Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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NYT Gives False Impression That Catholic Medal of Honor Recipient Was Muslim

Andrea Elliott's front-page article in Monday's Times played up the thousands of Muslims in the U.S. military and how their service...is more necessary and more complicated than ever before, but ...

CNN: Palin, Tea Party Protesters 'Driving Moderates Out of GOP'

On Monday's AC360, CNN's Anderson Cooper forwarded the media's new talking point about the New York congressional race, that "tea Party protesters and other conservative voices are...driving ...

CNN: Palin, Tea Party Protesters 'Driving Moderates Out of GOP'

On Monday's AC360, CNN's Anderson Cooper forwarded the media's new talking point about the New York congressional race, that "tea Party protesters and other conservative voices are...driving ...

CNN Again Cites Liberal Study on Talk Radio, Pushes Localism

CNN's Carol Costello again omitted the liberal source of a statistic she touted during a report on Wednesday's American Morning, that 91% of talk radio is apparently conservative. Costello also ...

CNN Psychoanalyzes Talk Radio Listeners, Cites Left-Wing Study on Format

CNN's Carol Costello on American Morning brought on a psychiatrist to find out why conservatives dominate talk radio (they like bullies) and asserted that the industry "Talkers magazine" claimed ...

CNN's Cooper Brings on Sharpton on Limbaugh: NFL Needs 'Standards'

CNN's Anderson Cooper brought on Rev. Al Sharpton- a person with an actual racially-divisive past- on his program on Monday to expound on his argument that Rush Limbaugh is "divisive" and even ...

NBC Highlights Critique of Obama on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' ABC Minimizes

NBC's Today show on Sunday devoted a three-minute report to President Obama's speech to "gay rights" proponents, where he promised a repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The report had ...

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter Slams Limbaugh as 'Mullah Rush'

Rush Limbaugh for attack, on Friday's MSNBC Live. While acknowledging that "everybody agrees it was premature" to award the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama, Alter singled out the two groups ...

CNN's Lothian: Nobel Prize an 'A' for Effort, Could Help with Health Care

CNN's Dan Lothian, on Friday morning, saw nothing but pluses for President Obama's reception of the Nobel Peace Prize. Lothian guessed Obama "obviously is getting an 'A' for effort here," and even ...

Paul Begala Returns to Bashing Rush Limbaugh With Drug Reference

Democratic strategist Paul Begala can be relied upon to use the "drug card" against Rush Limbaugh and he was true to form on Tuesday's Situation Room. When CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked what it would ...

CNN's Toobin Again Touts 'Very Conservative' vs 'Liberal' Supreme Court

CNN'st Jeffrey Toobin again turned to his usual labeling of the ideological split on the Supreme Court on Monday's American Morning. Toobin tagged Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts "very ...

CNN Endorses Thomas Friedman's Scaremongering About Conservatives

CNN's Jack Cafferty and Wolf Blitzer endorsed Thomas Friedman's "scary and sobering column" in the New York Times where the liberal writer compared the American political climate to Israel in 1995 ...

CNN's Zakaria: Obama Foreign Policy a 'Bold Gambit,' Hopes It 'Pays Off'

CNN's Fareed Zakaria gave President Obama's diplomacy-first foreign policy a ringing endorsement on his program on Sunday, lauding it as a breath of fresh air: "Obama is betting that America has ...

Larry King to Michael Moore: 'You are Our #1 Propagandist'

CNN's Larry King fawned over Michael Moore during an hour-long interview on his program on Wednesday, calling the leftist's latest feature "a brilliant documentary," and went on to label the ...

CNN Zeroes-In on 'Dark Undercurrent' of Tea Parties

CNN's Jim Spellman did his best to paint the participants of the Tea Party Express's rallies across the nation as a bunch of extremists on Saturday's Newsroom. Spellman played clips which ...

CNN's Martin: 'Insane' Objectors to Obama Speech to Kids Acting Childish

On Thursday's Campbell Brown program, CNN's Roland Martin berated the critics of the accompanying lesson plan for President Obama's upcoming speech to school kids, calling them "insane parents."

ABC's Chris Cuomo Sneers at RNC's Steele That 'Death Panel' Lingo Is Left Out of His New Op-Ed

ABC News anchor Chris Cuomo conducted a hostile interview of RNC Chairman Michael Steele on Monday's Good Morning America. Noting Steele hadn't used the term "death panel," Cuomo asked if it was ...

ABC Touts Insurance Industry 'Whistleblower,' Fails to Note Left-Wing Affiliation

ABC on Sunday ran a sympathetic piece on former insurance executive Wendell Potter's "personal journey from health industry insider to outsider." Good Morning America's Ron Claiborne trumpeted how ...

ABC Links Health Care Town Hall Protesters to Hate Groups

ABC News correspondent Brian Ross tried to connect the health care town hall protesters to hate groups on Friday's GMA. Ross cited the Southern Poverty Law Center, whose left-wing political ...

Kudos to CNN: Sanchez Presses Jackson-Lee on Bizarre 'Doctored' Video Claim

On Thursday's Newsroom, CNN's Rick Sanchez pressed Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee about how, as a constituent was asking her a question at a health care town hall meeting, Jackson-Lee made a call on her ...