Matthew Balan

a News Analyst
Author Articles

CNN's Sanchez Implies Fox News Had 'Role' in O'Keefe Stunt

On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez implied that Fox News played some kind of part in James O'Keefe's attempted "punk" of correspondent Abbie Boudreau: "The same right-wing ...

CNN's Yellin Leans Against Fiorina, Labels Anti-Boxer Ad 'Mean'

On Monday's Rick's List, CNN's Jessica Yellin leaned against California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina as she compared one of her ads against that of her opponent, Senator Barbara ...

Jack Cafferty Lumps in Christine O'Donnell in New Attack on Palin

On Wednesday's Situation Room, CNN's Jack Cafferty revisited his anti-Sarah Palin obsession and somewhat predictably, grouped U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell with the former Alaska ...

CNN's Tuchman Suggests O'Donnell is a Totalitarian Due to Anti-Media Remark

CNN's Gary Tuchman blasted Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell on Tuesday's AC360, suggesting that the Republican was like the leader of a totalitarian regime, after she dared to say ...

Rick Sanchez: Fox News 'Essentially the Voice of the Republican Party'

On Tuesday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez again bashed Fox News and the conservative media, two of his favorite subjects of ire. Sanchez stated that President Obama was being "dogged" and ...

CNN Contributor Avlon: Christine O'Donnell 'Queen of the Wingnuts'

CNN contributor John Avlon returned to his consistent theme of bashing conservative on Monday's Newsroom, labeling Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell the "new queen of the ...

CNN: 'Hardcore Conservatives' Meet in DC; Reagan 'Most Secular' President

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux led Friday's Situation Room by labeling the social conservative Value Voters Summit a "traditional showcase for hardcore conservatives." Later in the same segment, senior ...

Former CNN Anchor O'Brien Attacks 'Nutbag' O'Donnell on Twitter

Former CNN anchor Miles O'Brien (no relation to current CNN special correspondent Soledad O'Brien) slammed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell as a "Tea Party nutbag" in a Tweet on ...

CNN's Velshi Against Tax Cuts, Denies There's Been a 'Surge' in Spending

NN's Ali Velshi leaned against extending the Bush tax cuts during a commentary on Tuesday's Newsroom, warning that it "may not be a brilliant idea," and spouted the liberal talking point that tax ...

CNN's Gergen: Obama is 'Impressive,' But Press Conference Was 'Boring'

CNN's David Gergen gushed over Barack Obama during CNN's coverage of the President's press conference on Friday, but was unimpressed by his performance: "He impresses everyone with his ...

Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer Unanimous in First CNN Appearance

CNN offered a sneak preview of their upcoming Parker-Spitzer program on Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360 with the new hosts, pseudo-conservative Kathleen Parker and "Client Number Nine" Eliot ...

Rick Sanchez to Pataki: Did Your Opposition to Mosque Lead to Koran Burning?

On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez tried to connect the overwhelming opposition to the planned Ground Zero mosque to a Florida pastor's "Burn a Koran Day" event. Sanchez asked former ...

CNN's Feyerick Promotes Ground Zero Mosque Imam

CNN's Deborah Feyerick played up Imam Feisal Rauf's apparent credentials as a "moderate" Muslim during a report on Wednesday's American Morning. Feyerick omitted using sound bites from Rauf's ...

ABC's Shipman Gushes Over Hillary the 'Political Celebrity'

ABC's Claire Shipman waxed ecstatic over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday's Good Morning America, as she reported on Mrs. Clinton's efforts in the Middle Eastern peace process. Shipman ...

CNN Continues One-Sided Reporting on 'Islamophobia' in America

On Thursday's American Morning, CNN's Deborah Feyerick continued her network's promotion of the charge the "Islamophobia" is growing in the U.S. All but one of Feyerick's sound bites during her ...

CNN's Sanchez Hesitant to Blame Left for Discovery Channel Terrorist, 'Most' Say He Went Too Far

CNN's Rick Sanchez, who was quick to blame Fox News for the 2009 murders of three police officers, treaded much more carefully on Wednesday's Rick's List as he covered the eco-terrorist who ...

Rick Sanchez Apologizes After Labeling Obama the 'Cotton-Picking President'

CNN's Rick Sanchez quickly apologized on his Rick's List program on Monday after inadvertently labeling Barack Obama the "cotton-picking president of the United States." Sanchez used the ...

ABC's Stephanopoulos Highlights Obama Blaming Media for Muslim Myth

On Monday's Good Morning America, ABC's George Stephanopoulos played up how President Obama "blamed many in the media for perpetuating...myths" such as he was born outside the United States, isn't ...

CNN Joins Media Speculation on NYC Stabbing's Connection to Mosque Debate

CNN's Deborah Feyerick joined the media guessing game as to the motivation behind the stabbing of Muslim taxicab driver in New York City, emphasizing the possibility it may have been "connected ...

CNN: GOP 'Very Far to the Right'; Guest Laments McCain's Rightward Lean

On Tuesday's AC360, CNN's John Roberts labeled Republican candidates who have Tea Party support "very far to the right," and specifically referred to Florida gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott as ...