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 Curry: Santorum About to Go Through 'Meat Grinder;' Does He Have to 'Change His Conservative Message'?

On Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry predicted that following his strong finish in Iowa, Rick Santorum was "about to face the meat grinder of tough scrutiny for the first time." Turning to ...

NBC's Brokaw Touts 'Moderate' Iowan Standing Up to 'Hardline' GOP

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Tom Brokaw asked Perry, Iowa resident Eddie Diaz: "Were you accepted right away by the community?" Brokaw explained: "Diaz is a Perry high school ...

NBC's Gregory: Isn't GOP To Blame 'For Not Doing More to Make Government Work Better'?

On Sunday's Meet the Press, host David Gregory urged Rick Santorum to blame congressional Republicans for Washington gridlock: "...approval of Republicans in Congress, stands at 26%. That's far ...

NBC Gives Platform to Professor Who Called Iowans 'Meth Addicts' and 'Elderly Waiting to Die'

Following correspondent Andrea Mitchell referring to Iowa as "Too white, too evangelical, too rural" on Sunday's NBC Nightly News, on Monday's Rock Center, correspondent Willie Geist spoke to ...

NBC's Curry to Michele Bachmann: Has Boehner 'Lost All Control' of House GOP?

On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry led off an interview with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann by wondering if House Speaker John Boehner was a liar or just incompetent: "Did House Speaker ...

NBC's Harry Smith Laments to Muslim Comic: 'A Lot of Americans Hate You'

On Monday's NBC Rock Center, correspondent Harry Smith began a story on an American-Muslim comedy troupe touring the American south by asserting to comedian Dean Obeidallah that, "A lot of ...

NBC's Curry to Bill Clinton: Does Gingrich Have 'Temperament' and 'Leadership Qualities' to be President?

During a fawning interview with Bill Clinton on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry asked for the former President's thoughts on Newt Gingrich running for president: "You also, having worked ...

NBC's Gregory: GOP Just Using Oil Pipeline as 'Political Issue' to Prevent Compromise

In an interview with House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday's Meet the Press, host David Gregory blamed Republicans for blocking an extension of payroll tax cuts by supporting a new oil pipeline: ...

On NBC's Meet the Press, Bachmann Schools Gregory on National Debt

As Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made the point on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday that the national debt has increased dramatically under President Obama compared to under President Bush, host ...

As U.S. Leaves Iraq, NBC Proclaims: 'No Victory Celebrations, No Thank Yous' from Iraqis

At the top of Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams sadly declared: "At a ceremony in Baghdad today, the Americans lowered the flag and it was a quiet ending to a war that went bad ...

NBC's Brian Williams Labels Iraq War a 'Tragic and Prolonged Slog'

Opening NBC's Nightly News on Wednesday, anchor Brian Williams touted the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq as an Obama administration accomplishment while slamming the war effort itself: "The ...

NBC's Curry Links Occupy Wall Street Protesters to Arab Spring

Following Time managing editor Rick Stengel revealing the magazine's "Person of the Year" to be "The Protester" on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry attempted to compared the Arab Spring ...

NBC's Nancy Snyderman Declares Romney Bet 'A Disastrous Move'

During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today, NBC chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman decried Mitt Romney proposing a $10,000 bet in the latest Republican debate: "I watched it live, and it ...

NBC's Lauer and Koppel Discuss 'Very Controversial' and 'Reckless' Newt Gingrich

On Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer asked new NBC special correspondent Ted Koppel about the success of Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign: "He has said some very controversial things ...

NBC's Chuck Todd Asks: 'Is This the Single Best Week in the Obama Re-Election Effort?'

On Friday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, host Chuck Todd posed this question to guests Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post and Jonathan Martin of Politico: "Is this the single best week in the ...

NBC's Chuck Todd Declares: Obama Would 'Love' to Debate GOP on Foreign Policy

On Friday's NBC Today, following a sound bite of President Obama attacking Republicans for using the word "appeasement" to describe his foreign policy, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd ...

NBC and CBS Frame 'Morning-After' Pill Decision as 'Politics' vs. 'Science'

At the top of Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams fretted: "The Obama administration blocks a plan to make the 'morning-after' pill more easily available to young girls. Is this ...

NBC's Lauer to Dan Quayle: Wasn't Romney 'Wrong' and Obama 'Right' on Auto Bailout?

In an interview with former Vice President Dan Quayle on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pushed Quayle to admit that Mitt Romney was wrong to oppose Obama's auto bailout: "[He] said, 'You ...

NBC: Obama Casting Himself As 'Protector' of 'Middle Class Under Republican Assault'

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd promoted the President's speech in Osawatomie, Kansas calling for an extension of payroll tax cuts as "the Obama version ...

NBC's Ann Curry to Obama Advisor: How Has the President 'Inspired Hope'?

In an interview with Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry teed up the President's former press secretary with this softball: "In 2008, the President ...