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Kyle Drennen

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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 & ABC Censor Charlie Hebdo Cover, But Tout it As 'Declaration of Defiance'

Reporting on the release of Charlie Hebdo's first issue since the January 7 terrorist attack, NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday refused to show the cover of the satirical ...
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Variety Editor Laughably Claims Hollywood 'Likes to Avoid Politics'

On Monday's Today, while discussing celebrities at Sunday's Golden Globes expressing solidarity with the French following a series of terrorist attacks, Variety magazine senior editor Ramin ...
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Marco Rubio Schools CBS's Charlie Rose on Cuba

On Monday's CBS This Morning, as Florida Senator Marco Rubio denounced President Obama's decision to reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba, co-host Charlie Rose attempted to push liberal spin on ...
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Nets Actually Cover Obama Being 'Blasted' for U.S. Absence at Anti-Terror March

On Monday, all three network morning shows surprisingly devoted full reports to President Obama being strongly criticized for not attending – or not at least sending a top official to attend – an ...
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Andrea Mitchell Worries Paris Attack May Hamper Obama Effort to Close Guantanamo

During her Friday show on MSNBC, amid live coverage of French authorities killing multiple terror suspects following dual hostage standoffs, host Andrea Mitchell lamented the fact that President ...
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NBC's Andrea Mitchell Frets Over Muslims 'Under Fire' in Europe

One day after a brutal terrorist attack in Paris by Islamic radicals, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell spent much of her Thursday show wringing her hands over Muslims in France and Europe being "under ...
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Foreign Policy Editor Blames Paris Terror Attack on Abu Ghraib

Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday, David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of The FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy magazine, warned against European authorities being too aggressive in ...
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Michael Keaton Bizarrely Starts 'Today' Interview By Mocking GOP

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today to promote his new film Birdman, actor Michael Keaton oddly started by taking a jab at the new Republican Senate Majority Leader: "...let me just read something. ...
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NBC's Guthrie Hails Lena Dunham 'Giving Voice to the Voiceless' With Unraveled Rape Story

In a fawning interview with actress Lena Dunham on Wednesday's NBC Today to promote the latest season of HBO's Girls, co-host Savannah Guthrie sympathized with the feminist activist over people ...
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As GOP Takes Over Congress, Nets Hype Party Problems & Division

While Republicans officially took control of both the House and the Senate on Tuesday, NBC, ABC, and CBS all touted GOP setbacks. NBC's Today led the way, with correspondent Peter Alexander ...
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NBC's Guthrie Frets Palin Took 'Cheap Shot' at Obama in PETA Feud

In a live interview with Sarah Palin on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie accused the former Alaska governor of taking a "cheap shot" at President Obama while defending herself against ...
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ABC & NBC Seize on Palin 'Sparking New Controversy' in 'Feud' With PETA

On Monday, both ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today hyped a supposed "controversy" between Sarah Palin and radical animal rights group PETA, after Palin shared a touching photo of her Down ...
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NBC Cheers 'New Era' in U.S.-Cuba Relations, Barely Notices Opposition

During the five minutes of coverage that Thursday's NBC Today provided on President Obama reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, only twenty-three seconds was devoted to critics of the ...
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NBC Hails 'Momentous Day' of Obama Opening U.S. Relations With Cuba

During an NBC News Special Report on Wednesday, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams could barely contain his excitement over President Obama announcing the reopening of diplomatic relations with ...
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Chuck Todd: Jeb Bush Exploring 2016 Run 'Helps Hillary'

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd spun former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announcing that he was "exploring" the possibility of running for president in 2016 as ...
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NBC Reporters Reject Own Poll Showing Americans Support CIA Interrogations

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell could barely conceal her disgust while reporting on a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing a majority of Americans ...
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Media Promote Twitter Meme for Nonexistent Anti-Muslim 'Backlash' in Australia

Before the hostage standoff with an Islamic gunman in Sydney had even ended on Monday, the media had already seized on a social media campaign that offered protection to Australian Muslims against ...
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CBS Claims Americans 'Divided' Over CIA Interrogations, But Only 36% Oppose

On Monday's CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King claimed that Americans were "divided" over the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques after September 11th. However, the latest CBS News ...
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NBC Laments 'Ugly Compromise' On Budget; CBS Frets GOP 'Christmas Presents' In Bill

On Friday, NBC's Today and CBS This Morning sympathized with left-wing Democrats upset by portions of a budget deal passed in the House Thursday night. On Today, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell ...
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NBC Touts China Slamming U.S. 'Hypocrisy' on 'Torture'; Ignores Crackdown on Hong Kong Protests

Wrapping up a report on Friday's NBC Today about CIA Director John Brennan reacting to the Senate Democrats' "torture report," chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell highlighted: "The ...