Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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MSNBC's Mika Bemoans 'Unprecedented' Foreign Policy 'Crises' Obama Has to Deal With

On Tuesday's Morning Joe, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski felt sorry for President Obama and all the crises overseas that he is currently facing: "You look at just the President, and the incoming on ...
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CNN's Pereira Bemoans Chicago Violence 'Taking A Back Seat in the Headlines;' CNN Barely Covers

On Tuesday's This Hour, Michaela Pereira endorsed guest L. Z. Granderson's take on the media's extensive coverage of the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the shooting death of ...
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CNN Guest Who Blasted 'Bully' Limbaugh in 2009 Claims She Avoids 'Opinion'

On Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN, Dr. Gail Saltz blasted Fox News contributor Dr. Keith Ablow for his jab at Michelle Obama's weight: "To be criticizing people, kind of, willy-nilly is – I ...
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NBC Spotlights American Yazidis' Anguish for Iraqi Kin Persecuted By ISIS; ABC, CBS Yawn

NBC Nightly News was the sole Big Three evening newscast on Friday to cover ISIS's ongoing rampage against non-Muslims in northern Iraq. Chris Jansing filed a full report on the heartbreak for a ...
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CBS Spotlights China's Underground Catholics as Pope Visits S. Korea; ABC, NBC Hype Francis's Car

Thursday's CBS This Morning stood out for zeroing in on the plight of Catholics in China, as it covered Pope Francis's trip to South Korea. Seth Doane noted the Pope's overflight of the communist ...
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Obama Admin. Admits Up to 310,000 Enrolled in ObamaCare Without Proof of Residency; Networks Yawn

The Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Wednesday failed to notice the Obama administration's revelation about ObamaCare: that more than 300,000 people who signed up for health plans under ...
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Big Three Networks Avoid Calling ISIS 'Terrorists;' Label Them 'Rebels' and 'Militants'

The Big Three networks steered clear of labeling the Islamist group ISIS "terrorists" on their evening newscasts on Friday. Instead, ABC's World News and CBS Evening News labeled the genocidal ...
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ABC Out to Lunch on U.S. Attempt to Kindle Political Change in Cuba; CBS and NBC Cover

As of Tuesday morning, ABC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the Associated Press report that revealed the Obama administration's covert program in Cuba that attempted "recruit ...
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MSNBC Guests Deny 'Deep' Anti-Semitism in Middle East; Claim Only 'White Conservatives' Back Israel

Dean Obeidallah injected race into the debate inside the U.S. over the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry program on Saturday: "You saw a poll last week, young people 18 ...
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CNN's Costello Rips Congress for Adjourning While 'Rome Burns'; Hounds GOP Rep. On Impeachment

Carol Costello badgered Congressman Matt Salmon on Thursday's CNN Newsroom over Congress choosing to go into recess instead of dealing with issues like illegal immigration: "Congress is again the ...
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Brian Williams Fails to Mention Star of NBC's Upcoming Peter Pan Telecast is His Own Daughter

On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams left out a key detail from his news brief about his network's upcoming live production of Peter Pan. Williams noted that "Allison Williams will play ...
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ABC Ignores Lois Lerner E-Mails Slamming Conservative 'Crazies;' CBS and NBC Notice

ABC's World News stood out as the sole Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to not cover the release of Lois Lerner's e-mails, where the former top IRS official slammed conservatives as ...
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CBS Fawns Over Laverne Cox; Plays Up How Actor Gives 'Hope' to LGBT Community

Tuesday's CBS This Morning broke out the kid gloves for Laverne Cox, and zeroed in on how the Orange is the New Black actor is "the first openly-transgendered woman ever nominated for an acting ...
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NY Times Decries ISIS's 'Brutal Crackdown' on Iraqi Christians; Big Three Networks Yawn

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the dire situation of Christians in Iraq, particularly after ISIS's takeover of the key city of Mosul. The Islamic extremist ...
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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 ...