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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Amid Global Chaos, Al Roker Asks Michelle Obama: 'Who's the Best Cook' in the First Family?

Despite the continuing fallout from the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and Israel's incursion into Gaza, Monday's NBC Today devoted over four minutes of air time to weatherman Al ...
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LA Times Reporter: 'We Will Have Blood On Our Hands' If We Deport Illegal Immigrant Children

Talking to MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart on Friday, Los Angeles Times reporter Sonia Nazario demanded that tens of thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children from Central America be ...
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Networks Ignore Criticism of Obama Attending Fundraisers Amid International Crises

While NBC, ABC, and CBS have provided wall-to-wall coverage since midday Thursday on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 being shot down over Ukraine and Israel sending ground forces into Gaza, none ...
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NBC's Lauer Frets: Is Army 'Succumbing to Public Pressure' By Investigating Bergdahl's Desertion?

In an interview with Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's attorney on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried that the former Taliban captive and possible deserter was being unfairly ...
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NBC Ignores Latest on Illegal Immigration Crisis, Mocks GOP Lawmaker Instead

The only coverage of the ongoing border crisis featured on Thursday's NBC Today was report focused on ridiculing a Republican state lawmaker in Arizona for mistaking a bus filled with YMCA ...
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NBC Finally Notices Latest on VA Scandal...Gives It Less Than 30 Seconds

After days of censoring any mention of the latest congressional hearings on the ongoing Veteran's Affairs scandal, Wednesday's NBC Today finally found time to report on the topic, providing two ...
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Networks Gush Over Jon Stewart's 'Creative' Softballs to Hillary, Getting 'Real Answers'

On Wednesday, all three network morning shows eagerly promoted Hillary Clinton's friendly chat with Jon Stewart on Tuesday's Daily Show. On NBC's Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie praised Stewart ...
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Howard Stern Sees Ratings Gold for 'Today' if Savannah 'Kills Matt on Camera'

During a simulcast of NBC's Today and Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, the outspoken America's Got Talent host suggested a way for the network morning show to boost its ratings: "You ...
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NBC Reporter Acts As Hamas Spokesman, Denies Terror Group Uses Civilians As Human Shields

Reporting from the Gaza Strip during MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on July 14, NBC foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, formerly of Al Jazerra and CNN, parroted Hamas denials that it ...
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Brian Williams Crudely Accuses Washington of Screwing Over American People

On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams made a sexually suggestive remark accusing politicians in Washington of essentially screwing over the American public, citing last year's ...
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Only CBS Covers Latest on Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama, Labels it 'Very Unusual'

On Friday, only CBS This Morning covered the latest developments on House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama over a 2013 executive order delaying the ObamaCare employer ...
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CBS Host: Is Perry Calling Border Crisis Obama's 'Katrina Moment' Just 'A Bunch of Bull'?

Talking to political director John Dickerson on Thursday's CBS This Morning, co-host Norah O'Donnell tried to dismiss Texas Governor Rick Perry calling the current border crisis President ...
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Even Andrea Mitchell Rips Obama Over Immigration Crisis

In an interview with White House adviser Cecilia Munoz on her Wednesday 12 p.m. ET hour show, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell actually tore into the President's poor handling of the immigration ...
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NBC's Guthrie Tries to Blame Congress for Immigration Crisis

On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie attempted to link House Republican opposition to Democrat-backed immigration reform legislation to the current border crisis: "There's also ...
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NYT Editor: Like Civil Rights, GOP Must Be 'Convinced' Gay Marriage is A 'Moral Issue'

Appearing on Meet the Press's web-based feature Press Pass, New York Times opinion editor Clay Risen told NBC host David Gregory that just as Republicans "had to be convinced" that civil rights ...
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Networks Censor Any Soundbites of Obama's 'Harshest Critic' Rick Perry

All three network morning shows on Tuesday noted how President Obama agreed to meet with Governor Rick Perry to discuss the illegal immigration crisis, all labeling the Texas Republican to be ...
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NBC Laments 'Undocumented Immigrants' Who 'Find Themselves In the Middle of a Raging Debate'

In a report on Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Miguel Almaguer portrayed illegal immigrants surging across the U.S. border as bystanders caught up in politics: "As most Americans celebrated ...
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Networks: Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Protect Women from 'Violent' and 'Offensive' Pro-Life Protests

Despite Thursday's unanimous Supreme Court ruling that so-called "buffer zones" banning pro-life protests near abortion clinics was a violation of the First Amendment, all three network ...
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Bill O'Reilly Uses MRC Stat to Show Liberal Media 'Subverting American Democracy'

At the top of his Wednesday show, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly denounced the liberal media for "subverting American democracy." He cited a particularly glaring double standard: "You may remember ...
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NBC's Roker Jokes Bill Clinton Should Have Punched David Gregory for Asking About Wealth

At the top of the 9 a.m. ET hour on Wednesday's NBC Today, weatherman Al Roker suggested in jest that his colleague David Gregory deserved to be punched in the face by former President Bill ...