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Kyle Drennen

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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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Even MSNBC's Chris Matthews Realizes Media Refs 'Calling All the Plays' for Obama

Responding to President Obama criticizing media coverage of the White House jobs summit, on Friday's Hardball on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews wondered why the President wasn't more appreciative of ...

CBS's Schieffer: Obama Facing Most Challenges Since WWII

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer about all the problems facing President Obama: "it was Afghanistan, now it's jobs...healthcare....Do you ...

ClimateGate Held Hostage: Day 14

Yet again the Thursday network evening newscasts on NBC, ABC, and CBS failed to cover the ClimateGate scandal. However, ABC World News did manage to devote a two minute story to the release of ...

ABC and NBC Grill Obama Official On Security Breach, CBS Takes A Pass

While ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today questioned Obama White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on the breach of security at last week's state dinner, her appearance was conspicuously ...

ClimateGate Held Hostage: Day 13

Evening news shows on NBC, CBS and ABC continue to give leaked e-mails between global warming alarmists the silent treatment.

CBS Again Downplays Obama Administration Role in WH Security Breach

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Bianca Solorzano reported on the couple who snuck into the White House state dinner, but avoided fully explaining the role a Pentagon official played ...

Disgraced Anchor Dan Rather Names Abu Ghraib 'Startling Scoop' of the Decade

Writing for Newsweek magazine's feature on the top ten "startling scoops" of the past ten years, ex-CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather identified the most shocking: "Abu Ghraib has opened our ...

60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll Asks If Obama Should Be Added to Mt. Rushmore

The first question in a poll conducted by CBS's 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair magazine asked Americans to nominate a fifth face for Mt. Rushmore and included Barack Obama among the contenders. While ...

CBS's Smith Frets Over Left-Wing Opposition to Obama Afghanistan Strategy

Speaking with Brookings Institution analyst Michael O'Hanlon on Tuesday about President Obama's upcoming decision to increase troop levels in Afghanistan, CBS Early Show co-host Harry Smith ...

CBS's Schieffer Warns of Excessive Spending...On Military

At the end of CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, host Bob Schieffer fretted over massive government spending but avoided blaming current Democratic proposals: "I'm not even talking about the cost of ...

MSNBC's Matthews Finds Obama's Weakness: He's 'Too Darned Intellectual'

At the top of Friday's Hardball on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews discovered the reason for President Obama's political difficulties in recent months: "President Obama has his chin out on just about ...

MSNBC's Ratigan Wonders If Americans Should 'Stop Whining'

Citing a Democratic congressman who recently proposed a no whining day, on Friday's Morning Meeting on MSNBC, host Dylan Ratigan asked: "...unemployment, health care, a couple of wars, Americans ...

CBS's Smith Sees No Left-Wing Agenda in NYC Terror Trials

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, after Rudy Giuliani suggested the Obama administration was trying to "satisfy left-wing critics" by trying 9/11 terrorists in civilian court, incredulous co-host ...

CBS: Obama 'Outraged' Over Leaks About Afghanistan Indecision

Citing an interview the President gave to White House correspondent Chip Reid, at the top of Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith declared: "An outraged President Obama says heads may ...

CBS Touts Another Exclusive Interview With Palin-Bashing Levi Johnston

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez previewed an exclusive interview with Levi Johnston on the CBS entertainment show, The Insider: "Levi Johnston says he is winning the war of ...

CBS: NY Daily News Reporter Hails Obama's Arlington Visit

On CBS's Sunday Morning, New York Daily News Washington correspondent James Meek related President Obama's visit to the graves of Iraq and Afghanistan war dead at Arlington National Cemetery: ...

CBS's Schieffer: Sarah Palin 'An Amusement;' No Political Future

Appearing on Monday's CBS Early Show to discuss Sarah Palin's upcoming book tour, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer dismissed the former vice presidential candidate's political ambitions: "I ...

CBS's Smith: Is Ft. Hood Shooter 'Competent To Stand Trial?'

Speaking to the defense attorney for Ft. Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked: "Do you think ' and this is not from a scientific or even legal ...

Ann Coulter Takes on Palin-Bashing Media on CBS Early Show

Appearing on Friday's CBS Early Show to discuss the release of Sarah Palin's book, 'Going Rogue,' author Ann Coulter told co-host Harry Smith: "[John] McCain...was the media's favorite Republican. ...

CBS's Smith: Iraq and Afghanistan Wars to Blame for Ft. Hood Shooting

Interviewing Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith cited a cause of the shooting at Ft. Hood: "...the Iraq war, the escalation in number of ...