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 Promotes Snowden Interview: Is He a 'Traitor' or 'Patriot'?

After news broke on Thursday that NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams landed an exclusive interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the network began running promos wondering whether Snowden ...
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Andrea Mitchell to Democratic Congressman: 'Why Even Play the Game' of GOP's Benghazi 'Witch Hunt'?

At the top of her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, host Andrea Mitchell proclaimed: "The Benghazi dozen, five Democrats now agreeing to join seven Republican inquisitors after failing ...
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NBC's 'Today' Gives More Time to Malia Obama Driving Than VA Scandal; ABC's 'GMA' Edits Out Criticism of President

A day after President Obama finally reacted to the Veteran's Affair scandal after weeks of silence, NBC's Today could only manage a couple news briefs on the development, totaling forty-seven ...
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MSNBC Panel Admits VA Scandal a 'Political Problem' for Obama, 'Confidence is Lost'

During a panel discussion on her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Wednesday, host Andrea Mitchell wondered why President Obama chose to make a statement on the Veteran's Affairs scandal without ...
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NBC: Democrats Hoping for Bad GOP Candidates Watch 'Tea Party Fade' With 'Disappointment'

In a report for Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, political director Chuck Todd offered an obituary for the Tea Party based on a handful of expected primary losses and sympathized with Democrats ...
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NBC's Guthrie Hits Clay Aiken from the Left: Why Aren't You Pushing Gay Marriage More?

Pressuring Democratic congressional candidate and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken from left during an interview on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie fretted that the ...
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NBC Hypes: Primary Day Shows GOP 'Family Feud' Getting 'Pretty Nasty'

On Tuesday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd proclaimed that a series of congressional primary races were evidence "the ongoing family feud between ...
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NBC's David Gregory: The Left is 'Angry' That Obama Hasn't Been More 'Activist'

In an interview with The Economist's John Micklethwait for the web-based Meet the Press feature Press Pass, host David Gregory fretted over the hard left faction of the Democratic Party ...
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NBC: GOP Efforts to 'Take Down Hillary Clinton' in 'Full Swing,' She's 'Almost Unbeatable'

Opening Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory proclaimed: "Republican attempts to take down Hillary Clinton are in full swing after a headline-grabbing attack from Karl Rove. So ...
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NBC Barely Notices Another ObamaCare Change Increasing Costs, ABC and CBS Ignore

In the 9 a.m. ET hour on Friday, NBC's Today provided only 26 seconds to another major change to ObamaCare that news anchor Natalie Morales acknowledged "may end up costing you thousands of ...
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NBC Fears Colleges Becoming 'Islands of Intolerance' As MSNBC Cheers How Commencement Speakers 'Drop Like Flies'

While a Thursday article posted on MSNBC.com celebrated college commencement speakers who "drop like flies" due to to "feisty campus dissent," on Friday's NBC Today, correspondent Peter Alexander ...
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CBS's Steve Kroft in Iran: 'We Didn't Talk to Anybody Who Believes They're Building a Bomb'

Returning from a trip to Iran for an upcoming 60 Minutes story on the authoritarian regime, correspondent Steve Kroft appeared on Friday's CBS This Morning to preview the piece and made an ...
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CBS Talks to Bush Relative About Health Care Reform, Doesn't Mention ObamaCare Once

During a four-minute interview with Athena Health CEO Jonathan Bush on Thursday's CBS This Morning about his new book, Where Does It Hurt?, suggesting reforms to the health care system, none of ...
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Networks Spend Over 20 Minutes Protecting Hillary Clinton from 'Nasty' GOP

With over two years to go until the 2016 presidential election, the media are already trying to ban unflattering topics about Hillary Clinton. From Tuesday morning through Thursday morning, ...
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Andrea Mitchell: 'Alleged Delay' in Labeling Boko Haram a Terror Group Being Used to 'Go After' Hillary Clinton

On her Tuesday 12 p.m. MSNBC show, host and NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell was more concerned with protecting Hillary Clinton than holding the potential 2016 ...
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93% of Network Stories on Nigeria Ignore Hillary Clinton Refusing to Label Boko Haram as Terrorists

Amid the U.S. major media focus on hundreds of Nigerian school girls being kidnapped by the radical Islamic group Boko Haram, The Daily Beast's Josh Rogan first reported a week ago that former ...
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NBC Rushes to Defend Hillary Clinton from Karl Rove

On Tuesday, the cast of NBC's Today felt it necessary to spend a minute of air time defending Hillary Clinton from Karl Rove raising questions about her health, with co-host Savannah Guthrie ...
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CBS Touts Clinton Memoir: Hillary Was Comforted by Mom After 2008 Loss

In an effort to promote Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir, Hard Choices, on Monday's CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King proclaimed: "Former Secretary of State, that would be Hillary Clinton, ...
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Networks Hype Social Media 'Backlash' Against Michael Sam Fueled By 'Every Creep and Cretin'

Despite the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the first openly gay player in the NFL, the Big Three network morning shows on Monday all ...
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NBC's Lauer: NFL Won't Be on 'Right Side of History' Until More Gay Players Come Out

Talking to NBC sportscaster Bob Costas on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer reacted to openly gay football player Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday: "The big ...