Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CBS Touted Initial Democratic Opposition to Benghazi Committee; Barely Mentions Them Joining

In early May, CBS's morning and evening newscasts spotlighted congressional Democrats' vehement opposition to the formation of a select committee to investigate Benghazi, Libya during 10 minutes ...
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ABC Hypes Obama 'Talking Tough' on V.A. Scandal, But Devotes More Air Time to Pickpockets

Wednesday's World News on ABC minimized any sense of the Obama administration's responsibility in the ongoing V.A. scandal, and spent the least amount of air time on the issue among the Big Three ...
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CNN: 'Climate Change Deniers Aren't Listening to Scientists...Not Reading the Bible'

Carol Costello and her two clerical guests slammed "climate change deniers" on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom. Costello pointed out a recent sarcastic tweet by Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak on the ...
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CNN's Cuomo Boosts Van Jones Talking Point; Hypes Tea Party is Pushing GOP 'So Far to the Right'

CNN's Chris Cuomo forwarded a liberal talking point about the infighting inside the Republican Party on Tuesday's New Day, as he covered the primary elections in several states that day. Cuomo ...
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CNN's Pereira, Stelter Cheer Left-Wing Activists That Pushed Out Commencement Speakers

On Monday's noontime EDT This Hour, CNN's Michaela Pereira acted as an apologist for the student and/or faculty-led protests in recent weeks that forced out several high-profile speakers from ...
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ABC Ignores Correspondent Grilling Carney Over V.A. Scandal; Exalts Walters' Exit Instead

Friday's World News on ABC mentioned the ongoing scandal surrounding the Veterans Administration only in passing, despite the fact their own chief White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, hounded ...
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Barbara Walters Fawns Over 'Most Fascinating' Hillary One Last Time on 'The View'

Barbara Walters gushed over Hillary Clinton, who made a surprise appearance on the ABC personality's last episode of The View on Friday. Walters wasted little time before exclaiming to Clinton, ...
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CNN Hounds Bernie Sanders on V.A. Scandal: 'You Sound Like a Lawyer Defending the Hospital'

Chris Cuomo sparred with Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday's New Day on CNN over the left-wing politician's scheduled hearing with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki regarding the V.A. ...
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NBC Grants Bill Clinton 63 Seconds to Defend Hillary; ABC Spotlights Mrs. Clinton's Absence

On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams continued his network's defense of Hillary Clinton by setting aside 63 seconds of air time to a soundbite of Bill Clinton "firing back at Karl Rove, ...
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CNN's Spurlock's Double Standard: Christians 'Not Tolerant'; Helps Muslim Lobby Against Bill

CNN's Morgan Spurlock followed in the footsteps of Christiane Amanpour on Sunday's Inside Man by giving faithful Christians much more harsh treatment than practicing Muslims. Spurlock denounced a ...
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On CNN, ESPN's Granderson Likens Michael Sam's Detractors to the KKK

On Monday's CNN Newsroom, ESPN senior writer L.Z. Granderson compared those who decried Michael Sam's kiss with his boyfriend after he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams to a racist organization ...
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Chris Matthews, Guest Mangle Boko Haram Issue Into Racial Jab at GOP

Chris Matthews mocked Republicans on Friday's Hardball over their hawkish stance towards Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that recently kidnapped hundreds of girls. Matthews made a ...
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CNN's Mixed Signals: Lewinsky Scandal Casts Doubt on Hillary, But GOP Shouldn't Raise It

Thursday's New Day on CNN hyped Monica Lewinsky's Vanity Fair article and acknowledged that former President Clinton's sex scandal with the now former White House intern casts doubt on Hillary ...
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Politico Notices TV Meteorologists 'More Skeptical' of Climate Change Than Other Scientists

Politico's Darren Goode surprisingly highlighted the skepticism of many on-air meteorologists in a Monday item about President Obama's interviews with "some of television's most popular ...
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CNN's King, Panelists Hit Obama from Left on Climate Change: 'Why Did They Wait So Long?'

CNN's John King, along with the AP's Julie Pace and National Journal's Ron Fournier, blasted President Obama from the left on Tuesday's New Day over the issue of climate change. King highlighted ...
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CBS Evening News Finally Notices Benghazi Emails; Discloses Exec.'s Family Tie to White House

On Friday, CBS Evening News caught up with its Big Three competitors and reported on the latest developments on the controversy surrounding the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. facility ...
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Big Three Newscasts Out to Lunch on Jihadists' Mass Kidnapping of Nigerian Girls

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to set aside any air time to a mass abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from a school in northern Nigeria on April 16, 2014. Islamist ...
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CNN's Tapper Spotlights Democratic Rep. Thompson's 'Uncle Tom' Blast at Clarence Thomas

On Wednesday, Jake Tapper set aside a full segment on his CNN program to Rep. Bennie Thompson's "Uncle Tom" insult of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Tapper spotlighted the ...
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Democratic Rep. Jabs 'Uncle Tom' Clarence Thomas; Will Nets Cover After Hyping Racist NBA Owner?

ABC, CBS, and NBC have set aside over 146 minutes of air time on their morning and evening newscasts to the controversy surrounding a racist tirade by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. However, ...
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Salon Bemoans Spider-Man, Movie Superheroes Being 'Straight, White Men'

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw lamented how the movie depictions of Spider-Man and other superheroes are all "straight, white men" in a Tuesday item on Salon.com titled "America deserves better superheroes: ...