Skip to comments.Because of your efforts, NBC cancels 'Book of Daniel'
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 censorshippure and simple. And that is both un-Christian and un-American," Kenny wrote. His attitude is typical in todays 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.
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman American Family Association
P.S. Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends!
Isn't it on FOX now?
It's in syndication and I believe it is censored, but I haven't checked how much is cut. One sydicated episode I checked is TV-PG instead of the original TV-MA.
Notice the networks never trifle with Muslims. They are too afraid to. Now they are learning that Christians won't take it either.
Speaking of coffee.... why not try out GOP Blend Coffee..."Coffee for Conservative Taste!"
Don't laugh. Their rating the last few times were going down...hopeful this will be a trend.
Gays, just as Democrats, live in a bubble. They actually believe this movie "Brokeback Mountain" is "critcal path" item toward gaining widespread acceptance among the American people. Of course, they are dead wrong. This movie only serves to push them further into the closet. Forget what the right wing is saying about this movie, they don't care because the impact of this flick on the general American population is nil. You ought to tune in on "Black" radio stations. The jokes are gut busting to the Nth degree. As I have said from day one, this movie will do more harm to the gay cause then gays could ever imagine. Just ask yourself this question. Did "Fahrenheit 911" get John Kerry elected POTUS? End of story!!!
So maybe now they will try to go on PBS.
I caught a few minutes of this show only because I was channel-flipping, and I was appalled by the hippie Jesus chatting away with some dumb dude driving a car. It was sick.
"Judge not, lest ye be judged" was directed at the Pharasees, who were going to stone a woman to death for adultery, which each of them had probably committed in their hearts when pretty young things went by on the street. The message is not that we shouldn't judge the actions of men...it is that we should judge in the way that Christ does, and not the way that men do. We should call out sin as sin, as Christ did. But we should do it with the kind of Agape love that wants the best for the person whom we course-correct, as we would want to be lovingly re-directed by others (such as Christ!)
A different age, I fear. (Pre-Maddlyn Murry O'Hair?)
Great tagline BTW.
My big thrill was listing "La Femme Nikita" and "America's Most Wanted", my favorite shows at the time. I hope it helped keep them both on the air - AMW at one time faced cancellation.
I asked the Nielsen rep, during our phone interview, why they had chosen me, and they said it was completely random. I assumed they got my name from the phone book since they first contacted me by phone, but they wouldn't confirm that.
Later I asked someone in the TV business who said, the Nielsens contact approx. a thousand people a week in each major metro area during Sweeps periods, which last approx. four weeks, and about half of them respond back. So approx. 500 families in my area (Pittsburgh) served as the barometer of taste for several hundred thousand people in our metro area for that particular Sweeps week.
I haven't always been happy with the tactics of Wildmon, but in this case I agree. This show was beyond trash.
I have Direct TV and Tivo.
I never ever turn the reciever off, so I guess they figure I am watching whatever channel was up when I turned the TV off.
I go several days without watching Direct TV...so I hope they don't think I'm sitting there watching ;)
My bad, Sounthpark's on UPN twice a day. Not a major network by my estimation but damn close.
It was exactly that.. and it stunk.
Let's see. Bad reviews, lousy ratings, no sponsorship. Sounds like a natural TV death to me!
This whole thing smacks of a setup from the git-go to me. Put out a show that you KNOW will anger a big part of the population. If it goes well, the wonks can say that it wasn't THAT antagonistic. If it flops, you blame the population that screamed as being intolerant idiots who forced NBC's hand (sniff, sniff, honk!).
Funny, I don't recall anyone at the networks or in the LSM making a big fuss when the NAGs and their buddies beat up on Dr. Laura's show, forcing it off the air almost before it started!
I saw an ad for the new Heather Graham sitcom on a bus. Just from that I could tell it would be cr@p.
I was thinking that I saw it at COSTCO, but I didn't. It was at one of those discount book stores, where they sell old books that were probably returned to the publisher. But this book must have had a reprint, to even be at the discount store.
It had to be in the 70's when I read it. Doctorow is full of hot air, IMO.
Talk about a real problem. Ledger could get an Oscar nod as best actress in "Bareback Mounting," PLUS an Oscar nod as best actor in "Casanova" (he actually was pretty funny in this one).
There was plenty of protest, but I think Daniel cancelled itself with a weak script, unappealing characters, lousy acting, and the general negative feeling that pervaded the show.
I'm shedding a tiny, tiny tear as I realize that I shall never have the chance to view Mr. Kenny's "beautiful show." What a treasure has been lost. Hark! What is that I hear? Could it be the sound of the world's smallest violin playing?
A slightly-censored SP does air in certain markets around the US on WB and UPN. Neither are major Nets (although this WB/CBS thing will make CW the No. 5 Net), but it is still over-the-air broadcast of SP.
Thankfully that trash the West Wing is being cancelled too.
Meanwhile, at Houston's local channel 2 (KPRC), they have cancelled the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon after 37 years. As a Republican, I am all for business. However, when they cancel something that helps so many (this telethon helps fund the ALS clinic at Methodist, not to mention research for 40 horrid neuromuscular diseases, camp for Jerry's kids, and the list goes on and on), because of their Katrina telethons earlier in the year and their crappy programs that keep getting cancelled, I'm a little bitter.
Cancellations have been fast and furious in the past few days. On ABC, "Emily's Reasons Why Not" was cancelled after only one episode. Also cancelled on ABC was "Jake in Progress."
TNT cancelled the drama "Wanted," while NBC has cancelled "West Wing" and "Will & Grace" following this season. It's also unlikely "Surface" will return next year.
"Malcolm in the Middle" and "That 70's Show" on FOX are done when the season ends.
"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."
Sponsors are VERY sensitive to this stuff.
Believe it or not!
It's a mystery, isn't it? A combination of money and power in the hands of liberals who run the major studios, and the peer pressure around artistic people - writers, directors and producers - to veer left. Add the drugs and "glamour" that accompany wealthy showbiz venues, and you have the perfect storm. It blinds them to the importance of the even more money their advertisers could make with programming that would appeal to the mainstream - shows without the constant gross-outs and defamations of anything decent.
Then there is the matter of the large advertisers. Many of the largest are huge, consolidated food and housewares companies like PepsiCo and Proctor & Gamble. These two holding companies own literally thousands of brand-name products and fast-food chain stores, including global distribution in countries around the world. They advertise with the usual all-American symbols: families, moms and dads with children and pets, et cetera. Meanwhile, their management is under political pressure, because of the huge numbers of employees worldwide, to adopt the entire pro-homosexual agenda; so much so that Ohio-based Proctor & Gamble tried to intimidate employees during the last election to vote against conservatives. P&B and Ford Motor Company also were sponsors of the Gay Games, a huge Lust-In with oiled bodies and obscene public behavior.
If P&G were really honest, it would stuff your Sunday newspaper with coupon books full of the real images they are promoting - gay guys and lesbian moms rushing around the grocery with their adopted Asian infants, et cetera - instead of trading off the image of wholesome families that provide their financial success. It's only because homosexuals are only 3% of the population, not 10% as their propaganda insists, that P&G doesn't invest in putting their advertising images where their politics are. Ford tried appealing specifically to gays in advertising and was spanked - hard - by Americans concerned about the pro-homosexualist propaganda to which their children are exposed.
Sponsors are sensitive to ratings. That's all they care about.
The show sucked. The sponsors bailed. The show was canceled.
Maybe it did die a natural death, since it was bad - shows are often canceled after just two or three airings - the producers would blame it on Christians anyway to save face. But you are correct that too much chest-thumping over Christians' consumer power can backfire.
Many prayed for God to cancel The Book of Daniel?
Isn't Sutherland cast as the Republican to President Geena Davis in the upcoming barforama "Commander In Chief"?
"Previews generating negative buzz. Apparently Davis can't carry an hour.
Supposedly, the show also lacks the 'uplifting' governmental win-win deal-brokering segments that carried "West Wing" to idol status among Libs.
I give it a single season, if only because of Disney's need to save face on this one."
LOL! Turn over the tables of the moneylenders, people!
True, amen! and brilliantly spoken - "Earl Schibe shows" - hilarious!
This reminds me of the story of when Pope John Paul II finally got permission to enter Poland during the Communist Era to speak. An enormous crowd gathered to hear him. Looking around and seeing how vast their numbers were, the people suddenly realized the falseness of totalitarian propaganda, and began to shout, "We want God! We want God!" It was a turning point in breaking the back of Communism in Poland.
LOL! The DC Chapter uses that song to taunt the anti-war Code Pinkos who demonstrate at Walter Reed when they start leaving - always before FR does -
Na na na nah,
na na na nah,
hey, hey, hey,
From watching the previews, I thought it would be cancelled because it looked like it sucked...
People have always known people who are gay. And they have always co-existed in stable communities. It's the in-your-face urban gays who are cramming the gory details down everyone's throats.
210-word typos happen all the time.
His attitude is typical in todays society. Non-Christians telling Christians what is Christian.
Well, Kenny's not acting like a gay man either... (time to turn the tables - let's define how gays are supposed to act)
You REALLY shouldn't eat that crap! It's bad for ya!
I ran across similar observations in the great interview with Robert Duvall by Timothy E. Rhys in Moviemaker magazine. Duvall is one conservative whose talent is so overwhelming that the best Hollywood has been able to do to him is to shut him out of Oscar consideration. He is one of the most brilliant men ever to grace the silver screen, as a writer, director and producer as well as an actor. Here's a snip of the interview:
What do you think about how outspoken Hollywood has been with the anti-war rhetoric?
The way Hollywood speaks out is absolutely beyond me. Some people are so ill-informed.
You dont mind them speaking out, as long as theyre better informed?
I mean, why be so outspoken about it anyway? Does it help Sean Penns career to go over to Iraq? Did it help Jane Fonda to go over to Vietnam years ago? I dont know. But sometimes when these guys speak out I get embarrassed.
You dont talk politically very often, do you.
Not so much in public. You know, youre safe if youre a liberal in Hollywood. Youre safe if you speak out like that.
So youd obviously consider yourself more of a conservative.
Somewhat, yeah. We were at was at a New Years Eve party and this guy, typical Hollywood, says something and I said Wait a minute. Are you implying that you voted for George Bush? And he slouches I mean, its very easy to be liberal in Hollywood, but if youre not people are actually afraid. In Hollywood they can be so vicious toward anybody with an opinion thats a little different from the majority.
Thats really why you couldnt get The Apostle funded, isnt it?
I think theres a connection I think theres a connection. Nobody wants to deal with anything"right wing." Never mind fundamentalist.
Yeah, and not even just right wing. They dont want to show the truth, show something as it really is. They want to make a comment. But frankly, the bottom line is dollars, even more than being political.
With Tango, did you think about the market at all when you were writing? After your experiences with Apostle, did you have any market considerations?
I was just trying to make a movie, you know? ... The Apostle eventually found a good audience. We grossed $34 million, which is pretty good for that kind of film.
You shouldve won the Academy Award for your performance. Ive always said that.
Some people told me that performance was overdone. I dont think they understand the South.
You deserved it, no question. Did it bother you that you didnt win?
If Id been taking odds in Vegas [Laughs] But you know, certain guys are the darlings of that town. And its almost like a popularity contest. Ill tell you when I was even more shocked. When I didnt win the Emmy for Lonesome Dove. So those two times, yeah. I felt I shouldve won. Back when I did The Great Santini, and I didnt win, it was okay because De Niro was terrific in Raging Bull. Im gonna give him that one.... He was wonderful. The movie was great. Everybody was great in it. But these other movies, when you can see legitimate defects from an actors point of view, ooooh. Thats different
(To read the entire interview, click here)
I've never watched it all the way through, but something tells me it's not about Christ's birth.
The main difference being that we boycott advertisers, not behead anyone.
I once met him, introduced by his college roommate. Insufferably haughty and condescending (I am many years younger than he, but was fully adult at the time).