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Kyle Drennen

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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 Today Swoons Over Michelle Obama Shopping at Target

Friday's NBC Today devoted an entire segment to photos of First Lady Michelle Obama stopping by a Target store in Alexandria, Virginia, as Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell ' on location ...

'Today' Show Panel Wonders if Chris Christie Too Fat to Be President

On Thursday's NBC "Today," co-host Savannah Guthrie asked a panel of guests about the possibility of New Jersey's governor entering the presidential race and observed: "There's kind of this ...

Networks Decry Rise in Health Care Costs, Ignore ObamaCare Partially to Blame

Anchor Brian Williams led Tuesday's NBC Nightly News with a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation about the rising cost of health care, direly proclaiming: "We're going to begin tonight ...

Tom Brokaw Praises 'Non-Ideological' Christie for Not Using 'Tea Party Playbook'

Discussing the possibility of Chris Christie entering the presidential race on Wednesday's NBC Today, Tom Brokaw praised the New Jersey Governor as a moderate: "He's not an ideologue....he played ...

NBC's Lester Holt Frets Over GOP 'Forced to Play to Hardcore Elements of Their Base'

On Tuesday's NBC "Today," fill-in co-host Lester Holt talked to Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace about the GOP presidential race and worried: "Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates....talked ...

'Music to His Ears': NBC's Today Touts Executive Asking Obama to Raise His Taxes

At the top of Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry feigned shock as she excitedly proclaimed: "Say what?...A retired executive throws President Obama a rather surprising question during a town ...

NBC's Curry Asks If 'Anti-Gay' Churches and Politicians 'Enable Hate' That Drove Gay Teen to Suicide

Interviewing the parents of Jamey Rodemeyer, a gay 14-year-old who committed suicide after being bullied, on Tuesday's NBC "Today," co-host Ann Curry used the tragedy to attack social ...

NBC's Curry to Herman Cain: Was Fla. Straw Poll Win Just a 'Protest Vote'?; Cain: People More Powerful Than Media

In an interview with Herman Cain on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry declared: "The Washington Post is reporting that many of the delegates voted for you ' are saying that they voted for you ...

NBC's 'Today' Allows Sharpton to Slam GOP 'Cheering' Death Penalty

Discussing the execution of convicted cop-killer Troy Davis on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer asked left-wing activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton if he was "surprised" by most Americans ...

Andrea Mitchell Laments Palestinian Statehood Fight Spoiling Obama's Libya 'Victory Lap'

Reporting on President Obama speaking at the United Nations for Wednesday's NBC Today, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell sympathetically declared: "Preparing for today's speech, ...

Matt Lauer and Rachel Maddow Fret Over Obama 'Losing the Left'

On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer brought on left-wing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow to address concerns of President Obama being "in danger of losing support from his liberal base." The ...

NBC's Curry Tries to Discredit Suskind Book With White House Lines of Attack

Working hard to run defense for the Obama administration on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry interrogated journalist Ron Suskind on his new book critical of the White House and announced she ...

David Gregory Whines: If GOP Doesn't Agree to Tax Hikes, 'Mired' Washington 'Going Nowhere Yet Again'

Talking to Meet the Press moderator David Gregory on Sunday's NBC Today, co-host Jenna Wolfe asked about President Obama's proposed "Buffet Rule," designed to increases taxes on the rich, which ...

Matt Lauer Fawns Over Clinton: 'Are You Surprised at How Good You Are?'; Allows Him to Bash GOP

In a softball interview with Bill Clinton on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer gushed over the former president's Global Initiative: "One of the things that's always impressed me....you're ...

With Poverty on the Rise, NBC Urges More Welfare Spending; No Blame for Obama

On Friday's NBC Today, correspondent Tom Costello described how "Nearly one in six Americans is living in poverty. 16 million are children. That's 3 million more than three years ago." However, ...

Today Show Gives Platform for Writer McGinniss to Hawk New Palin-Bashing Book

Touting a taped interview with Sarah Palin stalker and author Joe McGinniss on Thursday's NBC Today, fill-in co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: "Stunning allegations made about Sarah Palin in a ...

Matt Lauer Urges Bachmann to Bash Perry; NBC Debate Coverage Promotes GOP Infighting

In an interview with Michele Bachmann on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer actually delayed discussion of job creation as he pushed her to attack Texas Governor Rick Perry: "We'll talk about ...

NBC Gives Michael Moore Forum to Slam Fox News and 'AM Hate Radio'

Appearing on Tuesday's NBC Today to promote his autobiography, left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore decried "the amount of hatred that was generated on a certain news channel and on AM hate radio" ...

NBC's Curry to Ahmadinejad: 'Why Do You Work So Hard?'

Monday's NBC Today featured co-host Ann Curry live in Tehran doing a fawning "day in the life" profile of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. At one point, Curry noted the dictator's "grueling ...

Brian Williams Wonders When Obama Will 'Channel His Inner Harry Truman'

Appearing on Monday's NBC Today to preview his exclusive interview with President Obama, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams revealed some of his softball questions: "I went on to ask him when he's ...