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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Networks Hype 'Palin Family Brawl': 'Like An Episode of Jerry Springer'

On Friday, all three network morning shows seized on reports that Sarah Palin and her family were "caught in a massive brawl" during a house party in Anchorage, Alaska. ABC's Good Morning America ...
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NBC Still Touts Obama ISIS Strategy After NBC Reporter Slams It As 'Wildly Off-Base'

On Thursday's NBC Today, several hours after NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel ripped President Obama's strategy to combat ISIS as being "wildly off-base," correspondent Peter ...
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NBC Frets Over 'Country Club Snub' Upsetting Obama's Golf Game

Wednesday's NBC Today was the only network morning show to cover President Obama being refused tee times at several top golf courses during his Labor Day weekend trip to New York, with co-host ...
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NBC: ISIS Forcing 'Reluctant' Obama to Be 'Wartime President'

At the end of a report on Wednesday's NBC Today about President Obama's upcoming speech on combating ISIS terrorists, correspondent Peter Alexander sympathetically observed: "The primetime nature ...
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NBC's Lauer Asks Dem Senator Why She Didn't 'Call Out' Sexist Colleagues

In an interview with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer asked the New York Democrat about accusations in her new memoir of male congressional colleagues making ...
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ABC and NBC Barely Mention Obama Approval 'Near Record Lows'; CBS Ignores

On Tuesday, ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today, offered mere seconds on President Obama's approval rating hitting "near record lows" amid his reluctance to aggressively combat ISIS ...
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Only 9 Nations Join U.S. Fight Against ISIS; NBC Touts Obama Goal to Avoid 'Small' 'Symbolic' Coalition

After attending the NATO summit in Wales, President Obama only managed to convince 9 of the 28 member nations to join the U.S.-led effort to combat the ISIS terror network in Iraq and Syria. ...
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CBS Touts Cosmo 'Going Political,' Brings on Editor to Slam GOP

After Cosmopolitan magazine announced it would begin endorsing political candidates in the 2014 midterm election, Friday's CBS This Morning eagerly brought on the publication's left-wing ...
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The View from His Helicopter: Matt Lauer's Worst Moments of Wealth Hypocrisy

On Wednesday, the New York Post reported that in addition to Matt Lauer's $20 million annual salary, NBC News recently agreed to start flying the Today co-host back and forth from work to his ...
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ABC Ignores Growing Bipartisan Criticism of Obama's ISIS Indecision

While both NBC's Today and CBS This Morning on Thursday highlighted Republicans and Democrats in Congress taking President Obama to task for failing to have a strategy to combat the ISIS ...
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NBC Reporter: 'Ridiculous' That Obama Has No Strategy to Fight ISIS; Military Officials 'Apoplectic'

Appearing on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on Wednesday, NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel ripped into President Obama having no strategy to combat ISIS terrorists: "This has ...
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Networks: 'Tough' Obama 'Wasted No Time' Issuing 'Fighting Words' Against ISIS

After President Obama admitted on Thursday that he had "no strategy" for dealing with the ISIS terrorist network, on Wednesday, the network morning shows rushed to portray the aimless ...
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NBC and ABC Ignore Obama Fundraising Trip Snarling Holiday Travel, CBS Barely Mentions

Despite a Thursday New York Post report that President Obama's upcoming Labor Day weekend fundraising junket would shut down airspace across the northeast and hurt business for local pilots, ...
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Chuck Todd: Women Reject GOP 'Crazy White Guys' With 'Crazy Theories' About Contraception

In an interview with Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown on Thursday, host and incoming Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd proposed a cause for the ...
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Networks Fret Over Burger King 'Defecting' to Canada to Pay Lower Taxes

As news broke on Tuesday of Burger King buying Tim Hortons and moving its corporate headquarters to Canada, the broadcast networks quickly adopted the liberal talking point that the fast food ...
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O'Reilly: Al Sharpton 'Almost Single-Handedly Has Corrupted NBC News'

On his show Monday night, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly declared that MSNBC host and Ferguson, Missouri activist Al Sharpton "has become so controversial in America that it's hard to explain how ...
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Chuck Todd 'Going to Bring Back Heart, Good Taste, Fairness' to 'Meet the Press'

Appearing at the end of MSNBC's The Daily Rundown on Tuesday, NBC News NASA correspondent Jay Barbree wished host Chuck Todd good luck in becoming moderator of Meet the Press, hailing the ...
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Left-Wing Missouri State Senator Praises MSNBC's Coverage of Ferguson

In a testament to how slanted MSNBC's coverage of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri has been, Democratic state senator and left-wing bomb-thrower Maria Chappelle-Nadal praised the channel's ...
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NBC Reporter to Islamic Extremists: 'You Do Not Even Represent a Fraction of Muslims Around the World'

In a report aired on Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Keir Simmons spoke with Islamic extremists in Britain acting as apologists for the ISIS terrorists who brutally murdered journalist James ...
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NBC: Is Criticism of Obama Vacation 'Just Politics As Usual'?

On Monday's NBC Today, fill-in co-host Tamron Hall asked incoming Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd if all the criticism of President Obama's vacation in Martha's Vineyard amid numerous ...