Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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On CBS, Douglas Brinkley Marvels at 'Still Very Popular' Kennedys

Liberal historian Douglas Brinkley sang the praises of the Kennedy family on Monday's CBS This Morning, spotlighting the apparently "very important public service work" of Robert F. Kennedy's ...
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ABC, NBC Fail to Lunge at Harry Reid's 'Explosive Accusation' that Romney Hasn't Paid Taxes

The Big Three networks largely yawned at Majority Leader Harry Reid's wild charge on the Senate floor on Thursday that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in 10 years. ABC, ...
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CBS Yawns as ObamaCare Mandate Goes Into Effect; ABC Trumpets 'Important Day for Women's Health'

On its Wednesday evening and Thursday morning newscasts, CBS didn't file one report or news brief on the controversial federal abortifacient/contraception mandate going into effect. Even worse, ...
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Nets Sing Praises of 'Brilliant' and 'Witty' Gore Vidal; Omit His Left Wing Ideology

The Big Three networks enthusiastically paid tribute to leftist author Gore Vidal on their Wednesday morning newscasts, but not one mentioned his political ideology. NBC's Today devoted two briefs ...
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Irony Alert: GOP-Bashing D.L. Hughley Likens Joe Wilson, House Republicans to Bullies

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, liberal comedian D.L. Hughley claimed that Republicans acted as bullies when they impeached former President Bill Clinton in 1998, as well as Rep. Joe Wilson when he ...
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CBS Continues Publicizing Newsweek's 'Wimp' Cover; 'Probably Hurt' Romney

For the second day in a row, Bob Schieffer spotlighted Newsweek's "The Wimp Factor" cover story on Mitt Romney, this time on Monday's CBS This Morning. Schieffer played up the potential negative ...
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CBS Defends Obama's 'You Didn't Build That' Remarks; Invokes 'It Takes A Village'

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and John Dickerson shamelessly defended the President Obama's "you didn't build that" comments on business. Rose asserted, "If you look at the full ...
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CBS Bemoans Negative Campaign, But Lets David Axelrod Unload on Romney

During an interview of Obama senior campaign adviser David Axelrod on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Erica Hill bewailed the negative tone of the presidential campaign, hinting ...
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Norah O'Donnell: Romney 'Has Been More for Gun Control' Than Obama; Ignores Obama's Gun Control Support

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell glossed over President Barack Obama's record of supporting gun control when she claimed that "Mitt Romney, in some ways, has been more for gun control ...
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Scott Pelley Plays Up Best Poll Result for Obama in CBS Poll

On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley cherry-picked the most favorable result for President Obama in the most recent CBS News/New York Times poll.
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CBS Promotes Colbert Likening Romney's Leadership of Bain to Cannibalistic Donner Party

Left-wing comedian Stephen Colbert smeared Mitt Romney on his Comedy Central program on Monday, hinting that Bain Capital under his helm acted like a group of 19th century settlers that resorted ...
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Charlie Rose Boosts 'Enormously Successful' ObamaCare in Softball Interview of President, Mrs. Obama

Charlie Rose did his best to avoid asking any tough questions during an interview of President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle that aired on Sunday's CBS Sunday Morning and Monday's CBS This ...
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NBC Punts On FBI Reward for Brian Terry's Killers; ABC and CBS Omit Holder

NBC, which shamefully ignored the "Fast and Furious" controversy for months, failed to cover on their newscasts Monday evening and Tuesday morning the FBI offering a combined $1 million reward for ...
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CBS's O'Donnell Touts Obama's Law Professor Past Before Court's ObamaCare Decision

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell played up President Obama's experience as a lecturer in constitutional law just hours before the Supreme Court upheld his health care law. O'Donnell ...
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CBS's O'Donnell: Court Striking Down ObamaCare 'Might Be Better for the President'

On Sunday's Face The Nation, Norah O'Donnell desperately tried to find a silver lining for President Obama if the Supreme Court ends up striking down his health care law. While her fellow ...
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CBS Plays Up Romney's 'Secret Summit'; Barely Mentioned Obama's NYC Fundraiser

CBS This Morning on Friday spun Mitt Romney's upcoming meeting in Utah with prominent Republicans and top fundraisers as a "secret summit." Just a week earlier, the morning newscast didn't even ...
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NBC's Today Continues Blackout on Fast and Furious Controversy

NBC's Today kept up its complete omission of the Fast and Furious gun-running controversy on Wednesday, even as a House committee prepared to vote later in the day on whether to find Attorney ...
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CBS Trumpets Justice Dept. Leak Cases 'More Than Previous Administrations Combined'

Norah O'Donnell spun the recent controversy over national security leaks in the Obama administration's favor on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, touting that "the Justice Department...points out that ...
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CBS's Rose Lets Axelrod Forward White House Denial on National Security Leaks

Charlie Rose deferred to Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on Monday's CBS This Morning regarding the controversy over several recent national security leaks. Axelrod repeatedly denied that the ...
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Bob Schieffer Laughs Off 'Campaigner-In-Chief' Charge Against Obama

Bob Schieffer didn't think much of the accusation that President Obama is the "campaigner-in-chief" on Friday's CBS This Morning. When anchor Erica Hill wondered if that charge could be "harmful" ...