Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CBS's Rose to Santorum: Why Are You Focused on Porn, Obama as 'Appeaser'?

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose accused GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum of focusing too much on foreign policy and social issues, instead of the economy: "You talk about ...
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Gayle King Attends Obama Fundraiser; ABC Omits She's a CBS Anchor

On Saturday, ABC's Devin Dwyer reported how President Obama gave "a rousing speech to 600 donors in Chicago and closed it with an intimate appeal before 40 'friends' that included...Oprah ...
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CBS Plays Up Voter Suppression Charge in Pennsylvania; Ignores Voter Fraud

On Thursday's CBS Evening News, Elaine Quijano touted a charge from Pennsylvania Democrats that the new voter I.D. law there "targets poor and elderly voters." Quijano also spotlighted that, ...
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Nets Spend More Time on Celebrities, Wine at State Dinner Than Obama Donors

ABC's Dan Harris trumpeted the "bromance between President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron" on Thursday's GMA. Harris noted the presence of Vogue magazine head Anna Wintour at ...
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CBS: Internet 'Very Unfriendly' Due to Politics; Omits Liberals More Unfriendly

CBS This Morning on Tuesday highlighted a recent Pew Research poll that "says politics is now making the Internet very unfriendly....nine percent of social networking users say they've ...
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CBS Buries on Web Site Poll Finding 57% Against ObamaCare Mandate

Almost a month after touting on-air their poll finding that 61 percent of Catholics supposedly backed President Obama's controversial birth control mandate, CBS failed to mention their most recent ...
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CBS Spins Obama's 'All-Time Low' Poll: 'Little He Can Do' With Gas Prices

Charlie Rose and Bob Schieffer were President Obama's Amen corner on the issue of gas prices on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. Rose shamelessly claimed, "The President has a point...There's little ...
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ABC Boosts Leftist Group's Report on 'Extremists'; Hypes Violence Threat

ABC broadcasted two completely one-sided reports on Thursday's World News and Nightline on the supposed "huge spike in the number of Americans operating in the shadows, trying to take down the ...
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CBS's Crawford: Mrs. Santorum's 'Frustration' With Media 'Understandable'

Jan Crawford spotlighted Karen Santorum's "frustrations with the media" on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, adding that it was "understandable. They've been mocked by some for how they grieved the loss ...
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CBS's Rose: Have GOP Leaders 'Gone Far Enough in Condemning' Rush?

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose hinted that Republicans needed to go further in decrying Rush Limbaugh's slam of radical feminist and law student Sandra Fluke. Rose asked Senator John ...
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NPR Touts Left-Leaning Group's Poll on Controversial ObamaCare Mandate

On Thursday's All Things Considered, Julie Rovner, NPR's resident ObamaCare flack, claimed that the U.S. Senate rejecting an amendment protecting religious liberty was "closer than the 63 percent ...
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CBS Bemoans Retirement of Senate 'Moderates' Who are Actually Liberals

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, anchor Charlie Rose spotlighted the apparent "the disappearance of political moderates" in Congress in the context of Republican Senator Olympia Snowe's retirement. ...
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Priest Denying Communion to Active Lesbian Somehow Front Page News for WaPo

Just days after Maryland's state legislature passed same-sex "marriage," the Washington Post trumpeted on its front page how a "deep in grief" woman in a long-term lesbian relationship had been ...
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CBS's Rose Claims Focus on Social Issues 'Troubling' for GOP, But Paul Ryan Sees Media Obsession

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose lobbed a series of questions from the left at Republican Congressman Paul Ryan. Rose wondered if the recent trend towards social issues in the ...
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CBS's Rose Filibusters Barbour's Attack on Obama 'Ripping' Constitution

Charlie Rose seemingly can't handle a Republican attacking President Obama, as he interrupted Haley Barbour on Monday's CBS This Morning. Rose took Rick Santorum's criticism of JFK out of context ...
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CBS Touts Comedy Central's Daily Show Likening Santorum, Conservatism to Crack

CBS This Morning on Friday boosted left-wing comedian John Oliver's smear on Rick Santorum, and conservatism in general, where he equated the GOP presidential candidate with a hardcore drug like ...
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After Scolding Newt and Santorum, CBS Tosses Softballs at Obama Flack Gibbs

Instead of turning to one of the GOP candidates or a campaign spokesman, Thursday's CBS This Morning thought it fit to bring on Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs to discuss the last ...
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CBS's Rose Boosts Liberal Talking Point About Rich Wanting to be Taxed More

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose promoted a talking point used by liberals, including President Obama, that Warren Buffett and other billionaires want their taxes raised. After ...
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Networks Don't Blame Obama as to Why the 'Manned Space Program is Now Idle'

The Big Three networks all recognized the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic orbital spaceflight on their evening newscasts on Monday. Both NBC and CBS highlighted how there's "no certainty ...
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CBS's Rose to Gingrich: Are You 'Questioning the Patriotism' of Obama?

Charlie Rose sparred again with Newt Gingrich on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, hounding the former House Speaker for apparently casting aspersions on President Obama's patriotism: "By saying...that ...