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: 'Without Friends' In Middle East, Hamas Forced to 'Negotiate With Its Enemies'

In a report for Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel declared that "Gazans tried to put their lives back together" during a cease-fire with Israel and said of ...
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NBC Ignores Obama Disapproval at 54% in Own Poll, Yet Declares Americans 'Fed Up With Washington'

After NBC Nightly News completely ignored the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll on Tuesday, political director Chuck Todd appeared on Wednesday's Today to promote the survey but skipped the ...
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Only CBS Mentions 'Emerging Genocide' In Iraq, NBC and ABC Ignore

On Monday night, only the CBS Evening News covered what anchor Scott Pelley described as an "emerging genocide" in Iraq. In a 48-second news brief, Pelley reported: "The Islamic army known as ...
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NBC's Guthrie Tougher on Ohio Band Director Than Obama Advisor Susan Rice

On Tuesday's Today, Savannah Guthrie had an exclusive interview with Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice, but rather than grill the controversial administration official on a variety of ...
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Networks Hype Israel 'Under Growing Pressure': U.S. 'Appalled' By 'Disgraceful' Shelling

All three network morning shows on Monday eagerly touted the Obama administration denouncing Israel after an attack on Hamas targets in Gaza led to civilian deaths. On NBC's Today, ...
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GMA Hosts Thrilled By Pope's 'Fantastic' Call Not to Proselytize, Ignore Context

On Monday's Good Morning America, hosts Dan Harris and Amy Robach seized on Pope Francis advising against proselytization in a Sunday interview with Argentinian magazine Viva. Harris observed: ...
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Giddy Chuck Todd Cheers Democrats 'Walking With Confidence,' Most 'Pep' Since 2012

Appearing on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd made a celebratory declaration: "Look, Democrats, for the first time probably in 18 months, ...
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Seth Meyers to Megyn Kelly: Was It 'Terrifying' to Interview Dick Cheney?

Talking to Megyn Kelly on Thursday's NBC Late Night, host Seth Meyers touted how the Fox News anchor had recently "sort of grilled" former Vice President Dick Cheney and "called him to task ...
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Before Being Obama Flack, Jay Carney Claims He Was 'Old-Fashioned Journalist' Who 'Didn't Take Sides'

Appearing on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney asserted that he had been a completely objective reporter for Time magazine before ...
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NBC's Guthrie to Israeli Ambassador: Is Israel 'Minting the Next Generation of Terrorists?'

In an interview with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie noted how "anti-Israel protests around the world" "have taken a disturbing turn and become ...
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Jorge Ramos Hits Hillary from the Left on Immigration: 'Do You Think You Have a Latino Problem?'

In an interview with Hillary Clinton aired Tuesday on his Fusion show America, anchor Jorge Ramos repeatedly pressed the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate from the left on the ...
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NBC: Firefighters Battling California Wildfires Are On 'Front Lines of Climate Change'

Not wanting to let a good crisis go to waste, Tuesday's NBC Nightly News exploited California wildfires to push climate change. Correspondent Miguel Almaguer declared: "The fire season not just ...
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NBC Touts Palestinian Teen Praising 'Justified' Hamas Terror Attacks on Israel

In a report for Wednesday's NBC Today, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel – who on Monday fretted that Hamas would get "nothing" out of a cease-fire deal with Israel – highlighted a ...
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Only NBC Notes How 'Israeli Media Rip' John Kerry for Pushing Hamas Cease-Fire Terms

On Tuesday, only NBC's Today covered Israel's heavy criticism of the Obama administration's effort to pushed a Hamas-backed cease-fire plan in Gaza. At the top of the broadcast, co-host Savannah ...
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NBC Hypes Gun-Toting Doctor in Airport; Barely Mentioned Armed Doctor Who Stopped Shooter

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted "such a bizarre story" of a doctor legally carrying a gun into a Phoenix airport. In the two-minute report that followed, correspondent ...
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NBC Touts Vermonters Pining for Single-Payer Health Care Like Canadian Neighbors

In a report for Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, correspondent Kevin Tibbles highlighted Vermont's effort "to push into unchartered waters and go further than ObamaCare." He explained the ...
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NBC Reporter Frets Over Hamas Getting 'Nothing' in Cease-Fire With Israel

On Monday's NBC Today, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel worried that Hamas was not getting enough out of a temporary cease-fire agreement with Israel: "What is Hamas getting in ...
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Networks Condemn Attack on U.N. School in Gaza, Ignore Hamas Hiding Rockets in Schools

While all three networks denounced the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza on Thursday, NBC, ABC and CBS all failed to report on similar U.N. schools in the war-torn territory being used to hide ...
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CBS and NBC Finally Notice Criticism of Obama Fundraising Amid Crises, ABC Still Ignores

Both Wednesday's CBS Evening News and Thursday's NBC Today offered full reports on President Obama being criticized for attending Democratic Party fundraisers at a time of international ...
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NBC: Brooklyn Bridge 'Embarrassment' Occurred While NYC Mayor Was on European Vacation

While all three network morning shows on Wednesday covered the American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge being bleached white by unknown vandals, only NBC's Today mentioned that the ...