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By Maggie McKneely | | May 17, 2016 | 2:48 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton: secretary of state, presidential candidate and, now, ghostbuster. 

Entertainment Weekly just announced that Clinton will be joining the all-female cast members of the upcoming Ghostbusters film on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing May 25. 

By Mike Ciandella | | May 17, 2016 | 2:42 PM EDT

The broadcast news networks couldn’t get enough of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan – until a leading Democrat in town became the target of a corruption lawsuit. Despite spending 1 hour and 42 minutes discussing the Flint since the story broke onto the national stage in December, 2015, the evening news shows of ABC, CBS and NBC have completely ignored reports that Flint’s Democrat mayor allegedly funneled money from a charity meant to help victims of the crisis into her personal PAC.

By Matthew Balan | | May 17, 2016 | 2:20 PM EDT

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts punted on covering an openly-homosexual pastor dropping his lawsuit against Whole Foods on Monday, after accusing the grocery chain of including the word "fag" on a cake he ordered from a location in Austin, Texas in April 2016. Jordan Brown disclosed that "the company did nothing wrong" in a statement, and apologized to the "LGBT community for diverting attention from real issues." By contrast, CNN's New Day on Tuesday devoted a news brief to Brown "admitting the company did not actually decorate the cake that way."

By Brad Wilmouth | | May 17, 2016 | 2:13 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Monday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin to promote her book, Capital Dames, ABC News veteran Cokie Roberts -- also of NPR -- complained that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump "created a lot of hatred and hostility" after "a half century of us trying to bring people together" as she invoked the Jim Crow South and blamed reports of children making racist insults on Trump's presidential campaign: "Having this whole two generations trying to bring America together and be one country, and to suddenly have a leader come in and try to break that all apart and pit groups against each other is very discouraging."

By Tom Blumer | | May 17, 2016 | 1:50 PM EDT

In mid-April, as I noted in a NewsBusters post, the Associated Press, apparently desperate to find any kind of good economic news that might offset the impact of an awful national industrial production report from the Federal Reserve, cited a positive manufacturing survey from just one state to claim that "goods production in the U.S. could be stabilizing."

Lo and behold, yesterday that same one-state survey, the Empire State Manufacturing Index, showed that manufacturing in New York went into the tank in May, dropping into serious contraction after just two months of expansion. The wire service produced a terse four-paragraph report on the news, and appears to taken measures keep the bad news away from much of the nation.

By Scott Whitlock | | May 17, 2016 | 12:32 PM EDT

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Tuesday worried about the “risks” of Trump’s “aggressive” attitude towards Hillary Clinton. Charlie Rose pondered as to whether it was “smart or stupid.” Journalists don’t often worry about the fate of Republican candidates. Yet, Face the Nation host John Dickerson appeared on the show and fretted over journalists being manipulated: “So what [Trump] does is he sends a warning shot about how he's going to talk about Bill Clinton's personal life and Hillary Clinton's involvement in that, and then the press talks about it and brings all of this up.”

By Kristine Marsh | | May 17, 2016 | 12:19 PM EDT

On Tuesday’s The View, co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar teamed up against Fox News Channel’s Jedediah Bila to defend Hillary Clinton’s record on her email scandal by arguing that it was no big deal. Behar began by alleging the FBI “found nothing” on her server, despite the fact that the investigation is still underway. From there, Goldberg jumped in to rant about how Clinton’s staff should’ve warned her not to send those emails over her personal server if they really were “so classified.” In the end, Goldberg outright denied that there was anything wrong with what Clinton did, saying repeatedly, “At the end of the day, they weren’t classified.”

By Maggie McKneely | | May 17, 2016 | 12:14 PM EDT

Get ‘em while they last! For only $50, shoppers on Marc Jacobs’ website can buy a T-shirt featuring Miley Cyrus and give money to Planned Parenthood at the same time.

On Monday, Teen Vogue reported that the actress and singer, known for her wild antics and ‘twerking,’ has decided to use her fame for a cause she believes in: access to so-called “reproductive healthcare,” such as abortion. 

By Kyle Drennen | | May 17, 2016 | 11:41 AM EDT

Appearing on Tuesday’s NBC Today, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd touted Hillary Clinton’s supposed best defense against attacks from Donald Trump in a general election: “I do think it raises the importance of Barack Obama as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton. I think you’re going to see over the summer that when she's looking for a character witness, she's not going to turn to Bill, she’s going to turn to Barack.”

By Melissa Mullins | | May 17, 2016 | 9:43 AM EDT

Rolling Stone magazine wrote an article on recent comments by Billy Corgan – the former lead singer of the 1990’s hit grunge rock band Smashing Pumpkins. Incidentally, the interview had nothing to do with a possible Smashing Pumpkins reunion or some other musical tidbit.  Instead, the article focused on Corgan’s comments about social justice movements, Bernie Sanders, and liberals.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 17, 2016 | 12:37 AM EDT

In one of her most hateful and vulgarity laced monologues yet, Samantha Bee unleashed on evangelicals claiming their roots and current political motivations are bigoted. “It wasn't abortion that birthed the religious right,” the host proudly proclaimed during Monday night's episode of Full Frontal, “it was good old white nativism and antigovernment anger when the IRS challenged evangelicals’ god given right to go to school without black people.” 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 16, 2016 | 10:22 PM EDT

In the Sunday edition of The New York Times the paper ran a cover story about Donald Trump that is now being called a “hit piece” by one of the women interviewed. Rowanne Brewer Lane claims the Times twisted her story in order paint Trump negatively. During their evening newscasts both CBS and NBC ignored the story and instead chose to cover other topics such as the opioid epidemic America and TSA incompetence. In contrast ABC decided to dive on into the story and give it more airtime. 

By Tom Johnson | | May 16, 2016 | 9:49 PM EDT

If Facebook discriminated against conservative-friendly news items, mused Brian Beutler in a Friday article, it almost certainly had good reason to do so, given the abundance of nonsense that right-wingers unleash on the Web.

“The differences between mainstream and liberal political content on the one hand, and conservative content on the other, [are] critical,” wrote Beutler. “Facebook reviewers tasked with ‘disregard[ing] junk…hoaxes or subjects with insufficient sources’ are going to ensnare more climate-change denialism, more birther stories, more racist Breitbart agitprop than anything comparably dubious that comes out of the liberal internet. And those dubious stories will come not just from fringe sites or content farms, but from prestige outlets of the online right.”

By Randy Hall | | May 16, 2016 | 9:31 PM EDT

In an article posted on the Breitbart.com website Monday morning, reporter Adelle Nazarian charged that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg's Wednesday meeting with “leading conservatives” to address their concerns regarding the site's treatment of conservative outlets would only be attended by people who are “part of the anti-Trump and 'Never Trump' movement.”

However, Alex Griswold of the Mediaite.com site charged that Nazarian's article is “complete BS” and further noted that “literally none of that is true.”

By Brent Baker | | May 16, 2016 | 8:10 PM EDT

New on May 16: Actor Jeff Daniels praised the “great” free programs promised by Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and slapped Republican Donald Trump as a racist whose motto on his hats should read: “Make America White Again.”