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 Touts Palin-Bashing '60 Minutes' Interview With McCain Advisor

Friday's CBS Early Show previewed an upcoming "60 Minutes" interview with former McCain campaign adviser Steve Schmidt as co-host Harry Smith declared: "John McCain's former top adviser comes out ...

Network Evening Newcasts Ignore Resignation of Disgraced Baltimore Mayor; Morning Shows Forget Dem Label

While the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Shelia Dixon, resigned on Wednesday amid a criminal scandal, the evening news programs on NBC, ABC, and CBS all failed to mention the political downfall.

FNC's Shepard Smith: Guantanamo Gave U.S. A 'Black Eye'

In an interview on Fox News Channel's Studio B on Wednesday, New York Congressman Peter King criticized President Obama for his "race to close Guantanamo," prompting host Shepard Smith to parrot ...

CBS's Rodriguez Calls on GOP to Stop 'Partisan Bickering' Over Security

Speaking with Republican New York Congressman Peter King on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared: "Congressman, here you are a Republican talking about everything that's ...

MSNBC's Shuster: Brit Hume 'Denigrated' Christianity with Tiger Woods Comment

During the 3PM ET hour of live coverage on MSNBC, anchor David Shuster claimed that Fox News political analyst Brit Hume "denigrated Christianity" when suggesting that scandal-ridden golfer Tiger ...

CBS: 'Rolex' Swiss Health Care System a 'Model for America'

On Saturday's CBS Evening News, anchor Jeff Glor teased an upcoming story on Switzerland's health care system by wondering: "Could Switzerland's health care be a model for America?" He later ...

MSNBC: GOP 'Grinches' Stealing Christmas, Being 'Mean' Over ObamaCare

Early in the 1PM ET hour on MSNBC on Tuesday, anchor Norah O'Donnell pressed New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg on Republican efforts to slow down passage of ObamaCare: "You guys are going to ...

CNBC's John Harwood: Liberal Critics of ObamaCare 'Idiotic;' 'On Drugs'

Appearing Monday on MSNBC during the 10AM ET hour, CNBC White House correspondent John Harwood worked to whip up support for the health care bill passed by Senate Democrats while slamming its ...

CBS: Dems 'Tantalizingly Close' On Health Care; Republicans Use 'Stall Tactics'

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes excitedly proclaimed that Senate Democrats "are tantalizingly close" to passing a health care bill and derided Republicans for ...

Dan Rather: Glenn Beck 'Controversial;' 'Loves' Keith Olbermann

n the third part of an interview on MediaBistro.com's Media Beat, ex-CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared some thoughts on various media personalities. He labeled Fox News host Glenn Beck ...

Ex-CBS Anchor Dan Rather Worried About 'Accountability' of Internet Journalism

In a Monday interview on MediaBistro.com's weekly video series Media Beat, disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared his concerns over the credibility of internet journalism: "The ...

CBS: Obama West Point Speech 'Contradictory;' Health Care Bill 'Incomprehensible'

In an unusually tough interview with President Obama on Sunday's 60 Minutes on CBS, correspondent Steve Kroft described the President's West Point speech as being "greeted with a great deal of ...

CBS Early Show Touts Left-Wing Documentary On American History

In an interview with actor Matt Damon on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith discussed the star's role in a liberal documentary on American history: "'The People Speak,' based on one of ...

CBS's Smith: Harry Reid 'Very Soberly' Compared GOP to Slavery Supporters

While interviewing Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith referred to recent comments by Senator Harry Reid: "[He] said Republicans are on the ...

MSNBC: ClimateGate 'A Controversy That's Not Really There'

Near the end of the 2PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer discussed the ClimateGate scandal only to claim there was no scandal in the emails that seemed to show climate scientists ...

CBS Host Grills GOP Senator On ObamaCare Opposition; Softballs to Democrat

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez pressed Republican Senator Lamar Alexander on the GOP's opposition to ObamaCare: "...there's been a lot of criticism that Republicans have done ...

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 ...