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 Kathie Lee Praises 'Nonpartisan' Ed Asner Film that Blames Capitalism for Financial Crisis

In the 10AM ET hour on NBC's Today on Monday, co-host Kathie Lee Gifford applauded the new HBO movie on the 2008 financial crisis, 'Too Big to Fail,' as "not a partisan film at all." However, ...

NBC: 'Flamethrower' Gingrich 'Has a Tendency to Dive Into the Currents of Extremism'

After accusing presidential candidate Newt Gingrich of racism during an interview on Sunday's Meet the Press, NBC host David Gregory later posed this question to the show's political panel: "Do ...

NBC Cheers John McCain 'Denouncing Torture' of Terror Detainees

On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams incredulously noted how "...it's become fashionable among some to say...that so-called enhanced interrogation, what some define as ...

NBC Welcomes Gingrich to 2012 Race By Playing Up 'Political Hurdle' of His 'Messy Personal Life'

Teasing a story on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich entering the presidential race at the top of Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Meredith Vieira proclaimed: "Political hurdle. Newt Gingrich ...

Matt Lauer Worries Debt Ceiling Fight Will 'Shatter' National Unity, Urges 'Increase in Revenue'

In an interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner on Tuesday's Today on NBC, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over the upcoming debate on raising the nation's debt limit: "...after the news ...

NBC's Gregory Not Sure if Role of Enhanced Interrogation in bin Laden Killing is 'Objectively Knowable'

On NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, host David Gregory remained highly skeptical of the role enhanced interrogation tactics played in tracking down and killing Osama bin Laden: "Khalid Sheikh ...

NBC's Today Takes Sympathetic Look at 'Devoted' Mrs. Osama bin Laden

In report from Pakistan on Friday's NBC Today, news anchor and soon-to-be co-host Ann Curry offered this description of Osama bin Laden's widow, Amal al-Sada: "After more than 10 years of ...

NBC's Today Frets Celebrations After bin Laden's Death Were 'Very Disturbing' to Children

On NBC's Today on Wednesday, co-host Matt Lauer worried about Americans celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden: "...your children are going to see, and have already seen, people in the streets ...

MSNBC: Indiana Cutting Planned Parenthood Funding = 'Politics' Interfering in 'Women's Health'

During the 11AM ET hour on MSNBC on Tuesday, anchor Thomas Roberts decried Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels voicing support for legislation to de-fund the state chapter of Planned Parenthood as "a ...

NBC's Richard Engel Rants: Iraq War a 'Distraction' from Getting Bin Laden

On NBC's Nightly News on Monday, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel used a report on the history of the war on terror to attack the Bush administration for going to war in Iraq: "...when ...

NBC's Gregory Frets Over 'Purist' Tea Party, Urges Sen. Rubio to 'Compromise'

In an interview with Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, host David Gregory worried: "There's a purist streak to the Tea Party, right? Don't compromise....As ...

CBS and MSNBC Both Falsely Claim Obama First President to Have Citizenship Questioned

Both CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell incorrectly asserted that President Obama is the only President in U.S. history who has had his citizenship doubted. In ...

NBC Uses Left-Wing Hollywood Fantasy to Cheerlead for Obama

In a report designed to separate fact from fiction on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie decided to blur fantasy and reality as she compared President Obama's ...

NBC Touts Cuban Celebration of Bay of Pigs Invasion Anniversary

On Saturday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt marked the 50th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion as "one of the most infamous events in American history." In the report that ...

PBS's Tavis Smiley Claims 2011 Budget Deal 'An Immoral Document'

As part of the political panel on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, PBS host Tavis Smiley decried the recent budget deal in Congress to fund the government through the rest of 2011: "I believe that ...

NBC: Republicans Efforts to Reduce Deficit Are Endangering Public Safety

In an interview with Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Meredith Vieira exploited recent instances of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job to bash ...

MSNBC Praises Obama's 'Soaring' Speech, Calling on 'Wealthiest Americans to Pay Their Way'

On his 3PM ET hour show on MSNBC on Wednesday, host Martin Bashir enthusiastically reacted to President Obama's budget speech: "'We will invest in the future of America,' that's what President ...

NBC's Lauer to Bachmann: 'Shouldn't We Put Some of the Burden on the Wealthy?'

Interviewing Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pushed for tax increases in the 2012 budget: "...the President's expected to call for raising ...

NBC's Roker Asks Obama's Sister if President Still Has Hope

In an interview with President Obama's half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng on Tuesday's NBC Today, weatherman Al Roker wondered: "When you look back on the President's campaign of hope do you see that ' ...

Meet the Press Panel: Obama 'Above the Fray' in Budget Fight

During the panel discussion on Sunday's Meet the Press on NBC, host David Gregory gushed over President Obama's Friday night address to the nation on the budget deal: "The message was clear. Here ...