Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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Big Three Networks Herald New White House Women's Report

ABC and NBC touted the Obama administration's new report on women by leading their evening news shows with it on Tuesday. Diane Sawyer gushed over the "huge new report," while NBC's Savannah ...

CNN Forwards Idea of 'Overreach' By Gov. Walker Through Quoted 'Experts'

CNN's Ed Hornick apparently couldn't find anyone who disagreed with the notion that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker "overreached" in his push to eliminate collective bargaining for public sector ...

The View Brings on Two Congressional Abortion Advocates, No Pro-Lifers

ABC's The View on Thursday neglected one side of the abortion debate by bringing on two staunch supporters of Planned Parenthood in Congress without any other guests arguing the pro-life side. As ...

Behar: Pro-Lifers are 'Evil and Immoral and Unethical and Stupid'

Joy Behar ripped the House of Representatives on her program on Monday for their recent defunding of Planned Parenthood. Behar, focusing on the organization's birth control services, criticized ...

CNN's Savidge, Guests Gang Up on Supporter of Concealed Carry on Campus

On Monday's Newsroom, CNN's Martin Savidge teamed up with guests Rachel Sklar and Nick Ragone to oppose a proposed bill in Texas that would allow college students with concealed carry permits to ...

ABC's Banfield on CNN: 'I'm Not Going to Cast Aspersions' on Rosen

n Wednesday's AC360 on CNN, ABC's Ashleigh Banfield punted on Nir Rosen's offensive Tweets against CBS's Lara Logan and tried to explain them away: "We're using a lot of electronics to get ...

On CNN, Rosen Falsely Claims He Didn't Know Logan Was Sexually Assaulted

Disgraced journalist Nir Rosen claimed on Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360 that he didn't know Lara Logan was sexually assaulted when she was attacked by protesters in Egypt. However, Rosen's own ...

CNN's Malveaux Endorses Reporter's Question from the Left to Obama

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux complimented a media colleague on Tuesday's Newsroom who hit President Obama from the left that morning. April Ryan cited the liberal Congressional Black Caucus's criticism ...

CNN's Chetry to Paul: 'Freedom and Right to Life Don't Always Go Together'

On Monday's American Morning, CNN's Kiran Chetry indicated that individual liberty and the pro-life movement weren't compatible. During an interview of Congressman Ron Paul, Chetry stated, ...

John Avlon Rips 'Far Right' Social Conservatives Over CPAC on CNN.com

CNN contributor John Avlon took yet another shot at mainstream conservatives in a Wednesday column on CNN.com. Avlon blasted the "far right" Family Research Council and other conservative groups ...

CNN: Tiny Pro-Illegal Immigrant Rally Gets More Coverage Than March for Life

CNN devoted three and a half minutes of coverage on Monday's Newsroom to a protest by "two dozen, maybe three dozen" people who were against two proposed laws targeting illegal immigration in ...

Dan Rather on CNN: Obama Inspired Protests in Egypt

On Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, disgraced former CBS anchor Dan Rather attributed the current protests in Egypt to President Obama's June 2009 speech to the Muslim world in Cairo: "He ...

John King USA the Only CNN Program to Mention March for Life...For 11 Seconds

CNN's 7 pm Eastern hour program John King USA was the only program on Monday and the following morning on Tuesday that mentioned the March for Life in Washington, DC. Anchor John King mentioned ...

Parker Defends Rep. Cohen: He Wasn't 'Necessarily' Comparing GOP to Nazis

On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker acted as an apologist for Rep. Steve Cohen's uncivil comparison between Republicans and Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels: "He was talking about ...

CNN's John King Apologizes for Guest's 'Crosshairs' Term

On Tuesday's John King USA, CNN's John King issued a prompt on-air apology minutes after a guest on his program used the term "crosshairs" during a segment: "We're trying to get away from using ...

CNN's Toobin: President Obama is 'Against Gun Control'

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin falsely claimed on Tuesday's Parker-Spitzer that Barack Obama is "against gun control." Toobin also seemed to lament that the conservative position on the Second Amendment has ...

CNN Goes After Arizona's Gun Laws as Major Factor in Shooting

On Monday's Newsroom, CNN treated Arizona's gun laws as a significant contributor to the shootings in Tucson. Correspondent Jessica Yellin prompted the local prosecutor to spout her pro-gun ...

CNN Plays Up Reaction of The Guardian, Castro, and al Jazeera to Shooting

CNN International's Zain Verjee on Monday's Newsroom highlighted The Guardian's left-wing talking point that the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabby Giffords "points to the rise of political ...

CNN's Spitzer: Tea Party 'One of the Most Vapid, Puerile Groups Out There'

On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Eliot Spitzer lashed out at President Obama from the left, going so far as to accuse him of forfeiting his campaign promises, simultaneously attacking the Tea ...

CNN's Spitzer: Mitt Romney is 'Very Conservative'?

CNN's Eliot Spitzer on Monday's Parker-Spitzer bizarrely labeled former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney "very conservative" as he cited the prominent Republican's support for legislation ...