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Kyle Drennen

News Analyst

Kyle Drennen is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing writer to our NewsBusters blog. He joined the MRC in 2007 after graduating from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science.

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CBS Touts Clinton Memoir: Hillary Was Comforted by Mom After 2008 Loss

In an effort to promote Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir, Hard Choices, on Monday's CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King proclaimed: "Former Secretary of State, that would be Hillary Clinton, ...
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Networks Hype Social Media 'Backlash' Against Michael Sam Fueled By 'Every Creep and Cretin'

Despite the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the first openly gay player in the NFL, the Big Three network morning shows on Monday all ...
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NBC's Lauer: NFL Won't Be on 'Right Side of History' Until More Gay Players Come Out

Talking to NBC sportscaster Bob Costas on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer reacted to openly gay football player Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday: "The big ...
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On CBS, Michael Smerconish Slams Talk Radio's 'Horrific Impact on Polarization and Incivility'

Appearing on Friday's CBS This Morning, Sirius XM radio and CNN host Michael Smerconish hocked his new fictional novel about the talk radio business entitled Talk, and denounced the industry: ...
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Harry Reid Slams 'Tit for Tat' Media: Press Should Just Blame GOP for Washington Dysfunction

During an interview with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday's MSNBC Daily Rundown, NBC political director Chuck Todd challenged Reid's suggestion that Republicans were ...
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MSNBC Host on 'Today': 'Every Time Lewinsky is Mentioned, It is Good for Hillary Clinton'

During a report on Thursday's NBC Today about Monic Lewinsky's article in Vanity Fair magazine, correspondent Peter Alexander touted liberal spin that the former Bill Clinton mistress speaking ...
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Andrea Mitchell to EPA Chief: 'What Future Does a Child Face' if Nothing is Done on Climate Change?

During her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell teed up Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy to promote a new White House report on climate change ...
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Networks Give Obama Megaphone to Push Climate Change Alarmism, Dismiss Critics

After enthusiastically promoting an upcoming White House climate change report on Tuesday, all three network morning shows on Wednesday happily touted interviews with President Obama on the ...
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Larry King Rips CNN: 'How Many Times Can You Cover a Plane?' It's 'Embarrassing'

Appearing on Tuesday's NBC Today, former CNN talk show host Larry King ridiculed his former employer when asked if he would ever return to the cable channel: "The tough time I would have at ...
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Networks Eagerly Push White House Climate Change Agenda Ahead of Obama Interviews

On Tuesday, the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows all seized on a new climate change report being released by the White House ahead of a slate of interviews with President Obama conducted by ...
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Washington Post Reporter: Benghazi Scandal May Actually Help Hillary in 2016

Appearing on Monday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, Washington Post reporter Dan Balz touted Democratic spin that the ongoing Benghazi scandal could actually help Hillary Clinton's 2016 ...
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Networks Give 15 Times More Coverage to Correspondents' Dinner Than Benghazi

On Monday, the three network morning shows allocated 12 minutes 24 seconds to Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner but only CBS This Morning reported House Speaker John Boehner ...
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O'Reilly: 'Disgraceful' Media 'Doesn't Give a Damn' About Benghazi

One day after accusing the press of ignoring the Benghazi scandal in order to protect President Obama, on Thursday's O'Reilly Factor, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly ripped into the media yet again: ...
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NBC Promotes Democrat Clay Aiken Running for Congress: 'From Pop Singer to Politician'

On Friday, NBC's Today kicked off its 2014 midterm election coverage by doing a fawning puff piece on former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken running for Congress in North Carolina as a ...
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NBC's 'Today' Gives 28 Seconds to Benghazi Emails, Touts White House 'Dismissing Claims' of Cover-Up

During a 28-second news brief on Thursday's NBC Today, anchor Natalie Morales seized on Obama administration spin downplaying newly-released emails suggesting a cover-up of Benghazi: "The ...
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Joe Scarborough Eviscerates Donny Deutsch's 'Disgraceful' Defense of White House on Benghazi

On Thursday's MSNBC Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough annihilated liberal pundit Donny Deutsch's attempt to defend the Obama White House over emails showing a cover-up of the 2012 Benghazi ...
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CBS Notices Controversy Swirling Around Obama Presidential Library, NBC and ABC Skip

Wednesday's CBS This Morning featured a full report on an outrageous attempt by Illinois Democrats to shove through $100 million in taxpayer funds for Barack Obama's future presidential ...
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Only CBS Covers Benghazi Emails Suggesting White House Cover-Up, NBC and ABC Ignore

After White House emails released on Tuesday showed the Obama administration had a direct hand in crafting false talking points about the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012, Wednesday's CBS ...
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CBS Gives 30 Seconds to Kerry 'Apartheid' Comments, NBC and ABC Still Ignore

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose provided viewers with a mere 30-second news brief on Secretary of State John Kerry sparking a "storm of criticism" by claiming that Israel ...
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'Meet the Press' Panel Fawns Over 'Tender Moment' of Obama Revealing Biggest Regret

At the end of Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, the entire panel of guests was enthralled by President Obama sharing his biggest regret during an overseas townhall event – wishing he spent more ...