Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CNN's Gergen: Obama is 'Impressive,' But Press Conference Was 'Boring'

CNN's David Gergen gushed over Barack Obama during CNN's coverage of the President's press conference on Friday, but was unimpressed by his performance: "He impresses everyone with his ...

Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer Unanimous in First CNN Appearance

CNN offered a sneak preview of their upcoming Parker-Spitzer program on Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360 with the new hosts, pseudo-conservative Kathleen Parker and "Client Number Nine" Eliot ...

Rick Sanchez to Pataki: Did Your Opposition to Mosque Lead to Koran Burning?

On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez tried to connect the overwhelming opposition to the planned Ground Zero mosque to a Florida pastor's "Burn a Koran Day" event. Sanchez asked former ...

CNN's Feyerick Promotes Ground Zero Mosque Imam

CNN's Deborah Feyerick played up Imam Feisal Rauf's apparent credentials as a "moderate" Muslim during a report on Wednesday's American Morning. Feyerick omitted using sound bites from Rauf's ...

ABC's Shipman Gushes Over Hillary the 'Political Celebrity'

ABC's Claire Shipman waxed ecstatic over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday's Good Morning America, as she reported on Mrs. Clinton's efforts in the Middle Eastern peace process. Shipman ...

CNN Continues One-Sided Reporting on 'Islamophobia' in America

On Thursday's American Morning, CNN's Deborah Feyerick continued her network's promotion of the charge the "Islamophobia" is growing in the U.S. All but one of Feyerick's sound bites during her ...

CNN's Sanchez Hesitant to Blame Left for Discovery Channel Terrorist, 'Most' Say He Went Too Far

CNN's Rick Sanchez, who was quick to blame Fox News for the 2009 murders of three police officers, treaded much more carefully on Wednesday's Rick's List as he covered the eco-terrorist who ...

Rick Sanchez Apologizes After Labeling Obama the 'Cotton-Picking President'

CNN's Rick Sanchez quickly apologized on his Rick's List program on Monday after inadvertently labeling Barack Obama the "cotton-picking president of the United States." Sanchez used the ...

ABC's Stephanopoulos Highlights Obama Blaming Media for Muslim Myth

On Monday's Good Morning America, ABC's George Stephanopoulos played up how President Obama "blamed many in the media for perpetuating...myths" such as he was born outside the United States, isn't ...

CNN Joins Media Speculation on NYC Stabbing's Connection to Mosque Debate

CNN's Deborah Feyerick joined the media guessing game as to the motivation behind the stabbing of Muslim taxicab driver in New York City, emphasizing the possibility it may have been "connected ...

CNN: GOP 'Very Far to the Right'; Guest Laments McCain's Rightward Lean

On Tuesday's AC360, CNN's John Roberts labeled Republican candidates who have Tea Party support "very far to the right," and specifically referred to Florida gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott as ...

CNN's Velshi Gushes Over Obama Administration's Green Energy Push

CNN's Ali Velshi enthusiastically touted the Obama administration's promotion of "alternative energy" on Tuesday's Newsroom, and advanced the idea that the field would become a major economic ...

CNN's Toobin: Judge's Ruling a 'Major Setback for Stem Cell Research'

On Monday's Situation Room, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin used dire language to describe a federal judge's decision which struck down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research: "The bottom line is ...

CNN Continues to Promote 'Islamophobia' Accusation From Time

CNN's T. J. Holmes brought back Time's Bobby Ghosh on Friday's Newsroom for more promotion of his "Islamophobia" cover story, and added two Muslim guests who largely agreed with his thesis that ...

CNN and Time Promote Accusation That 'Bigotry' is Driving Mosque Debate

CNN's American Morning and Newsroom programs on Thursday brought on Time magazine's Bobby Ghosh to highlight his "Is America Islamophobic?" article and help promote his accusation that "hate ...

Russell Simmons on CNN: Christians Bombed the WTC in 1993?

Russell Simmons, founder of the hip-hop label Def Jam, bizarrely and inaccurately claimed during an interview on Wednesday's Larry King Live on CNN that the perpetrators behind the first World ...

Rick Sanchez: CNN is 'Middle'; Fox News 'Way, Way, Way to the Right'

On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez returned to his obsession with Fox News, stating that the network "obviously tends to lean way, way, way to the right." He did acknowledge this his ...

CNN's Velshi: Ban Catholic Churches from Oklahoma City Because of McVeigh?

CNN's Ali Velshi engaged in moral relativism on Wednesday's Newsroom as he editorialized on the controversial planned mosque near Ground Zero. Velshi worried about the precedent that might be set ...

Roland Martin to Dems: 'Protect the Constitution' By Supporting Mosque

On Tuesday's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN contributor Roland Martin strongly pushed for the Democrats to "stand up and protect the Constitution" by defending the planned New York City mosque near ...

CNN Lets Pro-Abortion PAC Spout Its Anti-Palin Talking Points

CNN's Jessica Yellin, a one-time "prominent feminist activist," helped forward the talking points of the pro-abortion lobby by devoting part of a segment on Tuesday's Rick's List to EMILY List's ...