Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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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 ...

CBS's Hill Argues Ryan is Out of Step with America for Opposing Tax Hikes

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Erica Hill played up the "overwhelming majority" that apparently support raising taxes on the rich, and urged Rep. Paul Ryan to consider supporting such a tax hike: ...

NY Times Lets Liberals Boost Obama Admin. Attack on Religious Groups

John H. Cushman, Jr. of the New York Times almost completely slanted to the left in his Friday article about the Obama administration's decision to force religious organizations to include free ...

CBS's Rose Touts NY Times Spin on Romney's Wealth Being 'New Hurdle'

Charlie Rose ripped a new liberal line of attack on Mitt Romney right out of the New York Times on Thursday's CBS This Morning, as he interviewed top Romney backer Chris Christie. Rose played up ...

NPR, CBS Play Up Romney's 'Provocative' Warren Buffett Tax Rate

NPR harped on Mitt Romney's "provocative tax detail" on Wednesday's Morning Edition, highlighting that the GOP presidential candidate "disclosed he's in the same low tax bracket as the billionaire ...

CBS Boosts Colbert's 'Mitt the Ripper' Anti-Super PAC Campaign

Dean Reynolds filed a glowing report on Tuesday's CBS This Morning promoting comedian Stephen Colbert's mock campaign against super PACs. Reynolds led the segment by stating, "Before we say that a ...

CBS's Rose Throws Race Card at Gingrich Over Food Stamp Remark

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose hinted Newt Gingrich should apologize for a supposedly racially-tinged comment he recently made: "I want to give you an opportunity, because the point ...

CBS's King Goes Gaga Over Obama Family; No Questions About Lavish Expenses

Gayle King made it clear that she is in the tank for the Obama campaign on Thursday's CBS This Morning, specifically vouching that Michelle Obama apparently is "passionate," and that the First ...

CBS's Gayle King Sucks Up to Friend Michelle Obama; Lets Her Throw Race Charge

New anchor Gayle King tossed softballs at admitted friend Michelle Obama on Wednesday's CBS This Morning. King sympathized with the First Lady over how many supposedly see her. When her guest ...

CBS: Romney Firing Remark Just Shy of Saying 'Herbert Hoover is My Hero'

Bob Schieffer slammed Mitt Romney on Tuesday's CBS This Morning for his recent "I like to fire people" line, stating that he was "looking for every way he can try to lose and drive down his ...

Lauer to Newt: Aren't You Making Obama's Eventual Attack on Romney?

On Monday's Today, NBC's Matt Lauer dwelt on an "extremely negative" attack on frontrunner Mitt Romney from a super PAC that supports Newt Gingrich and asked the former Speaker, "Can't you already ...

CBS Promoted 'Humanized' Hillary in '08; Hounds Romney in 2012

CBS revealed its double standard in its treatment of Republican presidential candidates versus Democratic ones on Wednesday's Early Show, as Jim Axelrod and Nancy Cordes pressed Mitt Romney about ...