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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NBC: 'About Time' Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. Suffer 'Damage'

On Wednesday's NBC Today, correspondent Stephanie Gosk reported the latest details on the phone hacking scandal in Britain involving a Rupert Murdoch owned tabloid and declared: "Damage to the ...

On NBC's 'Today,' Chris Matthews Praises 'Leader' Mitch McConnell for 'Separating Himself' from 'Protestors on the Right'

On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry talked to left-wing MSNBC host Chris Matthews about the debt ceiling fight, who cheered Senator Mitch McConnell's plan to give President Obama sole ...

Laura Ingraham Slaps Down Matt Lauer's Demand for 'Shared Sacrifice' on Taxes

In an interview with radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over the lack of a deal on raising the debt ceiling and called on Republicans to abandon their ...

Meet the Press: 'Debt Slayer' Obama Willing to Compromise, GOP Just Saying No

During the roundtable discussion on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson claimed the fight over the debt ceiling would be a political "winner" for ...

NBC's Gregory Grills Pawlenty on GOP 'Purity Test' on Taxes

In an interview with Tim Pawlenty on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory cited New York Times columnist David Brooks slamming Republican opposition to tax increases in debt ceiling ...

NBC: Republicans 'Strike Back' at Obama and 'Made it Unusually Personal'

While NBC's Today on Thursday characterized President Obama's attacks on congressional Republicans as "feisty," on Friday, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell appeared on the broadcast and declared that ...

NBC's Today: 'Feisty' Obama Gave Republicans 'A Pretty Good Tongue Lashing'

At the top of Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry proclaimed: "President Obama calls out Congress to strike a deficit reduction deal during a feisty news conference." Moments later, fellow ...

Rachel Maddow on NBC's Today: 'Embarrassing' and 'Rude' Christie 'Screams' at Constituents

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today, left-wing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow slammed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: "...his brand at this point is, 'I'm the guy who screams at my own ...

NBC Sees 'Hypocrisy Problem' for Michele Bachmann on Government Spending

On Wednesday's NBC Today, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared that Michele Bachmann "faces new candidate scrutiny, including financial records for a family business" and proceeded to hype a ...

NBC's Lauer Asks if Bachmann Will Be 'Palinized,' She Predicts 'Media Onslaught of Attack'

In an interview with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on Tuesday's Today, co-host Matt Lauer highlighted concerns about the Minnesota Republican's chances in the presidential race: "Amy Kremer, ...

NBC: Michele Bachmann Trying to Overcome Her 'Flame-Thrower Persona'

Reporting on Michele Bachmann officially entering the presidential race on Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared that "step one" for the Minnesota Congresswoman was ...

Matt Lauer Says It's 'Fair' to Grill Christie on Sending Kids to Private School But Never Challenged Obama

In an exclusive interview with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer played a clip of a woman attacking the Republican as hypocritical for sending his ...

NBC's Lauer Asks if Voters Have 'Buyer's Remorse' on GOP Governors, No Mention of Obama's Sagging Poll Numbers

Talking to former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted low approval ratings for some newly elected Republican governors and theorized: "They went into ...

NBC Touts 'Sober' Obama 'Fulfilling His Promise' of Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan

On Thursday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd recited Obama administration spin as he gave a fully positive assessment of the President's Wednesday announcement of an ...

NBC Thinks Real-Life Noah's Ark Could Be Needed in Global Warming Apocalypse

During a fluffy human interest story on Wednesday's NBC Today about a man in Holland who built a full-size replica of the biblical Noah's Ark, correspondent Janet Shamlian turned serious for a ...

NBC Blames Wildfires on 'Climate Change,' Then Accuses McCain of Using 'Tragedy for a Political Purpose'

In a report on the Arizona wildfires on Tuesday's NBC Today, correspondent Miguel Almaguer touted how "The Forest Service says this historic wildfire season is caused in part by climate change." ...

On NBC's Today, 'Honest and Open' Ray Nagin Blames Racism for Slow Katrina Response

Promoting his new book, 'Katrina's Secrets,' on Monday's NBC Today, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin stood by his assertion that racism played a role in the Bush administration's response to the ...

War on Terrorism = 'War of Fear' According to NBC's Richard Engel

Appearing on Sunday's Meet the Press, NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel worried about the cost of combating terrorism and took the opportunity to bash the effort: "You talk about ...

NBC's Gregory Frets Greece-Like Rioting if U.S. Makes 'Draconian' Spending Cuts

On NBC's Sunday Meet the Press, host David Gregory took on an alarmist tone as he worried that any significant attempts to address the nation's enormous debt could lead to violence: "Look at the ...

NBC Laments Weiner Resignation as 'Sad Ending' to 'Bright, Promising Political Career'

As news broke Thursday morning of Congressman Anthony Weiner's upcoming resignation, congressional correspondent Luke Russert appeared on NBC's Today and sympathetically declared: "...this is ...