Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
Author Articles

CNN's Campbell Brown: 'Why Not Be Open to Trying' ObamaCare?

CNN's Campbell Brown used a proponent's own talking point about Obama's health plan as she pressed a doctor over his skepticism of the project during her Monday program: "There's plenty of ...

Bill Maher: Obama's 'Not Even a Liberal;' Blames Media For Lack of Left Wing

President Obama isn't nearly liberal enough for HBO's Bill Maher who on CNN repeated the focus of his rant on his show last Friday night. When Wolf Blitzer asked what he was most disappointed ...

Unbalanced CNN Panel Sides With Letterman Over Palin

"The Big Question" on CNN's Campbell Brown show Thursday night dealt with CBS host David Letterman's raunchy jokes about Sarah Palin's teenage daughter, but the panel CNN assembled justified ...

CNN's Sanchez Again Teams with Leftists to Slam Conservatives

Anchor Rick Sanchez used another crazed gunman's rampage to blast conservative media during CNN's Newsroom program on Thursday, and brought on Media Matters' Eric Boehlert as his aide to bash talk ...

CNN Weirdly Attempts to Rationalize Sotomayor's 'Wise Latina' Remark As Discourse on Pig's Feet

On Thursday's 10am ET Newsroom, CNN sought to give "context" to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's infamous "wise Latinas" remark. To rationalize and explain Sotomayor's ethnic argument, ...

CNN Uses Two Liberals to Bash Conservatives' 'Judicial Activist' Label

During a segment on Friday's American Morning, CNN correspondent Carol Costello used two liberal talking heads to cast doubt on the "judicial activist" label used by conservatives.

ABC's GMA Praises 'President Obama's Latina Powerhouse,' Her 'Mean' Guacamole

ABC's Good Morning America program on Wednesday led their 7 am Eastern hour with three positive reports about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, highlighting her judicial background and personal story.

CNN's Jeff Toobin: Sotomayor a 'Moderate Liberal, Like Ginsburg and Breyer'

CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Tuesday twice labeled President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a "moderate liberal."

ABC Minimizes 'Liberal' Label for Sotomayor; Used 'Conservative' for Alito Frequently

ABC News didn't use any labels such as liberal or progressive to describe Judge Sonia Sotomayor during its Tuesday morning coverage of her nomination to the Supreme Court. On the other hand, when ...

CNN's Anderson Cooper: Is Cheney 'Emboldening Our Enemies?'

Anderson Cooper grilled Dick Cheney's daughter Liz on his CNN program on Thursday evening about her father's defense of Bush's anti-terror tactics. He asked: 'Is it appropriate, though, for your ...

Time's Amy Sullivan Snarks About Those 'Furious' Pro-Life Catholics

Time magazine's senior editor Amy Sullivan, who, like most of her peers in the mainstream media, is an amateur when it comes to religion, twice implied in May that the pro-life Catholics in the ...

Sanchez and Slater Agree Bush 'Presided Over a Reign of Bullies'

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez and Dallas Morning News political writer Wayne Slater agreed on Tuesday's Newsroom program that former President George W. Bush appeared to be "controlled by a bunch of ...

CNN's Whitfield: Have Catholics 'Evolved' on the Moral Issues?

Minutes after she praised President Obama on Sunday for his "courageous" decision to accept the invitation to speak at Notre Dame, CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield played the role of liberal ...

CNN's Chetry Uses Left's Spin on Rush Limbaugh and Wanda Sykes

On Friday's American Morning, CNN anchor Kiran Chetry used the liberal talking points about Wanda Sykes and Rush Limbaugh, the two "Wingnuts of the Week," according to John Avlon of The Daily ...

MSNBC's O'Donnell Grills Opponent of Obama's Notre Dame Address

Instead of performing as an anchor, MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell became a liberal sparring partner to the Cardinal Newman Society's Patrick Reilly on the network's Thursday afternoon programming over ...

CNN's Acosta: Just Say Yes to Travel and Trade with Communist Cuba

Correspondent Jim Acosta, "carrying the CNN flag" on the island of Cuba, filed several reports for the American Morning program during the first week of May which slanted favorably towards an end ...

'The View' Repeats Media Myths About Catholic Church

Whoopi Goldberg asserts 'intolerance' is the greatest sin.

CNN and MSNBC Stereotype Pro-Lifers as Possible Terrorists

Someone bombed a doctor? Must be those dangerous pro-lifers.

Newsweek.com Omits 'Pro-Life' Groups' Connections to Democrats

Author Sarah Kliff says liberal groups represent a 'split' in pro-life movement.

Joy Behar: Obama Picking Rick Warren Like 'Cheney in Charge of Gun Control'

View co-hosts analyze president-elect's choice of pastor for inaugural invocation.