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By Melissa Mullins | March 18, 2015 | 6:44 AM EDT

Bill Maher, host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, held a discussion on Friday’s show about Republicans “trying to interfere” with Obama’s negotiations with Iran via an open letter.  Of course, Maher didn’t mention that there are 12 Democrats supporting a tough stance on Iran in addition to the 47 Republican senators that signed the letter.

Maher’s panelists were Arianna Huffington, Tom Rogan of National Review, and former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson. But the toast of the studio was leftist actor Sean Penn, who Maher showered with praise for his international charity work. As always, Penn had some rather incendiary comments to say on matters that pertain to countries run by dictatorship or communist rule, charging those 47 Republicans who signed the letter of “criminal mutiny.”

By Bryan Ballas | February 28, 2015 | 7:32 AM EST

The inverted morality of the pro-abortion movement has surfaced again. At MSNBC.com, Ali Vitali, a producer of The Cycle, barely contains her inner fangirl as she squeals in delight over the HBO’s Girls for a “refreshing” take on a woman terminating her child’s life.

“On TV and film, the decision for a woman to have an abortion is often fraught with remorse and tinged with regret, perpetuating the stigma that women who have abortions should be ashamed of themselves.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 18, 2015 | 3:16 PM EST

HBO’s Allison Williams, who recently engaged in a sexually provocative scene on the show Girls, seems to be too embarrassed to talk about her father Brian Williams’ repeated lies surrounding his reporting in Iraq. According to the New York Observer, Williams was scheduled to attend an event in New York celebrating the launch of an eyewear line but a publicist for the event told the press that they “request no questions about her personal life be asked.” 

By Tom Blumer | February 10, 2015 | 6:05 PM EST

John Hinderaker at Powerline is certainly correct when he notes that the media elites love "Girls," the HBO show starring sister-abusing, rapist-misidentifying Lena Dunham.

Critics rave about how great the show and its main characters are, frequently employing complimentary adjectives descriptive of or synonymous with "smart." Hinderaker was brave enough to peruse the script of the show's Season 4 episode which aired on Sunday. What he found instead fit the categories of "insulting" and "stunningly ignorant":

By Tim Graham | January 22, 2015 | 1:14 PM EST

Like any women’s magazine selling pro-abortion feminism alongside cover girls wearing $1,800 earrings and $675 pumps, the February issue of Elle is bowing deeply to HBO star Lena Dunham as a "full-on cultural icon."

One lowlight came as she discussed pro-life protesters at an Austin, Texas Planned Parenthood center. “I think we’ve all learned it’s hard to change the minds of people who aren’t open and willing to grow and don’t have a certain level of decency.” This, in the same article where they hail her often-naked "rack" as a fifth girl on her show.

By Tim Graham | January 20, 2015 | 8:59 PM EST

In an interview with Rolling Stone, HBO host Bryant Gumbel was asked about the National Rifle Association and a segment he did on his Real Sports show about the "Eat what you kill" movement.

Gumbel said "There are a few things I hate more than the NRA. I mean truly. I think they're pigs. I think they don't care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got that on the record."

By Matthew Philbin | January 14, 2015 | 2:59 PM EST

Lena Dunham is blissfully untroubled by self-awareness. It’s a quality that might be endearing in someone less repulsive. But in a recent interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons it comes off as the obnoxiousness of a spoiled brat.

Take, for instance, when the 28-year-old, who’s currently flogging her memoir (even Obama had the decency to wait until his early 30s), and much of who’s work in “Girls” is at least somewhat autobiographical said, “I never want to become someone where like what’s happening to me becomes the entirety of the reality of the world.”

By Tim Graham | January 12, 2015 | 1:41 PM EST

On the same night Lena Dunham was complaining on TV about “deranged neocons” trashing her on Twitter, Dunham was putting an anal-oral sex scene on HBO – starring the naked rear end of Alison Williams, the daughter of NBC anchorman Brian Williams. This comes just 37 days after the nepotism beneficiary played “Peter Pan” in live musical theater on NBC.

How embarrassing was this for Williams? In an interview with New York magazine, he fell back on joking about animals being harmed: “She’s always been an actress. For us, watching her is the family occupation and everybody has to remember it’s acting, no animals were harmed during the filming, and ideally nobody gets hurt.”

By Rich Noyes | December 24, 2014 | 11:01 AM EST

Last week, the Media Research Center announced the winners and top runners-up for “Best Notable Quotables of 2014,” and NewsBusters is reviewing the list as a way to reflect on the worst media bias of the year. Today’s category: the Obama’s Orderlies Award for Championing ObamaCare.

By Rich Noyes | December 23, 2014 | 10:38 AM EST

Last week, the Media Research Center announced the “Best Notable Quotables of 2014,” and NewsBusters is reviewing the list as a way to reflect on the worst media bias of the year. Today: the Planet in Peril Award for Climate Hysteria.

By Melissa Mullins | December 10, 2014 | 7:21 AM EST

Lena Dunham – the 28-year-old writer, actress, director – seems to be getting more attention for the writing in her “memoir” Not That Kind of Girl in the past two months, than she has for the writing that won her two Golden Globe Awards and eight nominations for the Emmy Awards for her HBO series Girls.

But this attention isn’t the “good” kind.  As a matter of fact, the amount of negative attention this book has gotten due to investigations by various news outlets is beginning to unravel one of the chapters of her book that centers on an alleged rape from a “campus Republican” named “Barry”, that it outed an innocent man who has racked up a tremendous amount of debt in legal fees trying to clear his name – even AFTER reaching out to Dunham and her publisher Random House a few months ago.

By Kristine Marsh | November 12, 2014 | 12:18 PM EST

Tuesday was Veteran’s Day, and what better way for liberal D.C. to celebrate and honor veterans, then by bringing in a slew of uber-liberal celebrities to co-opt the family-friendly holiday in a concert filled with anti-war and profanity-ridden songs? 

Well that’s exactly what happened at HBO’s “Concert for Valor” last night on the National Mall, where Obama favorites like Bruce Springsteen, David Grohl (“Foo Fighters”), Rihanna and Eminem led the show.