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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MSNBC News Flash: Arizona Law 'Makes it a Crime to be Illegal Immigrant'

During the Monday 12PM ET hour of live coverage on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer described the "firestorm" over a newly passed immigration law in Arizona and fretted: "does this lead to a ...

CBS's Smith: 'Will Anyone in GOP Break Ranks' on Financial Reform?

t the top of Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith referenced a possible Senate vote on the Democrats' financial reform bill and proclaimed: "Showdown in the Senate. Democrats are ...

CBS's Week-Long Pressure on Republicans to Support Dem Financial Reform Bill

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared that when it comes to financial reform legislation, "Democrats have all the leverage right now." Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer ...

CBS 'Early Show' Guilts Viewers to Give Up Bottled Water for Earth Day

In the 8:30AM ET half hour of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez introduced an Earth Day segment by proclaiming: "Americans throw away more than 30 billion plastic bottles every ...

CBS: 'Encouraging News,' GOP 'Changing Their Tone' on Dem Financial Reform Plan

Cheering some Republican support for Democratic financial reform legislation on Wednesday, CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared: "encouraging news out of Washington, that after a week ...

Video Compilation: The Media Crashing the Tea Party

Over the past year since its inception, the media have worked hard to discredit and denigrate the tea party movement. News organizations employed various strategies, from dismissing the protests ...

CBS 'Early Show' Touts Government Regulation of Salt

At the top of Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez proclaimed: "the truth about salt, why a new report wants the government to take salt off the table." She later introduced a ...

Columnist Kathleen Parker on CBS: Tea Parties 'Dangerous;' Internet Journalism 'Like Terrorism'

On Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer asked columnist Kathleen Parker about her views on the tea party: "the rhetoric that's coming out from the right side, especially from the ...

After More Than A Year, CBS 'Early Show' Does First Full Story on Tea Parties

While the tea party movement began to take shape in late February of 2009, the CBS Early Show did not offer a complete story on it until nearly 14 months later, with co-host Harry Smith declaring: ...

CBS 'Early Show' Ignores Astronaut Criticism of Obama's Space Program Cuts

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, fill-in news reader Betty Nguyen reported on President Obama's new plan to cut back America's space program, but failed to mention sharp criticism by astronauts Neil ...

CBS's Kroft Whines Over Dick Cheney, Karl Rove Not Appearing on '60 Minutes'

While attending the Radio Television Digital News Association conference in Las Vegas on Monday, 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft spoke to a crowd of young journalists and claimed that his ...

CBS's Smith: Obama's 'Historic' Nuke Summit 'Already Yielded Some Quick Results'

At the top of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith proclaimed: "At an historic summit, President Obama joins world leaders to try to stop terrorists from obtaining nuclear weapons." He ...

CBS's Schieffer: Justice Stevens Example of 'Ability and Independence,' Not 'Ideology'

In his end-of-the-show commentary on Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer cited a Saturday New York Times article celebrating retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: "that ...

NBC's Williams: 'Liberal Lion' Justice Stevens 'One of the Great Quality Minds' on Supreme Court

Appearing in the 11AM ET hour on MSNBC Friday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams gushed over the legacy of retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: "He was famously called a ...

HuffPo's Ryan Grim: RNC Fundraising 'Obnoxious;' Relies on 'Extreme Partisan Rhetoric'

In the 2PM ET hour on MSNBC on Tuesday, left-wing Huffington Post writer Ryan Grim commented on the Republican National Committee spending scandal: "You know, what Republican donors do, generally, ...

CBS's Smith: If President's Wild Pitch Hit Batter, ObamaCare Would Cover Injury

During a fawning segment on a busy day of presidential traditions for Barack Obama, on Monday's CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor Harry Smith used the commander in chief's embarrassing pitch at the ...

Fox & Friends Saturday Highlights Media Bias Toward Tea Party

Near the end of the Saturday edition of Fox & Friends on Fox News, co-host Clayton Morris introduced a segment on the media's double standard when it comes to covering the tea party movement ...

CBS 'Sunday Morning' Goes After Catholic Church on Easter Sunday

On CBS's Sunday Morning, host Charles Osgood marked Easter Sunday by proclaiming: "For many Roman Catholics, the joy of this Easter is mixed with sadness over continuing charges of child abuse and ...

CBS's Harry Smith Shoots Some B-Ball With Presidential Pal

In addition to the softball interview CBS's Harry Smith conducted with President Obama on Thursday, the Early Show co-host also played some one-on-one with the commander in chief on the White ...

CBS's Smith Asks Obama About Talk Radio 'Enmity': 'Does it Bother You?'

In a fawning interview with President Obama on Thursday, CBS Early Show co-host Harry Smith spoke of the "enmity" of conservative talk radio and sympathetically wondered: "Does it bother you a ...