Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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Eleven More Seconds of Gosnell Trial Coverage on CBS; More Crickets from ABC and NBC

CBS is putting its Big Three competitors to shame in actually covering the capital murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, but that's not saying much, as Thursday's CBS This Morning devoted a paltry ...
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CBS Devotes 13 Seconds to Gosnell Trial Development; ABC, NBC Punt

For the first time in over a week, CBS covered the murder trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell on Wednesday's CBS This Morning. But instead of a full report, as on April 15, Norah O'Donnell ...
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CBS Trumpets 'Out of Touch' Mark Sanford's 'Rough Week'; Touted 'Real Possibility' of Anthony Weiner's Mayoral Run

Norah O'Donnell spotlighted former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's "troubles with his ex-wife" on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, and asserted that the disgraced Republican "seemed a little bit ...
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Gayle King Plays Up Columnist's Fear of 'Backlash' Against Muslims; He Also Took Far Left to Task

On Monday's CBS This Morning, open liberal Gayle King ballyhooed a guest's fear that Americans might target Muslims in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. The news host thought it was "very ...
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NPR Touts Obama Being 'Famous for His Ability to Give A Speech That...Can Bring A Crowd Roaring To Its Feet'

On Thursday's All Things Considered, NPR's Ari Shapiro couldn't be bothered to feature any of the religious leaders who spoke at the inter-faith service in honor of the victims of the Boston ...
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CBS Overwhelmingly Sides With Pro-Gun Control Voices 11-2 After Senate Votes

CBS lined up gun control supporters on Wednesday's CBS Evening News and Thursday's CBS This Morning. Chip Reid and Major Garrett played 11 soundbites from President Obama and other Democrats, as ...
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CBS Ends Blackout on Gosnell Trial, Spotlights How 'Firestorm' Went 'Viral'; ABC, NBC Still Out to Lunch

CBS finally ended their on-air coverage blackout of the Kermit Gosnell's murder trial on Monday's CBS This Morning, airing two segments on the story a month after opening arguments began. Jan ...
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ABC Hypes 'Startling Secret Tape' of Mitch McConnell and Aides 'Scheming' Against Ashley Judd

On Tuesday's World News and Wednesday's Good Morning Ameica, ABC's George Stephanopoulos and Jim Avila ballyhooed far-left magazine Mother Jones's secretly-recorded audio recording of Senate ...
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CBS Channels Obama: GOP 'Owes the Families of These Newtown Victims A Vote' on Gun Control

Norah O'Donnell shamelessly forwarded President Obama's gun control talking points on Tuesday's CBS This Morning as she interviewed Republican Senator Johnny Isakson: "Do you think your fellow ...
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CBS on 'Plunder-Woman' Margaret Thatcher: 'Contentious'; 'Reviled and Revered'; 'Bullying Style'

Monday's CBS This Morning played up the domestic critics of Margaret Thatcher as they covered the breaking news of her death. Mark Phillips, reporting from London, spotlighted how Thatcher was ...
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Networks Ignore Obama's False Claim About 'Fully-Automatic Weapon' Used at Newtown

The Big Three networks' Friday morning newscasts all highlighted the "backlash" over President Obama's "best-looking attorney general in the country" compliment of California's Kamala Harris. But ...
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Big Three Spotlight 'Backlash' Over President Obama's Compliment; Omit First Lady's 'Single Mother' Gaffe

ABC, CBS, and NBC's Friday morning shows all devoted air time to President Obama labeling California Attorney General Kamala Harris "the best-looking attorney general in the country" at a ...
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CBS Asserts Biden's Gaffes Are 'Almost Endearing' to Voters

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford played up how voters supposedly find Vice President Joe Biden's "gaffes almost endearing", as she reported on the potential face-off between President ...
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CBS Trumpets Caroline Kennedy as 'Representative of the Best In American Culture'

CBS again paid homage to Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday's CBS This Morning as they hyped her possible nomination to be the next ambassador of Japan. During her report, Jan Crawford featured liberal ...
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Peggy Noonan Interrupts Blackout as Networks Continue to Ignore Abortionist's Trial

The Big Three networks' morning and evening newscasts still haven't covered the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell as of Monday morning. ABC, CBS, and NBC have maintained their coverage blackout ...
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ABC's Stephanopoulos Hypes 'Net Benefit for the Treasury From Gay Marriage'

On Thursday, George Stephanopoulos touted how legalizing same-sex "marriage" would supposedly bring in additional revenue into the federal government's coffers. The former Clinton administration ...
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CBS Boosts Anti-Prop 8 Attorney; No Air Time for Supporters

Wednesday's CBS This Morning turned exclusively to David Boies, one of the main attorneys who argued against California's Proposition 8 at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The morning newscast failed ...
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NPR Touts Tax Savings for Same-Sex Couples If DOMA is Struck Down

On Tuesday's Morning Edition, NPR's Carrie Johnson played up the positive financial impact for same-sex couples if the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act. All of Johnson's ...
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ABC Continues Blackout on Obama's Gun Control Setback; CBS, NBC Minimize Coverage

ABC continued ignoring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's move on Tuesday to drop a proposed federal ban on so-called assault weapons. Neither Wednesday's World News nor Thursday's Good Morning ...
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Big Three Networks Punt on Covering Pennsylvania Abortionist's Murder Trial

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, which began on Monday. Gosnell is charged with murdering seven babies who were born after ...