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By Sarah Stites | | August 19, 2016 | 9:33 AM EDT

Ben-Hur: when missing a golden opportunity for a gay love twist hurts worse than losing a chariot race.

Turns out not everyone is pleased with the platonic relationship between Ben-Hur and Messala in Timur Bekmambetov’s upcoming remake of the epic classic. According to Advocate contributor Daniel Reynolds, 1959 Ben Hur screenplay contributor and “godfather of gay literature” Gore Vidal would be “turning over in his grave” at the travesty.

By Dan Gainor | | August 19, 2016 | 8:25 AM EDT

A regular read of liberal websites calls to mind the famous Ian Drury and the Blockheads song, “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll.” To quote the late punker, that’s “all my brain and body need.” Throw in politics and hating on conservatives and you have just defined every liberal website of any significance

By Tim Graham | | August 19, 2016 | 7:32 AM EDT

One perennially hot story on The Washington Post website promotes an “anarchist collective” of  anti-Trump protesters and their attempt to humiliate the GOP nominee with a set of statues of a (mostly) naked Trump. Imagine for two seconds how much ink (or cyberspace) the Post would give to a set of humiliating “Naked Hillary” statues....or imagine how much it would be denigrated as a slimy effort by male chauvinist pigs, or a part of conservative “rape culture.”

The project is titlted “The Emperor Has No Balls,” which the Post bizarrely changed to “B—s,” as if decency is protected with a pile of photos of Naked Trump statues.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 19, 2016 | 12:38 AM EDT

Shocking news broke Thursday that the handoff of the $400 million cash payment to Iran was a highly coordinated endeavor and did not occur until the American hostages were safe. These new details lend farther evidence to the argument that the cash was a ransom payment. But when it came to reporting this development the “Big Three” networks barely gave it anytime at all.

By Dylan Gwinn | | August 18, 2016 | 11:17 PM EDT

Bill Simmons never promised to confine his HBO Show, Any Given Wednesday, to sports and sports alone. He also never promised to discuss politics with both conservative and liberal views represented. Like many shows, it's all liberals.

By Jorge Bonilla | | August 18, 2016 | 10:33 PM EDT

The dust has settled, the ink has dried, and a bankruptcy judge has approved Univision's purchase of Gawker Media for $135 million at auction. How does Gawker fit into Univision's media strategies, and what follows this blockbuster move? Let's take a look.

By Dylan Gwinn | | August 18, 2016 | 10:12 PM EDT

According to the Daily Mail, the left and the Obama Administration may have taken their war on the Redskins a tad too far.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 18, 2016 | 9:45 PM EDT

Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough brought on Time magazine Editor Nancy Gibbs to discuss the publication’s latest cover story about toxic environments on the internet. “I think we are all probably first amendment extremists about, yes, part of our life is that people will call us stupid and idiots and that's fine,” stated Gibbs, “But at what point do you not defend speech that suppresses speech?” Ironically the writer of the piece has his own history of trolling, and so does Morning Joe and MSNBC.

By Curtis Houck | | August 18, 2016 | 9:44 PM EDT

On multiple occasions throughout Thursday’s Hardball on MSNBC, liberal host Chris Matthews made his feelings clear that he was livid at the Obama administration over revelations hours earlier that they indeed waited to give Iran $400 million that they claimed to have been repayment for money frozen during the 1979 revolution until four American hostages had left Iran. 

By Randy Hall | | August 18, 2016 | 7:10 PM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders followed the motto of “Do as I say, not as I do” when members of the “mainstream media” criticized the socialist Vermont senator for buying a third house.

On Wednesday, Dave Levinthal -- senior reporter for the nonprofit, nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity -- posted an article exposing another example of Sanders' motto by revealing the delaying tactics that enabled the “vociferous supporter of political transparency” to request three extensions and avoid posting details of his personal finances.

By Curtis Houck | | August 18, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT

Giving proper coverage to the heartbreaking and tear-jerking scene out of Aleppo, Syria with a bloody and dusty young boy sitting in an ambulance, MSNBC/NBC’s Andrea Mitchell devoted a full segment to the matter on Thursday afternoon but of course made no mention of President Barack Obama or his administration’s inaction in Syria to dispose of the Assad regime or ISIS in the over five years since the conflict began. 

By Scott Whitlock | | August 18, 2016 | 4:37 PM EDT

A new MSNBC ad touts the hosts of Morning Joe as tough “firebrands” and “disrupters” who stand up to people like Donald Trump. Yet, it was Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski who repeatedly fawned over Trump during the primaries and only turned on him once it became obvious he would be the nominee. 

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 18, 2016 | 3:58 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Thursday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, CNN political analyst David Gergen worried that the Republican party has "turned right," and that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is "doubling down" by choosing Steve Bannon of Breitbart News as CEO of his campaign. As if Bannon were similar to a Nazi, Gergen fretted: "Mr. Breitbart has called Mr. Bannon -- who's the new guru of the Trump campaign -- he's called him the Leni Riefenstahl of the American Tea Party."

By Matthew Balan | | August 18, 2016 | 3:33 PM EDT

Marisa Kabas, a reporter for Univision-owned website Fusion, devoted a series of Twitter posts on Thursday to forwarding the wild theory that Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte displayed his "white privilege" in his dubious claim that he was robbed at gunpoint while in Rio. Kabas targeted Jason Howerton of The Blaze, after he Tweeted, "Seriously, how did you did make Lochte **allegedly** being a jerk about his skin color? It's impressive." Kabas retorted, "your white privilege is what's most impressive."

By Kyle Drennen | | August 18, 2016 | 3:28 PM EDT

Between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the broadcast networks of NBC, ABC, and CBS presented several reports on the “massive” and “historic” flooding devastating Louisiana, even comparing storm damage to that suffered during Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina. However, the one thing missing from the coverage was a single mention of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.