Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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Nets Punt on Biden's 'Planned Parenthood Cannot Perform Any Abortions' Gaffe; Played Up Romney 'Shift'

On Friday afternoon, Joe Biden lived up to his reputation for committing gaffes. At a rally in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Biden claimed Planned Parenthood "under law cannot perform any abortions." In ...
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Stephanopoulos Initially Hedges on Biden-Ryan Clash, But Later Claims Biden 'Stops Erosion Among Democrats'

Former Clinton administration flack and current ABC personality George Stephanopoulos slanted towards Joe Biden after Thursday night's vice presidential debate between the incumbent and challenger ...
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On CBS, Norah O'Donnell Grills GOP Strategist; Takes Romney's Abortion Quote Out of Context

Norah O'Donnell hounded Republican strategist Mike Murphy on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, repeatedly hinting that Mitt Romney flip-flopped on the issue of abortion during his Tuesday interview ...
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CBS Hounds Giuliani on Romney's Foreign Policy Speech, 'Tack to the Center'

Charlie Rose badgered former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday's CBS This Morning over the "few specifics" of Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech on Monday. During the interview, Norah ...
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NBC's Today Pretending That Libya Consulate Attack Isn't News Anymore

The 2007 video of then-Senator Barack Obama hinting at racism in the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina isn't the only news story that NBC's Today show stuck up its nose at during ...
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CBS Uncritically Promotes Obama Campaign's Attack Hinting Romney is 'Less than Truthful'

On Friday's CBS This Morning, Nancy Cordes trumpeted that the Obama campaign is "turning lemons into lemonade" as she reported that the Democratic operation is "arguing that Romney had a great ...
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Norah O'Donnell Jabs Romney on Big Bird Line: 'Silly Thing to Bring Up'

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, just hours after Mitt Romney's "crisp" debate performance, Norah O'Donnell stuck to her fixation on playing up the Republican's supposed negatives. O'Donnell ...
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Stephanopoulos Breaks Pro-Democratic Streak -- 'Crisp' Romney to Get 'Boost' from Debate

ABC's George Stephanonopoulos carried a eight-out-of-nine record of declaring the Democratic presidential candidate the winner into Wednesday night's Obama-Romney presidential debate. ...
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On CBS, Time's Foroohar Spins Debate: 'You Have to Wonder Whether Romney's Math Adds Up'

Time's assistant managing editor Rana Foroohar could have been mistaken as an Obama campaign flack during CBS's post-presidential debate coverage on Wednesday night, with her claim that "the key ...
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CBS Highlights Kerry's Debate Prep Help for Obama; Omits He Lost '04 Election

Talk about missing the elephant (or is it donkey?) in the room – on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Nancy Cordes reported that Senator John Kerry is "playing Mitt Romney in mock debates" with ...
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CBS Hypes Romney's 'High Negatives'; Wonders if Obama Will Be 'Competitive' or 'Cool' at Debate

Norah O'Donnell made it clear on Monday's CBS This Morning that her job as anchor is to repeat her stick-a-fork-in-Romney mantra and boost President Obama. On the issue of the upcoming debates, ...
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ABC Reports Obama Administration Knew Terrorists Carried Out Libya Attack; NBC, CBS Out to Lunch

ABC's Jake Tapper's Thursday report on World News stands alone as the only Big Three coverage so far of what The Daily Beast's Eli Lake reported on Wednesday -- that U.S. intelligence officials ...
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ABC's GMA, NBC's Today Fail to Report Susan Rice's Now-Disputed Claims About Libya Consulate Attack

ABC's Good Morning America hasn't once reported on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's claim on the September 16 edition of This Week that the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya ...
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CBS Trumpets Obama's 'Growing Lead' in Own Poll; Barely Mentions Republicans' Enthusiasm to Vote

Norah O'Donnell was ready to tie the toe tag on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, as the morning newscast hyped the latest numbers from the Quinnipiac ...
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CBS Fails to Air Tough Questions to Obama on Negative Campaign Ads

Sunday's 60 Minutes couldn't be bothered to air Steve Kroft pursuing President Obama about "nasty and negative campaign ads under your name, or under the name of your various PACs." Obama ...
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ABC, NBC Punt on Latest Developments in Libya Consulate Attack; CBS Highlights State Department vs. CNN

On Monday, ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today failed to air any full reports on the continuing inquiry into the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and mentioned the ...
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CBS's Rose Badgers Romney Adviser on Iran; Interrupts Six Times in 50 Seconds

One might have thought that Charlie Rose received an extra dose of caffeine before Friday's CBS This Morning, as the normally-subdued anchor hounded Romney campaign adviser Dan Senor on how the ...
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CBS Touts Unnamed 'Panicked' Republicans' 'Real Sense of Fear That Romney Really Has One Last Shot'

Thursday's CBS This Morning was practically ready to sound the death knell for Mitt Romney's campaign, with John Dickerson playing up "the real sense of fear" among anonymous Republican sources ...
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CBS Wonders If Romney Video is a 'Turning Point', Despite Acknowledging 'Race is Not Over'

More than an hour into the program, Wednesday's CBS This Morning finally acknowledged that "this race is not over for Mitt Romney," based on the network's own polling. Norah O'Donnell noted that ...
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Schieffer Hypes Romney Video: 'Extraordinary Moment'; 'Seems to Confirm...He is Out of Touch'

Bob Schieffer all but broke out the death certificate for Mitt Romney's campaign on Tuesday's CBS Evening News and Wednesday's CBS This Morning, emphasizing the negative impact of the ...