Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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NY Times' Baker on CBS: President Bush 'Felt That the Paper Had Not Been Balanced'

On Monday's CBS This Morning, the New York Times' Peter Baker didn't reveal anything shocking about George W. Bush's opinion about the liberal paper. Charlie Rose wondered about one detail ...
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CBS's Dickerson: White House Risks 'Credibility Death Spiral' Over 'Total Fiasco' of ObamaCare Site

John Dickerson could not have been more blunt on Monday's CBS This Morning about the political damage HealthCare.gov's well-established technical difficulties is already causing President Obama: ...
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CBS: 'Unusable' ObamaCare Website's Glitches 'Troubling', 'Pervasive'

Friday's CBS This Morning zeroed in on a HealthCare.gov glitch that is jeopardizing the privacy of millions of Americans. Jan Crawford noted how the "glitches have, in fact, made the website ...
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CBS's Sharyl Attkisson Spotlights New Obama Admin. Scandal: Grenade Running

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Sharyl Attkisson revealed a new debacle involving the smuggling of weapons into Mexico on the Obama administration's watch. Attkisson pointed out how "a grenade ...
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CBS's Norah O'Donnell Heralds Obama as Shutdown's 'Grown-Up in the Room'

Norah "we shouldn't editorialize" O'Donnell boosted President Obama mere seconds after the liberal politician finished his Thursday presser about the end of the partial government shutdown. The ...
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CBS's Crawford: Launch of ObamaCare Website a 'Complete Disaster'

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford repeatedly underlined that the launch of HealthCare.gov has been a fiasco. After Norah O'Donnell noted the "rough start to ObamaCare," Crawford ...
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Piers Morgan Stumbles Over Second Amendment; Hails 'Most Courageous' Bloomberg

Piers Morgan still can't get basic details about the gun rights debate right, even after his protracted involvement in the controversy, as he revealed on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. Morgan ...
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CBS Hypes 'Split' in House GOP Between 'Staunch' Tea Party and 'Mainstream'

Monday's CBS Evening News unsurprisingly ginned up the ideological struggle inside the Republican Party as it covered the ongoing partial government shutdown. Chip Reid spun the face-off inside ...
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NPR Boosts California's SEIU-Assisted ObamaCare Enrollment

Sarah Varney's report on Friday's Morning Edition is just the latest example of NPR's one-sided coverage of the health care issue in general, and ObamaCare specifically. Varney spotlighted how ...
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Obama's Latest Moves to Close Gitmo a Mere Blip On Networks' Radar

Charlie Rose's 18-second news brief on Thursday's CBS This Morning is the sole Big Three network mention so far of the Obama administration's decision to review the cases of dozens of terror ...
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Dan Rather: Wendy Davis Likely to Lose, But 'Let Her Rip' at 'Hardcore Conservative' Abbott

On Friday's Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, Dan Rather poured cold water on Wendy Davis' chances of winning the Texas gubernatorial race, but maintained a glimmer of hope: "I'm not predicting she'll ...
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CBS Again Aims 'National Spotlight' at Wendy Davis; Hypes Pro-Abortion 'Marathon'

CBS rekindled its love for pro-abortion politician Wendy Davis on Thursday's CBS Evening News, after the Democrat announced her candidacy in the Texas gubernatorial race. Norah O'Donnell trumpeted ...
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CBS Hounds Pelosi Over Shutdown: 'You've Called Them Arsonists'

CBS This Morning has a long established history of conducting softball interviews of liberal/Democratic guests, while unleashing on conservative/liberal ones. But on Friday, the morning newscast ...
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CBS Notices Harry Reid's Kids' Cancer Research Gaffe; ABC, NBC Out to Lunch

Nancy Cordes stood out on Wednesday's CBS Evening News for pointing out Senator Harry Reid's eyebrow-raising "why would I want to do that" answer to a question about approving funding for cancer ...
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CBS's Nancy Cordes Points the Finger at GOP Over Government Shutdown

For two straight days, Nancy Cordes strongly hinted on CBS This Morning that House Republicans were to blame for the ongoing government shutdown. On Tuesday, Cordes hounded GOP Congressman Robert ...
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CBS Lets Sebelius' Former Adviser at HHS Spin for ObamaCare

CBS This Morning did its best over two days to put the most positive spin on the rollout of the ObamaCare insurance exchanges. On Saturday, the newscast turned to Bloomberg's Peter Gosselin, who ...
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CBS Stunned By Climate Change 'Inconvenient Truth...On the Way to the Apocalypse'

Thursday's CBS Evening News was practically shocked by a fact that threatens the agenda of radical environmentalists – global temperatures have simply not risen in 15 years. Scott Pelley trumpeted ...
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NBC Boosts Liberal Slams of Cruz for Daring to Read 'Green Eggs and Ham'

NBCNews.com followed the lead of Politico on Wednesday in hyping left-leaning attacks of Senator Ted Cruz for reading Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" during his marathon floor speech against ...
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CBS's O'Donnell: Cruz's Speech 'Could Hurt' GOP's 'Chances of Taking Back' Senate

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Norah 'we shouldn't editorialize' O'Donnell hinted that Senator Ted Cruz's 21-hour floor speech might jeopardize the Republican Party's chances in the 2014 ...
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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 ...