16 Years Late: Tom Hanks Admits Da Vinci Code Is Fake History, ‘Hooey'

June 14th, 2022 11:40 AM

Better late than never? Sixteen years ago, the movie version of The Da Vinci Code insulted Christianity as a false faith, basing its claims on nonsense conspiracy theories from the Dan Brown novel. Well, Tom Hanks in a June 10, 2022 New York Times interview has now conceded that the film and book are nothing more than “hooey.” 


HBO’s '30 Coins' Revives 'Gospel of Judas' Myth

January 11th, 2021 11:28 PM

Considering 2020’s hatred of Christianity, it makes sense that 2021 begins with a totally illiterate perspective of Christianity. HBO’s Spanish drama 30 Coins brings back the classic myth of the Gospel of Judas to poison our screens once again. Much like The Da Vinci Code, this story never seems to die.


Easter Top 8: Which Shows Are Worst to Christians?

March 29th, 2018 8:00 AM
Holy Week is upon us and Easter, the holiest day of the Christian year, is Sunday. NewsBusters readers won’t be surprised to hear that popular culture isn’t kind to Christians, but you may not have seen some of the worst examples to have polluted our television screens in the last year.

NBC Hyped 'Da Vinci Code,' but 'Charlie Hebdo' Is Too Offensive

January 17th, 2015 12:30 PM
In the wake of the massacre of 12 people in France by Muslim terrorists, NBC has made an editorial decision to not show the cover of the new Charlie Hebdo cover featuring Muhammad, deeming it too offensive for viewers.

On Today: NYT Editor Feebly Tries to Explain Away Success of Conservat

December 3rd, 2010 4:07 PM
During a Norah O'Donnell report, on Friday's Today, about how well books written by the likes of Sarah Palin, George W. Bush and Glenn Beck are selling, the New York Times' Jenny Schuessler rationalized the only reason conservative books are outpacing liberal ones is because "conservatives have some really strong media personalities" like Beck and Bill O'Reilly " that have a platform that they…

Bozell Column: Moving In Mysterious Ways

September 5th, 2009 1:18 PM

Bozell Column: Opie Gets Ugly

May 2nd, 2009 3:42 PM

PBS Ombudsman Raps Anti-Palin Wisecrack

September 19th, 2008 9:33 PM
On PBS's Web site today, ombudsman Michael Getler writes of complaints over an incident during last Sunday's pledge drive.  He describes the cheap shot taken by actor Mike Farrell against vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin:According to Joseph Campbell, vice president of fundraising programs, here's what happened:

CNN's Chetry: 'Please Tell Me It's Not Lipstick Again

September 10th, 2008 11:40 PM
 On CNN's American Morning today, White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux reported on Barack Obama's campaigning in Virginia.  Afterwards, anchor Kiran Chetry had a question:CHETRY: All right. And Suzanne, what's on tap for the campaign today? And please tell me it's not lipstick again.MALVEAUX: Let's hope not. He's going to be in Norfolk, Virginia. That is in southeast Virginia, and it's home…

CBS Claims ‘Battle Between Tom Hanks And The Vatican’ Over Movie

June 19th, 2008 4:24 PM
On Thursday’s CBS "Early Show," co-host Maggie Rodriguez described the Catholic Church’s refusal to allow filming on Church property of a movie prequel to "The DaVinci Code," starring Tom Hanks, this way: "...the battle between Tom Hanks and the Vatican. You know he's in Rome filming the prequel to 'The Da Vinci Code,' 'Angels and Demons,' and the Church there is up in arms, they're barring them…

ABC Gives Airtime to Documentary-Maker With Dubious Rep Suggesting Res

May 4th, 2008 10:06 AM
Imagine that a "documentary" film-maker—whose most notable former credit was a work advancing the notion that extra-terrestrials did indeed visit Area 51—brought forth a new work suggesting that key elements of the Prophet Mohammed's story had been fabricated. What are the odds ABC would devote a segment of Good Morning America to a respectful interview of the filmmaker and discussion of his…

Bozell Column: What Bones of Jesus

February 27th, 2007 11:23 PM

'The Passion' Still Beats 'Da Vinci Code' After 15 Days

June 7th, 2006 11:38 AM

'Passion of the Christ' Outperforms 'Da Vinci Code

May 30th, 2006 7:53 AM