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Kyle Drennen

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Kyle Drennen is a news analyst for the Media Research Center. 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 Proclaims 'War in Wisconsin;' Did Gov. Walker 'Trick' Democrats With 'Surprise Vote'?

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge declared: "War in Wisconsin. Democrats cry foul as Republicans break a three-week deadlock over the budget battle with a surprise ...

CBS Gives Zero Coverage to NPR Scandal

Since an undercover sting video was released on Tuesday showing National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller calling conservatives "seriously racist people" ' for which he resigned ' CBS News has ...

Networks Frame Congressional Hearings on Radical Islam as 'Witch Hunt,' All Cite CAIR Spokesman

On ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday, co-host George Stephanopoulos fretted over congressional hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims being "potentially explosive" and that ...

Schools Not Interested in Obama Commencement, CBS Urges Them to Get Interested

Tuesday's CBS Early Show featured a fawning story on President Obama's Race to the Top Commencement Challenge that sounded like it was written by the White House communications department. What ...

Columnist Tom Friedman Calls for Tax to Keep Gas at $4 a Gallon

Friedman denounced the proposed White House plan to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to curb rising gas prices: "That would rank in my top five worst ideas of 2011 so far....one thing we should ...

CBS's Erica Hill Wonders if Americans Are Being 'Scammed' by Oil Companies

In an interview with former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill wondered if higher gas prices in the wake of Mideast unrest were the result of some ...

NY Times Columnist Tom Friedman Calls for Tax to Keep Gas at $4 per Gallon

On Sunday's Face the Nation, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman denounced the proposed White House plan to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to curb rising gas prices: "That would rank in my ...

CBS Touts John Edwards Hiring 'Heavy Hittter' Greg Craig, Who Represents 'Legal Stratosphere'

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge introduced a story updating the John Edwards scandal and potential legal charges against the former senator: "...a grand jury has been looking at ...

CBS Again Praises Obama's 'Tough Talk' on Libya, While Defending His Inaction

At the top of Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill proclaimed: "Tough talk. As the violence continues to escalate between rebel forces, and Moammar Qadhafi's military, President Obama sends ...

CBS Sees Too Much 'Personal Baggage' for Gingrich; Other GOP 2012 Candidates Unable to Match Obama Fund-Raising

Discussing the possibility of Newt Gingrich running for president in 2012, on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge touted "big negatives" for the former House speaker: "...baggage that ...

CBS: Fugitive Wisconsin Dems Have 'Become Heroes' to Union Protestors

During a report on the latest developments in Wisconsin for Wednesday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Cynthia Bowers proclaimed that the 14 Democratic state senators who fled to Illinois to block ...

CBS Touts Skewed Poll Showing Majority Oppose Cutting Government Employee Benefits

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge touted a new poll claiming people support unions over Republican plans to cut state deficits: "A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that a ...

CBS Proclaims: 'Workers of the Nation Unite' in MoveOn.org-Backed Union Protests

At the top of Saturday's CBS Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell cheered unions protests across the country: "Workers uniting. 50 rallies are planned in 50 states today, as organizers show ...

Despite Poor U.S. Evacuation Efforts in Libya, CBS Gives Response an 'A+'

While even the liberal National Public Radio blog highlighted how the "U.S. Struggles to Evacuate; Others Don't" in Libya, on Saturday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Harry Smith gave the effort ...

CBS Applauds Obama's 'Strong Words' on Libya While Even MSNBC is Not Impressed

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge touted President Obama's statement on the violence in Libya: "...making his first public statements on the situation there with some ...

NBC and CBS Tout Prank Call on Gov. Walker as 'Evidence' He Wants to 'Crush Unions'

On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Michael Isikoff claimed a prank phone call on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker "provided his critics with evidence that his real motivation is what ...

Bob Schieffer Wonders if Union Protests Make Wisconsin 'The Tunisia of American Politics'

On CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, host Bob Schieffer interviewed Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and compared union protests in that state to the democracy movements spreading across ...

CBS's Wragge Frets: 'Should Unions Be on Alert All Around the Country?'

In an interview with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge worried about the fallout from budget cutting in Wisconsin: "It seems to look like ...

CBS's Erica Hill Suggests Political Strategy to 'Put Pressure' on Wisconsin Governor

In an interview with the Democratic minority leader of the Wisconsin state senate on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill proposed a solution to the political stalemate over curbing ...

CBS Declares Wisconsin Union Protests 'Tea Party Movement for the Left'

Discussing the union protests in Wisconsin with political analyst John Dickerson on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge noted: "You talk about this being a potential Tea Party movement ...