Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
Author Articles

CNN's Griffin to Reich on Idea to Seize BP: 'Illegal;' 'Smacks of Venezuela'

On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Drew Griffin pressed former Clinton administration official Robert Reich on his call for a federal takeover of BP and its efforts against the Gulf oil leak. ...

CNN's Borger Gushes Over Separating Gores: 'Very Thoughtful People'

On Monday's Rick's List, CNN's Gloria Borger waxed ecstatic over Al and Tipper Gore, even as the two announced their separation: "This is a genuine couple....They have always been a real team." ...

CNN's Cooper: It's 'Stunning' Obama Let Oil Leak Become 'Katrina in Slow Mo'

CNN's Anderson Cooper first defended the Obama administration's initial response to the Gulf oil leak and then criticized him from the left on Tuesday's AC360: "A month ago, it seemed like the ...

CNN Spins Arizona's English Ed. Standard as Accent 'Crackdown,' 'Ban'

CNN did its part to perpetuate the liberal talking point about Arizona's supposedly racist campaign against illegal immigrants by airing a report three times on Monday that spun the state's ...

CNN Omits Left Wing Affiliation of Arrested Illegal, DREAM Act Provision

CNN's Casey Wian on Friday's Newsroom filed a one-sided report on an illegal immigrant activist who was arrested for participating in a sit-in at Senator John McCain's office on Monday. Wian ...

CNN Prioritizes Muslim Soldier/Anti-Christian's Lawsuit Against Army

While viewers might have expected to see the latest on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico or Tuesday's electoral primaries, CNN's Campbell Brown devoted the first two segments on her program on ...

CNN's Kyra Phillips: Racism a Problem Only Among Whites?

On Wednesday's Newsroom, CNN's Kyra Phillips hinted that racists only come in a shade of white when she highlighted how "there's still racism in this country- KKK members, white supremacists, and ...

Stephanopoulos Throws Softballs to Former Top Obama Aide, Lets Him Mislead on Kagan's Anti-Military Decisions

On Monday's GMA, ABC's George Stephanopoulos dealt with the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination by interviewing former Obama official Greg Craig, but no one from the conservative/Republican side ...

AP Humanizes Times Square Terror Suspect, Cites 'Unraveled' Life

John Christoffersen's article for the Associated Press on Tuesday night highlighted the life woes of Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing plot, citing how "his life ...

CNN Finally Follows Through on CAIR 'Hate Plate' Theory; Driver Now Racist?

On Friday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez revisited a story he did on Tuesday where he forwarded Islamic group CAIR's publicity stunt about a Virginia license plate that apparently contained ...

Time Places 'Moron' NewsBusters on 'Least Influential' List

Time magazine's website on Thursday named me [MRC news analyst Matthew Balan] to their tongue-in-cheek "Least Influential People of 2010" list, ranking me with other notables such as Russian ...

Oops: CNN, WaPo Jumped on CAIR's License Plate 'Hate' Theory, Now Disproved

On April 22 and 27, CNN and The Washington Post both helped forward Islamic advocacy group CAIR's publicity stunt which demeaned an anonymous Virginia motorist as a racist. The Post finally found ...

CNN's Malveaux Omits Pro-Illegal Immigration Stance of 'Legal Defender'

On Friday's Situation Room, CNN's Suzanne Malveaux omitted the pro-illegal immigration activism of guest Isabel Garcia. Malveaux only referenced how her guest was "legal defender of Pima County, ...

CNN's Brown Touts 'Rise in Right Wing Extremism;' Guest: SPLC 'Exaggerates'

On her CNN program on Monday, Campbell Brown forwarded one of the Left's talking points about the tea parties by stating that "it does appear that we are seeing a rise in right wing extremism ...

CNN's Rick Sanchez Goes After 'Cheap Shot' From NewsBusters

CNN's Rick Sanchez named MRC news analyst Matthew Balan and NewsBusters to "the very top" of his daily 'List That U Don't Want 2 Be On' on his Rick's List show on Monday. Sanchez criticized Balan ...

CNN to Advertisers: We're the Only 'Non-Partisan' Cable Network

Stuart Elliott of the New York Times's Media Decoder blog reported on Tuesday that CNN, a network known for its consistent liberal bias, is now incredibly touting itself as "the only credible, ...

Media Omits 'Outspoken' Priest's Liberal Dissension From Catholic Church

On Monday evening and Tuesday, ABC, CBS, and CNN all highlighted a Catholic priest's call for Pope Benedict XVI's resignation due to his alleged mishandling of the Church sex abuse scandal, ...

CNN's Toobin: Obama Not A 'Liberal Firebrand;' Heller Decision 'Activist'

On Friday's Newsroom, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin again used slanted labeling about the Supreme Court, shortly after Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement. Toobin stated that President ...

Juan Williams: 'Don't Tread on Me' Flags are 'Timothy McVeigh' Imagery

On Monday's O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, NPR news analyst Juan Williams furthered the left's talking point about the tea party's supposed connection to militias, and even went so far to claim that ...

Jack Cafferty Just Can't Get Over His Anti-Palin Obsession

CNN commentator Jack Cafferty predictably revisited his Palin Derangement Syndrome on Friday's Situation Room, hours after the former Alaska governor made a campaign appearance for Senator John ...