Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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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 ...

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 ...