Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CBS Channels WashPost on GOP Forcing 'Ideological Purity'; Lets Noonan Rip 'Freak Show' in Party

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose yet again ripped a line from a liberal print media outlet that portrayed the GOP as a radical faction. Rose quoted a front-page article about Mitt ...
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CBS: 'Troubling Signs' for Obama, Like Bush in '92, But President 'Cannot Control' Economy

On Friday's CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford spotlighted that "the economic and political climate today is more similar to years when incumbent presidents lost than when they won." The correspondent ...
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ABC, NBC Punt on Alleged Obama Administration Leak of Classified Information to Hollywood

CBS This Morning stood out as the only Big Three network morning show on Thursday to cover a conservative group's allegation that the Obama administration gave a movie director and writer "special ...
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CBS Presses White House on Catholics' Anti-Obama Lawsuit, But No On-Air Report

The Big Three networks' evening newscasts have all but punted so far on the 12 lawsuits filed on Monday against the Obama administration, challenging the abortifacient/birth control mandate which ...
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Bob Schieffer Scorns 'Race-Baiting' Rev. Wright Attack; Obama Not a 'European Socialist'

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer spotlighted the left's talking points on two issues in the presidential race on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. Schieffer tried to play it down the middle when he ...
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CBS Surprisingly Highlights Persecution of Christians in 'Majority Muslim' Egypt

Sunday's CBS Evening News refreshingly spotlighted the continuing persecution of the Coptic Christians in Egypt, an ongoing story that the Big Three networks have largely ignored for months. ...
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Charlie Rose Parrots NY Times' Dig at 'Hard-line' GOP Super PAC

In the latest example of the liberal media painting the Republican Party as somehow extreme, Charlie Rose touted a headline from the New York Times on Thursday's CBS This Morning that negatively ...
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CBS's Rose Fishes for 'High Marks' for Obama from Robert Gates

Charlie Rose desperately tried to find confirmation from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday's CBS This Morning on whether President Obama is a good commander-in-chief: "You can ...
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CBS Publicizes 'Glee' Star Jane Lynch's Pro-Obama Tweet on Same-Sex 'Marriage'

Anchor Erica Hill gave actress Jane Lynch a platform on Tuesday's CBS This Morning to laud President Obama's flip-flop on same-sex "marriage." Hill set it up by citing a recent Tweet from the open ...
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CBS Brings on Elizabeth Warren to Back More Bank Regulation; Spikes Ancestry Controversy

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Erica Hill touted Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren's past time as "the government's chief watchdog during the 2008 bank bailout" as she was ...
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CBS: WaPost's Coverage of Romney Bullying Allegation 'Seems Pretty Solid'

Thursday's CBS Evening News and Friday's CBS This Morning spotlighted the Washington Post's reporting on the accusation that Mitt Romney supposedly bullied a high school classmate almost 50 years ...
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Gayle King Likens Opposing Same-Sex 'Marriage' to Opposing Desegregation

Obama booster Gayle King attacked conservative Dennis Prager on Thursday's CBS This Morning for his opposition to same-sex marriage. King channeled the left by equating such opposition to opposing ...
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CBS Boosts Obama White House's Same-Sex 'Marriage' Talking Points

Bill Plante forwarded the Obama administration's spin on Tuesday's CBS This Morning concerning Vice President Joe Biden's support for same-sex "marriage." Plante omitted any clips for ...
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Reich Spins French Socialist's Win on CBS: No 'Dramatic Effect' on Economy

Monday's CBS This Morning turned to former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich to brush off the effect of French socialist Francois Hollande's election on the world economy, despite the immediate ...
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NYT's Krugman Gets CBS Platform to Bash Austerity, Call For More Spending

Paul Krugman: "The right thing is, actually, to spend more. Right now, you know, we have a long-term budget problem, but now is not the time to be slashing. Now is not the time to be laying ...
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CBS Gives Krugman Platform to Bash Austerity, Call for More Spending

On Monday, CBS This Morning gave leftist New York Times columnist Paul Krugman a platform to promote his new book and to spout his usual prescription of massive government spending. Krugman also ...
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ABC Punts on Romney Primary Wins; Only CBS Gives Full Coverage

On Wednesday, two out of the Big Three broadcast networks yawned at Mitt Romney's wins in five primaries the previous evening and minimized covering this story on the morning newscasts. ABC's Good ...
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Cybill Shepherd Rants About 'War On Women'; Hypes 'Mother's Scared for Me'

TV star Cybill Shepherd went on a radical feminist bender on Friday's CBS This Morning, touting that there really is a "war on women" manifested by the "attack on Planned Parenthood." Anchor Gayle ...
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CBS's Rose Hounds Boehner on Ryan Budget, Cites Bishops; Went Easy on Pelosi

Charlie Rose did his best to forward liberals' talking points about Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, during an interview of House Speaker John Boehner. Rose played ...
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NYT's Friedman Bemoans 'False Indignation' at Rosen's Slam of Ann Romney

On Friday's CBS This Morning, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman did his best to brush aside the controversy over liberal diehard Hilary Rosen's attack on Ann Romney, claiming that the issue ...