Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CBS Bizarrely Wonders About 'Normal Kinds' of Shootings; Promotes Pro-Gun Control Protests

CBS This Morning's slant towards gun control emerged again on Tuesday as they reported on the upcoming meetings of Vice President Joe Biden's task force on new firearms regulations. Despite a ...
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CBS Hypes 'Huge Bipartisan Victory', 'Milestone' with Fiscal Cliff Bill's Passage

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Nancy Cordes trumpeted the passage of Senate Democrats' temporary fiscal cliff fix by the House as a "big bipartisan victory", immediately after pointing out that ...
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CBS Gushes Over 'Very Serious' Ben Affleck's Political Potential: 'He Sure Does Sound Like a Politician'

Norah O'Donnell helped Bob Schieffer hype his upcoming segment with actor/director Ben Affleck on Thursday's CBS This Morning. O'Donnell played a clip of the soon-to-be aired interview and ...
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CBS's Major Garrett: Obama 'May Need the Wisdom of Lincoln' For Gun Control 'Battle'

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Major Garrett tried to shoehorn Steven Spielberg's screening of his recent film "Lincoln" for the Senate into his report on President Obama's Wednesday press ...
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Piers Morgan Slams 'Dangerous' Pro-Second Amendment Activist as 'Unbelievably Stupid'

Outspoken gun control supporter Piers Morgan unleashed on Larry Pratt of the Gun Owners of America on the Tuesday edition of his CNN program. Morgan repeatedly interrupted Pratt as he tried to ...
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CBS's Bill Plante Minimizes Pro-Gun Rights Voices; Slants 3 to 1 In Favor of Gun Control

Bill Plante apparently couldn't be bothered to find more than one conservative/Republican for his report on Wednesday's CBS This Morning. Plante aired one soundbite from Senate Minority Leader ...
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CBS Hounds Rahm Emanuel from the Left on Gun Control; Completely Avoids Chicago's High Murder Rate

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose ganged up on former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel from the left. O'Donnell cited sources blaming Emanuel for the President's ...
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CBS Lines Up Pro-Gun Control Liberals; Lets Only One Gun Rights Advocate Speak

Bill Plante slanted four-to-one in favor of gun control on Monday's CBS This Morning as he reported on congressional Democrats' efforts to introduce new firearms regulations. Plante played  ...
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CBS to DeMint: Why Can't the GOP Just Cave to Obama's Tax Hike Demand?

Charlie Rose and Gayle King pressed outgoing Senator Jim DeMint on Thursday's CBS This Morning over congressional Republicans resistance to tax hikes. When DeMint stated that President Obama will ...
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Only CBS AM Coverage of Michigan Is Stewart Mocking Term 'Right to Work'

On Wednesday, CBS This Morning shipwrecked its aim to be the hard news alternative to ABC's Good Morning American and NBC's Today. Its only coverage of the passage of the right-to-work law in ...
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CBS Hypes 'Thousands of Angry Protesters' Against Right-to-Work Bill; Slants 3 to 1 in Favor of Unions

Tuesday's CBS This Morning played up the union-led protests against a proposed right-to-work law in Michigan. Elaine Quijano claimed "the protests here in Michigan...[will] likely only get ...
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CBS Can't Make Up Its Mind - Tea Party Still 'Powerful' or 'Weakened'?

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell seemed unsure about the extent of Tea Party's political influence. During an interview of former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, O'Donnell first ...
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CBS: 'Most Conservative' DeMint Backed 'Far-Right' Republicans; Fails to Label Liberal Colbert

Nancy Cordes couldn't have made outgoing Senator Jim DeMint's conservative credentials clearer on Friday's CBS This Morning, labeling the South Carolina Republican "one of the most conservative ...
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CBS: 'Self-Evident' Middle Class Will Spend More If Taxes Stay Same; Promotes Obama Photo-Op

"Militantly non-partisan" Major Garrett sounded more like an Obama administration flack on Thursday's CBS This Morning as he spotlighted the President's latest P.R. stunt. Garrett noted Obama's ...
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'Bah, Humbug' – CBS's Garrett Channels Obama's 'Scrooge' Slam of GOP

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Major Garrett promoted a thinly-veiled version of President Obama's "Scrooge Christmas" attack on congressional Republicans. After spotlighting how White House ...
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CBS Blames Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide on 'Gun Culture' in NFL and U.S.

Jim Axelrod filed a completely one-sided report on Tuesday's CBS This Morning linking the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide to a lack of gun control inside the NFL and in the country in general. ...
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On CBS, Cheesecake Factory CEO Warns ObamaCare Will Be 'Very Costly'

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Cheesecake Factory CEO David Overton spotlighted the looming economic impact of Obamacare's implementation, especially on small enterprises: "For those businesses ...
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Liberal Colbert Rips Proposed Colorado Gun Dorm; CBS Laps It Up

Stephen Colbert channeled the mother and teacher from the classic "A Christmas Story" on Thursday's Colbert Report as he made fun of a proposed dormitory for undergraduates with gun permits at the ...
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CBS Ignores Two and a Half Men Actor's 'Filth' Controversy Until After He Apologized; Hides It Online

CBS's morning and evening newscasts conspicuously glossed over reporting on actor Angus T. Jones calling his own show, "Two and Half Men" - which airs on the network - "filth." By contrast, ABC's ...
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CBS's Major Garrett Ballyhoos 'Adamant' Obama on 'Protecting...Middle-Income Earners'

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, new White House correspondent and former Fox News journalist Major Garrett bucked the "militantly non-partisan" label he gave himself over a year ago when he hyped ...