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Because of your efforts, NBC cancels 'Book of Daniel'
http://www.afa.net ^ | 1/24/06 | Donald E. Wildman

Posted on 01/24/2006 9:39:09 AM PST by nmh

Because of your efforts, NBC cancels 'Book of Daniel'

Dear (just received this through e-mail),

NBC's anti-Christian program The Book of Daniel has been cancelled! Your efforts, combined with those of hundreds of thousands of other AFA Online supporters, had an impact.

NBC's decision to pull The Book of Daniel shows the power of the pocketbook. NBC didn't want to eat their economic losses. Had NBC not had to eat millions of dollars each time it aired, NBC would have kept The Book of Daniel on the air. Because of your efforts, the sponsors dropped the program. NBC then decided it didn't want to continue the fight.

Even an impassioned plea by Daniel's producer Jack Kenny could not match your participation. "Ordinarily, I would never ask anyone to do this, but the AFA and bullies like them are hard at work to try and prevent you from seeing these beautiful shows, and that is censorship—pure and simple. And that is both un-Christian and un-American," Kenny wrote. His attitude is typical in today’s society. Non-Christians telling Christians what is Christian.

People like Kenny don't want people like you to have a voice. They want to deny you the right to get involved. You are supposed to sit back and take the trash. And when you do speak up they call you names.

This shows us that we don't have to simply sit back and take the trash, but we can get involved and fight back with our pocketbooks. I want to thank the 678,394 individuals who sent emails to NBC and the thousands who called and emailed their local affiliates.

Thanks for caring enough to get involved!

Finally, if you think our work is deserving of support, would you please send a small donation to help us continue. Click here.

Sincerely,

Don

Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman American Family Association

P.S. Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: afa; blasphemy; bookofdaniel; christianperversion; christiansstrikeback; dysfunctional; forthetenthtime; homo; homosexualagenda; nbc; thebookofdaniel; trashtv
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YES, the RIGHT has a voice and DOES make a difference when they FIGHT back.

2,991,704 Supporters Strong and Growing!

1 posted on 01/24/2006 9:39:11 AM PST by nmh
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To: nmh

AMEN!!!!


2 posted on 01/24/2006 9:41:30 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (I sometimes only vote for Republicans because they are not Democrats...by Thomas Sowell)
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To: nmh

When I saw a report that NBC was selling ad time for pennies on the dollar, I remembered my Father's favorite saying, "Even a jackass knows when its oats are full of sandspurs."


3 posted on 01/24/2006 9:42:50 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ...
Catholic Ping - Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


4 posted on 01/24/2006 9:43:20 AM PST by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: nmh

Should also give credit to the writers and producers for creating this drek.


5 posted on 01/24/2006 9:43:38 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: nmh

GREAT JOB!


6 posted on 01/24/2006 9:43:58 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: yellowdoghunter

I've always loved Aiden Quinn so was very disappointed in this program. Parts of it was kindof funny, quirky, but the sex and homosex was just way too much.
Better luck next time, Aiden!


7 posted on 01/24/2006 9:44:10 AM PST by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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The biggest reason it went under wasn't because of complaints, it was because it was an awful show that even liberal critics like the guy at the Washington Post ripped apart. They'd air any kind of blasphemy (see South Park) so long as the ratings are high.


8 posted on 01/24/2006 9:44:42 AM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: nmh
It was cancelled because very very few people with a Neilsen box on their television were watching it.

That is the only thing that ever gets a show cancelled.

9 posted on 01/24/2006 9:46:14 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SmoothTalker
They'd air any kind of blasphemy (see South Park) so long as the ratings are high.

I must disagree. They would never air SouthPark on a major network. Nor would any show that has blasphemy air for very long on any major network.

Please don't try to discount the efforts of millions of Christian Conservative Republicans who worked to get this show off the air.

10 posted on 01/24/2006 9:48:07 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (I sometimes only vote for Republicans because they are not Democrats...by Thomas Sowell)
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To: SmoothTalker
The biggest reason it went under wasn't because of complaints, it was because it was an awful show that even liberal critics like the guy at the Washington Post ripped apart. They'd air any kind of blasphemy (see South Park) so long as the ratings are high.

Oh there you go, injecting logic into it.... ;-)

11 posted on 01/24/2006 9:48:11 AM PST by highball ("I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nmh
Even an impassioned plea by Daniel's producer Jack Kenny could not match your participation. "Ordinarily, I would never ask anyone to do this, but the AFA and bullies like them are hard at work to try and prevent you from seeing these beautiful shows, and that is censorship—pure and simple. And that is both un-Christian and un-American," Kenny wrote. His attitude is typical in today’s society. Non-Christians telling Christians what is Christian.

No, Jack, it's not censorship. That would be if the government prevented the program being shown. The government didn't do that, and neither did we. We just emailed every advertiser we could track down & told them we wouldn't buy from them. That's what you call a BOYCOTT, Jack. I'd tell you to invest some of your profits from the show in a dictionary, but there won't BE any profits from the show, neener neener neener.

12 posted on 01/24/2006 9:48:39 AM PST by nina0113 (We got permits, yes we DO! We got permits, how 'bout YOU?)
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To: dead

bingo.


13 posted on 01/24/2006 9:49:10 AM PST by bonfire
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To: SmoothTalker

Yup. As I called it in a post to a TV discussion board,
The Book Of _Cancelled_ ! :)


14 posted on 01/24/2006 9:49:13 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: dead
How about a lack of willing advertisers? I heard they were dropping like flies.

And speaking of the Nielsens, does anyone else wonder how accurately 100,000 households can represent a nation of 300 million people?

15 posted on 01/24/2006 9:49:18 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: nmh

Well, that's part of it. The other part of it is that the show was a lousy show, even without the religious outrages.


16 posted on 01/24/2006 9:51:25 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: mewzilla
And speaking of the Nielsens, does anyone else wonder how accurately 100,000 households can represent a nation of 300 million people?

Two different samples: One is a national sample, which contains about 9,000 meters inside your TV.

The second is local where the country is divided up into 210 DMAs. This is a combination of meters and diaries.

17 posted on 01/24/2006 9:52:18 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: nmh

Power to the People. It works


18 posted on 01/24/2006 9:53:30 AM PST by bella1
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To: Semper Paratus

Yep, nothing kills a good marketing program like a bad product.


19 posted on 01/24/2006 9:54:00 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: LdSentinal

Anyone with a TiVo or a DirecTV box is supplying viewership data as far as I know. Whether or not Nielsen uses this info is another matter.


20 posted on 01/24/2006 9:54:13 AM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("There they go again...")
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To: LdSentinal

Well, I only got a C in statistics, so I'm no wonk, but it sure seems like there's something wrong there somewhere, or the nets would be producing more shows that people would actually want to watch.


21 posted on 01/24/2006 9:57:19 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: MizSterious

West Wing has been cancelled after this eason..next..Commander in Chief..


22 posted on 01/24/2006 9:57:23 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: nmh

My effort was.. not to watch the show.


23 posted on 01/24/2006 9:58:25 AM PST by mtg
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To: nmh

I watched it - it was a boring, bad show. It would have been better to let it die a natural death.... now its a little bit easier to present Christians as being intolerent.


24 posted on 01/24/2006 9:59:54 AM PST by gondramB (Democracy: two wolves and a lamb voting on lunch. Liberty: a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: mewzilla

The trend for many years is people watching more cable than broadcast programming.


25 posted on 01/24/2006 10:00:13 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: nmh

"Book of Daniel" and "Left Wing" in the same week! NBC is finally smelling the coffee!


26 posted on 01/24/2006 10:00:25 AM PST by Tall_Texan (TEXAS LONGHORNS - 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

Nielsen just introduced DVR (Tivo, etc) ratings to be included, while some DirectTV users have set meters in them.


27 posted on 01/24/2006 10:01:20 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: AZ_Cowboy

"Anyone with a TiVo or a DirecTV box is supplying viewership data as far as I know. Whether or not Nielsen uses this info is another matter."

Those of us with DirecTivos have the option of unplugging the phone cable since we get show data through the sattelite - stand alone Tivo users have to trust Tivo.


28 posted on 01/24/2006 10:01:34 AM PST by gondramB (Democracy: two wolves and a lamb voting on lunch. Liberty: a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: mewzilla

If I can ask, in what city do you live?


29 posted on 01/24/2006 10:01:48 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: yellowdoghunter
" I must disagree. They would never air SouthPark on a major network. "

Isn't it on FOX now?

30 posted on 01/24/2006 10:02:10 AM PST by moehoward
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To: yellowdoghunter
There is strength in numbers.

According to 2004 CNN exit polls, Bush voters included 38% of union members, 40% of those with union members in their households, 42% of those earning $15,000-$30,000, 44% of those who earn under $50,000 and 44% of Latinos, 45% of youth (aged 18-29), 13% of liberals—even 11% of Democrats voted for Bush. 2004 Election polls indicated 34% called themselves conservative, 21% liberal. Christians control 2/3'rds of the Nation's assets.

According to analysts at the EWTN religious network, "The World Over Live" report asserted that, with the exception of VA, where Catholics spit 70/30 in favor of Bush, the majority of Catholic voters split 55/45 for Bush.....a whopping number of votes since Catholics number about 52 million Americans.

So important was the Catholic loss, that Democratic strategists issued a memo on the loss of Catholics among its constituencies.

READ MEMO HERE: http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=36492

The memo authored by a prominent Democratic strategy organization calls the decline in support of white Catholics for Democrats "striking" and "a big part of the 2004 election story."

One of the analysis' key findings is that Catholic voters are becoming more pro-life, which the authors called "a factor in the recent losses and one of the blockages for Democrats, at least in the Midwest."

The data also reveals that young Catholics are more pro-life than their parents and that bishops who speak out against pro-abortion politicians help bolster the pro-life vote. "

31 posted on 01/24/2006 10:02:20 AM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: nmh

Great news.


32 posted on 01/24/2006 10:03:13 AM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Tall_Texan

Next needs to be Geena Davis playing president...


33 posted on 01/24/2006 10:03:37 AM PST by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are familiar bedfellows)
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To: nmh

The show was really bad. My teenage boys, who aren't that discriminating, tried to watch it, and were off doing something else after 8 minutes.


34 posted on 01/24/2006 10:04:04 AM PST by Plutarch
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To: nmh

Heather Graham's new show got the axe after one week. Who was protesting that one?


35 posted on 01/24/2006 10:04:26 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: nmh

Don't hurt your shoulder as you pat yourself on the back.


36 posted on 01/24/2006 10:04:32 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: LdSentinal

One of the red bits in Upstate NY. If there's a Nielsen box anywhere Upstate I'd be amazed :)


37 posted on 01/24/2006 10:04:38 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: nmh

Or maybe it was just because the show sucked and nobody watched.


38 posted on 01/24/2006 10:05:24 AM PST by discostu (a time when families gather together, don't talk, and watch football... good times)
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To: yellowdoghunter

Here in Connecticut, South park is on a major network in the evening (Fox, I think...not the "big 3" perhaps but much bigger than UPN or the WB). I do not have cable.


39 posted on 01/24/2006 10:05:32 AM PST by right-wingin_It
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To: mewzilla

And now that I think about it, I wonder if NBC's affiliates had anything to do with this...


40 posted on 01/24/2006 10:05:43 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: nmh

I "censored" Burger King yesterday by going to McDonald's.


41 posted on 01/24/2006 10:05:51 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Bend over and think of England.)
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To: nmh
Interesting, when someone uses "boycott" on a poorly written anti-Christian show it is censorship. When GLAAD calls sponsor after sponsor to get Dr. Laura dropped, it is gleefully referred to as a "successful consumer action".
42 posted on 01/24/2006 10:06:08 AM PST by dnmore (If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.)
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To: mewzilla
If you were in the national sample, there could be several.

However, looking at my map, apart from the Buffalo DMA, the rest of upstate NY, viewing measurment would be recorded by Diary-Only (Watertown, Albany, Syracuse, Elmire, Utica, Binghamton, Rochester DMAs, etc.)

43 posted on 01/24/2006 10:08:20 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: gondramB
I watched it - it was a boring, bad show. It would have been better to let it die a natural death.... now its a little bit easier to present Christians as being intolerent.

Why should anyone be tolerant of open insults, slander, and attacks on their deeply-held faith?

44 posted on 01/24/2006 10:08:41 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mewzilla; bonfire; dead

Have to agree with Mewzilla here. Sure, the ratings were low, but if it had been doing CSI-style ratings and no advertisers had been stepping up, that would have been it. Networks are in the profitmaking business, and both low ratings and unwilling advertisers hit right in the pocketbook.


45 posted on 01/24/2006 10:10:38 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Given the subject matter, shouldn't Heath Ledger get a Best Actress nomination?--Rambette)
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To: jackv

There is a long list of actors whose careers took off after they appeared in a homosexual scene. The rumor (only a rumor) is that in Hollywood, there is an unwritten code that an actor's career will be put on the fast track by the higher ups of the industry if they agree to be involved in a homosexual scene.


46 posted on 01/24/2006 10:11:31 AM PST by Mulch (tm)
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To: nmh

With all due respect, this show died because it was horrible. It was badly written, badly directly and pretty much overall just brutal to watch.

Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy it was cancelled...but I doubt a boycott had anything to do with it.

People won't watch bad shows for very long, regardless of its' content.


47 posted on 01/24/2006 10:12:02 AM PST by Dazedcat
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To: LdSentinal
Hmmm. Thanks for the info. Diary only. So the accuracy of that would depend on the honesty and dependability of the household being surveyed?

All I know is that TV programs look more and more to me like TV produced by the blue bits for the blue bits. We've got three boob tubes and they're mostly collecting dust.

48 posted on 01/24/2006 10:12:22 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: nmh
Even an impassioned plea by Daniel's producer Jack Kenny could not match your participation.

Need some pain pills, Jack-o?

49 posted on 01/24/2006 10:12:44 AM PST by colorado tanker (I can't comment on things that might come before the Court, but I can tell you my Pinochle strategy)
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To: nmh
NBC's anti-Christian program The Book of Daniel has been cancelled! Your efforts, combined with those of hundreds of thousands of other AFA Online supporters, had an impact.

I seriously doubt it had anything to do with this group's boycott... the show just sucked. Dozens of shows are canceled every year for the same reason.

50 posted on 01/24/2006 10:12:57 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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