Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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MSNBC.com Analyst: Palin's 'Reality Show' Life Not Good for Grandson

MSNBC.com's Steve Adubato went so far to compare Sarah Palin's notoriety to a reality show during a segment on Wednesday's Today show on NBC. Adubato acted as an apologist for Levi Johnston's move ...

NBC Groups Palin With 'Flabby Thighs, Cheap Men' on 2009 'Purge' List

On Tuesday's Today show, NBC's Jenna Wolfe singled out Sarah Palin and grouped her with "flabby thighs, cheap men, [and] rude people" as subjects some people chose to ritually "purge" from their ...

Stunning: Gergen Compares Senate ObamaCare Vote to Brown v. Board of Ed.

CNN senior political analyst David Gergen went so far to compare the Senate's cloture vote early Monday morning on ObamaCare to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. Seconds after the ...

CNN's Roberts and Guest Advocate 'Broad-Based' Tax Increases

CNN's John Roberts and his guest, Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, pushed for President Obama to break a campaign promise to not increase taxes on those who make less than $250,000, and ...

Larry King: Put the Bankers in Straitjackets

CNN's Larry King equated efforts against further regulation of the banking industry to letting the mentally ill run their psych wards on his program on Monday. King pressed conservative columnist ...

CNN's Gergen Likens President Obama to Damsel in Distress

CNN's David Gergen played up the difficulties that President Obama has faced on Monday's Anderson Cooper 360, underscored the importance of the coming week for the executive, and compared him to ...

Jack Cafferty All But Endorses Global One-Child Policy to Fight Climate Change

CNN's Jack Cafferty all but endorsed a global version of China's oppressive one-child policy on Friday's Situation Room. He repeated the argument of Canadian journalist Diane Francis, that ...

Thomas Friedman on CNN: ClimateGate an 'Idiot Debate,' 'Nonsense'

Green columnist Thomas Friedman dismissed the ClimateGate scandal during an interview on CNN, labeling it nonsense and an idiot debate.

Thomas Friedman on CNN: ClimateGate an 'Idiot Debate,' 'Nonsense'

Thomas Friedman of the New York Times dismissed the ClimateGate scandal during an interview on Thursday's Situation Room on CNN, labeling it "nonsense" and an "idiot debate." Anchor Wolf Blitzer ...

CNN's Amanpour: Criticism of Obama's Nobel Peace Prize 'Overdone'

CNN's Christiane Amanpour lashed out at the widespread criticism of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama on Thursday's American Morning: "Can I just say, I think it's overdone, ...

CNN Extensively Covers Viewpoint of Climate Change Skeptics

CNN made a real, day-long effort on Monday to address the climate-change debate as a debate, giving skeptics of manmade climate change a series of chances to match the leftist view, especially ...

CNN's Sanchez Fairly Moderates Debate Over Climate Change

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez fairly moderated a debate between glacier photographer James Balog and Marc Morano of ClimateDepot.com on Thursday's Newsroom about the issue of climate change. Sanchez did ...

Jack Cafferty Highlights ClimateGate, Reads E-mails Doubting Warming

Jack Cafferty went above and beyond many of his colleagues in the media by highlighting the ClimateGate scandal on Wednesday's Situation Room. He presented both sides of the controversy, noting ...

Stolberg Highlights Aging Feminists' Anxiety Over Abortion

Reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg devoted most of her article in Sunday's Times to the concerns of radical feminists over the future of legalized abortion, specifically its support among the younger ...

Suzanne Malveaux Latest to Use Vulgar 'Teabagger' Label on CNN

On Monday's Situation Room, Suzanne Malveaux became the latest CNN personality to use the offensive "teabagger" label to describe opponents of ObamaCare: "Do we expect to see the kinds of big ...

Newsweek's Lisa Miller Labels Passion of the Christ 'Anti-Semitic'

Magazine ranked Tina Fey's portrayal of Sarah Palin, the beginning of American Idol, and the death of Michael Jackson ahead of movie on list of Top 10 cultural moments in the last decade.

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 ...