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 Lauer: Protesters Mad at Obama for Not 'Taking On' Wall Street 'Fat Cats'

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer interviewed Obama advisor David Plouffe and asked about the frustration of the left-wing Occupy Wall Street protesters: "These people are out there and ...

NBC's David Gregory Worries Obama Didn't Exploit Economic Crisis Enough to Push Big Govt.

Interviewing Chicago Mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel on Sunday's Meet the Press, host David Gregory fretted over the 2009 stimulus not being big enough: "Do you think this ...

David Gregory: Obama Must 'Harness Anger' of Wall Street Protests, Combat 'Unfairness' in Economy

Appearing on Friday's NBC Today, Meet the Press host David Gregory discussed the political impact of the Wall Street protests and wondered: "How does the President try to harness this anger, this ...

NBC's 'Today' Frets Over Scott Brown Getting 'Nasty' and 'Personal' in Mass. Senate Race

At the top of Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer wondered if a joke by Republican Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown in response to a jab by Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was a ...

Martin Bashir Worries Puppet Will Starve Thanks to Evil Republicans

Touting Sesame Street's newest muppet character, a young girl living in poverty, MSNBC host Martin Bashir on Wednesday slammed Republican efforts to curb spending and urged: "...perhaps they do ...

NBC Celebrates 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests 'Gaining Ground'

At the top of the 8 a.m. ET hour of Wednesday's NBC Today, fill-in news anchor Tamron Hall proclaimed: "Today could be the biggest day yet for the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests in lower ...

NBC 'Today' Panelists Literally Applaud 'Fat Tax' on Food

As co-host Matt Lauer reported Denmark implementing a "fat tax" on certain foods during the "Today's Professionals" panel on Tuesday's NBC Today, advertising executive Donny Deutsch and NBC chief ...

Brian Williams: GOP Candidates 'Running Far to the Right,' Can't Be 'Shocking Enough' for Primary Voters

Appearing on Monday's Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams responded to Letterman's assertion that Texas Governor Rick Perry was a "right-wing conservative ...

David Gregory Grills Bob McDonnell on 'Extreme' and 'Diabolical' GOP; Asks Deval Patrick About Red Sox

On Sunday's Meet the Press, host David Gregory continually pressed Republican Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on the GOP being "too extreme" and "diabolically successful" at obstructing President ...

NBC Cheers Wall Street Protests as Liberal Version of Tea Party But Denounced Actual Tea Party

On Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Michelle Franzen reported on the left-wing "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York and proclaimed: "Protesters fed up with the economy and social inequality ...

Martin Bashir Blames GOP for Cantaloupe Food Poisoning Deaths

In an outrageous rant during his 3 p.m. ET hour show on MSNBC on Friday, host Martin Bashir actually attempted to blame budget cutting by Republican lawmakers for a deadly outbreak of listeria in ...

NBC's Today Swoons Over Michelle Obama Shopping at Target

Friday's NBC Today devoted an entire segment to photos of First Lady Michelle Obama stopping by a Target store in Alexandria, Virginia, as Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell ' on location ...

'Today' Show Panel Wonders if Chris Christie Too Fat to Be President

On Thursday's NBC "Today," co-host Savannah Guthrie asked a panel of guests about the possibility of New Jersey's governor entering the presidential race and observed: "There's kind of this ...

Networks Decry Rise in Health Care Costs, Ignore ObamaCare Partially to Blame

Anchor Brian Williams led Tuesday's NBC Nightly News with a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation about the rising cost of health care, direly proclaiming: "We're going to begin tonight ...

Tom Brokaw Praises 'Non-Ideological' Christie for Not Using 'Tea Party Playbook'

Discussing the possibility of Chris Christie entering the presidential race on Wednesday's NBC Today, Tom Brokaw praised the New Jersey Governor as a moderate: "He's not an ideologue....he played ...

NBC's Lester Holt Frets Over GOP 'Forced to Play to Hardcore Elements of Their Base'

On Tuesday's NBC "Today," fill-in co-host Lester Holt talked to Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace about the GOP presidential race and worried: "Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates....talked ...

'Music to His Ears': NBC's Today Touts Executive Asking Obama to Raise His Taxes

At the top of Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry feigned shock as she excitedly proclaimed: "Say what?...A retired executive throws President Obama a rather surprising question during a town ...

NBC's Curry Asks If 'Anti-Gay' Churches and Politicians 'Enable Hate' That Drove Gay Teen to Suicide

Interviewing the parents of Jamey Rodemeyer, a gay 14-year-old who committed suicide after being bullied, on Tuesday's NBC "Today," co-host Ann Curry used the tragedy to attack social ...

NBC's Curry to Herman Cain: Was Fla. Straw Poll Win Just a 'Protest Vote'?; Cain: People More Powerful Than Media

In an interview with Herman Cain on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry declared: "The Washington Post is reporting that many of the delegates voted for you ' are saying that they voted for you ...

NBC's 'Today' Allows Sharpton to Slam GOP 'Cheering' Death Penalty

Discussing the execution of convicted cop-killer Troy Davis on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer asked left-wing activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton if he was "surprised" by most Americans ...