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 Touts Report Blaming Financial Crisis on Lack of Government Regulation...Authored by Democrats

On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric proclaimed: "The federal commission that investigated the financial meltdown has reportedly concluded it could have been avoided. The New York ...

CBS: 'Militant' Tea Partiers Create 'Chasm' in GOP

Prior to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric wondered what the message of the midterm elections was, to which political analyst Jeff ...

All Three Networks Agree: Obama Sounded 'Reaganesque' in State of the Union

During coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, all three broadcast networks, CBS, NBC and ABC, managed to compare the tone of the speech to that of Ronald Reagan. ...

CBS's Schieffer: Obama Sounds Like Reagan on Deficit Reduction While GOP Wants to Cut Cancer Research

Talking to New York Senator Chuck Schumer on Sunday's Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer said of a video statement released by President Obama on Saturday: "If I didn't know better and had my ...

MSNBC: Rep. Cohen Compares Mike Pence to Goebbels, No Challenge From Ed Schultz

On MSNBC's Ed Show on Thursday, despite initially regretting his comparison of Republicans to Nazis, Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen later doubled down: "[Indiana Congressman] Mike Pence talked ...

CBS: GOP 'Vilified' ObamaCare; 'What's the Point' of Repeal Vote?

On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric was dismissive of a vote by House Republicans to repeal ObamaCare as she asked congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes: "There is no chance ...

Palin Calls Out Media for Implicating Her in Tucson Shooting, CBS Has Amnesia

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on Sarah Palin's first interview since the Tucson shooting: "She accused the Left and the news media of trying to ...

CBS's Erica Hill on Reagan: 'Could He Have Had Dementia' While in Office?

On Monday's CBS Early Show, after reporting claims from Ron Reagan Jr. that President Ronald Reagan may have had Alzheimer's Disease while in office, co-host Erica Hill asked other son Michael ...

CBS/AP Use John Paul II Beatification to Hit Church on Child Abuse Scandal

On Friday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Mark Phillips declared how the beatification of Pope John Paul II to sainthood was moving "at break-neck speed" and noted that "Groups protesting the ...

CBS: 'Sideshow' of ObamaCare Repeal A 'Test of Civility;' Palin's Statement on Shooting 'Not Her Best Moment'

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill noted President Obama "calling for a little bit of a detente" in the wake of the Tucson shooting and wondered, "is this civility going to last?" ...

CBS Touts Dem Congresswoman Using Daughter to Blame Political Rhetoric for Shooting: 'Mommy, Are You Going to Get Shot?'

During a bipartisan panel discussion with members of Congress on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric asked about the role of political rhetoric in the Tucson shooting, to which ...

CBS Blames Sarah Palin for Injecting 'Politics and Controversy' Into Tucson Shooting

At the top of Wednesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric lamented: "The President tries to comfort a nation in mourning, but even on a rare day of unity, politics and controversy ...

Americans Reject Role of Politics in Shooting, CBS's Couric Still Frets Over Rhetoric

Introducing a segment on Tuesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric acknowledged the latest CBS News poll showing that 57% of Americans do not believe heated political rhetoric had anything ...

On CBS Evening News, Tucson Sheriff Dupnik Doubles Down

On Monday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric announced that Democratic Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik had "been thrust into the national spotlight for some remarks he made," adding, ...

CBS Attacks 'Permissive Gun Laws' and Gun-Toting Tea Partiers in Wake of Shooting

On Monday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric used the Tucson shooting to go after gun ownership: "As we reported, Jared Loughner purchased his gun legally....Saturday's attack is now putting ...

CBS Admits Tucson Shooting 'Not Partisan,' Reveals Poll That Most Americans Agree

On Tuesday's Early Show, correspondent Ben Tracy acknowledged that the facts in the Tuscon shooting do not support media spin that the tragedy was incited by right-wing political rhetoric: ...

CBS's Cordes: 'Increasingly Angry Tone in Politics' May Have Led to 'Culture of Violence'

Reporting on the political fallout of the Tucson shooting on Monday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes declared: "Now some are questioning whether the increasingly angry ...

CBS 'Early Show': 'Centrist' Bill Daley Means White House 'Open for Business'

Friday's CBS Early Show praised the pick of former Commerce Secretary William Daley as the new chief of staff for the Obama White House, with senior White House correspondent Bill Plante ...

CBS: House Republicans 'Begin Their Assault On Health Care Reform'

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes derided Republican efforts to repeal ObamaCare: "On Friday, they begin their assault on health care reform, with a vote to ...

CBS Plays Food Police, Touts ObamaCare Counting Calories

On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Michelle Miller lectured Americans on their diet: "According to Consumer Reports Health, many Americans are simply deluding themselves, most say they ...