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's Smith: Can Military 'Handle the Truth' on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?

Quoting from the film A Few Good Men, on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked openly gay Army Lieutenant Dan Choi if the U.S. military was prepared for the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ...

CBS 'Early Show' Touts Woman Willing to Marry For Health Insurance

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith introduced a bizarre story designed to show how desperate the situation is for people lacking health insurance: "A California woman has launched a ...

MSNBC's Ratigan: Obama Offers 'Olive Branch;' GOP Uses It to 'Hit Back'

At the top of Friday's Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, the show announcer teased a story on President Obama speaking a meeting of House Republicans in Baltimore: "What will Republicans do with ...

CBS: GOP A 'Tough Crowd' For Obama; No Mention of President's Partisanship

At the top of Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith declared: "President Obama meets with GOP leaders as he tries to tackle the growing employment problem. Will it be a monologue or a ...

GOP Senator Rips Into MSNBC Host For 'Absurd,' 'Dishonest,' Statements

On the soon-to-be canceled 'It's the Economy' program on MSNBC on Thursday, co-host Contessa Brewer grilled Republican New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg on his calls to reduce out-of-control ...

Media Praise President Obama's 'Humility' In State of the Union

Immediately following President Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday night, ABC's George Stephanopoulos got reaction from Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, who observed: "There were at least ...

CBS's Smith Calls Out Fmr. Obama Comm. Director As Not 'Honest'

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith spoke to former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who claimed the GOP "made a decision a year ago that they weren't going to ...

CBS Touts Obama's 'Big Spending Freeze;' Focus On Middle Class

At the top of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez highlighted the latest attempt at populism by the Obama administration: "President Obama calls for a big spending freeze and ...

CBS's Schieffer: Mass. Brown Voters Opposed to 'Process,' Not Democrats

On Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer twisted the meaning of a recent Washington Post poll on the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts: "Three-fourths of those voters...said ...

CNN's Rick Sanchez Not Sure Who's Protesting At Annual Pro-Life March in D.C.

Near the end of the 3PM ET hour of CNN's Rick's List on Friday, host Rick Sanchez couldn't seem to figure out who was protesting at the March for Life in Washington D.C.: "It's the 37th ...

CBS's Smith: Some Are 'One Medical Catastrophe Away From Bankruptcy'

Speaking to former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith urged Republicans and Democrats to quickly pass some form of health care ...

CNN's Rick Sanchez Not Sure Who's Protesting at Annual Pro-Life March in D.C.

Anchor appears confused about who would attend the March for Life.

Politico Reporter on CBS: Scott Brown May Be 'Gaffe-Prone'

Appearing on Thursday's CBS Early Show, Politico.com White House reporter Nia-Malika Henderson argued to co-host Harry Smith that Senator-elect Scott Brown's humorous remark that his daughters ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Scott Brown Will 'Derail' Ted Kennedy's 'Passion'

Speaking to political analyst John Dickerson on Wednesday's CBS Early Show about Republican Scott Brown winning the Massachusetts Senate race, co-host Maggie Rodriguez lamented: "When it comes to ...

CBS's Rodriguez Excuses Possible Dem Delay On Seating Scott Brown

Appearing on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele criticized potential Democratic efforts to delay seating Republican Scott Brown as the Senator from ...

New White House Comm. Director: Fox News 'Not A Traditional News Organization'

During a Monday video interview with the New York Times' The Caucus blog, the new White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer, joined his predecessor Anita Dunn in declaring that Fox News ...

Time's Mark Halperin: Dem Loss in Mass. = Win For ObamaCare

In a bizarre twist of logic, on Monday's Morning Joe program on MSNBC, Time magazine's Mark Halperin argued that if Democrat Martha Coakley lost the race for the Massachusetts Senate, it would ...

CBS's Rodriguez: If GOP Wins in Massachusetts, Can Dems Slow Swearing In?

While concluding a story on the Massachusetts Senate race on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez acknowledged the possibility that Republican Scott Brown could win the long held ...

CBS 'Early Show' Celebrates The Obamas' First Year in the White House

On Friday's CBS Early Show, People magazine editor Betsy Gleick discussed the latest issue, featuring an interview with Barack and Michelle Obama on their one-year anniversary in the White House, ...

CBS's Katie Couric Gets Another Journalism Award for Palin Interview

In yet another testament to liberals celebrating liberals, on Thursday the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism announced that CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric won the Alfred I. ...