Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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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 ...
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CBS's Norah O'Donnell: Did Romney 'Insult' GOP Voters In Secret Video?

Norah O'Donnell played up the possible negative impact of the hidden camera video of Mitt Romney on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. Regarding the elderly vote, O'Donnell asked 2008 McCain presidential ...
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Only CBS's Crawford Notes Obama 'Spurred Similar Controversy' With His 'Cling to Guns and Religion' Line

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford stood out as the only Big Three network journalist to play a clip of Barack Obama's infamous "cling to guns and religion" barb at conservatives, as she ...
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CBS Plays Up Politico's Reporting on Apparent 'Turmoil' in Romney Campaign

Like their colleagues on NBC's Today show, Monday's CBS This Morning forwarded a recent Politico report about supposed "turmoil inside the Romney campaign," which was stuffed with unnamed sources. ...
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Schieffer Touts 'Best Polling News That the President Has Seen in Quite a While'

Bob Schieffer trumpeted "some of the best polling news that the President has seen in quite a while" on Friday's CBS Evening News, a day after NBC's Brian Williams played up poll numbers that were ...
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CBS Gets in Senator Portman's Face on Embassy Apology Dispute, Breaks Out Kid Gloves for Obama

Thursday's CBS This Morning rushed to President Obama's defense over the spat between the Democrat and opponent Mitt Romney over a statement issued by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt condemning ...
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Bob Woodward on CBS: 'Very Difficult' Republicans are 'Like a Brick Wall'

Bob Woodward singled out congressional Republicans as the main party to blame for the 2011 debt ceiling showdown, during an interview on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, and he minimized the ...
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On 9/11 Anniversary, CBS Promotes Vanity Fair Editor's Blame Bush Tome

Eight weeks before the presidential election, Tuesday's CBS This Morning marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by helping Vanity Fair's Kurt Eichenwald forward his accusation that the ...
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CBS Plays Softball With Durbin on ObamaCare, Chicago Teachers Strike

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell let Illinois Senator Dick Durbin forward the Democratic Party's talking points against Mitt Romney on ObamaCare by tossing him ...
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MSNBC Marvels at President Obama's Convention Speech: 'Epic'; 'Home Run'; 'Made Me Feel Good'

The liberal personalities on MSNBC reacted to President Barack Obama's Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention in the exact same way they did to Bill Clinton the previous ...
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MSNBC Unanimously 'Giddy' Over 'Extraordinary', 'Powerful', 'Masterful' Bill Clinton

MSNBC's on-air personalities were plainly in awe of Bill Clinton on Wednesday night. Moments after the former President finished his speech at the Democratic National Convention, they kept up the ...
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NBC's Mitchell Trumpets 'Political Superstar' Michelle Obama; 'All About Hugs'

Andrea Mitchell gushed over Michelle Obama on Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, labeling her a "political superstar" and "her husband's best campaigner, hardly needing to practice with the Teleprompters ...
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Chris Matthews Goes on Anti-Romney Bender: 'Very Anti-Scientific'; 'Know-Nothing'; 'Piggish'

MSNBC's Chris Matthews didn't even wait for the balloons and the confetti to stop falling before laying into Mitt Romney. Moments after the former Massachusetts governor finished his Thursday ...