Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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NBC's Brokaw: U.S. Anti-Communism Efforts During Cold War A 'National Obsession'

During NBC's Saturday coverage of the Winter Olympics, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw spun the United States' worldwide campaign against communism during the Cold War: "In Korea, ...
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Nancy Grace Slams Piers: 'It's Not Really Right for a Brit to Jump Up...To Us About Gun Control'

Nancy Grace blasted Piers Morgan on the latter's CNN program on Monday for unsurprisingly forwarding gun control in the middle of a panel discussion on the controversial Michael Dunn case: "It's ...
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'That's A Beautiful Thing:' CNN's Phillips Gushes Over Facebook's 50+ Gender Categories

Kyra Phillips heralded Facebook's recent decision to add more than 50 gender categories on Friday's CNN Newsroom. Phillips brought on Rich Ferraro of GLAAD to boost the LGBT activist group's role ...
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Networks Yawn at Claim of 'Significant Decline' in Press Freedom in U.S. Under Obama

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have so far punted on reporting the strong critique of the Obama administration's "disturbing retreat from democratic practices" with regard to ...
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CNN Endorses Right to Life...For Animals

CNN's Anderson Cooper did little to hide his outrage on his Tuesday program over a zoo in Copenhagen, Denmark killing a giraffe. Cooper confronted the zoo's scientific director and asked, "Doesn't ...
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Liberal Journalist Carl Bernstein Joins CNN As Contributor

CNN's John Berman revealed on Monday's Anderson Cooper 360 that former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein is becoming the newest contributor to the cable news network. Berman turned to the ...
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Obama-Supporter, MSNBC Alum Smerconish Gets CNN Show; Network Plays Up His 'Independence'

CNN president Jeff Zucker praised MSNBC guest host Michael Smerconish on Tuesday as he announced that the the cable news network would be giving the radio talk show host a weekly program: "We are ...
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CNN: NFL Hopeful's Coming Out A 'Landmark Moment in Confronting Homophobia' in Sports

Monday's New Day on CNN hyped University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam "making history" with his revelation that "I'm a football player, and I'm gay." John Berman gushed, "Six foot-two, ...
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NBC Glorifies Russia's Soviet Past as 'One of Modern History's Pivotal Experiments'

NBC whitewashed Russia's communist legacy in the lead segment of its Friday broadcast of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage narrated the ...
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CNN Touts Obama's 'Very Moving' Religious Liberty Speech; Omits ObamaCare Mandate Dispute

Thursday's 9 AM EST edition of CNN Newsroom spotlighted how President Obama "called for promoting religious freedom – quote, 'a key part of U.S. foreign policy," at the annual National Prayer ...
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Leftist Academic Scolds Piers on Transgender Tussle; Likens It to Romney 'Binders' Remark

Columbia University Professor Marc Lamont Hill chided Piers Morgan on the British host's CNN program on Wednesday for his apparent lack of sensitivity towards transgendered author Janet Mock ...
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Politically Correct Piers Morgan Falls Prey to P.C. Police in Furor Over Transgenderism

Piers Morgan was left aghast on his CNN program on Wednesday over "being viciously abused by the transgender community," in his words, over an interview he conducted with Janet Mock the previous ...
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ABC Gushes Over Meeting Between 'Philomena' and Pope, But Still Vilifies Catholic Church

Wednesday's Good Morning America on ABC ballyhooed the "breaking news" that Pope Francis shook hands with the real-life inspiration for the anti-Catholic movie "Philiomena" at the Vatican. George ...
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MSNBC's Alex Wagner Beseeches Obama to Forward LGBT Agenda in 'Year of Action'

Alex Wagner made it clear that she was in Senator Harry Reid's Amen corner on the Tuesday edition of her MSNBC program, promoting the Nevada Democrat's green light to President Obama to use his ...
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Networks Censor Spat Between Obama Admin. and Israel Over Kerry 'Boycotts' Remark

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning newscasts have yet to report about the bilateral squabble between the Obama administration and Israel over Secretary of State John Kerry's warning on Saturday that the ...
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NBC Boosts Environmentalists' Continued Opposition to Keystone Pipeline After It Passes 'Major Hurdle'

On Friday's NBC Nightly News, Andrea Mitchell slanted towards left-leaning environmentalists who are still opposed to the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, despite a new report from the ...
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Networks Hype 'Bombshell:' Christie 'Thrown Under Bus'; Spotlight Call for Resignation

The Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Friday jumped on the latest development in the traffic scandal surrounding Chris Christie. NBC and CBS both led with the accusation from the former ...
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NPR Exalts Waxman, Gives Him Platform to Bash Tea Party; Lets Liberal Liken Him to Ted Kennedy

NPR's resident ObamaCare booster, Julie Rovner, lionized outgoing liberal Congressman Henry Waxman on Friday's Morning Edition. Rovner trumpeted how "during his 40 years in the House, he focused ...
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CNN: Obama's Gun Control Failure 'One of His Biggest Disappointments' from 2013; Boosts New Push

Thursday's New Day on CNN spotlighted President Obama's latest push for gun control, and lamented how "gun issues got just a mention in this year's State of the Union," compared to last year's ...
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MSNBC Lionizes 'Action Hero' Obama as Superman, Washington Crossing the Delaware, and Uncle Sam

MSNBC airs a bizarre video montage at the beginning of every episode of The Ed Show, but the program was especially outlandish on Monday and Wednesday, depicting President Obama as a series of ...