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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NBC's Lauer to Dan Quayle: Wasn't Romney 'Wrong' and Obama 'Right' on Auto Bailout?

In an interview with former Vice President Dan Quayle on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pushed Quayle to admit that Mitt Romney was wrong to oppose Obama's auto bailout: "[He] said, 'You ...

NBC: Obama Casting Himself As 'Protector' of 'Middle Class Under Republican Assault'

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd promoted the President's speech in Osawatomie, Kansas calling for an extension of payroll tax cuts as "the Obama version ...

NBC's Ann Curry to Obama Advisor: How Has the President 'Inspired Hope'?

In an interview with Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry teed up the President's former press secretary with this softball: "In 2008, the President ...

NBC's Harry Smith Gushes Over 'Greener and Cleaner' NYC Traffic Plan: 'Maybe We Should Just Get Rid of Cars Altogether?'

On NBC's Rock Center on Monday, correspondent Harry Smith did a glowing profile of New York City Traffic Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, praising her as a "bold bureaucrat....on a mission to tame ...

Networks Cheer Obama 'Channeling Teddy' Roosevelt, Attacking 'Grinch-Like' GOP 'Misers'

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, White House correspondent Bill Plante hyped an upcoming speech by President Obama: "The President is going to Osawatomie, Kansas....where former President Teddy ...

NBC's Gregory Rants: Gingrich Comments on Poor a 'Grotesque Distortion'

As NBC's Meet the Press panel ripped into Newt Gingrich on Sunday for his comments on poor children in inner cities lacking working role models, Manchester Union Leader publisher Joe McQuaid was ...

NBC's Lauer Cites Left-Wing Columnist to Slam Gingrich's 'Controversial' Comments About Poor

In an interview with Donald Trump on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer hit Newt Gingrich for pointing out that poor inner city children lack role models: "He made some controversial comments ...

NBC and ABC Hit Gingrich for 'Outrageous' Child Labor Comments that 'Left Some Critics Slack-Jawed'

On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams fretted over comments made by Newt Gingrich about providing school jobs for inner-city students: "The Newt Gingrich that a lot of folks will ...

NBC's Andrea Mitchell Agrees: America One Of World's Most 'Socially Unjust' Societies

On Friday's Morning Joe on MSNBC, Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Carter national security advisor and father of show co-host Mika Brzezinski, ranted: "The United States is becoming rapidly one of the ...

NBC Cheers College Course on Rapper Jay-Z By Left-Wing Professor Michael Eric Dyson

On Friday's NBC Today, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin gushed over a new class at Georgetown University taught by liberal professor Michael Eric Dyson: "Race, class, gender, culture, all things that ...

NBC's Ann Curry to Joe Biden: With No WMD, Can U.S. 'Claim Victory' in Iraq?

In an interview with Vice President Joe Biden in Iraq aired on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry depicted the war effort there as a failure: "In a war that was started to protect the world ...

NBC's Matt Lauer Praises Richard Branson's 'Different Kind of Capitalism' Not Driven By Profits

Introducing an interview with CEO Richard Branson about his new book, "Screw Business As Usual," on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: "...Sir Richard Branson argues the driving ...

NBC's Brian Williams Gushes Over 1950s 'Wholesomeness' of Obama Family

In an interview with President Obama's outgoing assistant Reggie Love on NBC's Rock Center Monday night, host Brian Williams fawned over the First Family: "...like a retro almost 1950s American ...

NBC's Lauer Hits Obama Advisor from Left, Cites Democratic Mayor Calling for More 'Federal Help'

On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer interviewed Obama advisor David Plouffe and promoted liberal concerns that the administration had not pushed enough government economic programs: "Even ...

NBC's Ann Curry in Baghdad: 'U.S. Brings Its Divisive Eight-Year War in Iraq to an End'

In a live report from Baghdad on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry described her arrival to the country with Vice President Biden: "Security is heavy amid an uptick in violence as the U.S. ...

NBC's Savannah Guthrie Ignores Barney Frank's Role in Housing Collapse, He Still Whines About Her 'Negative Questions'

In a testy interview on Tuesday's NBC Today, fill-in co-host Savannah Guthrie avoided asking retiring Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank about his role in the collapse of the housing market ...

NBC's Gregory: Idea That Tax Hikes Hurt Economy 'One of the Falsehoods That's Peddled in Washington'

In an interview with Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, host David Gregory dismissed concerns that raising taxes could harm the economy: "But the ...

NBC's Gregory to Kyl: 'Real Deficit Hawk Republicans' Want Tax Hikes

While grilling Arizona Senator Jon Kyl on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, host David Gregory tried to bolster the argument for tax increases: "The Bush tax cuts...real deficit hawks, many of them ...

NBC Food Police Ask: 'What Does Congress Have Against Healthier Lunches For Kids?'

At the top of Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams scolded Congress for opposing new Obama administration regulations on school lunches: "And out to lunch. Does pizza really look ...

NBC's Chuck Todd to Hillary Clinton: Are Any GOP Candidates 'Ready to Answer the 3 a.m. Phone Call?'

In a portion of a softball interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aired on Friday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd invited her to bash the Republican field of ...