Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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NPR Touts Leftist Campaign Against 'Hardline Conservative Policies'

On Thursday's Morning Edition, NPR's Peter Overby slanted towards a left-wing coalition targeting the conservative group ALEC. Overby trumpeted how Coke and Pepsi succumbed to pressure from the ...
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Charlie Rose to McCain: Ryan Plan a 'Prescription for American Decline'?

Charlie Rose boosted two of the left's talking points about Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday's CBS This Morning. Rose asked Republican ...
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CBS's Rose Tosses Axelrod Softballs, Lets Him Defend ObamaCare, Attack GOP

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose rolled over and deferred to chief Obama flack David Axelrod and his talking points defending the President's Monday rant against the Supreme Court and ...
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CBS Enables NYC Mayor Bloomberg to Push for Gun Control

CBS This Morning on Thursday gave New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg a platform to boost his pro-gun control agenda. Anchors Erica Hill and Charlie Rose tossed softball questions at the ...
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Coburn Brushes Off Charlie Rose's Citation of Pseudo-Conservative Brooks

Charlie Rose boosted New York Times's staff "conservative" David Brooks for his endorsement of the individual mandate on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, but Senator Tom Coburn was having none of it. ...
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CBS Rips GOP Candidates for Daring to Question European Socialism

CBS's Allen Pizzey completely whitewashed the struggling European economy on CBS Sunday Morning to bash the Republican presidential candidates' attack on President Obama's economic policies. ...
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CBS's Rose Scoffs at Barbour's Attack on 'Liberal Media Elite'

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose shamelessly boosted the Obama campaign's talking point about the economy: "The President will...say, things are in much better shape...so my policies ...
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CBS Boosts Democrats' Poster Bashing Paul Ryan Plan as Horror Movie

Charlie Rose surprised Rep. Paul Ryan on Tuesday's CBS This Morning by promoting the latest smear from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Rose displayed their fake horror-movie ...
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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. ...