Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
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Obama's Grades from CNN's 'Non-Partisan' Panel Match Liberals' High Marks

Three of CNN's supposedly non-partisan political analysts - Jeffrey Toobin, David Gergen, and Gloria Borger - gave President Obama high grades during the network's special on Obama's second 100 ...

CNN's Sanchez Misrepresents John McCain's Words on Hispanic Outreach

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez misrepresented Senator John McCain's words from an interview with his colleague John King on Sunday about the GOP's outreach with Latinos. He described McCain as ...

Bill Maher Pushes For ObamaCare; Bashes 'Stupid' U.S.

HBO's Bill Maher, after being asked during a segment on Monday's Situation Room on CNN to explain his recent "soulless vampire bastards" moniker of the current health care system, pushed for ...

Stephanopoulos: ObamaCare 'Closer' After Presser; Gushes Obama 'Knows His Stuff'

Obama during Thursday's Good Morning America: "It's clear, listening to the President last night, that he knows his stuff. He knows health care policy." He also predicted that the passage of the ...

ABC's Cuomo: Is 'Reckless' GOP Putting Americans at 'Risk'?

On Wednesday's GMA, ABC's Chris Cuomo suggested Republicans are putting Americans at "risk" by opposing President Obama's big government health care plan. Cuomo sought validation from liberal ...

CNN's Rick Sanchez Interviews 'Wise Latina' Women - at His Mom's House

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez devoted an entire segment on Thursday to his interviews of five "wise Latina" women from his hometown of Miami, including his own mother, about the nomination of Sonia ...

MSNBC Labels Obama Stare Photo 'Right Wing Smear;' Singles Out Drudge, Fox

MSNBC's David Shuster and Tamron Hall labeled the circulation of a photo of President Obama allegedly glancing at a teenager's posterior a "right wing smear," and singled out Fox News and Drudge ...

CNN Lets Homosexual Activists Speak Three Times Longer Than Opponent

Wednesday's Situation Room on CNN devoted nearly three times as much time to clips from advocates of overturning the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy than the one sound bite from a ...

CNN's Jack Cafferty Again Derides Palin, Calls Her 'Lame'

CNN's Jack Cafferty, on Monday's Situation Room, referred to one of Sarah Palin's reasons for her resignation, that she wanted to avoid becoming a lame duck, then cracked: "She was already lame."

ABC's Sawyer Asks Sheriff if He's 'Concerned' People Have 'Guns Right by the Side'

Even with a serial killer on the loose in South Carolina, ABC's Diane Sawyer was asking the local sheriff if he was concerned about the community "arming up and we're reading that ammunition is ...

CNN Bashes Conservative Ads With 'Industry Insider,' Omits His Far Left Affiliation

CNN glowingly featured an entire segment on Thursday's American Morning about Wendell Potter, a former chief corporate spokesman for the health insurance company Cigna, and he attempted to ...

CNN's Toobin: 'Five Conservatives' Ruled for Firefighters

During CNN's breaking news coverage of the Supreme Court's reversal of Sonia Sotomayor in a reverse discrimination case, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin labeled the majority as "five conservatives" and ...

CNN Omits Democrats' Sex Scandals, Zeroes-in on GOP

CNN's Ali Velshi on Thursday ignored all the past sex scandals involving Democrats in recent years as he focused on "another sex scandal involving a leading Republican." When his guest, Tony ...

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.