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 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 ...
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'Today' Host Applauds 'Good Talk' at White House Summit; 'Way Past Time' for Paid Maternity Leave

Acting as a cheerleader for the White House "Summit on Working Families" on Tuesday's NBC Today, 9 a.m. ET hour co-host Natalie Morales hailed: "A lot of good talk at the White House yesterday. ...
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Networks: IRS Hearing Just 'Another Round of Bitter Partisanship'; Dems Call It a 'Farce'

After ten days of ignoring the June13 revelation that the IRS mysteriously lost two years worth of Lois Lerner's emails related to the scandal plaguing the agency, Tuesday's network morning ...
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McCain Spokesman Slams Chuck Todd's 'Liberal Bias' After NBC Reporter Mocks Senator on Open Mic

Just prior to President Obama's Thursday press conference on Iraq, NBC's chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd was caught on an open mic joking that Republican ...
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CBS's O'Donnell to Obama: What's the 'Most Important Thing You Can Do to Help Working Women?'

Promoting an upcoming White House summit on working families during an interview with President Obama aired on Monday's CBS This Morning, co-host Norah O'Donnell lobbed a series of softballs on ...
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NBC Notices Dem Who 'Managed to Offend Democrats, Republicans, Gays, and Southerners All At Once'

After all three broadcast networks initially ignored offensive comments from former Democratic Montana Governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Brian Schweitzer claiming outgoing ...
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NBC Gushes Over 'Outspoken Road Warrior' John Kerry; Touts 'Bromance' With Leonardo DiCaprio

Following a tough grilling of Secretary of State John Kerry in the first part of her interview aired on Thursday, on Friday, NBC Today co-host Savannah Guthrie revealed that the rest of her time ...
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NBC Hails Redskins Trademark Being Revoked As 'A Victory for Native Americans'

At the top of Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams seized on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revoking the trademark of the Washington Redskins as part of the liberal ...
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NBC's Guthrie Grills John Kerry: Aren't 'Chickens Coming Home to Roost' in Iraq After Obama's Inaction?

In a remarkably tough interview with Secretary of State John Kerry aired on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie interrogated the nation's top diplomat on the Obama administration's ...
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Chuck Todd: In New Poll, Public Is Telling Obama 'Your Presidency Is Over'

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd reported on the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing President Obama's poll ...
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CBS Holds Obama Accountable for Iraq Chaos, NBC and ABC Avoid

While all three network morning shows covered the ongoing terrorist invasion of Iraq on Tuesday, only CBS This Morning made the connection between President Obama's foreign policy and the ...
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Only CBS Covers IRS Losing Two Years of Lois Lerner Emails

On Monday, only CBS This Morning reported Friday's stunning revelation that the IRS somehow lost two years worth of emails from Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the agency scandal in ...
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Only CBS Notices NPR Host Grilling Hillary Over Her Flip-Flop on Gay Marriage

On Friday, CBS This Morning was the only one of the Big Three network morning shows to cover Hillary Clinton's testy Thursday exchange with NPR host Terry Gross over Clinton's shifting position on ...
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Andrea Mitchell: Obama Administration 'Oughta Know Something About Iraq,' 'We Were There for 10 Years'

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, host and NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell was unusually critical of the Obama administration's handling of terrorists ...