Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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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 ...
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Schieffer Spins Santorum's 'Theology' Remark; Crawford All But Calls Schieffer Out

On Sunday's Face the Nation, CBS's Bob Schieffer interrogated Rick Santorum over his offensive against President Obama, particularly over the Republican candidate's "theology" attack on the ...
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Santorum Fires Back at CBS's 'Gotcha'; Raises Rev. Wright Double Standard

On Friday's CBS This Morning, Rick Santorum pushed back against Charlie Rose's interrogation about supporter Foster Friess's recent "bad off-color joke" on contraception, all but name-dropping ...
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Big Three Spin Religious Liberty Scandal as Political 'Firestorm'

MRC analysts studied all 36 stories, interviews and mentions of the HHS mandate story on the Big Three networks from January 30 through February 15. Out of the 91 talking heads who appeared on ...
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CBS Trumpets Slanted Poll: 61% of Catholics Support ObamaCare Mandate

On its Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning newscasts, CBS played up its most recent poll, which found that 61 percent of Catholics approve "President Obama's contraception policy," as a graphic ...

CBS, ABC Highlight Obama 'Flip-Flop' on Super PACs; NBC Punts

CBS This Morning on Tuesday led its broadcast with the Obama re-election campaign's decision on Monday night to reverse its opposition to super PAC fundraising. Charlie Rose teased the report by ...

Nets Hype Social Media 'Torrent' in Komen Uproar, Keep Pro-Abortion Slant

ABC, CBS, and NBC spotlighted the Komen foundation's about-face on funding Planned Parenthood on their Friday evening newscasts, and played up the apparent role of social media in getting the ...
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Media Go to Bat for Abortion Giant, Ignore Catholics vs. Obama Controversy

Study: 76% of Soundbites Favored Planned Parenthood Over Komen

Nets Rush to Defend Planned Parenthood, Ignore Catholic Dispute with Obama

The Big Three networks continued their blackout on covering the controversy involving the Obama administration trying to force Catholic institutions to include coverage of abortifacients and ...

CBS Avoids Catholic Clash with Obama, Focuses on Church Being Stolen Blind

On their Wednesday morning shows, the Big Three networks continued their trend of all but ignoring the Obama administration trying to force religious institutions to include coverage of ...

CBS's Rose Scolds Newt: 'Why Are Drudge and Ann Coulter Attacking You?'

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose hammered Newt Gingrich on the issue of the opposition his presidential campaign was receiving from some prominent conservatives: "Why are so many ...

Charlie Rose: Obama Campaign 'So Giddy That They Want to Run Naked'

Charlie Rose boosted a jaw-dropping line from Politico's Roger Simon on Friday's CBS This Morning, which concluded that the Republican presidential debates were hurting the party's chances at ...

CBS's Rose Cannot Believe Rubio Would Label Obama 'Divisive'

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose took issue with Senator Marco Rubio recently attacking President Barack Obama for being 'divisive.' When Rubio tried to point to the President's State ...

Come Again? MSNBC's Wagner Claims Reagan 'Would Be A Democrat' Today

Alex Wagner made an eye-popping remark on her MSNBC program on Wednesday, as she hinted that she agreed with former Obama spokesman Bill Burton's assertion that Ronald Reagan would feel out of ...