Tuesday, January 24, 2006
NBC Cancels 'Book of Daniel'
Bowing to the power of the pocketbook – the failure to attract advertisers – NBC has decided to pull the plug on its controversial new show "The Book of Daniel.”
"NBC didn’t want to eat their economic losses,” said Donald E. Wildmon, chairman of the American Family Association.
"Had NBC not had to eat millions of dollars each time it aired, NBC would have kept ‘Daniel’ alive. But when the sponsors dropped the program, NBC decided it didn’t want to continue the fight.”
The prime-time soap opera featuring Aidan Quinn as a morally conflicted priest was virtually abandoned by advertisers, forcing the network to air promos instead.
A number of affiliates refused to air the show.
According to Wildmon, NBC’s decision "shows the average American that he doesn’t have to simply sit back and take the trash being offered on TV, but he can get involved and fight back with his pocketbook.
"We want to thank the 678,394 individuals who sent e-mails to NBC and the thousands who called and e-mailed their local affiliates.”
The plot of "The Book of Daniel” generated far more controversy than advertising dollars. As NewsMax reported before the show first aired: Quinn plays Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis – and who regularly sees and talks with a very unconventional white-robed, bearded Jesus.
The Webster family is rounded out by a 23-year-old homosexual Republican son, a 16-year-old drug-dealing daughter and a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop’s daughter.
Further linking his work and family issues, Webster’s lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law.
This is what can happen when we band together and become active in fighting the immoral Left.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 3:31 PM