Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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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): ...
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CNN's Bolduan Rips Conservative Super PAC's 'Sexist' Jab at Hillary's 'Shopping Sprees'

On Monday's New Day, CNN's Kate Bolduan blasted conservative super PAC America Rising for a supposedly bigoted attack on Hillary Clinton. The group recently attacked the former secretary of state ...
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Networks Finally Notice IRS's 'Black Eye' Due to 'Lost' Lois Lerner E-Mails

The Big Three networks' Friday evening newscasts finally noticed the latest development in the IRS scandal after Rep. Paul Ryan grilled Commissioner John Koskinen earlier in the day. It was the ...
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Criminology Professor to CNN's Tapper: Mass Shootings Aren't an 'Epidemic'

On Thursday's The Lead on CNN, James Allen Fox used actual crime data to splash cold water on a liberal talking point claiming that mass shootings on the rise: "It's a horrific event when four, ...
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NBC Minimizes Obama's Iraq Pullout As Contributing Factor to Islamist Advance

On Friday's NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams strongly hinted that the recent Islamist blitzkrieg in Iraq was completely former President Bush's fault: "Make no mistake: what's happening in Iraq ...
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ABC Ignores Its Own Journalist Hounding Carney on Obama's 'Accomplishments' in Iraq

Thursday's World News on ABC led with the rapid advance of an Islamist group into the heart of Iraq, but glossed over how correspondent Jonathan Karl grilled outgoing White House Press Secretary ...
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NBC Boosts Bloomberg Gun Control Group's Misleading Figure on School Shootings

Miguel Almaguer hyped on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News that "since the mass shooting in Newtown a year and a half ago, there's been at least 74 school shootings across the country – roughly one ...
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ABC, NBC Too Busy With O.J. Simpson Police Chase Anniversary To Cover V.A. Scandal

CBS Evening News was the only Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to report that the FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the V.A. scandal. Neither ABC's World News nor NBC Nightly ...
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CBS Presses Marco Rubio on Immigration Reform; Hillary's Latest Remarks on Benghazi

Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell questioned Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday's CBS This Morning over the increase in the number of children illegally entering the U.S., and whether ...
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Bossy Prisoner Insulted as 'Hillary Clinton Dictator' on Hit Show 'Orange is the New Black'

The producers of Netflix's Orange is the New Black might find themselves targeted by Hillary Clinton's supporters, after a character used the Democratic politician's name as an insult in an ...
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ABC's D-Day Stumble on Omaha Beach: Mistakenly Shows Photo of British Troops Landing

Friday's World News on ABC paid tribute to the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy with an emotional look at one of the remaining veterans who survived the hellish landings on Omaha ...
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NBC's Williams Skips V.A. Scandal in Obama Interview; Omits Reid's Claim on Bergdahl Swap

Brian Williams glossed over the V.A. scandal during his interview of President Obama on Friday's NBC Nightly News conducted in France amongst D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations. Williams did ...
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NBC Hypes 'Often-Scrutinized' Hillary's 'Uncharacteristically Revealing' Interview

Ann Curry, on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, trumpeted that Hillary Clinton supposedly gave a "uncharacteristically revealing interview" to People magazine. Kelly O'Donnell filed a gushing report ...
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CNN Hypes Catholic Schools 'Trying to Force Teachers' to Sign 'Morality Clause on Steroids'

On Sunday's CNN Newsroom, Susan Candiotti slanted toward the liberal opponents of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati's updated morality clause for its schoolteachers. Candiotti played up how ...
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CNN's Costello Wonders Whether Gun Control Would Have Prevented California Murder Spree

Carol Costello surprisingly raised pro-gun rights points during an interview of Senator Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday's CNN Newsroom. Costello noted the "renewed calls for stricter gun control ...
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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 ...