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 Admits Obama Mortgage Plan Won't Work, But Cheers It as Good Politics

At the top of Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted a new plan to address the housing crisis: "After a series of foreign policy victories, President Obama is hitting the road to sell his ...

NBC's 'Today': Occupy Wall Street a 'Civics Lesson'; GOP Debate an 'Anti-Teachable Moment'

During a panel discussion on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer asked of the Occupy Wall Street protests: "What's the civics lesson in this for our kids as they're watching this on TV?" News ...

NBC Portrays Herman Cain's Presidential Run as Money-Making Scheme

On Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer noted Herman Cain leading the Republican presidential field but wondered: "is he really aiming for the Oval Office or something else?" In the report that ...

NBC's Guthrie to McCain: Do You Retract Foreign Policy Criticism of Obama?

On Friday's NBC Today, fill-in co-host Savannah Guthrie grilled Arizona Senator John McCain on his criticism of Barack Obama's foreign policy positions in the 2008 campaign and urged: "Bin Laden ...

NBC's Chuck Todd Uses Reported Qadhafi Death to Bash Bush on Iraq

Early on Thursday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, as news was breaking of the reported death of Libyan dictator Moammar Qadhafi, host Chuck Todd used the opportunity to declare: "...a trillion ...

NBC's 'Today': Obama 'Sparked a Giggle-Fest' Over Justin Bieber During Bus Tour

On Wednesday's NBC Today, fill-in news anchor Savannah Guthrie shared this important presidential news with viewers: "And it's the last day of the President's bus tour through North Carolina and ...

NBC's Matt Lauer: Do Republicans Ignore Occupy Wall Street 'At Their Own Peril'?

In an interview with Donald Trump on Wednesday's NBC Today show, co-host Matt Lauer cautioned Republicans against rejecting the far-left Occupy Wall Street movement: "There are people in the ...

Ann Curry Fawns Over Democratic Senator 'Trying to Inspire a Lot of People'

In a softball interview with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday's Today, co-host Ann Curry praised the New York Democrat for "galvanizing women to become economially empowered" and "trying to ...

NBC's Savannah Guthrie Gushes Over 'Tireless' Hillary Clinton's 'Blunt Talk and Personal Charm'

In an interview light on substance and heavy on praise with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aired on Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Savannah Guthrie fawned: "Hillary Clinton of course is ...

NBC's Gregory: Occupy Wall Street Will 'Dovetail Nicely' with Obama's Campaign Message

Appearing on Sunday's NBC Today, Meet the Press host David Gregory proclaimed that the Occupy Wall Street protests would "...dovetail nicely into a big message that the President's selling, which ...

Networks Grill Perry on Jeffress and Religious 'Can of Worms' Opened on Campaign Trail

Texas Governor Rick Perry conducted interviews with all three network morning shows on Friday and all used controversial comments made by Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress as a line of attack. This ...

NBC's Curry to Left-Wing Activist and Singer Belafonte: 'Thank You For Your Life'

At the end of a fawning interview with far left activist and singer Harry Belafonte on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry asked about his litany of controversial comments over the years and ...

Truth to Power: Al Roker Asks Michelle Obama if She Buys Toilet Paper in Bulk at Costco

In an interview with First Lady Michelle Obama that aired on Wednesday's NBC Today, weatherman Al Roker gushed over recent shopping trip to Target and wondered: "...do you sometimes miss the ...

NBC's Lauer: Protesters Mad at Obama for Not 'Taking On' Wall Street 'Fat Cats'

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer interviewed Obama advisor David Plouffe and asked about the frustration of the left-wing Occupy Wall Street protesters: "These people are out there and ...

NBC's David Gregory Worries Obama Didn't Exploit Economic Crisis Enough to Push Big Govt.

Interviewing Chicago Mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel on Sunday's Meet the Press, host David Gregory fretted over the 2009 stimulus not being big enough: "Do you think this ...

David Gregory: Obama Must 'Harness Anger' of Wall Street Protests, Combat 'Unfairness' in Economy

Appearing on Friday's NBC Today, Meet the Press host David Gregory discussed the political impact of the Wall Street protests and wondered: "How does the President try to harness this anger, this ...

NBC's 'Today' Frets Over Scott Brown Getting 'Nasty' and 'Personal' in Mass. Senate Race

At the top of Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer wondered if a joke by Republican Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown in response to a jab by Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was a ...

Martin Bashir Worries Puppet Will Starve Thanks to Evil Republicans

Touting Sesame Street's newest muppet character, a young girl living in poverty, MSNBC host Martin Bashir on Wednesday slammed Republican efforts to curb spending and urged: "...perhaps they do ...

NBC Celebrates 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests 'Gaining Ground'

At the top of the 8 a.m. ET hour of Wednesday's NBC Today, fill-in news anchor Tamron Hall proclaimed: "Today could be the biggest day yet for the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests in lower ...

NBC 'Today' Panelists Literally Applaud 'Fat Tax' on Food

As co-host Matt Lauer reported Denmark implementing a "fat tax" on certain foods during the "Today's Professionals" panel on Tuesday's NBC Today, advertising executive Donny Deutsch and NBC chief ...