Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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Gergen: Obama's 'Most Significant' Foreign Policy Achievement is Climate Change

On Wednesday, David Gergen ranked a supposed foreign policy accomplishment of President Obama higher than the killing of Osama bin Laden during CNN's special coverage of the Democrat's ...
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Ed Schultz: Cuba Move is Obama's 'Tear Down This Wall, Mr. Castro' Moment

Ed Schultz one-upped colleague Chuck Todd on his MSNBC program on Wednesday. Hours after Todd likened President Obama's policy announcement on Cuba to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Schultz ...
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UVA Student on CNN: Rolling Stone Writer Had An 'Agenda'

On CNN's Reliable Sources on Sunday, University of Virginia student Alex Pinkleton revealed how Rolling Stone's Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the disputed Rolling Stone story on alleged rape ...
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Ferguson Protesters Dominate CBS's 'Young Adults' Panel on Race

CBS Evening News's liberal bias was blatant on Friday, as their "young adults" panel discussing the issue of "the excessive use of force by police – especially against minorities" was made up ...
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CBS, NBC Tout Hill Staffers' 'Powerful' Protest; Omit 'False Narrative' of 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot'

Friday's CBS This Morning and NBC's Today both spotlighted the walk-out protest on Thursday of a group of congressional staffers, who gave the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture of the groups ...
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ABC, NBC Yawn at Crackdown on Hong Kong Democracy Protests; CBS Offers 20 Seconds

CBS This Morning was the sole Big Three morning newscast on Thursday to report that the police in Hong Kong cleared out the main camp of pro-democracy protestors in the former British colony. ...
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Carol Costello: Campus Rape Issue Takes 'Ugly Turn' With Lena Dunham Critics

Carol Costello, who got a kick out of the assault on Bristol Palin, lamented on Thursday's CNN Newsroom that "the national conversation surrounding sexual assault on campus has taken kind of ...
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NBC and ABC Tout Democrats' 'Anger' at Budget Bill; Omit GOP Complaints

The Wednesday editions of NBC Nightly News and ABC's World News Tonight both spotlighted many Democratic lawmakers' objections to portions of a proposed budget compromise in Congress. However, ...
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CNN's Cooper Hounds NYC Police Union Head About 'Inherent Bias' on Race

CNN's Anderson Cooper forwarded common liberal talking points on race on the Monday and Tuesday editions of his program. During a two-part interview of Patrick Lynch, the president of the union ...
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Don Lemon Spars With Tavis Smiley Over Obama's Handling of Race

Don Lemon rushed to President Obama's defense on Monday's CNN Tonight, after guest Tavis Smiley attacked the Democrat from the left over supposedly not doing enough to help blacks. Smiley ...
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ABC, NBC Hype 'Explosive' 'Torture' Report; Omit Its Partisan Origin

On Monday, ABC and NBC's morning newscasts both touted the upcoming congressional report on the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation techniques as "explosive" and "damning." However, neither network ...
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CNN's Lemon Wonders If 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' is A 'False Narrative'

On Monday's CNN Tonight, Don Lemon refreshingly pointed out a problematic component of the Ferguson protests. Former police officer David Klinger pointed out that "all the forensic evidence ...
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CNN: 'Slow News Cycle' Led to Media Hype About 'Cyber-Bullying' GOP Staffer

On Monday's At This Hour, CNN's Brian Stelter brushed aside a regular conservative critique about the media – that the press has a double standard about covering controversial remarks from ...
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CNN Wonders If Ferguson Prosecutor Should 'Overrule the Grand Jury'

Two CNN anchors channeled the supporters of Michael Brown's family on Tuesday's Early Start, as they played up how St. Louis County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch presented ...
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Rudy Rebukes Dyson's 'White Supremacy' Jab: 'I Said the Same Thing' Obama Said

Rudy Giuliani fired back at Michael Eric Dyson on CNN's New Day on Tuesday for the MSNBC analyst's "white supremacy" attack on the former New York City mayor. When anchor Alisyn Camerota raised ...
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CNN Covers Sex Abuse Case Against Obama 'Friend,' As Big Three Censor Story

CNN stood out on Sunday and Monday for actually covering the sex abuse charges against Terry Bean, a "major fundraiser for President Obama," as correspondent Erin McPike labeled him. The cable ...
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CNN's Bash Brushes Off 'Constitutional Professor' Obama's Past Immigration Remarks

On Wednesday's AC360, CNN's Dana Bash was hesitant to address President Obama's past remarks on immigration reform, where he repeatedly denied that he couldn't act alone – to the point that ...
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CBS Boosts 'Sharp Response' to Pope From Mother of Euthanasia Advocate

Wednesday's CBS This Morning played up how "the Vatican is under fire from the mother of a woman who ended her own life." Jan Crawford's spotlighted Deborah Ziegler's "sharply-worded letter" ...
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Gen. Honore Jabs the Media: 'People Like You' Driving Chaos in Ferguson

On Monday's AC360 on CNN, retired Lt. General Russel Honore rebuked the media's coverage of the ongoing controversy surrounding the police shooting of Michael Brown. Anderson Cooper raised how ...
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CBS, NBC Censor Pope's Blast at Abortion, Euthanasia; ABC Barely Covers

CBS and NBC's morning and evening newscasts on Saturday and Sunday ignored Pope Francis's condemnation of abortion and euthanasia during a Saturday meeting with Catholic doctors in Italy. Their ...