Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CNN's Sanjay Gupta Pushes for Price Controls Throughout Health Care

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanja Gupta pressed HHS Secretary Kathleen for price controls in all parts of the health care industry on Thursday's Newsroom. Gupta stated that insurance ...

CNN Brings on Two Liberals to Push Latest ObamaCare Proposal

CNN's Kiran Chetry's two guests - Time magazine's Karen Tumulty and Wendell Potter of the liberal Center for Media and Democracy - promoted the latest health care "reform" proposal by President ...

Rick Sanchez: Ann Coulter 'Exemplifies the Hardline Spirit of CPAC'

On Monday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez painted Ann Coulter and CPAC as "hardline." Sanchez also implied that the CPAC attendees were hypocritically cheering Dick Cheney: "I invited Ann ...

Daily Beast's Avlon: CPAC's 'Saving Freedom' Theme 'A Little Extreme'

CNN regular and Daily Beast columnist John Avlon labeled "saving freedom," the theme for CPAC 2010, as "a little extreme" and "a little far out" on Thursday's Campbell Brown program and Friday's ...

CNN Insists Evan Bayh is 'No Liberal;' GOP 'Should Be Sad to See Him Go'

On Monday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez and Jessica Yellin both tried to portray liberal Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh as a centrist. Yellin insisted, "Republicans should be sad to see Evan Bayh ...

CNN: President Made 'Pants on Fire' Claim on Health Care; AP: 'Hyperbole'

CNN refreshingly called out President Obama on Friday's Newsroom concerning his false claim that "for the first time...you saw more people getting health care from government than you did from the ...

Slate.com's Kaplan on CNN: Tea Parties Don't Amount to Much; Blasts GOP, Palin

On Monday's Rick's List program on CNN, Slate.com's Fred Kaplan attacked Republicans for politicizing national security, accused the GOP of being in an alternate reality, and blasted Sarah Palin ...

Rick Sanchez Omits Party of Convicted Democrat, IDs Tancredo's Party

CNN's Rick Sanchez failed to mention the party affiliation of former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon on Friday's Rick's List program, but made every effort to identify former Congressman Tom Tancredo ...

CNN's Acosta: Tea Partiers are 'Recession-Raging Conservatives'

CNN's Jim Acosta continued his network's bias against tea party protesters on Wednesday's American Morning by depicting them as "recession raging," and questioned one participant over her ...

CNN Seeks Out Stimulus 'Believer' Cited by President Obama

On Saturday's Newsroom, CNN's Don Lemon deferentially took President Obama's advice and interviewed a stimulus "skeptic" turned "believer," whom the Democrat cited as an example of the success of ...

Behar and Goldberg: First Year of Obama Presidency 'Traumatic' For Whites

On HLN's Joy Behar Show on Thursday, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg gave a racial explanation for Chris Matthews' recent "I forgot he was black" remark about President Obama. Goldberg cracked that ...

AP Lede on O'Keefe Raises Watergate Specter: 'What Did the Right Wing Know?'

The Associated Press on Wednesday insinuated there might be a wider conservative plot behind James O'Keefe's alleged misdeeds at Senator Mary Landrieu's office, and invoked the Watergate scandal ...

CNN's Cafferty Slams Pentagon's Omission of Islam in Ft. Hood Report

CNN's Jack Cafferty blasted the Defense Department's report on the Fort Hood massacre as a "joke" on Thursday's Situation Room, singling out how there was "no mention in the report of the ...

Carol Costello: Republicans Fomented 'Fear and Confusion Among Voters'

CNN's Carol Costello reminisced enthusiastically about President Obama's inauguration a year ago on Tuesday's American Morning, highlighting how, at the time, "the hearts of millions of Americans ...

CNN's Yellin : 'Angry and Scared' People Caused Scott Brown's Rise

On Monday's AC360, CNN's Jessica Yellin spun the rise of Republican candidate Scott Brown as coming from "folks here in Massachusetts [who] are feeling angry and scared. They're angry and scared ...

Jack Cafferty Tosses Idea That Earth Could Actually Be Cooling

CNN's Jack Cafferty highlighted the research of "some scientists [who] insist the earth is entering a cooling trend" in a commentary on CNN.com. Cafferty detailed the harsh winter weather in the ...

CNN's Cooper Actually Deviates from Palin With 'Game Change' Authors

On Monday's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN's Anderson Cooper extensively questioned authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann about their new book "Game Change" on subjects other than Sarah Palin, unlike ...

Nicholas Kristof Plugs Obama-Care on CNN: 'We Will Look Back on It With Pride'

Liberal columnist Kristof plugs Obama-care on CNN, has no problem with secret negotiations: "when people talk to you, that means they're not serious. When they actually are quiet and they are ...

CNN's Journalist Panel Chooses ObamaCare Over Transparency

CNN made no accommodation for balance during a panel discussion segment on ObamaCare on Monday's American Morning, bringing on two journalists- New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Time ...

Steph Miller's Fable on Larry King: 'Clinton Put the Cole Bombers in Jail'

Left-wing talker Stephanie Miller inaccurately claimed on CNN's Larry King Live on Thursday that former President Clinton "put the Cole bombers in jail." Miller also predictably blasted former ...