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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!


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To: moehoward
" I must disagree. They would never air SouthPark on a major network. "

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.

101 posted on 01/24/2006 11:09:24 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Hey Fat Ted: Alito is the judge, Mojito is what you're drinking. Try to remember the difference.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Notice the networks never trifle with Muslims. They are too afraid to. Now they are learning that Christians won't take it either.


102 posted on 01/24/2006 11:12:37 AM PST by outofhere2
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To: Tall_Texan
NBC is finally smelling the coffee!

Speaking of coffee.... why not try out GOP Blend Coffee..."Coffee for Conservative Taste!"

www.gopetc.com

103 posted on 01/24/2006 11:15:32 AM PST by stars & stripes forever
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To: ken5050

Don't laugh. Their rating the last few times were going down...hopeful this will be a trend.


104 posted on 01/24/2006 11:31:05 AM PST by RedMonqey (People who don't who stand for something, will fall for anything.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

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!!!


105 posted on 01/24/2006 11:31:19 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: nmh

So maybe now they will try to go on PBS.


106 posted on 01/24/2006 11:31:55 AM PST by drlevy88
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To: nmh

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.


107 posted on 01/24/2006 11:39:26 AM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Christ never damnned people as being without worth, but he did judge the Sin that men do. We should judge the fruits of men's hearts, their deeds. I can't condemn a living man; he may yet change, alter, shift, and learn of Christ's love before he dies. But I can, and should, judge his fruits...is he loving, kind, good, gentle, praiseful, peace-bringing, joyful, and encouraging? Does he love others (philos or agape, thanks) and help where he can? Does he respect and love God, and give credit to Jesus for his salvation? That's how we are to judge.

"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!)

108 posted on 01/24/2006 11:45:26 AM PST by 50sDad (It's not "diversity" for you to steal my Christmas.)
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To: Mr. Silverback
...if someone wants to say writing a letter to a TV network and asking them to stop calling my Lord an idiot (and my family a bunch of hedonist hypocrites) is "intolerant," then that's a new definition of intolerance.

Amen to what you said. If Christians are the majority in this nation then how come the majority of television shows aren't Christian (or at least morally decent)? There are more queers on t.v. than Asians and Hispanics. It's completely lopsided and agenda driven programming.
109 posted on 01/24/2006 11:46:56 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: dfwgator
I still wonder how the heck they managed to get "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on TV.

A different age, I fear. (Pre-Maddlyn Murry O'Hair?)

110 posted on 01/24/2006 11:47:17 AM PST by 50sDad (It's not "diversity" for you to steal my Christmas.)
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To: N. Theknow

Great tagline BTW.


111 posted on 01/24/2006 11:52:05 AM PST by Fudd Fan (Sorry Mr. Franklin, but apparently we couldn't keep it.)
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To: mewzilla
I had the interesting experience of being a Nielsen family for one week back in the late 90's. The Nielsen company left a message on my answering machine: You've been chosen so look for our packet in the mail. They also followed up with a phone call where they ask how many TV's you have and your race, among other things. The packet was a diary that you fill out for one week, each day is broken down into 15-minute increments and you fill in what you're watching in each bloc and how many people in your household are watching at that time. Also a page where you can fill in comments (I wrote, they never allow enuf time for a good show to find an audience.)

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.

112 posted on 01/24/2006 11:52:46 AM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: nmh

I haven't always been happy with the tactics of Wildmon, but in this case I agree. This show was beyond trash.


113 posted on 01/24/2006 11:53:13 AM PST by Fudd Fan (Sorry Mr. Franklin, but apparently we couldn't keep it.)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

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 ;)


114 posted on 01/24/2006 11:56:04 AM PST by Sometimes A River
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To: Mr. Silverback

My bad, Sounthpark's on UPN twice a day. Not a major network by my estimation but damn close.


115 posted on 01/24/2006 12:00:05 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Eva
E L Doctorow had a book called, Book of Daniel...had a storyline similar to the Rosenberg trials

It was exactly that.. and it stunk.

116 posted on 01/24/2006 12:05:24 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Sorry Mr. Franklin, but apparently we couldn't keep it.)
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To: gondramB
It would have been better to let it die a natural death....

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!

117 posted on 01/24/2006 12:06:36 PM PST by ssaftler (Politically Correct isn't! Progressives aren't!)
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To: Heyworth

I saw an ad for the new Heather Graham sitcom on a bus. Just from that I could tell it would be cr@p.


118 posted on 01/24/2006 12:07:00 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Sorry Mr. Franklin, but apparently we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Fudd Fan

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.


119 posted on 01/24/2006 12:12:21 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

It had to be in the 70's when I read it. Doctorow is full of hot air, IMO.


120 posted on 01/24/2006 12:14:25 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Sorry Mr. Franklin, but apparently we couldn't keep it.)
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To: nmh
Finally, if you think our work is deserving of support, would you please send a small donation to help us continue.

Beggars.

121 posted on 01/24/2006 12:14:40 PM PST by Glenn (What I've dared, I've willed; and what I've willed, I'll do!)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Then Heath Ledger will soon collect the award in my tagline, yes?

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).

122 posted on 01/24/2006 12:19:27 PM PST by ssaftler (Politically Correct isn't! Progressives aren't!)
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To: nmh

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.


123 posted on 01/24/2006 12:41:40 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: nmh

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?


124 posted on 01/24/2006 12:43:04 PM PST by mojito
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To: yellowdoghunter

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.


125 posted on 01/24/2006 12:51:16 PM PST by StAnDeliver
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To: nmh

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.




126 posted on 01/24/2006 12:52:50 PM PST by Lanza
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To: nmh

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.


127 posted on 01/24/2006 12:55:26 PM PST by MississippiMasterpiece
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To: GSWarrior
"Don't hurt your shoulder as you pat yourself on the back."

You don't understand Christianity. God is always in control. Many didn't watch it and prayed for Him to intervene. He decided to do that.
128 posted on 01/24/2006 1:06:44 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: nina0113
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.

LOL!!

129 posted on 01/24/2006 1:08:52 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

"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!


130 posted on 01/24/2006 1:20:12 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: mewzilla
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.

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.

131 posted on 01/24/2006 1:33:52 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: nmh

Sponsors are sensitive to ratings. That's all they care about.

The show sucked. The sponsors bailed. The show was canceled.


132 posted on 01/24/2006 1:33:58 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: gondramB
tched 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.

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.

133 posted on 01/24/2006 1:37:21 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: nmh

Many prayed for God to cancel The Book of Daniel?


134 posted on 01/24/2006 1:41:49 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
"I said the "Book of Daniel" was actually dead on arrival. And...so is Geena (Hillary Clinton) Davis in "Commander-in-Chief"! And...I was right. I have also said the the movie "Brokeback Mountain" will do more damage to gays then it will do good. While the movie is being raved about by the left-wing, liberal, gay, Democrat sorts, the fact is, the only reason has it has good revenue stream is that gays and left-wing Democrats are seeing it over and over again to drive the dollar numbers up...Gays like Democrats always overreach, and you will see that time will undo "Brokeback Mountain" the same way Fahrenheit 911 had no political impact whatsoever."

Exactly.


135 posted on 01/24/2006 1:43:23 PM PST by StAnDeliver
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To: Glenmerle
People like this think being Christian means being "nice" and "unoffensive." You've got to wonder if they've ever picked up a Bible.

LOL! Turn over the tables of the moneylenders, people!

136 posted on 01/24/2006 1:44:10 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: right-wingin_It
Hollywood lib producers see the "The Passion" take in half a billion dollars, so they go and whip up a list of Earl Schibe job shows they define as having "Christian content", no matter how blasphemous or scandalous, hoping they can get "the Christian haters" to watch as well. Ain't gonna work fellas! It's the Christian message itself people want.

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.

137 posted on 01/24/2006 1:51:15 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: gsrinok
Hey, hey, hey, goodbye!

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,
good-bye!

138 posted on 01/24/2006 1:56:09 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: nmh

From watching the previews, I thought it would be cancelled because it looked like it sucked...


139 posted on 01/24/2006 1:57:25 PM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Here we go Steelers, here we go!!! One for the thumb!!!)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Then the poor, arrogant man actually said that 2006 was the year that everyone would realize that one of their friends is gay.

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.

140 posted on 01/24/2006 1:58:32 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: 50sDad
I know what you really meant is Leviticus 18:22.

210-word typos happen all the time.

141 posted on 01/24/2006 2:01:20 PM PST by StAnDeliver
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To: nmh
"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.

Well, Kenny's not acting like a gay man either... (time to turn the tables - let's define how gays are supposed to act)

142 posted on 01/24/2006 2:01:25 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

You REALLY shouldn't eat that crap! It's bad for ya!


143 posted on 01/24/2006 2:12:22 PM PST by wolfcreek
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To: Enchante
the autobiography of Johnny Cash... relates how when he had a TV show..., he once stated on the show that he was a Christian and he had an ABC producer take him aside and tell him "you cannot so much as mention Christianity on network TV" or words to that effect. So it's fine for network TV to trash Christianity but not to even allow one performer to mention his own faith in a positive light.....

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 don’t mind them speaking out, as long as they’re better informed?

I mean, why be so outspoken about it anyway? Does it help Sean Penn’s career to go over to Iraq? Did it help Jane Fonda to go over to Vietnam years ago? I don’t know. But sometimes when these guys speak out… I get embarrassed.

You don’t talk politically very often, do you.

Not so much in public. You know, you’re safe if you’re a liberal in Hollywood. You’re safe if you speak out like that.

So you’d obviously consider yourself more of a conservative.

Somewhat, yeah. We were at was at a New Year’s 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, it’s very easy to be liberal in Hollywood, but if you’re not… people are actually afraid. In Hollywood they can be so vicious toward anybody with an opinion that’s a little different from the majority.

That’s really why you couldn’t get The Apostle funded, isn’t it?

I think there’s a connection… I think there’s a connection. Nobody wants to deal with anything"right wing." Never mind fundamentalist.

Yeah, and not even just right wing. They don’t 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 should’ve won the Academy Award for your performance. I’ve always said that.

Some people told me that performance was overdone. I don’t think they understand the South.

You deserved it, no question. Did it bother you that you didn’t win?

If I’d been taking odds in Vegas [Laughs]… But you know, certain guys are the darlings of that town. And it’s almost like a popularity contest. I’ll tell you when I was even more shocked. When I didn’t win the Emmy for Lonesome Dove. So those two times, yeah. I felt I should’ve won. Back when I did The Great Santini, and I didn’t win, it was okay because De Niro was terrific in Raging Bull. I’m 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 actor’s point of view, ooooh. That’s different…

(To read the entire interview, click here)

144 posted on 01/24/2006 2:20:52 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: dfwgator
I still wonder how the heck they managed to get "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on TV.

I've never watched it all the way through, but something tells me it's not about Christ's birth.

145 posted on 01/24/2006 2:28:09 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: outofhere2
Notice the networks never trifle with Muslims. They are too afraid to. Now they are learning that Christians won't take it either.

The main difference being that we boycott advertisers, not behead anyone.

146 posted on 01/24/2006 2:38:32 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: nmh
This show was protested more than most and that certainly had an effect; bad as the show was they probably would have kept it through the first eight episodes as part of their standard anti-Christian fare.

What amazes me is that "Da Vinci Code" was not protested and stores boycotted. That is just as offensive if not more than a TV show. When it came out, I expected it to be pulled from grocery stores due to complaints but perhaps stay in bookstores. I sure didn't expect it to sell so much!

I guess certain things strike people the wrong way way more than others.
147 posted on 01/24/2006 2:49:33 PM PST by \/\/ayne (Give me Liberty or give me the ACLU)
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To: Fudd Fan
Doctorow is full of hot air, IMO.

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).

148 posted on 01/24/2006 2:49:44 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: ssaftler
(Politically Correct isn't! Progressives aren't!)

Great tagline!

149 posted on 01/24/2006 2:52:30 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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