Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CBS Again Aims 'National Spotlight' at Wendy Davis; Hypes Pro-Abortion 'Marathon'

CBS rekindled its love for pro-abortion politician Wendy Davis on Thursday's CBS Evening News, after the Democrat announced her candidacy in the Texas gubernatorial race. Norah O'Donnell trumpeted ...
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CBS Hounds Pelosi Over Shutdown: 'You've Called Them Arsonists'

CBS This Morning has a long established history of conducting softball interviews of liberal/Democratic guests, while unleashing on conservative/liberal ones. But on Friday, the morning newscast ...
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CBS Notices Harry Reid's Kids' Cancer Research Gaffe; ABC, NBC Out to Lunch

Nancy Cordes stood out on Wednesday's CBS Evening News for pointing out Senator Harry Reid's eyebrow-raising "why would I want to do that" answer to a question about approving funding for cancer ...
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CBS's Nancy Cordes Points the Finger at GOP Over Government Shutdown

For two straight days, Nancy Cordes strongly hinted on CBS This Morning that House Republicans were to blame for the ongoing government shutdown. On Tuesday, Cordes hounded GOP Congressman Robert ...
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CBS Lets Sebelius' Former Adviser at HHS Spin for ObamaCare

CBS This Morning did its best over two days to put the most positive spin on the rollout of the ObamaCare insurance exchanges. On Saturday, the newscast turned to Bloomberg's Peter Gosselin, who ...
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CBS Stunned By Climate Change 'Inconvenient Truth...On the Way to the Apocalypse'

Thursday's CBS Evening News was practically shocked by a fact that threatens the agenda of radical environmentalists – global temperatures have simply not risen in 15 years. Scott Pelley trumpeted ...
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NBC Boosts Liberal Slams of Cruz for Daring to Read 'Green Eggs and Ham'

NBCNews.com followed the lead of Politico on Wednesday in hyping left-leaning attacks of Senator Ted Cruz for reading Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" during his marathon floor speech against ...
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CBS's O'Donnell: Cruz's Speech 'Could Hurt' GOP's 'Chances of Taking Back' Senate

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Norah 'we shouldn't editorialize' O'Donnell hinted that Senator Ted Cruz's 21-hour floor speech might jeopardize the Republican Party's chances in the 2014 ...
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CBS Plays Softball with Bill Clinton on Hillary's Future, Global Initiative Questions

Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell broke out the kid gloves for Bill Clinton on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. Rose and O'Donnell failed to press the Democrat on the possible conflicts of interest ...
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Big 3 Ignore Benghazi Victims' Parents, Marvel at Caroline Kennedy's 'Shining' Moment

The Big Three broadcast networks made their slanted priorities clear on their Thursday evening newscasts, as they fawned over Caroline Kennedy's Senate confirmation hearing earlier that day, but ...
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CBS Hypes Senate GOP Attacking 'Crazy' Tea Party's ObamaCare 'Suicide Note'

On Wednesday's CBS Evening News and Thursday's CBS This Morning, Nancy Cordes repeatedly played up how an unidentified Republican in the U.S. Senate attacked a House proposal to de-fund ObamaCare ...
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Sharyl Attkisson Spotlights Benghazi Inquiry; First On-Air Report in Over 4 Months

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Sharyl Attkisson pointed out the "potential conflict of interest" in the ongoing controversy over the Islamist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. ...
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CBS Hypes Francis As 'One of the Most Progressive Popes in Modern Times'

Friday's CBS This Morning heralded how supposedly, "Pope Francis is already being described as one of the most progressive popes in modern times" after six months as Bishop of Rome. Charlie ...
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CBS Omits Attkisson's Scoop on Kerry's Refusal to Let Benghazi Survivors Testify

As of Thursday morning, CBS's morning and evening newscasts have yet to mention a revelation made by their own investigative correspondent, Sharyl Attkisson, on Tuesday – that Secretary of State ...
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CBS Spotlights Recall of Pro-Gun Control Politicos in Colorado; NBC Yawns

Wednesday's CBS This Morning stood out as the only Big Three network morning show to devote a full report to Colorado voters recalling two pro-gun control state legislators. Barry Petersen ...
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Networks Ignore John Kerry's Refusal To Let Benghazi Survivors Testify to Congress

The Big Three network morning shows on Wednesday briefly noted the one-year anniversary of the Islamist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, but not one pointed out the latest ...
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Charlie Rose to Assad: No One Calls You A 'Reformer' Anymore, Like Hillary Did

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose cited how Hillary Clinton once referred to Bashar al-Assad as a "reformer," but didn't use the former Secretary of State's name in his question to the ...
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CBS Laments Pope's 'Religious Street Protest' is Anti-Obama, Pro-Putin

On Friday's CBS This Morning, Mark Phillips all but hinted that Pope Francis had "taken sides" with Russia's Vladimir Putin and against President Obama in the international debate over military ...
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CNN's Carol Costello Aghast at Rush's Kids Book: 'I'm A Little Sick Now'

Someone pass the smelling salts. Liberal CNN host Carol Costello expressed her disgust over conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's upcoming children's book, "Rush Revere and The Brave ...
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CBS Points Out Obama's Odd 'Red Line' Denial; NBC Spins It As 'Redefined' Line

Wednesday's CBS Evening News twice underlined President Obama's 2012 "red line" remark before playing a soundbite of the Democrat's "I didn't set a red line" reversal earlier in the day. Scott ...