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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CBS Hypes: Obama on Same Side as Tea Party on Budget Cuts

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante seized on a rare instance in which the Obama administration and conservative members of Congress happened to agree on a ...

MSNBC's Brewer: 'Meanie Money Enforcer' GOP vs 'Big Heart' Dems in Budget Battle

Opening Wednesday's 12PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer proclaimed that President Obama was "driving Republicans in a corner" by calling their "budget bluff with his big proposal to ...

FNC's O'Reilly Calls Out ABC and NBC for 'Big Omission' of Planned Parenthood Video Sting

On Friday's O'Reilly Factor, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly held ABC and NBC News to account for failing to cover the recent Planned Parenthood video stings conducted by the pro-life organization ...

CBS Follows NBC's Lead, Claims a 'Tough Week for House Republicans'

Discussing the state of the Republican Party with political analyst John Dickerson on Saturday's CBS Evening News, anchor Russ Mitchell concluded: "...it has been a tough week for House ...

CBS Touts 'GOP Power Struggle' in Congress and 'Infighting' at CPAC

During a report on Friday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes emphasized division in the new Republican Congress: "The prospect of a mutiny had sent Republican leaders ...

CBS Evening News Finally Covers Planned Parenthood Sting, NBC and ABC Still Ignore

On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford reported on the video sting operation conducted by the pro-life group Live Action: "The videos are troubling....showing ...

CBS's Early Show Touts Obama's 'Olive Branch' to Business, Ignores Administration's Expansion of Regulation

At the top of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill cheered President Obama's supposedly pro-business move of speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday: "Obama's olive branch. The ...

CBS: Aaron Sorkin Bashes Palin for 'Glamorization of Dumbness,' Claims 'She Needs A Therapist'

In an interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl for CBS's Sunday Morning, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin made his latest attack against Sarah Palin, ranting: "I have a big problem with ...

Obama Administration Found in Contempt of Court, Media Silent

On Thursday, Louisiana Federal District Court Judge Martin Feldman found that the Obama Interior Department was in contempt of his ruling that the offshore oil drilling moratorium, imposed by the ...

MSNBC's Mitchell Chides Obama for 'Not One Word' on Gun Control in State of the Union

In a pre-taped interview with gun control advocate New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, aired during Wednesday's 1PM ET hour on MSNBC, host Andrea Mitchell browbeat President Obama for having ...

CBS 'Early Show' Blames Winter Storms on Global Warming

Speaking to physicist Michio Kaku on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge fretted over the recent series of severe winter storms and wondered: "...nine storms in seven weeks, why is ...

CBS Warns: Food Industry Must Reduce Salt Content or 'Face Regulation'

Teasing an upcoming story on new federal dietary guidelines on Monday's CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor Harry Smith announced: "The assault on salt. Chances are you are eating too much of it." ...

CBS Cheers Barbara Bush Supporting Gay Marriage

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, news reader Jeff Glor declared: "Former First Daughter Barbara Bush is taking a very public stand in support of same-sex marriage." After a sound bite was played of ...

CBS's Early Show Touts Government Banning Incandescent Light Bulbs

At the top of the 7:30AM ET half hour on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge happily proclaimed: "After 130 years, [Thomas] Edison's invention is basically being phased out....The ...

CBS's Cordes: Tea Party Causing 'Heartburn' for GOP

Reporting on the creation of a Senate Tea Party Caucus on Thursday's CBS Evening News, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes declared that while "Conservative crusader Jim Demint, and the ...

CBS Proclaims Obama on YouTube is 'His Version of the Fireside Chat'

At the top of Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge cheered President Obama's recent Q & A on YouTube: "Obama opens up. The President answers YouTube questions on everything from the ...

CBS Touts Report Blaming Financial Crisis on Lack of Government Regulation...Authored by Democrats

On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric proclaimed: "The federal commission that investigated the financial meltdown has reportedly concluded it could have been avoided. The New York ...

CBS: 'Militant' Tea Partiers Create 'Chasm' in GOP

Prior to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric wondered what the message of the midterm elections was, to which political analyst Jeff ...

All Three Networks Agree: Obama Sounded 'Reaganesque' in State of the Union

During coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, all three broadcast networks, CBS, NBC and ABC, managed to compare the tone of the speech to that of Ronald Reagan. ...

CBS's Schieffer: Obama Sounds Like Reagan on Deficit Reduction While GOP Wants to Cut Cancer Research

Talking to New York Senator Chuck Schumer on Sunday's Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer said of a video statement released by President Obama on Saturday: "If I didn't know better and had my ...