Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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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 ...

CNN: Senator Dorgan Now a 'Conservative Democrat,' No Liberal Tags

CNN continued its spin on the retirement of Senator Byron Dorgan on Wednesday. Anchor Campbell Brown one-upped Wolf Blitzer's "moderate Democrat" tag of the senator, going so far to label the ...

CNN's Cafferty Slams Democrats' Closed-Door Negotiations on Health Care

On Wednesday's Situation Room, CNN's Jack Cafferty surprisingly blasted top Democrats, especially President Obama, over the secret negotiations being conducted to reconcile the House and Senate ...

CNN: 'Moderate' Sen. Dorgan 'Was Expected to Easily Win a Fourth Term'

On Tuesday evening, CNN tried to put the best spin on Senator Byron Dorgan's announcement that he wasn't running for reelection, labeling the pro-abortion, union-friendly liberal who was trailing ...

Tina Brown: Limbaugh 'Like the Bad Fairy at Sleeping Beauty's Christening'

The Daily Beast's Tina Brown targeted Rush Limbaugh for ruining 2009, particularly after Obama's inauguration, on Thursday's Today show on NBC, blaming him for the "big discord and toxic ...

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 ...