It has been a controversy of exceptional clairvoyance. Many anti-Daniel letters were published by the News-Leader before the show ever aired. We're willing to bet that most of the hate-the-show mail now being published comes from people who haven't seen the show (or, even better, from people who secretly watched and relished the show, but now feel bad because they think they've offended God with their offending eyes).
We just with the paper would get better letters to the editor. Today's offering reeks of thoughtless knuckle draggers. Richard McCoy of Waynesville asks:
While I understand that some shows do appeal to certain demographics, I wonder who this show is supposed to appeal to here in the Ozarks?
Fellow outraged citizen Doug DeGase seems to think KYTV, the local NBC affiliate, should lead "our Christian community" by keeping "Daniel" off local airwaves. DeGase also insists on typing an unintentionally hilarious sentence:
The hidden messages in this program are quite obvious.
On the other end of the spectrum, Diane Jeffery of Willow Springs actually admitted that she liked the show, and that "[p]eople should realize that these things are what's going on in the real world."
Say wot? Jesus really tells people where they misplaced their prescription painkillers? Can he also do something about the lottery? Monday night's winning Pick 3 was 0-0-0 -- the Sign of the Horshack, according to JJ, and now we are scared.