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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CBS Early Show Calls on Obama to Make Tough Decisions...On His NCAA Picks

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, news reader Jeff Glor declared: "President Obama is ready for March Madness, it appears. He broke out the brackets at the White House yesterday and made his picks in ...

MSNBC Touts Washington Post Columnist 'Taking Apart' GOP Budget Argument by Claiming U.S. 'Not Broke'

On Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, fill-in host Norah O'Donnell spoke with liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne about his claim that the United States is "not broke," but ...

Chris Matthews Rips GOP 2012 Candidates on Leno, Then Claims: 'I Want to Be Somewhat Nonpartisan'

On Monday's Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews slammed the potential crop of 2012 Republican presidential contenders as "the weakest list of candidates I have ...

CBS Food Police Go After 'Cereal Offenders,' Fret Over Cartoon Characters 'Targeting' Kids

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, contributor Taryn Winter Brill touted a new University of Pennsylvania study on the influence of breakfast cereal cartoon characters on children: "Previous research ...

CBS Marks Iraq War Anniversary by Hitting Bush Administration on WMD Intel

On Sunday's 60 Minutes on CBS, correspondent Bob Simon noted the eighth anniversary of the war in Iraq by describing how "questions still remain as to why the United States launched the war in the ...

CBS Uses American Muslim Family to Frame Hearings on Radical Islam as Discriminatory

On Thursday's CBS Evening News, following a report that portrayed congressional hearings on radical Islam as bigoted political theater, correspondent Seth Doane profiled a Muslim family in ...

CBS Accuses Peter King of 'Poisoning the Atmosphere' of Radical Islam Hearings

On Thursday's CBS Evening News, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes implied that the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims was simply a political ...

CBS Proclaims 'War in Wisconsin;' Did Gov. Walker 'Trick' Democrats With 'Surprise Vote'?

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge declared: "War in Wisconsin. Democrats cry foul as Republicans break a three-week deadlock over the budget battle with a surprise ...

CBS Gives Zero Coverage to NPR Scandal

Since an undercover sting video was released on Tuesday showing National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller calling conservatives "seriously racist people" ' for which he resigned ' CBS News has ...

Networks Frame Congressional Hearings on Radical Islam as 'Witch Hunt,' All Cite CAIR Spokesman

On ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday, co-host George Stephanopoulos fretted over congressional hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims being "potentially explosive" and that ...

Schools Not Interested in Obama Commencement, CBS Urges Them to Get Interested

Tuesday's CBS Early Show featured a fawning story on President Obama's Race to the Top Commencement Challenge that sounded like it was written by the White House communications department. What ...

Columnist Tom Friedman Calls for Tax to Keep Gas at $4 a Gallon

Friedman denounced the proposed White House plan to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to curb rising gas prices: "That would rank in my top five worst ideas of 2011 so far....one thing we should ...

CBS's Erica Hill Wonders if Americans Are Being 'Scammed' by Oil Companies

In an interview with former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill wondered if higher gas prices in the wake of Mideast unrest were the result of some ...

NY Times Columnist Tom Friedman Calls for Tax to Keep Gas at $4 per Gallon

On Sunday's Face the Nation, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman denounced the proposed White House plan to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to curb rising gas prices: "That would rank in my ...

CBS Touts John Edwards Hiring 'Heavy Hittter' Greg Craig, Who Represents 'Legal Stratosphere'

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge introduced a story updating the John Edwards scandal and potential legal charges against the former senator: "...a grand jury has been looking at ...

CBS Again Praises Obama's 'Tough Talk' on Libya, While Defending His Inaction

At the top of Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill proclaimed: "Tough talk. As the violence continues to escalate between rebel forces, and Moammar Qadhafi's military, President Obama sends ...

CBS Sees Too Much 'Personal Baggage' for Gingrich; Other GOP 2012 Candidates Unable to Match Obama Fund-Raising

Discussing the possibility of Newt Gingrich running for president in 2012, on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge touted "big negatives" for the former House speaker: "...baggage that ...

CBS: Fugitive Wisconsin Dems Have 'Become Heroes' to Union Protestors

During a report on the latest developments in Wisconsin for Wednesday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Cynthia Bowers proclaimed that the 14 Democratic state senators who fled to Illinois to block ...

CBS Touts Skewed Poll Showing Majority Oppose Cutting Government Employee Benefits

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge touted a new poll claiming people support unions over Republican plans to cut state deficits: "A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that a ...

CBS Proclaims: 'Workers of the Nation Unite' in MoveOn.org-Backed Union Protests

At the top of Saturday's CBS Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell cheered unions protests across the country: "Workers uniting. 50 rallies are planned in 50 states today, as organizers show ...