Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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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 ...
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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 ...