands, how many saw that coming after the first ad appeared? It pays to complain, even if it's just hitting the channel button on the remote.


33 posted on 01/24/2006 4:34:07 AM PST by Frwy (It takes a child to raze a village. (author unknown))
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To: Flavius Josephus

FYI..the show's creator/writer had a blog on the ECUSA website..which favored the show..go figure..


34 posted on 01/24/2006 4:34:58 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Keith in Iowa; All

I have an idea for a replacement show for NBC..."The Quran"..about a Mullah living in Beverly Hills with his 3 wifes, and 6 daughters...he makes them wear the burka...etc, etc..gets to meet Madonna at a Kaballah convention..


35 posted on 01/24/2006 4:37:04 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Keith in Iowa
NBC pulls the plug on 'Book of Daniel'

tiny tommy daschle is 'deeply disappointed'.
36 posted on 01/24/2006 4:54:44 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

It didn't last as long as I figured it would. I had it down for 6 epi's and then disappear between the 4th and 6th by being pre-empted a few weeks in a row.

Now, I guess we get another Law & Order or Friends spin-off.

One thing that didn't help was going against the Friday night line-up. CBS has a good lock on it, compounded by the Sci-Fi channel line up.

Airing the series does show how out-of-touch with mainstream America the NBC executives really are.


37 posted on 01/24/2006 4:54:58 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: jecIIny

I think it was an unintentional parody of what is going on in the Episcopal Church and thought that, for that reason, it was good for the show to continue. The show was much like "Thelma and Louise," a movie somehow intended to show the glories of woymn's lib, which could actually be used by Islamofascists to demonstrate the virtue of the Prophet's teachings regarding women. After all, Thelma and Louise managed to turn a simple weekend fishing trip into a bungled crime spree followed by double suicide, not much of an advertisement for woymn's liberation.


39 posted on 01/24/2006 5:41:19 AM PST by libstripper
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To: Keith in Iowa

The writer/creator is a real scumbag.


40 posted on 01/24/2006 5:41:22 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Flavius Josephus

I think the show did a real service by showing how corrupt and hopeless the currrent Episcopal Church really is. The writers probably didn't intend it that way, but that's what happened.


41 posted on 01/24/2006 5:45:08 AM PST by libstripper
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To: Keith in Iowa

Keep ignoring it - its going away!


42 posted on 01/24/2006 5:56:23 AM PST by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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To: raccoonradio

Dear Cole

As the manager of this station I care nothing about the "morals" of the community. It is simply not my job. It is each individual's duty to look after their own morals, and the duty of parents to govern and teach their children morals as they see fit.

However, I do very much care about the advertising revenue that each time slot produces. "The Book of Daniel" showed every sign of having minimal or even negative revenue in its time slot. As my duty to the owners and shareholders of my station requires, I have discontinued the show in its current time slot for something potentially more profitable, like "I Dream of Jeanie" re-runs. If the option becomes available, I will move "The Book of Daniel to a more appropriate time where it has the potential to increase station revenue, say 2 AM.

Thank you very much for your letter.

The WSMV Management.


43 posted on 01/24/2006 6:06:28 AM PST by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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To: Jackknife
It sorta bugs me that Hollyweird doesn't get the message.

Narnia is still in the theatres, still making big bucks.

Brokeback Mountain hasn't made that much money but somehow the studio is keeping that thing in the theatres. Hoping for more bucks, by keeping it "alive"?

When I've gone to the threatre over the past 2 weeks, I've checked in the "Brokeback" theatre for grins and giggles. Every time, there's been 1 or 2 "couples", of the same sex, and usually male, to see "their" movie. I've almost laughed out loud while seeing how few were in there, and the same gender pairs in there.

Do you think Hollyweird "gets" the message? No, they don't. They want to proselytize, over and over, convincing Americans that there are more of "them" than there are.

For 3% of the population, I do not have to be nice. Democracy rules, they lose - except where they use that dang PC card which is the only way they can continue to get "their" message across.

44 posted on 01/24/2006 6:22:38 AM PST by TruthNtegrity (Tony Snow: Fighting for the full release of the Barrett Report.)
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To: Petronski

The good news just keeps on coming this week! : )


45 posted on 01/24/2006 6:23:48 AM PST by TheBigB (Time waits for no man. Unless that man is Chuck Norris.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

(Kevin Reilly, NBC Entertainment president, said the network's reluctance to order more episodes had more to do with the series' sluggish ratings performance than controversy.

"We're going to continue to put on creative programming, regardless of any possible controversy," Reilly said last week.)

I guess this means NBC has no problem showing ANYTHING no matter how evil as long as it draws enough ratings. Why don't they show the torture and beheading of Nick Berg? There's nothing more dangerous than people who believe in no God nor in good and evil to have power.


46 posted on 01/24/2006 6:43:37 AM PST by winner3000
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To: samtheman
"...The People are free not to watch whatever puke-water the liberals spew..."

I agree with this statement, but the real problem is the MSM telling everyone how great something is, IE Brokeback Mountain, and the masses believes it...Watch and see BM win Oscars for every catagory entered, while the vast majority believe the film to be puke-spew. Actors/Movies competing against BM must feel a little put down, because they know that no matter how good the work, a couple of queers giving eack other blowjobs, will win..

47 posted on 01/24/2006 6:49:51 AM PST by devane617 (An Alley-Cat mind is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: devane617
Actors/Movies competing against BM must feel a little put down, because they know that no matter how good the work, a couple of queers giving eack other blowjobs, will win.
In an industry where almost every actor, director and writer parrots the leftist/gay-agenda party line, I don't feel sorry for them. Not one bit.

Let them show some spine first, then I might empathize with their situation.

48 posted on 01/24/2006 6:54:45 AM PST by samtheman
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To: libstripper

I spent a couple hours with a bunch of people from my old Episcopal church the other day. It was sad because I like them and I miss them. But I know how twisted and perverse the church and my parish are. There is no going back. I was warned it was better to make a clean break, and I see why, but I work with a couple of people from there and it isn't quite that cut and dried.

OTOH, I had a chance to talk about Catholicism with a fellow who is very theologically sound and who is doing his dissertation on Lewis' writings. He was open to the Church. I wish I had had a chance to bring up G.K. Chesterton with him, as he told me a story of having dinner with Lewis' secretary and finding he had converted to Catholicism because that is where the core of Christianity is now located. And where it must be defended, IMO. That's why I'm there. A defender of the Faith. That's what I am.


49 posted on 01/24/2006 7:16:24 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (Borders & Spending (Including earmarks). Pubs added fuel to the fire.)
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To: G Larry

Leno is so lame, he ought to be cancelled. I know, I know, he pulls ratings. I don't really have anything against him, but I don't think he's very funny.


50 posted on 01/24/2006 7:17:37 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (Borders & Spending (Including earmarks). Pubs added fuel to the fire.)
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