Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CBS Plays Softball with Bill Clinton on Hillary's Future, Global Initiative Questions

Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell broke out the kid gloves for Bill Clinton on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. Rose and O'Donnell failed to press the Democrat on the possible conflicts of interest ...
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Big 3 Ignore Benghazi Victims' Parents, Marvel at Caroline Kennedy's 'Shining' Moment

The Big Three broadcast networks made their slanted priorities clear on their Thursday evening newscasts, as they fawned over Caroline Kennedy's Senate confirmation hearing earlier that day, but ...
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CBS Hypes Senate GOP Attacking 'Crazy' Tea Party's ObamaCare 'Suicide Note'

On Wednesday's CBS Evening News and Thursday's CBS This Morning, Nancy Cordes repeatedly played up how an unidentified Republican in the U.S. Senate attacked a House proposal to de-fund ObamaCare ...
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Sharyl Attkisson Spotlights Benghazi Inquiry; First On-Air Report in Over 4 Months

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Sharyl Attkisson pointed out the "potential conflict of interest" in the ongoing controversy over the Islamist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. ...
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CBS Hypes Francis As 'One of the Most Progressive Popes in Modern Times'

Friday's CBS This Morning heralded how supposedly, "Pope Francis is already being described as one of the most progressive popes in modern times" after six months as Bishop of Rome. Charlie ...
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CBS Omits Attkisson's Scoop on Kerry's Refusal to Let Benghazi Survivors Testify

As of Thursday morning, CBS's morning and evening newscasts have yet to mention a revelation made by their own investigative correspondent, Sharyl Attkisson, on Tuesday – that Secretary of State ...
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CBS Spotlights Recall of Pro-Gun Control Politicos in Colorado; NBC Yawns

Wednesday's CBS This Morning stood out as the only Big Three network morning show to devote a full report to Colorado voters recalling two pro-gun control state legislators. Barry Petersen ...
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Networks Ignore John Kerry's Refusal To Let Benghazi Survivors Testify to Congress

The Big Three network morning shows on Wednesday briefly noted the one-year anniversary of the Islamist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, but not one pointed out the latest ...
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Charlie Rose to Assad: No One Calls You A 'Reformer' Anymore, Like Hillary Did

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose cited how Hillary Clinton once referred to Bashar al-Assad as a "reformer," but didn't use the former Secretary of State's name in his question to the ...
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CBS Laments Pope's 'Religious Street Protest' is Anti-Obama, Pro-Putin

On Friday's CBS This Morning, Mark Phillips all but hinted that Pope Francis had "taken sides" with Russia's Vladimir Putin and against President Obama in the international debate over military ...
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CNN's Carol Costello Aghast at Rush's Kids Book: 'I'm A Little Sick Now'

Someone pass the smelling salts. Liberal CNN host Carol Costello expressed her disgust over conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's upcoming children's book, "Rush Revere and The Brave ...
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CBS Points Out Obama's Odd 'Red Line' Denial; NBC Spins It As 'Redefined' Line

Wednesday's CBS Evening News twice underlined President Obama's 2012 "red line" remark before playing a soundbite of the Democrat's "I didn't set a red line" reversal earlier in the day. Scott ...
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CBS Hypes 'Big Star Power' Promoting ObamaCare Exchanges

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford boosted the latest pro-ObamaCare campaign from the President's supporters in Hollywood. Crawford played back-to-back soundbites from liberal comedian ...
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CBS Highlights Benghazi Anniversary; Fails to Mention Obama and Hillary By Name

Tuesday's CBS This Morning spotlighted the upcoming one-year anniversary of the Islamist attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, but whitewashed the role of President Obama and ...
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CBS Trumpets 'Historic' Federal Marijuana Decision; Leaves Out Opponents

Friday's CBS This Morning ballyhooed the Justice Department's recent move to relax enforcement of laws against marijuana in the several states that have legalized medical or recreational use of ...
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CBS Plays Up The Absence of Republican Speakers at King Anniversary

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Jeff Pegues spotlighted the lack of GOP speakers at the 50th anniversary commemoration of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech: "Noticeably absent from this ...
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On CBS, Brinkley Marvels at 'Very Beautifully Written' Obama Speech; 'Seminal Moment'

Douglas Brinkley predictably fawned over President Obama's apparently "very beautifully written" address marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, mere moments ...
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CBS Boosts Obama's MLK Anniversary Speech With Highlight Reel from Past Speeches

Wednesday's CBS This Morning shamelessly promoted President Obama's upcoming address commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's 1963 "I have a dream" speech by featuring nothing ...
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CBS Hypes Obama's Restaurant Tip; Ignores 'Little Progress' With Women in Cabinet

Anthony Mason played up President Obama's $89 restaurant tip on Monday's CBS This Morning, underlining that "when it comes to tips, President Obama is tops." However, the network has yet to cover ...
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CBS Spotlights UPS Cutting Benefits Due to ObamaCare; ABC, NBC Out To Lunch

CBS This Morning was the sole Big Three morning newscast on Thursday to report that delivery company UPS was cutting health insurance to 15,000 spouses of employees due to the rising costs related ...