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's 'Today' Skips Midterms, Fawns Over JFK Wedding Photos Instead

While ignoring any mention of the pivotal midterm election less than a month away that could decide control of the United States Senate, on Tuesday, NBC's Today instead devoted a full two-minute ...
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Matt Lauer to Panetta: Did Obama Put 'Campaign Promise' Ahead of U.S. 'Vital Interests'?

During an interview with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer cited Panetta's criticism of President Obama in a new memoir and made a surprisingly tough ...
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Chuck Todd: GOP Doesn't Like Regulation Unless It's On Abortion Clinics

While interrogating Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, host Chuck Todd spat out a nasty attack line against the GOP regarding a new Texas law ...
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Piers Morgan Condemns 'Moral Cowardice' of Media Not Being Anti-Gun Enough

Appearing on Monday's NBC Today, ex-CNN host Piers Morgan kept up the anti-gun crusade that caused his ratings to plummet, denouncing his colleagues in the press: "I wish more American media ...
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CBS Frets 'Conservative' School Board 'Censoring History'; Hypes Protests

On Friday's CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King promoted protests in Colorado designed to silence local school board members who were considering whether to have a discussion about possibly ...
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Andrea Mitchell Grills Netanyahu: Did Israel 'Poison' Peace Process?

In a contentious interview with Benjamin Netanyahu aired on her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, host Andrea Mitchell badgered the Israeli Prime Minister by repeatedly parroting a nasty ...
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Montel Williams Slams Obama for Not Helping Marine Jailed in Mexico

Appearing on MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart on Thursday, former talk show host and retired Marine Montel Williams scolded the Obama administration for not taking action to free Marine Sergeant Andrew ...
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CBS Hosts Hail California's Ban On Plastic Bags As 'Great Idea'

In a report for Tuesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent John Blackstone touted California passing a law to ban plastic bags from grocery stores as "a victory for those who've declared the ...
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NBC Tackles Claims of Anti-Muslim Bias in NFL, Skipped Islamic Extremism in Oklahoma Beheading

On Tuesday, NBC's Today seized on accusations of anti-Muslim bias in the NFL after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was hit with a 15-yard penalty after appearing to pray in the end zone ...
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CBS Finally Notices 'Push-Back' Against Obama's ISIS Claims

After ignoring criticism on Monday of President Obama's claim to 60 Minutes that the intelligence community was to blame for having "underestimated" ISIS, Tuesday's CBS This Morning finally caught ...
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Lauer Lectures Media: 'Don't Jump to Conclusions'...Like NBC

In an interview with Ben Affleck on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer observed that the actor's new murder mystery thriller Gone Girl was "a little hostile to the institution of the media." ...
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NBC Hails 'Candid' Obama As He Passes the Buck On ISIS Failure

Even as President Obama clearly attempted during a Sunday 60 Minutes interview to blame others for his failure to recognize ISIS as a growing threat in the Middle East, Monday's NBC Today spun the ...
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Only CBS Provides Full Coverage of Eric Holder Controversies

Of the three broadcast evening newscasts Thursday night, only the CBS Evening News offered a full report on the resignation of controversial Attorney General Eric Holder. NBC Nightly News only ...
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NBC's Lauer Fears 'Perpetual Footing of War' In Talk With U.N. Ambassador

In an interview with United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pointed out President Obama contradicting himself on fighting terrorism: "Many times ...
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Chuck Todd: Attorney General Eric Holder 'Wasn't Political At All'

Appearing on MSNBC's NewsNation on Thursday to react to Attorney General Eric Holder announcing his resignation, NBC's Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd had the audacity to proclaim that Holder ...
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NBC Uses Bush Photo to Distract From Obama's 'Latte Salute' Gaffe

Running defense for Barack Obama on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted "some of the President's defenders" pushing back against a video of the commander-in-chief sloppily saluting ...
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NBC's Lauer to Susan Rice: What Happened to White House Claims of 'Crippling' Terrorism?

In an exclusive interview with White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday's Today, co-host Matt Lauer actually questioned the administration's handling of terrorism: "Think of ...
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NBC Reporters Thrilled U.S. In 'Position of Strength'...On Climate Change

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host and NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, along with chief environmental affairs correspondent Anne Thompson, gushed over ...
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Bill Clinton Praises Charlie Rose: 'You Interview Everybody the Same'

Sitting down with CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose at Monday's Clinton Global Initiative conference, former President Bill Clinton fawned over the longtime PBS interviewer: "The reason I like ...
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Ken Burns Excuses Media Covering Up 'Distracting' 'Gotcha Things' for JFK and FDR

In an interview with Ken Burns on Sunday's web-based Meet the Press feature Press Pass, moderator Chuck Todd asked the historian and film-maker about his PBS documentary on the Roosevelts: "It's ...