Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CBS Prompts Pro-Obama Powell on If He's 'Still Republican'; Ignores Libya

CBS This Morning brought on liberal Colin Powell on Thursday so he could break his endorsement of President Obama and boost the Democratic candidate that he supported in 2008. Norah O'Donnell ...
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CBS Hammers Haley Barbour on 'Impact' of Mourdock on Women's Vote

Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell badgered former RNC head Haley Barbour on Thursday's CBS This Morning on Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock's strongly pro-life stance, that even children ...
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Snooki, Vacuum Inventor Interviews Get More Air Time Than Benghazi

NBC's Today on Wednesday glossed over the State Department e-mails showing that the Obama administration knew that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was carried out by ...
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Libya E-Mails Break; Morning Shows Minimize Pressure on Team Obama

On Tuesday evening, CBS broke wide open a story on State Department e-mails showing the White House knew on September 11 that the consulate in Benghazi was subjected to a terrorist attack, and ...
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ABC's Post-Debate Liberal Slant: Raddatz Hypes How Obama 'Humanized' Issues; Weir Complains About Climate Change

Martha Raddatz boosted President Obama on ABC after the final presidential debate on Monday evening, just as she did during the earlier vice presidential debate that she moderated. Raddatz ...
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CBS: Be 'Really, Really Skeptical' About 'Outlier' Gallup Poll with Romney Up; No Issue Back in September with Obama Up

On Friday's CBS This Morning, John Dickerson was all too eager to pour cold water on the latest Gallup daily tracking poll that has Mitt Romney with a seven-point lead over President Obama: "There ...
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Obama Donor Gayle King Acclaims Romney 'Binder' Remark: 'It's Going to Be the Joke That Keeps on Giving'

Gayle King's support of President Obama - both vocal and financial - emerged on air on Thursday's CBS This Morning, as the newscast covered Mitt Romney's much-ballyhooed "whole binders full of ...
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NPR Slants Towards Advocates of Obama's Medicare Plan; Omits Conservatives

Julie Rovner, NPR's resident ObamaCare flack, failed to include any conservatives experts for her report on Medicare on Tuesday's All Things Considered. Rovner played two sound bites each from ...
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On ABC, Matthew Dowd, Donna Brazile Target Conservatives: Attacks on Crowley 'Sure Sign' Obama Won

Minutes after the second presidential debate ended on Tuesday, ABC pundits Matthew Dowd and Donna Brazile brushed off the three-plus minute advantage of speaking time President Obama had over Mitt ...
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DC's Chef Geoff Protests ObamaCare, While His Wife Norah O'Donnell Aided It at CBS

On Monday, the Cato Institute's Michael F. Cannon spotlighted how more than 150 employers inside the District of Columbia have signed onto a protest letter that decries the local ObamaCare board's ...
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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 ...