Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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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 ...
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CBS Plays Softball with Senator Klobuchar on Fiscal Cliff; Fails to Mention Runaway Spending

Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose tossed softball questions at Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday's CBS This Morning on the looming fiscal cliff, just two days after they hounded ...
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CBS to Rick Warren: Just Give Up on Your Opposition to Same-Sex 'Marriage'

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell hounded popular Christian pastor Rick Warren over his support of defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. O'Donnell quoted the ...
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CBS Lobbies Senator Corker to Renege on Anti-Tax Hike Pledge, Raise Capital Gains Tax

Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell sung from the same liberal sheet music on Monday's CBS This Morning as they tried to get Republican Senator Bob Corker to commit to higher federal taxes. Rose ...
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CBS's Dickerson Boasts Obama 'Has More Leverage' If Country Goes Off Fiscal Cliff

CBS News political director John Dickerson all but crossed his fingers on Wednesday's CBS This Morning as he forwarded the idea of letting the country go over the looming fiscal cliff so President ...
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On CBS, British Author Boosts 'Positive Discrimination' To Get More Women in High Office

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell helped British author Frances Osborne advance discriminatory policy prescriptions from the left to get more women in high positions of political and ...
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CBS Boosts Obama Adulation, Likens President to Lincoln

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, open Obama supporter Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell repeatedly prompted liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to equate the newly-reelected President Obama to ...
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CBS Pummels McCain; Rushes to Susan Rice's Defense Over Refuted Benghazi Claim

Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell took turns hammering Senator John McCain on Wednesday's CBS This Morning over his promise to block any potential nomination of Susan Rice to be secretary of state. ...
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CBS Grants Oliver Stone 8-Minute Platform to Spout Far Left, Blame-America-First Ramblings

During a eight minute interview, Tuesday's CBS This Morning helped left-wing radical Oliver Stone promote his latest project - a revisionist documentary and book on World War II and the beginning ...
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CBS Touts GOP Talk of Benghazi 'Coverup,' Notes Petraeus Promoted 'Spontaneity' of Violence

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Sharyl Attkisson filed a hard-hitting report on the possible ties between former CIA chief David Petraeus's resignation and the continuing controversy over the ...
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Miami Columnist on CBS: GOP Losing Because Electorate Isn't 'Old/Middle-aged, Angry White Guys'

Liberal Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen caricatured the Republican Party's base on Thursday's CBS This Morning. Hiaasen asserted that President Obama won Florida on Tuesday because Mitt ...
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CBS's Schieffer: Obama Win 'No Stamp of Approval' for Agenda; Spotlights 'He Almost Lost The Popular Vote'

Bob Schieffer poured cold water on President Obama's victory during CBS's post-election coverage on early Wednesday morning: "He's not going to have a mandate here. The President has been ...
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CBS Overhypes Romney Doing 'So Poorly Among Minority Voters'; Predicts 'New Democratic Majority'

Norah O'Donnell lived up to her reputation on Tuesday's CBS This Morning for tossing softball questions at liberal guests while hounding conservative ones. During an interview of Obama campaign ...
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CBS Buries Kroft Asking Obama Why He Skirted Using 'Terrorism' Term the Day After Benghazi Attack

In a Monday item on Fox News.com, Bret Baier revealed CBS's surreptitious posting of a previously-unreleased clip from Steve Kroft's September 12, 2012 interview of President Obama.  During ...
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CBS's Kroft Downplays Harry Reid's Responsibility for Senate Impasse; Hints GOP to Blame for Deadlock

On Sunday's 60 Minutes, CBS's Steve Kroft tried to paper over Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's role in fostering deadlock in the Senate. Kroft spotlighted Reid's "responsibility" for ...
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Benghazi a Blip on Media's Radar - Less Than 2 Minutes of Coverage on ABC, CBS; NBC Punts

As the Big Three's evening newscasts ignored the latest in the controversy over the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya for seven straight days, their morning shows ...
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CBS: Obama Has 'Huge Opportunity' in Hurricane Aftermath; Plays Up 'Edge on Empathy'

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford hyped the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy as a "huge opportunity" for President Obama to display his leadership skills, as opponent Mitt Romney currently ...
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Brinkley Boosts Obama Interview on CBS, CNN; Brushes Off President's 'BS-er' Slam

Liberal historian Douglas Brinkley gushed over President Obama on Thursday's CBS This Morning and Friday's CNN Newsroom, and tried to put the incumbent in the best possible light: "He's [Obama] a ...