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 Hosts Fret Obama Had to 'Give In' to GOP With 'Not Balanced' Debt Deal

In an interview with White House advisor David Plouffe on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried about liberals being unhappy with the proposal deal on the debt ceiling: "So did the ...

Networks Deride 'Rebellious' 'Hardline Conservatives' Creating 'Chaos'

On Friday, all three network morning shows played up the theme of stubborn House GOP conservatives opposing Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling plan. On CBS's Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge ...

NBC Highlights Sniping at Boehner Debt Plan, No Criticism of Dems

On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared the delayed vote on House Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling plan "took precious little time," and touted how ...

NBC's 'Today' Touts 'Big Setback' for Boehner Plan, Lauer Lobs Softballs to Dick Durbin

At the top of Wednesday's NBC Today, as co-host Ann Curry declared that "Americans are just fed up with the stalemate" over the debt ceiling, fellow co-host Matt Lauer announced: "The latest ...

To Ann Curry's Surprise, CNBC's Jim Cramer Rejects Obama Fearmongering

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry touted President Obama trying to scare the American people into supporting his debt ceiling plan: "He called for public activism, so much so that we hear ...

NBC: Obama for 'Balanced Approach,' Boehner 'Seemed to Reject All Talk of Compromise'

On Tuesday's NBC Today, correspondent Kristen Welker portrayed President Obama as the great compromiser while reporting on his Monday night address on the debt ceiling: "...the President still ...

NBC's Gregory Claims Obama 'Trying to Help' Boehner by Pressuring House GOP to Accept 'Balanced Approach' of Tax Hikes

During an NBC News special report following President Obama's Monday night speech that blamed the GOP for the debt ceiling stalemate, Meet the Press host David Gregory argued the President was ...

CNBC's John Harwood Blames GOP 'Crazy Politics' for Debt Ceiling Stalemate

Appearing on Saturday's NBC Today, CNBC's John Harwood solely blamed House Republicans for the ongoing debt ceiling gridlock: "Speaker Boehner and President Obama, were negotiating in good faith. ...

Network Poll Coverage Ignores Public Opposition to Debt Ceiling Increase

NBC and CBS polls released earlier this week determined that a significant portion of the American public remain opposed to any increase in the nation's debt limit, but neither network has ...

NBC: Maybe 'Near Catastrophic Financial Reaction' Will Bring House GOP in Line on Debt Ceiling

Appearing on Thursday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd lamented no deal being reached on the debt ceiling and solely blamed House Republicans: "Nobody has a plan that can ...

NBC Touts Democrats Claiming Allen West Guilty of 'Sexual Harassment' Against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

On Thursday's NBC Today, congressional correspondent Kelly O'Donnell reported on a war of words between Republican Congressman Allen West and Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ...

NBC Dismisses GOP Debt Ceiling Plan as a 'Show,' 'Just Wasting Time'

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry admonished Republicans for trying to pass a balanced budget amendment as part of a debt ceiling agreement: "Tea Party conservatives love this plan. The ...

NBC's Curry Touts Dalai Lama Giving 'Comfort' to Obama During 'Fierce Struggle' with GOP

In an interview with the Dalai Lama aired on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry bizarrely asked the Tibetan spiritual leader about the debt ceiling fight in Congress: "The President is in a ...

Martin Bashir on NBC's Today: Rupert Murdoch 'A Combination of Jack Abramoff and James "Whitey" Bulger'

Appearing on Thursday's NBC Today, MSNBC host Martin Bashir shared his thoughts on the tabloid phone hacking scandal in Britain and proclaimed that News Corporation owner Rupert Murdoch was "...a ...

NBC: 'About Time' Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. Suffer 'Damage'

On Wednesday's NBC Today, correspondent Stephanie Gosk reported the latest details on the phone hacking scandal in Britain involving a Rupert Murdoch owned tabloid and declared: "Damage to the ...

On NBC's 'Today,' Chris Matthews Praises 'Leader' Mitch McConnell for 'Separating Himself' from 'Protestors on the Right'

On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry talked to left-wing MSNBC host Chris Matthews about the debt ceiling fight, who cheered Senator Mitch McConnell's plan to give President Obama sole ...

Laura Ingraham Slaps Down Matt Lauer's Demand for 'Shared Sacrifice' on Taxes

In an interview with radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over the lack of a deal on raising the debt ceiling and called on Republicans to abandon their ...

Meet the Press: 'Debt Slayer' Obama Willing to Compromise, GOP Just Saying No

During the roundtable discussion on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson claimed the fight over the debt ceiling would be a political "winner" for ...

NBC's Gregory Grills Pawlenty on GOP 'Purity Test' on Taxes

In an interview with Tim Pawlenty on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory cited New York Times columnist David Brooks slamming Republican opposition to tax increases in debt ceiling ...

NBC: Republicans 'Strike Back' at Obama and 'Made it Unusually Personal'

While NBC's Today on Thursday characterized President Obama's attacks on congressional Republicans as "feisty," on Friday, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell appeared on the broadcast and declared that ...