Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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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 ...
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Chris Matthews Hints Ryan's 'Very Nasty' Speech Was Directed to Racists

Minutes after Paul Ryan finished his RNC speech on Wednesday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews slammed the Republican vice presidential candidate for supposedly ignoring blacks during his "very constricted, ...
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MSNBC's O'Donnell Rips Ann Romney for Ignoring 'Struggling' Women Who Rely on Government

MSNBC 's immediate reaction to Ann Romney's Tuesday night speech at the Republican National Convention was to stick by the left-wing talking point that she can't relate to ordinary Americans, ...
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NBC's Mitchell Evokes 'Iconic Picture' of Bush 'Looking Down at New Orleans'; Claims GOP 'Especially' Has 'Challenge' With Tropical Storm

For the second straight night, NBC Nightly News on Monday played the Hurricane Katrina card against Republicans, as Tropical Storm Isaac veered away from Tampa and took aim at New Orleans. Andrea ...
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CBS: Akin 'Put a Highlight on the Extreme End of the Abortion Debate'

John Dickerson hinted on Wednesday's CBS This Morning that the only radicals in the abortion debate were on the pro-life side. During a discussion about the furor over Rep. Todd Akin's recent ...
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CBS Morning Show Ignores Obama's False Reply on Campaign's Felony Charge Against Romney

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King applauded colleague Nancy Cordes for her "great question" to President Obama on Monday about a dishonest ad from a supporting super ...
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CBS Quickly Covers GOP Congressman's Skinny-Dipping; Dallied On Weiner Scandal

Mere hours after Politico reported on Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder's admitted skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee in Israel, CBS highlighted the story on its Monday morning newscast. By ...
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CBS Parrots Obama Campaign's Own Spin of Biden's Controversial 'Chains' Remark

Wednesday's CBS This Morning did its best to spin Vice President Joe Biden's "he's going to put y'all back in chains" slam of Mitt Romney and even forwarded the Obama campaign's own talking points ...
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CBS Spotlights Romney 'Damage Control' After Event Held at Cocaine Convict's Restaurant

CBS This Morning on Tuesday played up how Mitt Romney's campaign had to conduct "a little more damage control" after the GOP presidential candidate held an event at a popular Miami establishment ...
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Bob Schieffer Falsely Claims Ryan Budget 'Really Slashes Into Social Programs'

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Bob Schieffer again forwarded the liberal talking point that GOP vice presidential apparent Paul Ryan's budget plan would drastically cut federal spending. Schieffer ...
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CBS Downplays Obama Super PAC Cancer Death Ad As Part of 'Nasty' Blitz from Both Sides

Three days after CNN slammed the dishonest ad from the pro-Obama Priorities USA super PAC that blames Mitt Romney for a woman's cancer death, Friday's CBS This Morning finally got around to ...
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Morning Newscasts Still Skipping Obama Supporters' Cancer Death Ad

On Thursday morning, the Big Three continued their complete blackout on the controversy surrounding a pro-Obama super PAC's new ad that points the finger at Mitt Romney for a woman's cancer death. ...
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NPR Ignores Obama Super PAC's Cancer Death Ad; 'Truth Squadding' Romney Welfare Ad

On Wednesday's Morning Edition, NPR followed the example of its Big Three counterparts in failing to cover a new ad from a pro-Obama super PAC that points the finger at Mitt Romney for a woman's ...
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On CBS, Douglas Brinkley Marvels at 'Still Very Popular' Kennedys

Liberal historian Douglas Brinkley sang the praises of the Kennedy family on Monday's CBS This Morning, spotlighting the apparently "very important public service work" of Robert F. Kennedy's ...
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ABC, NBC Fail to Lunge at Harry Reid's 'Explosive Accusation' that Romney Hasn't Paid Taxes

The Big Three networks largely yawned at Majority Leader Harry Reid's wild charge on the Senate floor on Thursday that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in 10 years. ABC, ...
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CBS Yawns as ObamaCare Mandate Goes Into Effect; ABC Trumpets 'Important Day for Women's Health'

On its Wednesday evening and Thursday morning newscasts, CBS didn't file one report or news brief on the controversial federal abortifacient/contraception mandate going into effect. Even worse, ...
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Nets Sing Praises of 'Brilliant' and 'Witty' Gore Vidal; Omit His Left Wing Ideology

The Big Three networks enthusiastically paid tribute to leftist author Gore Vidal on their Wednesday morning newscasts, but not one mentioned his political ideology. NBC's Today devoted two briefs ...
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Irony Alert: GOP-Bashing D.L. Hughley Likens Joe Wilson, House Republicans to Bullies

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, liberal comedian D.L. Hughley claimed that Republicans acted as bullies when they impeached former President Bill Clinton in 1998, as well as Rep. Joe Wilson when he ...
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CBS Continues Publicizing Newsweek's 'Wimp' Cover; 'Probably Hurt' Romney

For the second day in a row, Bob Schieffer spotlighted Newsweek's "The Wimp Factor" cover story on Mitt Romney, this time on Monday's CBS This Morning. Schieffer played up the potential negative ...
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CBS Defends Obama's 'You Didn't Build That' Remarks; Invokes 'It Takes A Village'

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and John Dickerson shamelessly defended the President Obama's "you didn't build that" comments on business. Rose asserted, "If you look at the full ...