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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Andrea Mitchell: Obama Executive Order 'Not Amnesty'; Puts 'Burden' on GOP

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Friday, host Andrea Mitchell asserted that President Obama's executive order blocking deportation of millions of illegal immigrants was somehow "not amnesty": ...
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NBC: GOP Can't 'Control' Conservatives on Immigration, 'Risk' of 'Alienating Latinos'

In the wake of President Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would go around Congress to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Friday's NBC Today warned of  Republican ...
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Rick Perry Tells Chuck Todd He Will 'Not Be Invited' to Moderate Presidential Debate

During the Republican Governors Association conference on Wednesday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd spent more than half of an hour-long panel discussion grilling several GOP governors on ...
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NBC: Obama Set to 'Make Good On a Promise to Sidestep Congress'

On Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie framed President Obama's upcoming executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants as him simply keeping his word: "President ...
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'Daily Show' Notices Gruber Scandal Before 'NBC Nightly News'

While NBC Nightly News has failed to mention Jonathan Gruber's scandalous comments about ObamaCare for eleven days, Comedy Central's fake newsman Jon Stewart devoted eight minutes to the ...
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Media Critic: Fox News 'Far Better Watchdog' on Obama Than 'Any Other' TV News Outlet

In a Tuesday article, Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik examined the reason behind Fox News beating every other TV news outlet in the ratings – including NBC, ABC and CBS – during November ...
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Krauthammer: Obama Counted On 'Minions in the Press' to Help Cover Up Gruber Scandal

Appearing on Fox News's Special Report Monday, columnist Charles Krauthammer suggested that the reason President Obama waited a week to comment on the Jonathan Gruber ObamaCare scandal was because ...
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Critics Cling to Gruber Comments Like 'Life Raft' With Lack of 'Bad News' on ObamaCare

Appearing on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on Monday, Molly Ball of The Atlantic argued that the reason ObamaCare critics were seizing on the comments from Jonathan Gruber was because things ...
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NBC's 'Today' Finally Notices 'ObamaCare Political Firestorm' Over Gruber Comments

After 2013 comments from ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber crediting passage of the law on "the stupidity of the American voter" went viral over a week ago, NBC's Today finally covered the major ...
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L.A. Times: ‘Australia Left to Cringe’ at Tony Abbott’s Conservatism

In a scathing article for the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, reporter Robyn Dixon slammed Australia as “The adolescent country. The bit player. The shrimp of the schoolyard.” She contemptuously ...
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Chuck Todd: Voters Didn't 'Hire' GOP, Can't Just Be 'Anti-Obama Party'

Appearing on TBS's Conan Thursday night, NBC's Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd downplayed the big Republican wave in the midterm election: "...they didn't win because people said, 'We want to ...
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Brian Williams = 'If Walter Cronkite and Jon Stewart Had A Baby'

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame Thursday night and received an introduction from rock star Bruce Springsteen, who proclaimed: "To paraphrase a ...
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Andrea Mitchell to EPA Chief: How Will You Handle GOP 'Climate Deniers'?

In a softball interview with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell teed up the Obama administration official to dismiss legitimate ...
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Andrea Mitchell Hails Obama's 'Landmark' Climate Deal; Slams GOP As Anti-Science

At the top of her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Wednesday, host Andrea Mitchell cheered President Obama "achieving a landmark climate agreement" with China to restrict carbon emissions: "I know ...
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CBS Finally Covers Gruber Revealing ObamaCare Deception

After a video of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber declaring that the health care law only passed due to the "stupidity of the American voter" went viral over the weekend, the Big Three ...
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Obama Set to Award Medal of Freedom to Media Ally Tom Brokaw

On Tuesday, the White House announced that President Obama would award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former NBC Nightly News anchor and current special correspondent Tom Brokaw – among ...
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Chuck Todd Laments Obama As 'a President Whose Potential Wasn't Realized'

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd began writing Barack Obama's political obituary, but did so in the most sympathetic way possible. Lauer cited a ...
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NBC Hails Obama's 'Historic Choice' for Attorney General; Touts Sharpton Support

Introducing what amounted to a White House press release on Saturday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt opened the broadcast by parroting President Obama's praise for attorney general nominee ...
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NBC Frets Over GOP 'Vowing to Undo' Obama's 'Most Treasured Accomplishment'

Worrying about President Obama's lame duck status following major Democratic Party losses in the midterm election, on Sunday's NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent Kristen Welker ...
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NBC: 'Republicans Have Drawn Their Own Battle Lines' By 'Doubling Down' On ObamaCare Repeal

In a report for Friday's NBC Today, White House correspondent Kristen Welker continued the network's effort to preemptively blame Republicans for any gridlock that may occur in Washington ...