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Matthew Balan

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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." ...

CBS Omits Tea Partier's Face-off With Obama; Played Up 'Anger' at Romney

On Monday's CBS Evening News and Tuesday's Early Show, CBS failed to cover an Iowa Tea Party activist's confrontation with President Obama. Both ABC's GMA and NBC's Today mentioned the encounter. ...

CBS Pushes Liberal Talking Point About Tea Party 'Downgrade'

On Monday's Early Show, CBS's Norah O'Donnell promoted the left-of-center talking point that Standard & Poor's recent lowering of the U.S.'s credit rating is a "Tea Party downgrade." O'Donnell ...

CBS's O'Donnell Suggests Obama's Reelection is a Done Deal

CBS's Norah O'Donnell played the role of a clairvoyant on Tuesday's Early Show as she hinted that President Obama's reelection is assured in 2012. Anchor Erica Hill asked O'Donnell how the White ...

CBS Spins New ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate as 'Good News'

On Monday's Early Show, CBS slanted towards supporters of a new Obama administration mandate which requires private insurance companies to cover contraception as part of women's "preventative ...

Fear-Mongering Schieffer Claims Social Security Checks Can't Go Out Without Debt Resolution

On three occasions between July 22 and July 26, 2011, CBS's Bob Schieffer carried water for President Obama when he echoed the Democrat's inaccurate claim about Social Security: "Millions of ...

CBS Promotes Taxing 'Fattening, Non-Nutritious' Food

CBS's Michelle Miller leaned towards supporters of taxing junk food on Tuesday's Early Show, playing three sound bites from them and none from opponents. Miller only made one vague reference to ...

Schieffer Bemoans 'Draconian' Cuts from Both Parties to Education, Poor

CBS's Bob Schieffer took on the role of a left-wing activist on Sunday's Face the Nation, as he pressed all four of his guests from both parties about cuts in state and local spending. Schieffer ...

NBC, CBS Let Plouffe Spin Obama's Presser, No Republicans

NBC's Today and CBS's Early Show on Thursday turned to Obama advisor David Plouffe on Thursday to offer his spin on the President's 67-minute presser on Wednesday, instead of interviewing ...

Networks Omit Blagojevich's Democratic Affiliation After Conviction

ABC, CBS, and NBC all failed to mention former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's affiliation with the Democratic Party on their Monday evening news broadcasts and the Tuesday morning shows. ...

NPR's Totenberg: Kagan, Sotomayor 'Not Nearly as Liberal' as Predecessors

NPR's Nina Totenberg strangely cast doubt on the liberal credentials of Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor on Saturday's Early Show on CBS, claiming that "they're not nearly as ...

ABC Only Big Three Net to Fully Cover Seattle Terror Plot; NBC Gives It 17 Sec.

NBC barely covered the Thursday arrests of two Islamists in a planned terrorist attack on a military facility in Seattle. The network didn't cover the breaking news at all on Thursday's Nightly ...