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By Lauren Thompson | September 4, 2012 | 2:37 PM EDT

Update: Since publication, Mollen has deleted the original tweet. However, it was screen captured and can be seen here.

Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic sexual language.

From the A-List (Alec Baldwin) to the B-List (Ellen Barkin) to the C minus-List (Rosanne Barr) Hollywood liberals just ooze class. But if you want to find real high-brow discourse, you sometimes have to reach down to the sub-D-list.

That’s where you’ll find Jason Biggs, who trades in filthy, perverted tweets about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan. And his wife, some-time actress Jenny Mollen, who has no problem with her spouse’s self-expression. In fact, Mollen likes to chime in herself, as she did recently, with a tasteful, sophisticated joke about her husband committing statutory rape on 8th grade children.

By Tim Graham | September 4, 2012 | 2:29 PM EDT

Chris Johnson at The Washington Blade reported the National Stonewall Democrats have identified 470 "openly LGBT delegates" out of 5,963 delegates expected in Charlotte today. That's almost eight percent of the total, but Stonewall Democrats executive director Jerame Davis said “We’re finally getting to the point where we get closer to appropriate measure of representation as compared to the population at large, although we’re not quite to that point." The pro-gay Williams Institute estimated this year that four percent of the adult population is "LGBT."

Later, the group updated its count to 486 delegates, or 8.15 percent of the total. The count is up from 277 delegates at the 2008 convention in Denver.

By Kyle Drennen | September 4, 2012 | 2:26 PM EDT

In a softball interview with Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie recited Democratic attack lines against Mitt Romney perfectly: "You have made a career of railing against Wall Street....Is it your job here, as you understand it, to argue that Mitt Romney is the personification of that Wall Street greed and excess?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

After Warren gushed about being "delighted" to have prime speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention and ranted about the middle class getting "hammered," Guthrie again urged her to bash Romney: "Do you think Romney's Wall Street background disqualifies him from caring about the middle class or knowing what to do about the middle class?"

By Tim Graham | September 4, 2012 | 1:54 PM EDT

Elizabeth Harrington at made the Drudge Report for passing along how Michelle Obama insisted to Parade magazine that the government needs to do more in a purported second Obama term to change what supermarkets are stocking.

Parade bowed as they asked: “Mrs. Obama, I want to turn to you and your accomplishments as first lady—supporting military families and your health initiatives aimed at America’s children. Many PARADE readers asked, what do you hope to accomplish in your second term?” As if Mrs. Obama is elected to a “term”? Or is a co-president?

By Rich Noyes | September 4, 2012 | 12:30 PM EDT

For six days and counting (including this morning), the broadcast networks entertained the idea that Paul Ryan was lying in his convention speech last week. Yet the problem for journalists was that Ryan’s speech was accurate, even if they didn’t like the implications. NBC’s Chuck Todd on Thursday evening’s Nightly News, for example, even conceded that “what he [Ryan] said many times was technically factual,” but grumbled that “by what he left out,” he “actually distorted the actual truth.”

Such a sensitive standard means journalists could endlessly complain, since even truthful speeches or TV ads necessarily omit information detrimental to their campaign objective. The question is, will journalists be so sensitive when liberal Democrats take liberties with their campaign rhetoric?

By Kyle Drennen | September 4, 2012 | 11:38 AM EDT

At the top of Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie teased an upcoming interview with Paul Ryan by slamming the Republican vice presidential candidate: "Paul Ryan joins us to talk about where he thinks the presidential race is headed and criticism that he's played fast and loose with the truth." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Beginning the interview with Ryan minutes later, fellow co-host Matt Lauer parroted Guthrie's attack: "There are some people who are claiming that you played a little fast and loose with the truth on certain key elements. And I'm not just talking about Democratic analysts, I'm talking about some independent fact checkers. Would you concede that while many of the things you said were effective, some were not completely accurate?"

By Scott Whitlock | September 4, 2012 | 11:35 AM EDT

The hosts of the three network morning shows on Tuesday grilled Paul Ryan, questioning the Republican's facts and citing Joe Biden as a policy expert. Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos highlighted a quote from the Vice President touting the last four years.

Good Morning America's Stephanopoulos interrogated, "When [Biden] says Osama bin Laden is dead, General Motors is alive, you say?" Using remarkably similar language, CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose pressed Ryan on Obama's first term, parroting, "...Vice President Biden has come back and said, as you know, General Motors is alive and Osama Bin Laden is dead."

By P.J. Gladnick | September 4, 2012 | 11:34 AM EDT

Harold & Kumar Go to the DNC.

Or at least Kumar aka Kal Penn is going to the DNC. As you can see in this video, actor Kal Penn who worked on and off for the Obama administration for a couple of years will be hosting a show at the Democrat National Convention this Thursday for BarackObama.Com. Since the main characteristic of Kumar in the movies is heavy duty marijuana smoking, how would that character feel about the big crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries by the Obama administration? Kumar would probably dare to ask Obama about the hypocrisy of trying to appeal to the "stoner" vote while cracking down on marijuana but the question is open if Kal Penn dares to put the question to the President.

By NB Staff | September 4, 2012 | 11:06 AM EDT

On the final day of last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky sat down with NewsBusters to discuss amongst other things our favorite topic - liberal media bias.

In the course of our lengthy discussion, McConnell addressed Chris Matthews's claim that Republicans are being racist when they accuse President Obama of engaging in Chicago-style politics (video follows with transcript, Matthews section at minute 8:30):

By Ken Shepherd | September 4, 2012 | 9:41 AM EDT

Our good friend Dan Joseph of our sister site MRCTV is in Charlotte to cover the Democratic Convention. Yesterday he walked around Carolina Fest, a free festival in the Queen City preceding the start of the convention, the theme of which is "We make it possible."

Dan talked to street vendors who insisted that, yes, they built their business, without help from the government. Of course there seem to be a few Obama fans in the mix who self-consciously spinned for the president, including one business owner who said that the stimulus package "indirectly" benefited him because it all "trickles down." For the most part, however, the vendors were unwilling to credit the government for their hard work. Watch the video below the page break:

By Noel Sheppard | September 4, 2012 | 8:48 AM EDT

The left's war on traditional marriage took a truly disgraceful turn Monday.

The folks at Salon actually published a piece entitled "Gay Couples Have Happier Kids."

The sub-headline read, "Studies show that the traditional nuclear family is not better. It's a dying model -- and that's a good thing":

By Rich Noyes | September 4, 2012 | 8:11 AM EDT

Each morning, NewsBusters is showcasing the most egregious bias the Media Research Center has uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big 25th Anniversary Gala on September 27. (Click here for ticket information)

We’ve already published the worst quotes of 1988 and 1989; today, the worst of 1990. Highlights include: Time magazine saluting Mikhail Gorbachev as “the communist Pope and the Soviet Martin Luther;” CBS finding “nostalgia” for the Berlin Wall; and Knight Ridder’s economics reporter giving this slanted take on the 1980s: “Reaganomics delivered a feast to the greedheads and starvation to the poor.” [Quotes and video below the jump.]

By Tim Graham | September 4, 2012 | 6:11 AM EDT

The national Sunday newspaper supplement Parade Magazine brought in former ABC News reporter Lynn Sherr to interview both the Obamas and the Romneys over the last two weeks before each party convention. Unsurprisingly, Romney was hammered with questions about his wealth and how he banks outside America.

Both couples were asked about the same controversy: why John Sununu would imply Obama wasn’t American, that he had "foreign ideas." These media people are always supremely sensitive to Obama slights. Obama and his camp can suggest Romney's a "vampire" who lets wives die of cancer, but the focus is on Obama insults. Sherr asked Romney:

By Ken Shepherd | September 3, 2012 | 11:59 PM EDT

Christian eschatology sees Jesus Christ as the central, salvific figure of all of human history. So it's perhaps blasphemously fitting that MSNBC's Chris Matthews sees his messiah as the object of all of American history.

"President Obama is the product of our turbulent history, all that came before led to him," Matthews insisted in the closing portion of his "Barack Obama: Making History" documentary that aired at 10 p.m. Eastern on Monday. As such, Obama "needs to continue making history," for "the moment he becomes just another incumbent president, bogged down in the status quo, he will lose something vital since we first met him: his historic self."

By Tom Blumer | September 3, 2012 | 10:56 PM EDT

The Politico, in its report on what turned out to be the center-right's "Empty Chair Day," covered the reaction of one prominent member of organized labor to Clint Eastwood's supposedly horrible (if you believe leftist pundits) speech at the Republican National Convention.

If it was really that awful, they would be taking pity on Clint. Instead, they're getting hostile, meaning that the Hollywood Academy Award winner really got under their skin, as seen in an understated report by the online web site's Tim Mak and Juana Summers (bolds are mine througout this post):