NBC Bends Over For American Family Association, Then Recants


Once again, the American Family Association has whipped out its big one and forced NBC to submit to its masochistic control over what Americans are able to watch on TV. Maybe that's a bit harsh and its previous victory getting NBC to cancel its controversial Book of Daniel had far more to do with lack or advertisers and ratings than any protesting the group did, but the American Family Association is now, apparently, quite pleased the term "Cruci-fixin's" won't be used in an upcoming episode of Will&Grace which will guest star Britney Spears.

Pleased as the group may be, NBC is now saying they never intended the word to be included in the episode and that previous mentions of the phrase in press releases were erroneous. Oh, what people will do for publicity.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 7-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Television   

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This little group has such a nice name, after all: American Family Association. I mean, its like a few decades ago in Germany when the National Socialists Workers Party was formed. Who could hate a group that reached out to the working person?

Best of all, both the American Family Association and National Socialists Workers Party have the same nicknames: Nazis.

Shame on NBC. Do they just not have any research available to them to let them know that these religious bigots are not a majority or a threat? They are bullies who want to be facists when they grow up.

Meanwhile, I am tuning to the Comedy Channel where the philosophy of the Cynics still finds expression and the management apparently has not checked its backbone at the door.

Posted by: Michael Carter on February 7, 2006 3:10 PM

insane muslims are burning shit and throwing rocks as I type this.

I would hate to see what insane christians would do.

Posted by: anon on February 7, 2006 4:55 PM

"I would hate to see what insane christians would do."

Ford dealerships and Walmart stores would be TPíd overnite. Bad things man. Bad things.

Posted by: makethelogobigger on February 8, 2006 12:29 AM

Why arenít they boycotting the fact that Spears has a SAG card? Thatís more offensive.

Posted by: makethelogobigger on February 8, 2006 12:32 AM

Actually there are no insane CHristians, at least not Spirit-filled ones, and they are all praying for you to get a life.

Posted by: bill on February 10, 2006 5:25 PM