Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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NBC Notes Apollo 11 Astronauts' Meeting With Obama; Ignores Press Shut Out of Oval Office

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams reported the Apollo 11 astronauts' meeting with President Obama to mark the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing, but failed to mention that ...
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NBC Spotlights Bloomberg Blasting FAA for Suspending Flights to Israel; ABC, CBS Omit

Wednesday's NBC Nightly News was the sole Big Three evening newscast to notice the criticism of the Obama administration banning U.S. airliners from traveling to Israel. Prominent politicians from ...
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Networks Ignore GAO's Study on ObamaCare Accepting Fake Applications; NBC Touts Enrollment

The Big Three networks' morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the Government Accountability Office's undercover tests of ObamaCare's sign-up systems that uncovered that fraudulent ...
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McCain Fires Back at Jon Stewart: 'Gets Away' With Being 'Absolutely Wrong;' Jabs Media

On Sunday's Media Buzz on FNC, Senator John McCain brushed off Jon Stewart's latest blast at him over the Iraq War. Host Howard Kurtz wondered, "Is Jon Stewart fair to Republicans?" McCain bluntly ...
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CBS Touts Archie Taking Bullet For Gay Friend; Inadvertently Reveals Publisher's Flip-Flop

Anthony Mason spotlighted the death of comic book character Archie Andrews on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, and pointed out that "it all ends...when an adult Archie takes a bullet aimed by a ...
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CBS Shamelessly Hypes Climate Change Will Cause More Turbulence for Airplanes

Wednesday's CBS Evening News unsurprisingly spotlighted a recent study that asserted that turbulence will become more common due to climate change during a news brief about the injuries on an ...
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CNN's Whitfield Tosses Softballs at 'Inspirational,' 'Visionary' Marion Barry

Fredricka Whitfield put on the kid gloves for Marion Barry on Sunday's CNN Newsroom, and acclaimed the former D.C. mayor as a "visionary." Whitfield skirted mentioning every single controversy ...
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Matthews: Tea Party Treats Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' 'Like It's the Little Red Book of Mao'

On Friday's Hardball, Chris Matthews and Howard Dean slammed the supposedly "lunatic" Republican Party for opposing President Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with the ongoing crisis at the ...
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On CNN, Conservative Pollster Conway, Joy Behar Spar Over the Future of 'The View'

Kellaynne Conway and Joy Behar faced off on Wednesday's CNN Tonight over the future of ABC's The View, particularly in light of Rosie O'Donnell rejoining the cast. Host Don Lemon wondered, "Will ...
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ABC, CBS Go 3-for-3: Refuse to ID Nagin as Democrat After Indictment, Conviction, and Sentencing

On Wednesday, ABC and CBS's evening newscasts punted yet again on reporting Ray Nagin's Democratic affiliation, after the disgraced former New Orleans mayor was sentenced to 10 years in federal ...
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CNN's Bolduan Hounds GOP Rep. to Support Obama's Request for Immigration Funding

On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's Kate Bolduan all but lobbied Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine to support President Obama's multi-billion dollar request to deal with the ongoing illegal immigration ...
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NY Times Allows Atheists' Full-Page, Anti-Catholic Ad; Rejected 'Anti-Muslim' Ad in 2012

The Federalist's David Harsanyi pointed out the New York Times's clear double standard when it comes to advertising in a Thursday post on Twitter. The writer recounted that the liberal paper ...
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NBC Ignores Protests in Hong Kong; CBS and ABC Cover, But Won't Label Chinese Govt. Communist

NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Tuesday. That day, ABC's World News labeled the demonstration "one of the largest marches in Hong ...
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ABC's GMA Yawns at Hobby Lobby Ruling; Spotlights 'Running of the Interns'

NBC and ABC omitted covering the Supreme Court's final two rulings from their Tuesday morning newscasts, despite the fact that the decisions came down after their Monday episodes aired. Only CBS ...
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CNN Plays Up 'Tough Year' for Obama White House in Wake of Supreme Court Rulings

On Monday's This Hour, CNN's John Berman underlined that the Supreme Court's ruling against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate was "another setback to the administration, in what has ...
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ABC Ignores 'Scathing' New Report on V.A. Scandal; CBS and NBC Cover

Friday's World News on ABC glossed over the release of Deputy White House Chief of Staff Rob Nabors's report on the scandal at the Veterans Administration. President Obama had sent Nabors to look ...
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CBS Finally Covers House Speaker's Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

CBS lifted its blackout of House Speaker John Boehner's planned lawsuit against the Obama White House with a 15-second news brief on Thursday's CBS This Morning. The network follows in the ...
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CBS Maintains Blackout on Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama White House

Wednesday's CBS Evening News ignored House Speaker John Boehner's announcement that he will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its use of executive orders. The evening newscast ...
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Daily Beast's Avlon Slams Tea Party on CNN; Praises GOP Establishment as 'Sanity Caucus'

On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, The Daily Beast's John Avlon and his wife, Margaret Hoover, gloated over the recent defeats of Tea Party-backed candidates in Republican primaries. Avlon strongly ...
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CNN's Pereira Swoons Over President Obama's Parental Advice to Kate Bolduan

CNN's Michaela Pereira gushed over President Obama on Monday's New Day, after co-anchor Kate Bolduan asked for "any best advice for first-time parents" (Bolduan is pregnant with her first child): ...