Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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CNN's Lemon Argues With Black Tea Party Member; Civil War is 'Modern History'?

On Thursday's Newsroom, CNN's Don Lemon conducted a confrontational interview of a black tea party member and disputed his assertion that the U.S. is "more divided now, racially, than any other ...

Rick Sanchez & Roland Martin Slam Limbaugh, Beck as Illegitimate, 'Racist'

CNN's Rick Sanchez returned to attacking conservative talk radio on Wednesday's Rick's List program, lamenting that "a lot of people in this country...think that Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are ...

CNN's Rick Sanchez: Rails Against Uneducated Conservative Talk Show Hosts Misleading Gullible Listeners

On Friday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez attacked conservative economic policy, singling out the right's support for lower tax rates, and complained that "we in America are so easily led to go ...

CNN Again Omits Pro-Illegal Immigration Stance of 'Public Defender'

On Wednesday's Newsroom, CNN's Tony Harris omitted the pro-illegal immigration activism of guest Isabel Garcia, just as his colleague Suzanne Malveaux did more than two months earlier. Harris ...

CNN Again Omits Pro-Illegal Immigration Stance of 'Public Defender'

On Wednesday's Newsroom, CNN's Tony Harris omitted the pro-illegal immigration activism of guest Isabel Garcia, just as his colleague Suzanne Malveaux did more than two months earlier. Harris ...

Network Morning Shows Unanimously Gush Over Larry King

The morning programs of the Big Three networks all sang the praises of CNN host Larry King after he announced on Tuesday his upcoming retirement from his program, while overlooking his liberal ...

CNN's Yellin Cites Her Own Liberal Harvard Days in Defense of Kagan

On Tuesday's Rick's List, CNN's Jessica Yellin harkened back to her college days at Harvard as she defended Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan against charges by conservatives that she is ...

Oliver Stone Lauds Hugo Chavez, Criticizes Action Against Iran on ABC's GMA

Liberal director Oliver Stone revealed his anti-American bent on Monday's Good Morning America, praising the rise of mainly left-wing leaders across South America and even went so far to support ...

NBC: Obama's 'Commander-in-Chief' Moment with McChrystal a Hidden Blessing

On Wednesday's Today show, NBC's Chuck Todd touted President Obama's "swiftness" in dealing with the controversy surrounding General Stanley McChrystal comments in Rolling Stone magazine as a ...

NBC Guest: Obama White House a 'Team of Nine-Year-Olds'

NBC's Today show on Wednesday refreshingly brought on a conservative guest who ripped the Obama administration's management of the war in Afghanistan. Daniel Goure of the Lexington Institute ...

CNN Airs Gushing Two-Part Report on 'Powerhouse' Anti-Prop 8 Lawyers

CNN senior political analyst Gloria Borger returned to her roots as a slanted journalist on Wednesday's Newsroom with a glowing two-part report on Ted Olson and David Boies, the former rivals in ...

Network News Shows Largely Skip President's $50 Billion Spending Request

The network morning and evening news shows have all but ignored President Obama's Saturday letter to congressional leaders asking for $50 billion in additional spending to prevent the "massive ...

CNN's Sanchez Highlights 'Big Oil' Cash to Republicans, Omits Obama

On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez twice highlighted how "several Republicans want to keep the cap on what oil companies pay for spills at $75 million" and how apparently that's about ...

CNN's Don Lemon Acts as Helen Thomas Apologist in Fleischer Interview

CNN anchor Don Lemon repeatedly defended rabidly anti-Israel columnist Helen Thomas as he interviewed Ari Fleischer late in the 7 pm Eastern hour of Sunday's Newsroom. After playing Thomas's ...

CNN's Obama Interview: LeBron, McCartney In; Sestak, Economy Out

CNN's Larry King completely left out the major topic of the White House's continuing obfuscation on the Sestak and Romanoff controversies and barely mentioned the economy during his interview of ...

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 ...