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 Gregory Frets Greece-Like Rioting if U.S. Makes 'Draconian' Spending Cuts

On NBC's Sunday Meet the Press, host David Gregory took on an alarmist tone as he worried that any significant attempts to address the nation's enormous debt could lead to violence: "Look at the ...

NBC Laments Weiner Resignation as 'Sad Ending' to 'Bright, Promising Political Career'

As news broke Thursday morning of Congressman Anthony Weiner's upcoming resignation, congressional correspondent Luke Russert appeared on NBC's Today and sympathetically declared: "...this is ...

NBC: Weiner Resignation Announcement 'Showed Much of His Strength as a Congressman'

During Thursday's NBC News special coverage of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner announcing his resignation, congressional correspondent Kelly O'Donnell remarked to Nightly News anchor Brian ...

NBC's Curry: 'Disastrous' Not to Raise Debt Ceiling; Asks Obama if GOP is Just 'Bluffing'

In an interview with President Obama on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry fretted over Republican calls for spending cuts before raising the nation's debt limit: "Do you think they're ...

NBC's Gregory: Are Americans Really 'Better Off' with 'Freedom'?

While grilling former Pennsylvania Senator and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on NBC's Sunday Meet the Press, host David Gregory was skeptical of the idea that Americans should be able to ...

NBC Predicts 'Tough Day' for Palin with Release of E-Mail 'Political Minefield'

At the top of Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer declared that it "could be a tough day for potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin. We're live in Alaska, where thousands of her e-mails ...

NBC: 'Puritanical' Americans Must Become 'Anesthetized' to Sex Scandals

Appearing on Tuesday's NBC Today, advertising executive Donny Deutsch and psychotherapist Robi Ludwig both agreed that the American people should not stop being "shocked" by political sex ...

NBC Touts Bill Clinton's Unhappiness with Embarrassment of Weiner Sex Scandal

During a report on growing calls for Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress on Thursday's NBC Today, Politico's Maggie Haberman noted how former President Bill Clinton was particularly troubled by ...

NBC's Vieira: Why Should Anthony Weiner Resign?

Talking to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday's NBC Today, outgoing co-host Meredith Vieira questioned calls for disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner to resign: ...

NBC's Lauer Claims Breitbart Violated Conservative Principles by Breaking Weiner Story

In an interview with Andrew Breitbart on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer suggested the conservative blogger should not have broken news of the scandal involving Congressman Anthony Weiner: ...

Chris Matthews Sees Edwards Indictment as GOP 'Revenge,' Like in 'Third World Countries'

On Friday's Hardball on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews proposed a GOP conspiracy behind the indictment of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards: "Do you think there's politics in this ...

NBC: 'Critics Blast' 'Bad Case' Against John Edwards, 'Did Government Overreach?'

At the top of Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted objections to the indictment of former Democratic Senator John Edwards: "Some critics blast the government's case against the former ...

Kevorkian's Attorney on MSNBC: He Will Be Remembered as a 'True Hero' and 'Martyr'

As news broke of Dr. Jack's Kevorkian death on Friday, MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing invited on defense attorney and friend Geoffrey Fieger to praise the convicted criminal known as 'Dr. Death': "Dr. ...

NBC: Stimulus Started Economic 'Healing,' Auto Bailout Was a 'Gutsy Call' by Obama

An otherwise straightforward report on bad economic news on Friday's NBC Today cited economist Diane Swonk, who argued government stimulus prevented things from getting worse: "We basically had a ...

NBC Wonders How 'Rising Star' Weiner Can Get Pic Scandal 'Behind Him'

At the top of Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Meredith Vieira worried about the impact of the Twitter photo scandal on Congressman Anthony Weiner's career: "Will the scandal and his response to it ...

NBC's Curry Whines About Palin's 'Bad Relationship' with Media, 'Not Playing Well' With GOP

On Wednesday's NBC Today, fill-in co-host Ann Curry fretted over Sarah Palin not sucking up to the press, complaining "[she] seems to delight in having a bad relationship with what she calls the ...

NBC's Gregory: Paul Ryan is 'Hurting the Republican Party' With Medicare Reform Push

Appearing on Friday's NBC Today, Meet the Press host David Gregory largely dismissed the possibility of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan entering the 2012 presidential race: "He's got some of his ...

NBC's Today Helps Sell Government Gimmick to Show Obama 'Gets It' on High Gas Prices

On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer invited on Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to tout federally mandated stickers that detail the fuel efficiency of new cars: "Another way to save ...

'The Blingriches': NBC Continues to Hit Gingrich and Wife Over Tiffany's Jewelry Debt

On Thursday's NBC Today, senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers kept up the attack on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for having a line of credit with the jeweler Tiffany's ...

Networks Claim Nonexistent 'Deep Cuts' to Medicare in GOP Budget Plan Led to 'Seismic' Dem Win in NY Special Election

All three network morning shows on Wednesday cheered Democrat Kathy Hochul winning the special election in New York's 26th congressional district and framed the outcome as a rejection of ...