Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
Author Articles

NBC's Lauer: WikiLeaks is Merely a 'Messenger' for Classified Material

On Monday's Today show, NBC's Matt Lauer downplayed the criminal factor in the release of hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic communiques by WikiLeaks, twice labeling the website as ...

NBC's O'Donnell: Palin 'Rips the Heart Out of Her Opponents' in New Book

NBC correspondent Norah O'Donnell hyped Sarah Palin's criticism of her liberal opponents on Tuesday's Today show, stating that the former governor "rips the heart out of some of her opponents" in ...

Kathleen Parker Falsely Claims Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant

On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker bizarrely and inaccurately claimed that Alexander Hamilton came to the United States illegally and drafted the Constitution: "Let's remember...a ...

CNN: Conservative Guests are 'Controversial;' No Labels for Liberals

CNN, whose new ad claims that they "keep them all honest, without playing favorites," actually played favorites on Monday's Parker-Spitzer. Hosts Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer failed to give ...

Roland Martin on CNN: Sarah Palin is the 'Kim Kardashian of Politics'

Roland Martin brought his full-blown Palin Derangement Syndrome to Friday's Anderson Cooper 360, labeling the former Alaska governor "the Kim Kardashian of politics." Martin continued that Palin ...

CNN's Parker-Spitzer Endorse Matt Taibbi's Anti-Tea Party Attack: 'Chasing Mexicans on Medicaid'

CNN's Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer endorsed Matt Taibbi's bashing of conservatives on their Monday program. Spitzer marveled over the Rolling Stone editor's "brilliant" label of the Tea Party ...

CNN Features Guest Who Charges 'Regressive White Right' Has 'Declared War' on Progress

CNN's Don Lemon tossed softballs at leftist writer Tim Wise on Sunday's Newsroom, mostly reading back excerpts from his latest column, which the anchor labeled a "withering rebuke of...the 'white ...

Tom Brokaw: GOP, Tea Party Won't Be Effective in Upcoming Congress

On Wednesday's Today show, NBC special correspondent Tom Brokaw predicted that the incoming Republican majority in Congress, especially the Tea Party-backed winners, would ultimately fail at ...

Matt Lauer: Senator-Elect Rand Paul Bringing Anger to Washington

NBC's Matt Lauer characterized Kentucky Senator-Elect Rand Paul's victory as a "wave of anger and energy" on Wednesday's Today show. Lauer asked the Tea Party candidate, "We know you can win an ...

Maher: GOP Voters a 'Fringe Group;' Fox News Spreading 'Misinformation'

HBO's Bill Maher spouted his usual anti-conservative and anti-Fox News rhetoric on Monday's Situation Room on CNN, attacking the Tea Party movement as "teabaggers [who] are all carrying the ...

CNN Leads Tea Party Special With Racism Charge; Castle a 'Conservative'

CNN led their hour-long documentary "Boiling Point: Inside the Tea Party," which aired on Saturday and Sunday, with the regular accusation from liberals that racism is "running rampant" in the Tea ...

Zakaria: Sales Tax, More Govt. Spending Needed to 'Restore American Dream'

On Thursday's Newsroom, CNN's Fareed Zakaria endorsed a predictably liberal solution to get the American economy moving again: enact more taxes and implement new government programs. Zakaria ...

CNN Highlights Assault on MoveOn Worker, Omits Assault on Paul Supporter

CNN devoted seven news briefs on Tuesday to an assault on a MoveOn.org employee by Rand Paul supporters caught on camera outside the Kentucky Senate debate on Monday evening, but failed to mention ...

Jon Stewart on CNN: Fox News 'Wrong,' a 'Political Organization'

On Wednesday's Larry King Live on CNN, liberal comedian Jon Stewart bashed Fox News, labeling their "fair and balanced" slogan a "complete lie." Stewart also stated that he thought the network was ...

CNN Barely Covers Coons Gaffe on 1st Amendment, Highlights O'Donnell

CNN devoted several segments on Tuesday and Wednesday to Delaware Republican Christine O'Donnell's apparent gaffe on the First Amendment, but barely acknowledged her opponent Chris Coons's own ...

Viguerie: CNN Needs More Conservatives; Parker-Spitzer Brings on Libs

Conservative Richard Viguerie brought his criticism of CNN's "left-of-center" bent on Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, and recommended that the network bring on more "articulate conservatives." The two ...

Blitzer, Karibjanian Tougher on O'Donnell Than Coons in Senate Debate

CNN's Wolf Blitzer and former public television anchor Nancy Karibjanian pressed Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell during Wednesday's Delaware Senate debate. While the two pressed O'Donnell ...

CNN's Blitzer: Delaware's Chris Coons a 'Moderate Liberal' Like Biden

CNN's Wolf Blitzer downplayed the straight liberal record of Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday's Newsroom, as he compared the former senator to Delaware Democratic Senate candidate Chris ...

CNN's Parker Mirrors Spitzer's Line About 'Fringe' in Republican Party

On Monday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker picked up where her co-host Eliot Spitzer left off on Friday, bashing conservatives as "fringe elements" inside the Republican Party. Parker ...

Matt Lauer Tries to Tie Paladino to Crime, Might Take Kids to Gay Pride Event

NBC's Matt Lauer questioned Carl Paladino on Monday's Today about his recent controversial remarks on homosexuality, and hinted that his comments might prompt "violence against homosexuals" and ...