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: White House 'Furious' Netanyahu Speaking to Congress; 'A Really Bad Idea'

On her Thursday MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell was aghast at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreeing to speak before a joint session of Congress during an upcoming U.S. visit without ...
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Kevin Costner Doubles Down on Michael Moore Criticism: 'American Sniper' Comments 'Really Wrong'

Appearing on Thursday's NBC Today to promote his new film Black or White, actor Kevin Costner stood by his criticism of left-wing activist Michael Moore, following Moore's remarks slamming ...
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Washington Post's Milbank: Obama on Track to Be As Popular As Reagan

On MSNBC's PoliticsNation on Tuesday, host Al Sharpton touted liberal Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank making a "bold prediction" about the remainder of Barack Obama's presidency: "...you ...
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Only CBS Notices Obama Abandoning College Savings Tax Amid Bipartisan Opposition

After all three network evening newscasts ignored President Obama dropping his controversial plan to tax 529 college savings accounts on Tuesday, only Wednesday's CBS This Morning noticed the ...
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HuffPo's Stein Claims Clintons Need to Win Lotto to 'Catch Up' With Koch Brothers in 2016

Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday, Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein worried that the Clinton political machine would be unable to compete with funding from Charles and David Koch ...
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ABC's Stephanopoulos Frets Over Bobby Jindal Mentioning 'God' at Religious Event

Leading off an interview with Bobby Jindal on ABC's This Week on Sunday, host George Stephanopoulos played a clip of the Louisiana governor and potential Republican 2016 contender speaking about ...
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CNBC's Harwood Hails College Savings Tax as 'Redistribution Obama-Style'

Appearing on CNBC's Power Lunch at 1 p.m. ET Friday, the business network's chief Washington correspondent John Harwood touted President Obama's proposal to tax 529 college savings accounts: "If ...
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Today Show Confessions: Sex Dreams, Nudity, and Drunkenness

While playing a game of "Never Have I Ever" on Friday, the hosts of NBC's Today made a series of embarrassing confessions – everything from admitting to having "sexy dreams" about each other, to ...
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Rolling Stone's Taibbi: 'American Sniper' 'Ludicrous and Idiotic'; Chris Kyle 'Kind of A D**k'

In a nasty screed against American Sniper on Wednesday, Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi claimed the Oscar-nominated film was "almost too dumb to criticize" but proceeded to do so ...
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NBC Barely Notices Obama Plan to Hike Taxes on College Savings, ABC & CBS Ignore

Introducing a segment on Thursday's NBC Today about parents saving for college, co-host Matt Lauer and the show's financial editor Jean Chatzky spent a scant twenty-four seconds on President ...
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Bloomberg's Hunt Hit GOP 'Not Interested' In Governing; Praises Obama for Same Thing

Appearing on PBS's Charlie Rose Tuesday night following President Obama's State of the Union address, Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt praised it as "one of the best speeches of his presidency" ...
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NBC's Lauer Accuses GOP of 'Disrespect' & 'Pettiness' During SOTU

In a softball interview with Joe Biden on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over there being "more tension than normal" during Tuesday's State of the Union address and slammed GOP ...
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NBC's Lauer: Isn't Obama Just Trying to 'Trap' GOP With Tax Hike Push?

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer actually grilled White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on President Obama's tax hike proposal: "During the President's last press conference of ...
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Chuck Todd Hypes 'State of the Union Curse' Plaguing GOP Response

At the top of NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, moderator Chuck Todd wondered if a Republican rising star could overcome a major obstacle that has occurred "year after year" for the GOP: "Can Iowa's ...
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NBC Hails Obama Tax Hike Proposal As 'A Turning Point In Our Politics'

On Sunday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt touted how President Obama's plan to "propose tax hikes for wealthiest Americans" during Tuesday's State of the Union address would be "potentially ...
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Networks Ignore John Kerry's Embarrassing James Taylor Stunt in Paris

On Friday, while all three network morning shows covered Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Paris to offer U.S. condolences following the recent terrorist attacks, none of the broadcasts ...
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Al Hunt: GOP Congress 'Not Interested in Getting Things Done'; May 'Screw Up' Great Economy

In an interview with newly elected Colorado Senator Cory Gardner for PBS's Charlie Rose, Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt grilled the Republican on conservatives in Congress being obstructionist: ...
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Rose to Rubio on PBS: 'What's the Best Thing You Can Say' About ObamaCare?

During an interview with Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday, PBS host Charlie Rose urged the Florida Republican to say something positive about ObamaCare: "What's the best thing you can say about the ...
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NBC & ABC Censor Charlie Hebdo Cover, But Tout it As 'Declaration of Defiance'

Reporting on the release of Charlie Hebdo's first issue since the January 7 terrorist attack, NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday refused to show the cover of the satirical ...
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Variety Editor Laughably Claims Hollywood 'Likes to Avoid Politics'

On Monday's Today, while discussing celebrities at Sunday's Golden Globes expressing solidarity with the French following a series of terrorist attacks, Variety magazine senior editor Ramin ...