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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David Gregory Spins: Chris Dodd 'Stepped Out of Politics' Because He Was 'Disappointed' With Washington

Interviewing former Democratic Senator Chris Dodd on Sunday for Meet the Press's Press Pass, host David Gregory described Dodd's exit from politics this way: "...you stepped out of politics, and ...

NBC's Gregory Claims Bachmann's Support of Waterboarding Goes Against 'Most Generals'

On Sunday's Meet the Press, host David Gregory grilled Michele Bachmann about her advocating the reinstatement of waterboarding terror suspects: "...you understand that puts you at odds with most ...

On Leno, Chris Matthews Tears Down GOP 2012 Candidates as Incompetent and 'Strange'

Appearing on Thursday's Tonight Show, MSNBC's Chris Matthews went after the Republican presidential candidates one by one, asserting Herman Cain's "bad, bad behavior" with women, Rick Perry being ...

NBC and CBS Give Scant Coverage to Deadly Shootings at Occupy Wall Street Protests; ABC Ignores

On Friday, both NBC's Today and CBS's The Early Show offered news briefs on two deadly shooting incidents at two separate Occupy Wall Street protests Thursday night, while ABC's Good Morning ...

NBC's Curry Tries to Bury Perry: 'Have You Thought About Ending Your Campaign?'

Interviewing Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry asked the Republican presidential candidate about a flub in Wednesday's CNBC debate and wondered: "One of your ...

NBC's Gregory: No 'Grand Wizard' in GOP to Force Out Cain; Gregory Apologizes

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today, Meet the Press host David Gregory discussed the political fallout of sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain and the possibility of the Republican ...

Flashback: CNBC GOP Debate Moderator John Harwood Blamed 'Crazy' Republicans for U.S. Debt Downgrade

Before being tapped to be one of the moderators at CNBC's upcoming Republican presidential debate, John Harwood was ranting against the GOP for causing the summer debt crisis. Appearing on NBC's ...

Networks Cheer 'Big Victory' for Unions in Ohio, Ignore Rejection of ObamaCare Mandate

On Wednesday, all three network morning shows found time to tout the defeat of an Ohio law curbing union power in Tuesday's election, while ignoring passage of another ballot initiative that made ...

NBC's Williams Gives Liberal Author Platform to Urge Viewers to Join Occupy Wall Street

Talking to liberal author Michael Lewis on Monday's Rock Center on NBC about the Greek financial crisis, anchor Brian Williams wondered: "...what's the one thing you want to shout from the ...

NBC's Curry Gushes Over 'Cute' Bill Clinton and Hillary's 'Extraordinary Gifts'

In a fawning interview with Bill Clinton on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry played an ad from the former president's 1992 campaign and remarked: "First of all, how cute were you and your ...

Gingrich Schools NBC's Curry on Liberal Media Obsession with Cain Controversy

Appearing on Monday's NBC Today, Newt Gingrich took co-host Ann Curry to task for grilling him on allegations against Herman Cain: "...when the news media goes and finds an anonymous report about ...

NBC's Lauer Spends Half of Interview Pestering Michele Bachmann About Herman Cain

In an interview with Michele Bachmann on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer's first four questions pushed Bachmann to comment on the Herman Cain controversy: "As the only woman in this race, I ...

NBC Uses October Snow Storm to Push Global Warming

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams followed a story on the late October northeast snow storm by ominously proclaiming: "Everybody out east said the same thing about this freak ...

NBC's Curry Sees Doom for GOP in 2012 in Wake of Herman Cain Controversy

At the top of Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry reported on Herman Cain's campaign blaming Rick Perry for dredging up sexual harassment allegations against the Republican front-runner and ...

Jan Brewer Slams Media for Using 'Race Card' to 'Shut Down the Debate' on Illegal Immigration

While being grilled by co-host Ann Curry on Wednesday's NBC Today on Arizona's illegal immigration law causing racial discrimination, Governor Jan Brewer hit back and declared: "I believe truly ...

Chris Matthews Speculates Herman Cain Sexually Harassed Women While Drunk

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews urged Herman Cain to admit to sexually harassing women and even predicted what the Republican front-runner might say: "I ...

Networks Pile On Cain: Will 'Bizarre' Response to Harassment Claims 'Derail' His Campaign?

All three network morning shows on Tuesday led with Herman Cain's response to allegations of sexual harassment in the 1990s and even speculated the scandal could end his candidacy, with NBC Today ...

NBC's David Gregory: Are GOP Supporters of Herman Cain Seeking 'Absolution' for Charges of Racism?

On NBC's Meet the Press: Press Pass, Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings explained Republican support of Herman Cain to host David Gregory this way: "...they've been accused as being racist and ...

NBC and ABC Tout Injured Protester as 'Rallying Cry' for Occupy Wall Street

On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed: "Protesters across the country and a lot of Americans who are sympathetic to this Occupy Wall Street protest movement are tonight ...

NBC's Matt Lauer Urges Obama to Prevent Unfair 'Income Distribution'

In an interview with former White House press secretary and Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over a report showing "the rich are getting ...