Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CBS Hits Holder's 'Outrageous Overreach', But Defers to Obama to Act

Friday's CBS This Morning, unlike NBC's Today, briefly picked up on NBC journalist Michael Isikoff's significant reporting from Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder's "signed off on a ...
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CBS Spotlights 'Firestorm' Over 'Obama's War on Journalism'; ABC Punts

The Big Three networks' coverage so far of the Justice Department's questionable investigation of Fox News' James Rosen has followed a similar pattern to that of their coverage of the Kermit ...
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Gayle King to Tom Coburn: Deficit-Neutral Disaster Relief Risks 'Alienating Your Constituents'

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, open Obama supporter Gayle King strongly hinted to Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn that he would face voter backlash for seeking cuts in the federal budget to pay for ...
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Networks Hype Obama's 'Powerful' Commencement Speech; Set Aside Over Five Minutes of Air Time

ABC, CBS, and NBC touted President Obama's Sunday commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta on their Sunday evening and Monday morning newscasts, devoting a total of five minutes and 14 ...
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Charlie Rose Wonders If Republicans Will 'Overplay Their Hand' on Obama Scandals

In the latest instance of liberal journalists thinking alike, Charlie Rose asked practically the same question on Friday's CBS This Morning that ABC's George Stephanopoulos did on Good Morning ...
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Bob Schieffer Spins Obama Scandals: White House Not Like Nixon's, Which Had Burglars and Bomb Plots

Thursday's CBS This Morning did its best to shift blame away from President Obama on the IRS, Justice Department, and Benghazi scandals currently surrounding his administration. Bob Schieffer shot ...
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CBS's Rose Defends Obama After Rumsfeld Cracks He's Only Taken Responsibility for Killing Osama

Charlie Rose acted as an apologist for President Obama on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, after former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asserted that the second-term executive was avoiding ...
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Network Morning Shows Hype Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies With Nearly 27 Min. of Coverage; Yawn at Gosnell Verdict

ABC and NBC led their morning shows on Tuesday with nearly 10 minutes of "breaking news" coverage of Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy. This celebrity-driven story was apparently deemed more ...
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New York Times Breaks Gosnell Guilty Verdicts By Labeling Victims 'Fetuses' Six Times

The New York Times unsurprisingly stuck by its biased language on the abortion issue as it broke the news that a jury had found Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of three counts ...
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New York Times Breaks Gosnell Guilty Verdicts By Labeling Victims 'Fetuses' Six Times

The New York Times unsurprisingly stuck by its biased language on the abortion issue as it broke the news that a jury had found Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of three counts ...
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CBS Touts 'Vocal Opposition', 'Anxiety' Surrounding Koch Brothers' Possible Purchase of Newspapers

Friday's CBS This Morning played up the "vocal opposition" of liberal activist groups who are railing against the possible sale of several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the Los ...
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Sharyl 'Benghazi Campaign' Attkisson Hadn't Reported About the Attack On the Air in Over 5 Months

CBS's Sharyl Attkisson is apparently viewed by network executives as "wading dangerously close to advocacy" in her coverage of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in ...
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CBS Helps Democrat Boost Gun Control Bill; Asks Republican About Obama's Golf Game

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell pressed Senator Joe Manchin about a possible new push for gun control in Congress. Rose wondered how Manchin and his allies could ...
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CBS Devotes Two Straight Days of Coverage to 'Possible Cover-Up' on Benghazi; ABC, NBC Out to Lunch

CBS used its Sunday evening and Monday morning newscasts to keep the spotlight on the question of a "possible cover-up" surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Jeff ...
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CBS Notices Senator Baucus' 'Train Wreck' Label of ObamaCare; ABC, NBC Punt

Jan Crawford touted how ObamaCare going into full effect in early 2014 is "causing all kinds of concern and anxiety, especially with...small business owners" on Friday's CBS This Morning. Crawford ...
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CBS Highlights FBI's Latest Benghazi Development; NBC Yawns

Thursday's CBS This Morning singled out the FBI's pursuit of three persons of interest who could provide information on the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, ...
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NBC Airs First Report on Gosnell Murder Case; ABC, CBS Evening Newscasts Still Silent

On Wednesday, NBC Nightly News covered the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case for the very first time, a whopping 44 days after the opening of the trial, and only after the jury had finished its first full ...
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CBS's Plante Trumpets Hunger Strike at Guantanamo: 'Is It Any Surprise...That They Would Prefer Death?'

During a Tuesday press conference at the White House, CBS's Bill Plante channeled his colleague Bob Schieffer's 2009 "open sore" pronouncement about Guantanamo Bay as he asked President Obama ...
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CBS Hypes 'Millions...Harmed By the Sequester Wondering What Washington Plans To Do for Them'

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Chip Reid forwarded the talking points of "some Democrats [who] say less vocal victims of the budget slashing have been left out in the cold." Reid asserted that ...
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CBS Spotlights Video Footage of Attempted Terror Attack on Conservative Group; ABC, NBC Ignore

CBS This Morning stood out on Friday for devoting a 18-second news brief to the newly-released security camera footage of Floyd Corkins II's attempted mass shooting at the Family Research Council ...