Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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NPR Promotes Liberal 'Health Advocates' Hoping for Smoother ObamaCare Enrollment in 2015

NPR's resident ObamaCare shill Julie Rovner did her best to promote the next ObamaCare enrollment period during a segment on Wednesday's Morning Edition. Rovner featured two talking heads from ...
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CNN's King Calls Out Obama On Pay Gap Hypocrisy: 'He's Sticking His Hand In This Blender'

On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's John King targeted President Obama and his administration for their "textbook case...of do as I say, not as I do" on the issue of equal pay for women. After playing a ...
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NPR Boosts NAACP and ACLU's Activism After Court 'Gutted' Voting Rights Act

Carrie Johnson's Monday report on NPR's Morning Edition could have been mistaken as an informercial for the left-of-center ACLU and the NAACP's efforts to help "protect minority voting rights," ...
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Business Insider and Slate 'Reporters:' 'Extremist' Mozilla CEO Akin to Supporter of Slavery

Jim Edwards, the deputy editor of the Business Insider website, and Slate.com's tech reporter Will Oremus slammed former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich on the Friday edition of BBC World Service's World ...
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Sharyl Attkisson: Morell's 'Bizarre' Benghazi Testimony Contradicts Past Claims About Attack

On the Thursday edition of WMAL's Mornings on the Mall radio show, Sharyl Attkisson spotlighted the Obama administration's many inconsistencies in their claims about the September 11, 2012 ...
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CNN's Costello Bewails 'Big Advantage' Court Gave 'Wealthy' in Campaign Finance Ruling

On Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello decried the Supreme Court's latest decision underlining that political donations are a form of free speech: "You know, these rulings continue to ...
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CNN Fawns Over 'Patient' ObamaCare's 'Pretty Miraculous Recovery'

Jim Acosta emulated a P.R. flack for the Obama administration on the 9 AM EDT edition of Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, as he hyped how the White House is "on track to hit seven million signing up" for ...
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CBS's Pelley Glowingly Wonders How the Pope 'Inspired' Obama; Omits Religious Liberty Spat

Friday's CBS Evening News featured a previously unaired portion of Scott Pelley's softball interview of President Obama on his recent meeting with Pope Francis. The Vatican noted on Thursday that ...
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Piers Morgan Uses Swan Song to Call for the Disarmament of U.S. Citizens

Piers Morgan got in one last word in favor of gun control during the final episode of his CNN program on Friday, and called for the complete disarmament of the American citizenry: "As my brother, ...
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Networks Ignore Ultra-Low Support for ObamaCare; CBS Hypes 'Surging' Website Visits

Friday's CBS Evening News picked up where the Big Three morning shows left off earlier in the day and trumpeted how "visitors have been surging to [HealthCare.gov] – about one-and-half million a ...
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CNN's Phillips Revisits 'Duck Dynasty' Uproar, But Lauds Family: 'Doing Something Right'

CNN'S Kyra Phillips zeroed on the controversy surrounding Phil Robertson's remarks about homosexuality on Wednesday's New Day, as she interviewed Robertson's son Willie Robertson and his wife, ...
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Colbert Promotes Jimmy Carter's Left-of-Center Take on Christianity

Stephen Colbert boosted Jimmy Carter's new book on Tuesday's Colbert Report – a mere day after the former president blamed Catholicism, as well as the Southern Baptist Convention, for the abuse of ...
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Foreign Media, Fox News Cover British Prenatal Incineration Scandal; Other Media Out to Lunch

On Monday, The UK's Daily Telegraph spotlighted the scoop of another British media outlet, Channel 4, which discovered the beyond abhorrent practice of 10 NHS hospitals incinerating over 15,000 ...
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MSNBC's Anti-Catholicism: Reid Warns of 'Catholic Justices...Asserting Their Religion'

On Tuesday, Hot Air's Ed Morrissey correctly pointed out Joy Reid's implicit anti-Catholicism during the commentary segment that closed her MSNBC program on Monday. Reid zeroed in on the Supreme ...
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CNN's John King: Obama Claimed 'He Could Unite The World,' But Can't Get It Done Versus Russia

On Monday's New Day, CNN's John King refreshingly spotlighted one of President Obama's key campaign promises from 2008 about foreign policy during a discussion about how to respond to Russia's ...
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ABC, CBS Trumpet Mrs. Obama's 'Ping-Pong Diplomacy' in China; Omit Press Shutout

Friday's CBS Evening News and ABC's World News both glowingly harkened back to a prominent past example of bilateral exchange between the U.S. and China, as they reported on Michelle Obama's trip ...
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ABC Touts Skater Johnny Weir's 'Amazing Style and Eye-Catching Outfits' In Gay-Divorce Story

Michael Rothman hyped Johnny Weir "amazing style and eye-catching outfits" in a Thursday item for ABCNews.com about the openly-homosexual figure skater's "split from his husband." Rothman labeled ...
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CBS Boosts White House's Final Push for ObamaCare Before March 31 Deadline

Bill Plante acted as a stenographer for the Obama administration on Thursday's CBS This Morning, as he spotlighted the "multi-tiered state and national effort to get young people enrolled" in ...
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Roland Martin: 'Hypocritical' Americans Should 'Shut the Hell Up' About Crimea Invasion

Former liberal CNN contributor Roland Martin launched a left-wing tirade on his TV One news program on Wednesday, News One Now, aimed mainly at conservative opponents of President Barack Obama's ...
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Networks Spotlight Medal of Honor Recipients Under Obama; Ignored Heroes During Bush

On Tuesday, all three broadcast network evening newscasts devoted full reports to President Obama honoring 24 members of the military – only three still living – with the Medal of Honor. CBS ...