Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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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 ...
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CBS Trumpets 'Long Night of Celebrating' Over Prop 8 Ruling; Spotlights Same-Sex Couple's Ring Ceremony

CBS This Morning led its Thursday broadcast with overwhelmingly slanted coverage on the Supreme Court's pro-same-sex "marriage" rulings. Ben Tracy played up the "long night of celebrating in West ...
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Big Three Acclaim 'Passionate' Pro-Abortion Texas Legislator's Filibuster; All But Ignore Pro-Life Voices

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning newscasts on Wednesday spotlighted Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's filibuster against pro-life legislation, hyping how she stood for hours in "comfortable pink ...
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Charlie Rose Wonders If Reported IRS Scrutiny of Liberal Groups Makes Scandal Look 'Less Partisan'

Charlie Rose forwarded the latest liberal spin about the IRS scandal on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. The anchor hyped how the agency apparently placed liberal groups on "be-on-the-lookout" lists, ...
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CBS Continues Hyping $46 Billion 'Surge' Legislation 'Flooding The Border'

CBS kept up its slanted reporting about the proposed border security amendment to the Gang of Eight's immigration bill on Saturday and Monday's CBS This Morning. Nancy Cordes trumpeted how "the ...
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CBS Promotes Politico's 'Dysfunctional' Jab of Congress for Rejecting Farm Bill

Norah O'Donnell boosted Politico's slam of the Republican-led House of Representatives on Friday's CBS This Morning, after the body voted down a proposed farm bill. The anchor made the attack in a ...
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CBS, NBC Ballyhoo 'Military-Style Surge' Proposal in Immigration Bill

Thursday's CBS Evening News all but hinted that the border security measures included in a new compromise attached to the immigration reform bill in Congress was overkill. Scott Pelley emphasized, ...
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Networks Ignore 'Audit the IRS' Rally; Minimize Coverage of $70 Million in IRS Bonuses

The Big Three all punted on covering the Capitol Hill "Audit the IRS" rally on their Wednesday evening and Thursday morning newscasts. CBS This Morning played a four-second soundbite of Senator ...
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Charlie Rose Takes His Time to Raise NSA Controversy with Obama; Ignores Other Scandals

On Monday, Charlie Rose was more than halfway through his 47-minute interview with President Obama on PBS before he finally brought up one of the several scandals surrounding the liberal's ...
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Sharyl Attkisson 'Outraged' Over Computers' Hacking; 'Very Serious and Disturbing Matter'

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Sharyl Attkisson slammed the unnamed hacker who broke into her computers: "It's a very serious and disturbing matter. I'm outraged that anyone would do such a thing." ...
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Networks Hype Sequester Slashing 'Desperately Needed Money' to Fight Wildfires

Saturday's CBS Evening News ballyhooed the "enormous strain on resources" that the budget sequester has apparently put on extinguishing a massive wildfire in Colorado. Carter Evans played up how, ...
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CBS's John Dickerson: Obama White House Scandals are 'Little Fires'

John Dickerson downplayed most of the recent scandals surrounding the Obama administration on Thursday's CBS This Morning, asserting that the White House was "trying to get something done on ...
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ABC, NBC Minimize New State Department Sex and Drugs Scandal

The latest State Department scandal, involving a possible cover-up of sexual misconduct by an ambassador and security officials, was only newsworthy enough to merit one full report each on ABC and ...