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US Election Diary: Dunham, the agent of Satan, bites back

The modish writer/actress Lena Dunham's recent pro-Obama campaign advert, which likened voting to losing your virginity ("your first time shouldn't be with a conservative"), was respectfully ignored by the right-wingers. Only joking! They went bananas, calling her, among other things a "vile pervert" and an agent of "Satan". Dunham has responded via Twitter: "It tickles me to no end that while my Twitter feed was blowing up with conservative hate, I was literally hanging out in a pile of bisexuals." That's them told.

Zombies for Romney

At least one Hollywood liberal is backing Mitt Romney. Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has released a YouTube endorsement. His grounds? A deeply held desire to witness a zombie apocalypse. "Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks in healthcare, education, social services, reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting – all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland," says Whedon.

A Stone is turned

Another elderly celebrity has joined Meat Loaf, Chuck Norris and Clint Eastwood in the ranks of Obama's high-profile critics. Oliver Stone will today release a new book, The Untold History of the United States, which attacks the President. "The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but [he] took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse," says Stone. "Rather than repudiating the policies of Bush and his predecessors, Obama has perpetuated them."

Trending on Twitter

Fake account @RomneyStormTips: "Everyone in the path of the hurricane should head to their second or third home to safety."