Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
Author Articles

Big Three Nets Omit Corzine's Party ID as Feds Investigate His Firm

On Tuesday, the morning shows of the Big Three networks omitted the party affiliation of Jon Corzine as they reported on the federal investigation into his brokerage firm, something that even the ...

'Occupy' Opponents Missing on CBS, Plays Up Holdout Protesters

CBS's Early Show on Monday found yet another excuse to report on Occupy Wall Street, spotlighting the diehard protesters who stayed in Zuccotti Park during a winter storm. While correspondent ...

Free Publicity for Democratic Challengers to Tea Party on CBS

Thursday's Early Show on CBS provided free air time to Rep. Steve Israel of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and three of his top candidates for the 2012 election. Correspondent ...

CBS: Extremism at 'Occupy' Protests Merely the 'Actions of a Few'

On Wednesday's Early Show, CBS's Erica Hill downplayed the instances of violence and bigotry found at Occupy Wall Street protests as simply "the actions of a few," after GOP presidential candidate ...

Big Three Nets All But Ignore Occupy Oakland Violence and Arrests

The morning shows of ABC, CBS, and NBC on Tuesday devoted just 19 seconds to the arrests of 75 people in northern California, after police evicted Occupy Oakland from their encampment in front of ...

CBS Covers Biden's 'Controversial' Rape Remark; ABC, NBC Punt

CBS's Early Show on Thursday stood out as the only Big Three network program that covered what anchor Jeff Glor labeled as Vice President Biden's "controversial comments linking rape and the jobs ...

CBS Tosses Softballs at Axelrod on GOP Debate; No Republicans

CBS's Early Show on Wednesday somehow couldn't find time for any Republicans to comment on the most recent GOP presidential debate, and instead, brought on David Axelrod, the chief strategist for ...

CBS Touts Wall Street Protesters' Music as 'Tool for Social Justice'

On Tuesday's Early Show, CBS's Bigad Shaban, seemingly grasping for straws for any reason to report on "Occupy Wall Street," played up the music performances from protesters down in lower ...

CBS's Dickerson: Herman Cain Needs to 'Moderate the Jester Act'

CBS political analyst John Dickerson might have stepped too close to calling GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain a minstrel on Tuesday's Early Show: "Now that he [Cain] is a top-tier ...

CBS: Coffee 'Might Be Heading for Extinction' Due to Climate Change

On Monday's Early Show, CBS took advantage of Americans' love of coffee to hype climate change, bizarrely claiming that "your morning cup might be heading toward extinction." Contributor Taryn ...

Big Three Nets Trumpet Wall Street Protesters 'Proclaiming Victory'

The Big Three networks' seeming desperation to report on "Occupy Wall Street" reached a new level on Friday, after they led their morning shows with New York City's decision to not clear the park ...

MSNBC's Bashir: 'Misogynist' GOP Wants to 'Let Women Die'

On his Thursday program, MSNBC's Martin Bashir collaborated with pro-abortion Rep. Diana DeGette to bash pro-life conservatives as "misogynists" during a seven and a half minute segment. Bashir ...

CBS Touts 'Village' Run By 'Hungry for Change' Wall Street Protesters

CBS's Bigad Shaban filed a puff piece about the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators on Tuesday's Early Show, trumpeting their "self-operating mini-community in lower Manhattan" and how they were ...

CBS Showcases Feingold Who Charges Cain is 'Un-American' for Bashing Wall Street Protests

CBS sided with supporters of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests on Monday's Early Show, bringing on former Democratic Senator Russ Feingold to boost the left-leaning demonstrations, with no ...

CBS: Daily Kos Radical Leftist is Merely a 'Wall Street Protester'

CBS's Bigad Shaban failed to disclose the far-left politics of an "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrator on Monday's Early Show. Jesse LaGreca, a Daily Kos contributor who wrote in August that ...

CBS Lets Wasserman Schultz Bash GOP, Omits Her Rosy Economic Spin

CBS's Erica Hill let DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz bash congressional Republicans unopposed on Thursday's Early Show. Hill also failed to ask the Florida Democrat about her eye-opening ...

CBS Highlights 'Fast & Furious'; ABC, NBC Place Heads in the Sand

CBS Evening News distinguished itself among the Big Three networks on Monday by devoting an entire segment to the ongoing controversy over the "Fast and Furious" program, where the federal ...

George Lopez: Cain 'Darker Than Obama, But Whiter on the Inside'

On Monday's Fox and Friends, liberal comedian George Lopez all but threw the "Oreo" racial slur at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain: "The Republicans do know that he's darker than ...

CBS Plays Up Perry 'N' Word Controversy; ABC, NBC Punt

CBS's Early Show was the only morning show of the Big Three networks on Monday to cover the controversy over a ranch leased by the family of Texas Governor Rick Perry that formerly used the racist ...

CBS to Newt: The Tea Party, A 'Very Small Group,' Has Too Much Power

CBS's Erica Hill channeled the overblown worries of liberals about influence of the Tea Party on Thursday's Early Show, asking Newt Gingrich, "The Tea Party has really made some big inroads...But ...