Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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Nets Minimize Filner Scandal Coverage, Won't ID Him As A Democrat

ABC and CBS both failed to point out San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's Democratic party affiliation on their Wednesday morning newscasts. Good Morning America devoted just one 17-second news brief to ...
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CBS Bizarrely Wonders If Pope Francis is 'Breaking With the Vatican'

Monday's CBS Evening News offered the usual biased coverage of religion, and specifically, the Catholic Church, as it reported on Pope Francis' widely misrepresented remarks on homosexuals. Dean ...
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CBS Concedes ObamaCare May Be 'Tough Sell' Even in Blue Oregon

On Sunday's CBS Evening News, Anna Werner surprisingly acknowledged that ObamaCare may be a "tough sell" even among the left-leaning population of Oregon. Werner's report on a hokey multi-million ...
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Norah 'We Shouldn't Editorialize' O'Donnell Forgets She Regularly Editorializes

Norah O'Donnell had a memory lapse on Friday's CBS This Morning, as she expressed her disgust over San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's alleged sexual harassment of women. O'Donnell exclaimed, "I know we ...
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CBS, NBC Acknowledge ObamaCare Approval At All-Time Low; ABC Skips

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell zeroed in on her network's latest poll that found that "more Americans than ever want the health care law repealed." However, she tried to explain ...
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CBS Mentions IRS Scandal for First Time in a Month; Drops It the Next Morning

Scott Pelley devoted a minute and a half segment to the IRS scandal on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, the first time that the Big Three newscast had mentioned the issue in a month. Pelley asked ...
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Zero Air Time on CBS Evening News for Latest Weiner Sex Scandal

CBS Evening News stood out among the Big Three evening newscasts on Tuesday in their failure to cover former Rep. Anthony Weiner's admission that he sent lewd text messages even after his ...
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ABC, CBS Punt on Democratic Party ID of Mayor Caught in Sex Scandal

On Tuesday, neither ABC's Good Morning America nor CBS This Morning mentioned San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's Democratic affiliation, as they reported on the new sexual harassment lawsuit against the ...
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CBS Fawns Over Obama's 'Quite Memorable', 'Extraordinary', 'Historic' Trayvon Speech

Douglas Brinkley predictably gushed over President Obama on Saturday's CBS This Morning, and hailed the Democrat's Friday speech on the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial: "It ...
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NPR: Clinton Shielded EPA from 'Most Frightening Attack' By GOP

On Wednesday's All Things Considered, NPR's Elizabeth Shogren blasted the Republican congressional majority led by Newt Gingrich during the 1990s. Shogren spotlighted a MIT professor's assertion ...
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CBS Acclaims Eric Holder's 'Remarkable,' 'Very Personal' Speech to NAACP

Norah O'Donnell gushed over Eric Holder on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, trumpeting the supposedly "remarkable" and "very personal" speech that the attorney general gave to the NAACP on Tuesday. ...
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CBS Stops Identifying Scandal-Plagued San Diego Mayor As a Democrat

CBS This Morning suddenly discontinued identifying San Diego Mayor Bob Filner as a Democrat on Tuesday, after including his political affiliation in two previous reports on the allegations of ...
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ABC Ignores Democratic Affiliation of San Diego Mayor Accused of Sexual Harrassment

For the third time in a week, ABC's Good Morning America failed to identify a politician involved in sex scandal as a Democrat. Amy Robach reported on Friday that "accusations of sexual harassment ...
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CBS Plays Up 'Inevitable' Presidential Run of Hillary; Hypes Celebrity Endorsements

Thursday's CBS This Morning boosted a super PAC aimed at supporting a potential Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2016, and spotlighted how Mrs. Clinton is "sticking to a speaking circuit that ...
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CBS: GOP Faces 'Demographic Death Spiral' If They Oppose Immigration Reform

Norah O'Donnell and Anthony Mason badgered National Review editor Rich Lowry on Wednesday's CBS This Morning over his opposition to the Senate's immigration reform bill. O'Donnell, who has a ...
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CBS Omits Spitzer's Political Opponent Allegedly Provided Him With Prostitutes

Monday's CBS This Morning twice mentioned Kristin Davis, one of Eliot Spitzer's electoral opponents, during an interview of the disgraced former New York governor, but failed to mention that she ...
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NPR: Wendy Davis' Filibuster A 'Ray of Light' for Texas Democrats; Touts Efforts to Turn State Blue

On Wednesday's Morning Edition, NPR's Wade Goodwyn trumpeted Wendy Davis' pro-abortion filibuster in the Texas State Senate as a "tiny ray of hope" for Democrats in the Lone Star State. Goodwyn ...
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Networks Still Boosting Wendy Davis' 'Epic' Pro-Abortion Filibuster Almost A Week Later

The Big Three networks still can't get enough of Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, nearly a week after her extended filibuster against pro-life legislation on June 25, 2013. All three brought on ...
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Big Three Hype Social Media Sending Pro-Abortion Filibuster Into 'Stratosphere'; Yawn at Gosnell Twitter Firestorm

Since Wednesday, ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have all played up the social media frenzy over Texas State Senator Wendy Davis' multi-hour filibuster on Tuesday against a ...
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CBS Fawns Over Pro-Abortion State Senator Turned 'Political Star' in Texas; All But Encourage Her to Run for Governor

Thursday's CBS This Morning heralded pro-abortion Texas State Senator Wendy Davis as a "new star in Democratic politics" for her "marathon filibuster that went viral". Charlie Rose and Norah ...