Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
Author Articles

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 ...

CBS Congratulates Cain for Victory, Then Casts Doubts on Candidacy

On Wednesday's Early Show, CBS's Chris Wragge complimented GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain for his recent win in the Florida straw poll, but then wasted little time in throwing cold water ...

CBS, CNN Cater to Rep. Waters, Omit Ongoing Ethics Investigation

Both CBS's Early Show and CNN's Newsroom sought out Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday for her reaction to President Obama's "stop complaining" rejoinder to the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday, ...

CBS's Hill Lobbies Bachmann for DREAM Act-Type Amnesty

On Friday's Early Show, CBS's Erica Hill advocated for a liberal pet cause, urging Michele Bachmann to allow children of illegal aliens to receive in-state college tuition. Hill also spotlighted ...

CBS: Cyberbully Dan Savage is 'Tireless Advocate' for Bullied Kids

CBS's Erica Hill lauded homosexual activist Dan Savage, the mastermind of an Internet smear campaign against Rick Santorum, as a "tireless advocate" for bullied schoolchildren on Thursday's Early ...

Schieffer: Congress's 'Worse Than Car Thieves' Poll Numbers Good for Obama

On Friday's Early Show, CBS's Bob Schieffer wildly spun Congress's 12% job approval as good news for President Obama, despite his own low poll numbers: "My heavens! He's 20 points ahead of the ...

CBS Uses Cartoon to Spread Liberal Anti-Perry Talking Points

On Tuesday's Early Show, CBS targeted Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry by using their 'Fast Draw' animators to depict the Texas governor as gun-slinging, right-wing extremist. ...

Big Three Nets Ignore Rep. Carson's Lynching Smear of Tea Party

Representative Andre Carson's inflammatory attack on the Tea Party has yet to have received any attention from the Big Three networks. As reported by Politico on Wednesday, Rep. Carson accused Tea ...

CBS Targets Bush Over Katrina Response; Touted Nagin as 'Expert'

On Monday's Early Show, CBS's Bill Plante inserted the oft-repeated media spin about the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina. Plante ignored the poor handling of Katrina at the ...

CBS Poses Specter of 'Elitist' Romney as Obama Makes Posh Retreat

CBS's Jan Crawford highlighted Mitt Romney 's fortune on Tuesday's Early Show and how "wealthier candidates, like Romney...Jon Huntsman, are...hit with that nasty insult they're an elitist." ...