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 Schieffer Hails First Lady Frolic on White House Lawn

Showing that the media sees every act by the Obamas as an historic achievement, at the end of Sunday's Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer was amazed by the romping of First Lady Michelle Obama: ...

CBS's Dickerson: Cheney A 'Boogie Man;' 'Gift' for White House

On Sunday's CBS Evening News, political analyst John Dickerson brushed aside criticism from former Vice President Dick Cheney that the Obama administration was "dithering" on Afghanistan: "...it ...

CBS's Smith: Why Not Limit Compensation In All Companies?

Discussing Obama administration efforts to limit executive pay in companies that took TARP funds, on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked Congressional Oversight Panel Chair ...

MSNBC: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, What's the Difference?

Showing that Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have become interchangeable, in the 2:00PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer mistakenly introduced Jackson as Sharpton: "Joining me now ...

MSNBC's David Shuster Blames Falling GOP ID on 'Town Hall Screamers'

At the top of the 4:00PM ET hour of MSNBC Live, co-anchor David Shuster claimed the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll "numbers appear to back up the concerns of mainstream Republicans worried ...

CBS Touts 'Obama Premium' On Real Estate In First Family's Chicago Neighborhood

Monday's CBS Early Show took time to highlight the selling power of the Obama family as correspondent Dean Reynolds reported: "Bill Grimshaw thinks he has the perfect sales pitch for the house ...

MSNBC Admits: 'Unable to Verify' False Limbaugh Quote; No Retraction or Apology

On Friday, MSNBC News Live anchor David Shuster admitted that his cable network had been "unable to verify" the false quotes he and others attributed to Rush Limbaugh. However, he did not ...

Flashback: MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Touted False Limbaugh Quote in June

On the June 3, 2009 Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, host Rachel Maddow cited a false quote attributed to Rush Limbaugh in which the radio host supposedly said he wanted to award Martin Luther King ...

CBS's Smith Touts White House 'Full Frontal Assault' on Fox News

Speaking with political analyst John Dickerson on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked about the latest Obama administration attack on Fox News: "Anita Dunn, the communications ...

CBS Early Show Hits Obama From Left on Gay Rights March

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared: "Washington's largest gay rights rally in a decade puts pressure on President Obama." Co-host Harry Smith later introduced the story: ...

CBS Early Show Hits Obama From Left on Gay Rights March

From CBS, you'd never guess gays form part of Obama's liberal base.

CBS Wonders: Will Nobel Prize Become Obama's 'Poison Chalice'?

On Friday's CBS Early Show, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer wondered about negative political fallout from President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win: "one European commentator who said 'will this ...

CBS Touts Baucus Health Care Bill 'Pays For Itself,' 'Saves Billions'

Following the talking points of the Democratic Party, at the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared a win for health care legislation being pushed by Montana Senator ...

CBS's Schieffer: 'World Did Not End' After Obama's Olympic Failure

n a display of the ever lowering standards by which the media judge Barack Obama's presidency, on Sunday's CBS Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer downplayed the President's failed Olympic bid: ...

MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell Still In Favor of Obama Indoctrination

A week after aggressively defending school children in New Jersey literally singing Barack Obama's praises, on MSNBC on Friday, anchor Norah O'Donnell once again expressed her support of the song ...

CBS Asks: Will Obama 'Bring Home Gold' in Olympic Bid?...Not Even a Bronze

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez speculated on the impact of President Obama's personal appeal for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Chicago: "President Obama arrives in ...

CBS's Rodriguez Wishes She Could Be Michelle Obama

Monday's CBS Early Show touted a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll about American cultural attitudes, with CBSNews.com's Cali Carlin asking co-host Maggie Rodriguez one of the survey questions: ...

MSNBC's Ed Schultz Erupts: 'Republicans Want to See You Dead!'

Enraged over Republican opposition to ObamaCare, on The Ed Show on MSNBC Wednesday, host Ed Schultz screamed at viewers: "The Republicans lie! They want to see you dead! They'd rather make money ...

CBS's Greenfield: Is Right-Wing 'Militancy' A Dilemma for GOP?

Reporting for CBS's Sunday Morning, political analyst Jeff Greenfield wondered about the impact of nationwide ant-Obama protests: "Does this new militancy on the Right pose an opportunity for the ...

MSNBC's Matthews Whines: 'Right-Wing Crap' On Best Seller List

While concluding a segment on racism involved in anti-Obama protests, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews promoted the book of one of his guests, liberal historian Douglas Brinkley, and proceeded ...